10 Best Lion Tattoos: Best Ideas For Lion Tattoos

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10 Best Lion tattoos Best Ideas For Lion Tattoos

10 Best Lion Tattoos: Best Ideas For Lion Tattoos

The brave and noble lion, its majestic beauty is the thing of legend. Their growl is enough to make even the most fearless of us gasp in awe of their power. Whether it’s the nameless lion prowling the savanna, or the animated star Simba, lions have an uncanny ability to captivate the imagination.

This lion tattoo list honors the undisputed king of the jungle. These Lion tattoos are as great as the beasts they represent. Tattoos that symbolize strength, courage, royalty, and much more. All cultures recognize the lion, and the lion is revered by all.

So gather up your pride, and sing hakuna matata, as you check out our list of the 10 Best Lion Tattoo ideas.


#10: Dual Face Lion With Flowers Tattoo

Although fierce the lion is still one of nature's children. This lion shows the softer side of the lion, as it becomes one with nature, blending in and out of itself and flowers around it.

Geometric Lion Tattoo  Best Lion Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sara

#9: Simba Outline Lion Tattoo

This simple yet impactful lion tattoo says a lot. It sums up the circle of life, and the journey from adolescence to adulthood in a single image. It reminds us that when times get tough to persevere, because we are destined for more, if we can just make it through life's trials. All of us are.

Simba Outline Lion Tattoo Best Lion Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

#8: Lion Head Door Knocker Tattoo

This lion tattoo will make you think twice about knocking on his door. The lion is the natural guardian of his pride, making this a perfect tattoo for anyone that needs to protect themselves or others.

Blue Eye Lion Arm Tattoo  Best Lion Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Eddie

#7: Line Work Lion Tattoo

Coming in at #7 on our list of the 10 Best Lion Tattoo Ideas is this line work lion tattoo. A line work lion tattoo is perfect for those who want a simple yet aesthetically pleasing lion tattoo.

Line Work Lion Tattoo  Best Lion Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sarah

#6: Lion Roaring Tattoo

The lions roar strikes fear in humans and animals alike, and you can almost hear it through this lion tattoo. Done in a realistic style, this lion tattoo really brings to life the primal nature of the stalking lion.

Growling Lion In the Jungle Tattoo  Best Lion Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

#5: Dot Work Lion Tattoo

This dot work lion tattoo is simple yet elegant. The way the lions mane flows, as his stare remains unmoving, really invokes the feeling stedfastness the lion represents. 

Dot Work Lion Tattoo  Best Lion Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sarah

#4: Lion Vs. Snake Tattoo

The classic battle of good vs. evil is visualized with this stunning lion vs. snake tattoo. The epic struggle comes to life as we see the lions claws rip into the the snakes flesh, as it hisses and opens its mouth wide looking to strike. Sometimes a single tattoo is worth a thousand words.

Lion Attacking Snake Tattoo  Best Lion Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Steve

#3: Geometric Lion Tattoo

Sacred geometry and a sacred beast come together in this tattoo, creating a truly powerful work of art. The simple black and grey color of this lion tattoo works well to complement and offset the complexity of the design. 

Geometric Lion Tattoo Forearm  Best Lion Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

#2: Wise Lion Tattoo

The lion represents many things, but arguably, the most important is wisdom. This really radiates in this lion tattoo, from the long mane, to the expression of his face. And don't forget the eyes, the windows to the soul, where true wisdom really lies.

Realistic Lion Tattoo  Best Lion Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Steve

#1: Staring Lion Tattoo

#1 on our list of the 10 Best Lion Tattoo Ideas, is the staring lion tattoo. His mane ruffles in the wind as he stares out of the savanna. His eyes seemingly looking at everything and nothing at once. What is he thinking? What is he planning? Great art asks more questions than it answers, and this tattoo exemplifies greatness.

Realistic Lion Full Mane Tattoo  Best Lion Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan


We hope you enjoyed out list of the 10 Best Lion Tattoos. What were your favorite lion tattoo ideas? Was there any other lion tattoo ideas you think we should have included in the list? Publish your opinion below, and let the world know where you stand.

After braving this list of lion tattoos did it give you the courage to get a lion tattoo for yourself? If so, take a short stroll across the savanna to Mr. Inkwells tattoo shop and book your tattoo. One of our amazing artists can give you a lion tattoo that will make you feel like the king (or queen) of the jungle.

See you soon!

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