As with any tattoo, you can choose to put your tiger wherever you wish. Though you can get it in a small size, to get the full effect and appreciation from the design, tiger tattoos should be larger than other kinds of tattoos. When men get tiger tattoos, there are three popular places that are most decided upon; the middle of the back, the middle of the chest or the bicep.
The most common of the three is the bicep. This may be an unconscious (or maybe conscious in some cases) choice because the tiger represents strength and the bicep is a muscle connected to strength. A unique area to place a tiger tattoo is on the side/stomach area. One of the most interesting tiger tats that I have seen was on a man who had the tiger tattooed on his side from the belly button area, all the away to just below the armpit. The tail curls around near the arm pit and the arms are outstretched with the mouth in a “RAWR” near his belly button. It was simply breathtaking! I have also seen tiger tats on the calves of men who have thick legs. This is a really good look for some.
Placing a tiger tattoo on a women can be a bit trickier if the woman wants to keep things more on the feminine side. One of the most sensual places for a woman to put a tattoo is the stomach. The most common stomach area to place a tiger tattoo is on either side of the belly button, running down towards the hip. I have also seen a lovely lady with a tiger stretching down between her shoulder blades. Even thought it was a large tat, the design and placement made it appear very feminine. The small of the back is also a terrific option for the ladies to put a tiger. The best one I have seen in this area was on a women who loved both tigers and butterflies. The end result was a butterfly with the face of a tiger on the small of her back. It was magnificent! If someone prefers something smaller, tiger paw prints make a good choice. They are cute and can be put anywhere and still look feminine.
The most obvious coloration for a tiger tattoo is orange with black stripes. Of course if white tigers are your passion, it would be white with black stripes. However, tattoos are full of creativity, so if you want a pink tiger with purple stripes then go for it! There are many people that even prefer blue tigers. You can also add certain details such as making the eyes a specific color that goes against nature. For instance, a white tiger would look stunning with bright blue eyes. An orange tiger would look dazzling with green eyes. If you really want to go for the gold, get a design where the tigers appears to be clawing something and just below the paw, have some red scratches tattooed! And let’s not forget about tribal art. This type of tat work can make a tiger look even better than tradition