Lion Tribal Tattoo is popular mainly because they are the king of the jungle. People are always fascinated with their strength and killer instincts. When we get requests for new designs, people almost always the same angle, the same treatment, and the same texture. What many don’t know is that there are different kinds of lions. Each of them descends from the cat family but they have unique characteristics. Read each of them and you just might find a breed that will best represent you.
LionTribal Tattoo #1: American Lion
American lion, also known as the North American or American cave lion, Is the largest kind of lion to have ever existed. They are now extinct. However, examination of fossils and DNA revealed that they closely resemble the modern day lion. Their prefer cold climate and used caves to seek shelter. They have strong and powerful jaw. They have mix characteristics of a jaguar and a tiger which makes them a fierce and powerful hunter. It is now, of course, impossible to determine if they are the strongest hunters.
Lion Tribal Tattoo #2: Marozi
They are known to be the most unique of all lions. In terms of looks, they don’t lose their childhood spots as they grow old. Spots are common among cubs. They were first discovered in Kenya and was first discovered by former Michael Trent. Even before they came to mainstream consciousness, many other countries have known of their existence. They were called “ntararago” in Uganda, “ikimizi” in Rwanda, and “abasambo” in Ethiopia. They are believed to have been a cross breed of lion and leopard in terms of physical characteristics and anatomy. This is interesting because these two are perpetual enemies and stay as far away from each other as possible. They are products of Romeo and Juliet… in that animal way.
Lion Tribal Tattoo #3: Panthera Leo Spelaea
They are now extinct like the first two. They are smaller than cave lions but bigger than modern lions. They are the most adaptable of all lions but they most likely considered conifer forests and grasslands their home primarily because this is where they found theyr prey the most. They may have also hunted hibernating cave bears. They are not fast but they are strong. They can bring down a prey with one pounce of their paw.
Lion Tribal Tattoo #4: Transvaal Lion
Transvaal Lion, also known as the Southeast African Lion, is still around today. They are known to keep a herd and is considered to be the leader of it but it’s the lioness who does the hunting. From it comes another kind of lion known as the White Lion. It is called as such because of its discolouring. This is a result of a gene that is similar to the albino gene in humans.
There are many kinds of lions. The first three are extinct ones and are considered “elite”. The next time you want a lion tattoo, considering searching for the images of the ones above. Get an artist that will interpret your lion tribal tattoo and you are sure to have a unique and appropriate ink.