63 Daring Lion Tattoo Designs for Men and Women

If you want a lion tattoo but are unsure of what to choose then, you have come to the right place. We love Lion tattoos!

Lions are a symbol of strength; they are the kings of the jungle after all. He rules the wild and no other species has ever overtaken the ruler of the jungle. Lions are fierce and proud examples. Not only that but he symbolizes so many things; the lion is about nobility, honor, and power. There is authority and masculinity when you think of the lion. He’s a protector, and even the lioness is fierce when it comes to protecting her family. There is a certain type of beauty to the lion that can’t be described easily; it’s in the rawness of its power. The lion is also a very dangerous creature, not the type of animal you would want to run into alone in the jungle. It’s feared by all the other animals in the jungle for a reason. Lions have been depicted as strong warriors since back in the caveman days, as their drawings were left behind showing the lion as a hunter. There is no other animal in the kingdom that instills the type of fear that the lion does. The lion is an animal that demands respect and inspires awe, fear, and revenge. The lion is a symbol of the sun and the true embodiment of passion and strength. There is a lot of pride to the lion, something that is shown in the strong mane it wears around. This is one of the reasons why the lion tattoo is so popular.

There are virtually thousands of different lion tattoos available. The sky is the limit for designs that will have you loving your tattoo for years to come. Lion tattoos are popular because they not only look cool, but there is a lot of symbolic meaning behind them. They symbolize strength and fearlessness and who wouldn’t want a tattoo that represents that? The lion is called “Singh” in India which has become a very beloved name for the lion.

There are many different meanings being the lion tattoo. Since there are different designs, there are also many different meanings behind those designs. Because the lion is all about nobility and power, people want that represented in a tattoo design. Even the lioness is revered for her fiercely protective nature as a warrior. She would die for her king, and that’s where nobility comes in. It says a lot about your character if you have a lion tattoo. Many Hollywood movies have depicted the lion in such a way that people have rushed out to get tattoos of Simba or the lion from Narnia. When people get tattoos of the king of the jungle, it’s because they want to show strength and power in their own lives. It’s a symbol of true leadership and pride. When you get a tattoo, you want to show pride in it. There are many types of tattoos that can be designed in tribal form or artistic form.

Lion Tattoo Designs

Many lion tattoo designs depict a lion roaring; people love this design because it’s badass. It’s often just the lions head, but sometimes it’s the whole body as well. There are designs with a lion wearing a crown which shows he’s truly the king of the jungle. There are also 3_d versions of the lion tattoo that look really cool as well. Typically, when a man gets a lion tattoo, he will have it designed as a sleeve or on areas such as the arm, leg, chest, ribs or back. For women, however, they will typically place a tattoo of a lion on the thighs, back or stomach.

The lion is one of the most majestic creatures in the animal kingdom. It has also been deemed the “King of Wildlife,” which is not surprising based off of the beast itself.

Below are 63 daring lion tattoo designs for men and women:

1. The Roaring Lion

The detail to this lion tattoo is truly extraordinary. If you want a powerful design, then look no further than this tattoo. It’s also a large tattoo if you don’t mind the commitment.

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2. The Colorful Lion

The best part of this design is the striking colors. The psychedelic shades are stunning, and it just makes the entire tattoo pop. If you want a bold look then here it is.

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3. King of the Jungle

It’s not a large tattoo, but there is a lot of detail to this King. The crown depicts pride and strength.

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4. A Work of Art

This tattoo looks more like art than a tattoo design. The colors are amazing, and the placement is perfect.

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5. True Detail

If you want huge detail in your tattoo, then this might be just what you’re looking for. It’s just the head, but this is a tattoo that shows strength.

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6. A Small Lion

Tattoos don’t have to be large to send a strong message. This is a great example of a small but powerful lion.

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7. Geometric Lions

Geometric tattoos are very popular these days because they look really cool. Here is an example of a geometric lion with perfect shapes.  Imagine how cool this would look if you added some color to it.

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8. Chest Tattoos

This lion is rather large, and it covers the shoulder as well as the chest.

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9. Just an Outline

This lion is just an outline, but it’s an elegant style that can be placed anywhere.

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10. Shoulder Tattoos

A classic lion design that looks great on her shoulder.

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11. Tribal Designs

This lion design is truly unique. It’s an original design that is sure to catch anyone’s eye.

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12. The Sacred Lion

This design has different elements than a traditional lion has, but it’s uniqueness is what makes it so awesome.

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13. Splashes of Paint

This tattoo design looks like it has been painted on instead of tattooed. The colors are amazing, and it even has paint drips that further the idea that it’s a painting.

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14. Back Tattoos

If you are looking for a large tattoo then why not consider a lion that covers the back completely.

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15. The Lion King

If you are a fan of Simba and the popular Disney cartoon then why not represent that love in a tattoo design.

