LION – SPIRITUAL SYMBOL – LION TATTOO MEANING
Lion tattoos symbolize survival, independence, power and vitality. Lion knows how to survive on the Savannah and will fight for life. The lion is also a very thoughtful animal; it doesn’t waste energy when not needed laying in the shade and waiting for it’s prey. When hunting there is no opponent in his league.
The Lion tattoo is a symbol of strength and bravery. The Lion has been often associated with royalty and kings all over the globe wore coats of lion fur as an insignia of power.
In religion, lions have a positive link with Judaism as it is seen as a protector of the synagogue. In the Christian tradition lion are associated with evangelist Mark, who was believed to be fed to lions by the Romans, but animals refused to eat him and instead slept at his feet. In the Islamic tradition lion symbolizes courage and royalty among others. For Buddhists lion depicts majestic and powerful guardian.
British model and actress Cara Delevingne has a lion tattooed on her index finger of her right hand. It was her first tattoo done back in May 2013 by the famous Bang Bang tattoo artist (read about Rihanna’s gun tattoo by Bang Bang). He suggested to get a decorative picture of lion instead of just tattoing the word. It looks like a piece of jewelry. For Cara, this tattoo symbol of lion is meant to bring back her inner fire.
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