Lion in the wild
Tattoo
Lion in the wild

The coolest tattoo I ever saw was a lion tattoo!

One of the coolest tattoos I ever saw was a lion tattoo. I'm obsessed with lions. Ever since I safaried in Africa and got to sit with a domesticated lion, I've been hooked.
Meeting a real lion was life changing, as silly as that sounds. I was with a couple of buddies of mine in college and we took a safari from a private company out of Botswana. Our guide, Thomas, had a giant lion tattoo'd onto his chest. I was stunned by the beauty of it. Lions are such majestic creatures.
His tattoo really captured the essence of one, so I was really impressed. When we asked him why he choose the lion he said it was because the lion is a powerful symbol.
A lion symbolizes "Dharma" or strength, power, and leadership. These are all characteristics I feel I possess and can only strengthen with time. After meeting a real lion I was changed.
To feel this giant creature, who would be able to kill me in one swift motion, just bask and hold onto his harnessed power was extraordinary. Being in his actual presence isn't like viewing one at a zoo. There, you can see their power, but you can't feel it. I honestly can't go to zoos anymore because of that.
Once I get my sleeve tattoo removed, I'm thinking of getting a lion tattoo like Thomas. Maybe not on my chest, but like on my calve. Then the world could see the power I possess.
The majestic lion.
The majestic lion.
I really like this design, a lot.
I really like this design, a lot.
“... the lion is a powerful symbol...”
Not Thomas's, but it's as close as I could find.
Not Thomas's, but it's as close as I could find.
Took this on safari.
Took this on safari.
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