In Central and South American culture, the panther is associated with the sun and the masculine. It is a symbol of power, courage and aggressiveness.
Being swift, cunning, bold and exotic like all wild felines, the panther can also be a feminine symbol, rendered as a wild and ferocious version of the cat.
Whether inked on a man or woman, the panther expresses strength, independence and reliability. Above all, it is means an individual is fearless in standing up and fighting for their beliefs. On a woman, particularly, a panther tattoo can represent someone who is gentle and loving, yet fierce and relentless in defending the ones she loves.