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16. The Lioness

The lioness is no less fierce than her king. She shows a protectiveness over her family above all else. This is a great tattoo that depicts the lionesses strength.

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17. An Original Design

I can’t say enough good things about this tattoo design. It’s truly one of a kind. You are going to receive hundred of compliments from this incredible design.

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18. The Narnia

This could very well be the lion from the Narnia series.

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19. The Roar

I love the detail in this arm tattoo, and the roar symbolizes strength and power.

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20. Sexy Designs

This is not only a strong and fierce design, but it’s also sexy as well.

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21. Just the Finger

If you want something small, then get a strong lion tattoo on just one finger.

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22. Wizard of Oz

Something tells me this might be the lion from The Wizard of Oz. Either way, this tattoo is all about the mane. There is a lot of detail to it, and there are even some leaf elements involved as well.

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23. Cartoon Lions

If you want something that is a little less realistic, then you may enjoy this dark design.

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24. Bright Colors

Another great example of a geometric design that has bright colors in it.

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25. The Full-Length Lion

There aren’t many tattoos that show the full body of the lion, but this is a great example of one. The message attached is also an appealing addition to the tattoo.

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26. All About That Color

Another great example of a tattoo that looks more like art. This colorful lion could be passed off as a painting.

 

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27. Narnia Designs

Another great example of a Narnia tattoo.

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28. Tribal Art

This sexy design has some much amazing detail to it. It’s just a head, but with such a great design it’s all you need.

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29. A Symbol of Strength

This tattoo is a prideful and strong design.

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30. A Feminine Touch

This lion is made into a feminine tattoo by adding some flowers.

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31. An Ornate Design

This is a very different way of portraying the lion design. It’s almost as if it’s an ornate door knocker.

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32. Just a Sketch

It’s just half of a lions face, but it’s an amazing design. It looks like it was just sketched onto the body.

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33. Small Geometric Shapes

A great example of a small geometric tattoo.

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34. Strength 

This lion is ready for a fight, and no one can take him down.

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35. A Portrait

A large tattoo that looks like a portrait.

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36. A Flowing Mane

It’s a huge design, so you want to make sure you really want it. The mane is blowing in the wind, and there is a lot of detail to the tattoo.

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37. For the Love of Narnia

Another great example of the Narnia lion. This one is in the mirror with a lot of detail.

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38. Great Design

It’s just an outline, but this side view of the lion is an elegant design that looks great as a shoulder tattoo.

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39. The King

This strong tattoo depicts the roaring lion.

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40. Geometric Color

This geometric tattoo has no outline; it’s created through different colored patterns.

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41. Friends Forever

These Lion King characters know the true meaning of friendship.

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42. Incredible Design

This is one of the best looking geometric lion tattoos that I’ve ever seen. It has a realistic version alongside one with shapes. An amazing design.

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43. The Native Lion

This tribal tattoo is truly original with it’s headdress that replaces the mane.

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44. Striking Colors

What as tunning design and I love the jewel that hangs on the head of the lion.

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45. Leg Tattoos

A great example of a lion’s head that looks great as a leg tattoo.

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46. The Traditional Lion

This is definitely a traditional design for a lion tattoo but one that is brightened with color.

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47. A Fierce Symbol

This tattoo is one that looks fierce and strong.

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48. The Crown

A detailed portrait of the king of the jungle. Just looking at the crown you can see a lot of remarkable details.

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49. The Whole Family

If you are all about the family then why not get a lion family tattoo to symbolize that.

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50. The Prideful Lion

This tattoo design is so detailed that you can see the veins popping in the lion’s face. It’s a great black and white design.

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51. Sweet Lion

Another example of how you can make a lion tattoo more feminine for a female.

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52. The Cub

If you want a cub version of the lion tattoo, then this is a great one. The colors are bright and beautiful as well.

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53. Creative Elements

You can have so many creative elements when it comes to a lion tattoo.

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54. Design Around the Lion

There are many other design elements around the lion that really make for a creative tattoo.

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55. A Floral Design

Just by adding flowers you can achieve a great design of a lion but with some feminine elements to it as well.

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56. The Side View

Another great example of a lion tattoo that looks great on the back.

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57. Remarkable Lion

A great tattoo design if you are looking for an arm tattoo.

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58. Tiny Silhouette

If you want something small, then you might fall for this tiny design.

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59. Creative Circles

There are a lot of geometric shapes in this beautiful design. I love the details and the creative elements that bring the whole look together.

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60. Bursting With Color

There are so many beautiful colors to this design; it’s just breathtaking. The mane is a series of colors that are eye-catching.

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61. In the Mirror

The thigh is a popular choice for tattoos on women.

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62. A Unique Design

This is a very different design for a lion, but it’s sexy on the hip.

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63. A Feeding Lion

You can see here that the lion is covered in blood. A raw design.

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