Lions can make the most intricate and stunning displays. Their manes are magnificent. They have the most handsome faces and, when growling, can have a brilliant display of terrifying teeth.
The neo-traditional styles can help you modernize this tried and true art.
Your lion tattoo can have a similar message to a crown tattoo. Lions are the top of the food chain, definitely masters of their domain. They relentlessly hunt every other animal. They are strong, fierce, courageous, loyal, noble, and proud.
Oftentimes, a neo traditional lion tattoo is just his face or profile, so it can be especially detailed. You want to make sure their manes are full and voluminous. Part of a lion’s power is in his mane. Be sure to include their mouth wide-open and a full line of teeth for people to think they can actually hear that roar. A lion’s roar can be heard over five miles away; now that’s power.
By combining bold lines and deep shadowing, these tattoos can really pop. Choose other bright, powerful colors to complement it, such as red, orange, or purple. Make sure to include a brilliantly yellow mane. Or, go a completely different route and keep it black and white. You can still use extensive detailing and shadowing to make the lines pop.