Arguably the most tattooed animal, the tiger can also be considered the most popular member of the cat family because of their beauty and the spirit they represent.
In some cultures such as Thailand and Cambodia, the tiger is a mystical animal. A tiger tattoo in those countries is considered protective talismans to safeguard the wearer from bodily harm, rather than for adornment.
Tigers are embodiment of power, ferocity, fearlessness, passion, keen judgment, and survival instincts. All these qualities, when manifest within us humans, could just be what we need to rise above the mediocrity in this ever competitive and complex world. The band, Survivor aptly summarizes this in the wordings of their hit song, Eye of the Tiger:
It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger