In the frozen wastes of the north lurks one of the most imposing land predators to walk the face of the earth. The mighty polar bear, with its sleek white coat and indomitable spirit are a favorite subject for anyone wanting unique ink.
The polar bear is a complex creature, able to embody the tenacity of spirit needed to survive a barren landscape alone.
It has a spiritual quality unmatched by nearly every creature in the tundra and beyond. Since human history was just a collection of oral tradition passed down the generations, the noble animal has been a favorite of mystics and shamans.
In recent years, the polar bear has also become a symbol for the damage human beings have done to our planet. If you feel a deep connection to nature, there is no better way to show it than with the unfortunate mascot of climate change.
Though the polar bear is a unique creature with a complicated symbolism, the black and white color scheme lends itself easily to moving, powerful pieces of art.
The mighty animal is ubiquitous among the spiritually aware and the environmentally conscious, and you can see just how beautifully that translates in our gallery of polar bear tattoos.