Tiger Tattoo Art that will blow your mind! The best locations on the body, the best tattoo artists, the best loved tiger tattoos you’ll ever see. Originally, nine species of tiger roamed this planet (well, some of it). Now only six remain as extinction has hit three. The tigers that remain are typically found in Southeast Asia, as well as parts of China and Korea. While it may be impossible to save these beautiful creatures in the long run, given the deforestation of habitat and continued poaching, tigers will be immortalized in the form of tattoo forever. The tiger tattoo is a classic and comes in a healthy variety of colors, sizes, scenes and body placement. Tigers in the wild may all look very similar but the selection we have chosen here shows how unique tiger tattoo art can be.
We hope you enjoy all fifty unique, beautiful tiger tattoo pieces below. Feel free to look directly into the eye of these tigers. You never know what inspiration you’ll find there.
50. Black and White Lotus Tiger Tattoo
This beautiful black and white piece includes the lotus flower. It provides a softness alongside the strong, stern tiger face.
49. Forearm Peek
This tiger tattoo allows us to feel that the tiger is peeking over the edge of some obstruction. This is a unique placement on the outside of the forearm.
48. Tiger Tattoo on a Feather
This one combines two popular elements – the tiger and the feather. What a creative idea to include two classics!
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47. Little Miss Green Eyes
The green eyes of this tiger tattoo are certainly stunning! Can you imagine those peering out of the jungle in the middle of the night?
46. Black and White Calf Placement
Is it just me or does it look like real eyes have been surgically implanted in this piece? Even the whiskers on the face look incredibly realistic.
45. Ice Cold
The one tiger that looks far different from the others makes an appearance in this tiger tattoo. Made famous by a certain former Las Vegas act, the blue eyes of the white tiger are recognizable everywhere.
44. Knuckle Tiger Tattoo
Sunrise, ship and tiger. What a lineup of knuckle tattoos. The amount of detail in such a small place is truly impressive!
43. Leader of the Pride
This forearm sleeve has a very Native American feel to it. I am not positive there are a lot of striped tigers roaming North America but this is one cool tiger tattoo!
42. Now You See Me
If I have ever seen a tiger intent on pouncing someone in a dark alley, this looks to be the face of it. You really have to be careful as you never know what is hiding around the next corner.
41. Crossed Up
This is another combination of classic elements with the tiger and cross. When you cannot decide which piece to get, just put the tiger tattoo inside the cross tattoo. Problem solved!
40. Tiger Punch
When you pack a punch with the power of the tiger behind it, it won’t take long for people to stop messing with you.
39. Out of the Bamboo
This full color tiger includes a common piece of foliage where the tiger typically roams: bamboo. It appears this one has used the bamboo for camouflage as he waited for something to pounce on.
38. Tiger Tattoo on Rib Cage
There is a grand emphasis on the tiger’s whiskers in this unique piece. The artist focused quite a bit on the minute details of hair in this black and white presentation.
37. Samurai’s Pet
It totally makes sense that a samurai would have a tiger as a pet. It also makes sense that someone who owns a samurai, Japanese temple, tiger tattoo would own a sword of some kind.
36. Scratch My Belly
This tiger seems to be doing its owner a solid by giving him a good old fashioned belly scratch.
35. Fall Colors
This color tiger tattoo invokes a sense of seasons as the leaves seem to be changing color and falling as the tiger roars. I bet even the biggest, baddest tigers love jumping in a big pile of freshly raked leaves.
34. Black and White Half Sleeve
This tiger portrait takes up the entirety of the upper arm. This is a very classic presentation of the tiger as art.
33. Colorful Back Tiger Tattoo
Here is a piece that could be stared at for hours. All of the action, colors and unique elements draw us in to this full back dragon and tiger tattoo.
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32. Warrior Princess
It appears that the tiger provides this female warrior strength as she avenges whoever had that skull before. What a glamorous piece this is with all of its shading.
31. Last Victim
Here we have another skull but I bet the tiger knows exactly what happened to this guy. If you can’t take the teeth, stay out of the jungle…as the saying goes.
30. Hear Me Roar
This tiger tattoo is making its presence known from behind the shredded vale.
29. Realistic Half Sleeve
This half arm sleeve really shows a lot of detail. From the color of the hair to the glassy eyes, the artist ensured a realistic look was maintained.
28. Middle Finger Tiger Tattoo
While showing off this tattoo in public could get awkward fast, is there anything more fun than a tiger tattoo on your middle finger? The detail is very impressive for such a small area to work with.
27. In the Tall Grass
This tiger is laying low in the tall grass. He seems to be waiting for a meal to walk by.
26. Coming at Ya
This tiger tattoo is out for a walk. This artist provides enough depth to make it appear that the tiger is walking toward you.
25. Cartoon Evil Tiger
This is a very cartoon looking tiger tattoo. This particular tiger looks like he is up to no good at all.
24. Full Color Upper Arm
The tiger stripes are on full display in this piece. Did someone inadvertently step on this guys tail?
23. Black and White Over the Navel Tiger Tattoo
This tiger has found a decent place to stretch out. This very stark black and white tigers seem to go right along with the rest of this owners work.
22. Asian Writing
This cool riff on a tiger tattoo includes classic Asian writing. One would assume that character means tiger but I guess that could be inaccurate.
21. In Her Cage
This puts a new spin on stuck in a cage, doesn’t it? This tiger seems to be content living in this (rib)cage. This tiger tattoo is placed in the ever popular side position.
20. Vibrant Tiger Tattoo
This colorful tiger tattoo is plain old fun. Putting the flower in its mouth is a unique twist on the flowers typically found in tiger pieces.
19. I’ve Got Your Back
It looks very much like watercolor was used in this piece. This effect provides a very unique presentation.
18. Full Color Jungle
This wraparound chest tiger tattoo manages to include significant aspects of the jungle as well.
17. Tiger Princess
What an unusually peaceful presentation of the tiger tattoo! The pink flowers and nose soften this up quite a bit and even the tiger herself looks at rest.
16. Top of the Foot Tiger Tattoo
It appears this may be a tale of two feet. It is quite easy to imagine that the other foot holds the other half of this tiger tattoo.
15. Large Color Shoulder Tiger Tattoo
What a use of space as this tiger walks towards us. This is a strong shoulder blade look.
14. Traditional Tiger
This tiger tattoo is reminiscent of one of those weird 80s Asian cartoons. The interesting mix of colors creates a very unique, yet traditional look.
13. Chinese New Year
The background and distinct look of the tiger tattoo present as a very Chinese theme.
12. Psychedelic Tiger Tattoo
This is your tiger tattoo on drugs. The geometric shapes and the far out color scheme make this tiger seem like he hitched a ride on a Volkswagen Bus in the 70s.
11. On the Hunt
I’m afraid that whatever this tiger is looking at is exactly what he was looking for. Time to go!
10. Black and White King of the Jungle
This tiger looks very regal in this black and white forearm covering. He looks to have been adorned with a crown and given his rightful title of King of the Jungle.
This tiger tattoo takes up the entire back and gives a real homage to the sheer size of the tiger.
8. Tribal Tiger Tattoo
There are tribal elements all over this tiger tattoo. The coloring of the eyes really draws attention to the fact that this is about tigers and not about tribal art.
7. Crown Him
This chest piece quite literally has a tiger wearing a crown. There is nothing figurative about this coronation.
6. Tiger Sleeve
This sleeve seems multi focal but certainly allows the tiger to play a prominent role. Each element seems to flow into the next one, resulting in a very cohesive piece.
5. All Butt the Legs
At first glance, this colorful tiger tattoo looks like a fancy wet suit. The size and whimsical nature of this piece are breathtaking.
4. Unique Outline
This is an unique outlined presentation of the tiger tattoo. It almost looks like a mechanical diagram of the inner workings of the tiger.
3. The Owl and the Tiger Tattoo
The scene in this back piece seems like something from a children’s book about the owl and the tiger becoming good friends.
2. Preparing for the Ceremony
There is a haunting in this black and white forearm tattoo. The lack of pupils in any of the eyes is a little disturbing. My money is on the tiger/girl combination in this battle.
1. Real Eyes
The eyes in this tiger tattoo look so realistic. The color and way the light seems to hit them is quite impressive and grabbed my attention immediately.
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