Panther Tattoos Meaning: Body Art

Take a quick look at the panther tattoo design in the picture. It’s a ferocious crawling panther design that was once the staple of the tattoo world. The panther is a complex animal and a member of two different families, the puma and the leopard. These are the animals that hunt and kill other animals for food. The panther tattoos symbolizes courage, personal leadership, strength, and power. Sometimes animals are used to describe their personalities and characteristics. Lion is used to describe a brave man. Panthers are also used to describe a power of man.

But sometimes panthers are used to describe a beautiful and courageous woman. Because panthers are gentle and loving with their children. In the superstitious and mystical world it is believed that panthers have sweet breath that can be smelled by other animals and humans from far away. This sweet breath makes panthers a symbol of the breath of life. One of the most famous and powerful tattoos of the twentieth century is a crawling panther. The Black Panther or crawling panther is a form of the big cat. Because of it’s body shape it is ideally placed over the rolling and fluid musculature of the human body.

Placement of Panther Tattoos:

The black crawling panther is one form whose contours make it ideal for placement over the rolling and fluid musculature of the arms and legs. Panther tattoos are usually detailed and big so they can usually be seen inked at body parts that can serve as a large canvas. Aside from arms and legs, they can be seen crawling upwards or downwards on the ribs, shoulder blades, chest, back and thighs. Aside from the image of the said animal in action, there are several other variations for this style of body art. One is the panther head while some are the ones with tribal touch.

Symbolism of Panther Tattoos:

In Central and South America, Panther is associated with the sun. It is symbolic of power, guardianship, courage and valor. It embodies aggressiveness and power and reflect an ability to do a variety of tasks. Panthers are also brilliant swimmers and agile climbers. Since they have the ability to sprint with great speed, they hold the teachings of quick decisive actions. Thus, those exhibiting panther tattoos also want to express the statement that they are strong and independent individuals who are not afraid express their opinions to fight for their rights and beliefs.

The panther is also symbolic of the feminine, power and protection for women who chose to have panther tattoo inked on them. They are representation of women as being gentle and loving with their children, yet fearless in defending their families.  They also symbolizes rebirth, swiftness, cunning, perseverance, boldness, and beauty.  With tattoos being versatile in styles and meaning, you can attach different symbolism to it depending on how you can relate it to your personal life.  The important thing is you know that you are making a strong and bold statement with panther tattoos.

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