Bear Tattoo meanings – I know that you all know that a bear means power (like a lighthouse) and strength (like an rhino). Just like a bull. Or an elephant. Don’t forget about the cute panda bear tattoos. All in all, a bear tattoo means the following (but not only): protection (idea – do you know that bear mothers protect their cubs from other male bears, even if they are smaller most of the times), bravery (like an alligator), courage (like a hamsa), confidence (like a wolf), connection with the nature. The caduceus or the turtle means protection also.
Here are a couple of bear pictures: brown bear tattoo pictures, black bear tattoo pictures and maybe a cute bear also:
Bear Tattoo Symbolism:
- bears have two sides (a good part – noble, yet the “bad”/scary creature part. It’s like an yin yang tattoo, in a way or another).
- the bear is the national animal of Finland. More exactly the brown bear.
- bear worship – what does it mean? Mostly that people from North America used to worship the bears. The bears were considered sacred. Here are a couple of cultures that used to worship the bear: Nivkh cultures/people, finns, but even some paleolithic cults.
- What about Teddy Bear tattoos? I don’t know if you know already, the the Teddy Bear was named after the american president Theodore Roosevelt. These type of bear tattoos, are mostly used by women and girls because they are cute and cool.
- What about Panda Bear tattoos? You probably don’t know, but altough these bears are cute, yet don’t eat meat, they can also represent depression. They also represent peace and wisdom. What do you think?
- What about the Polar Bear tattoos? They were considered sacred in Siberia for examples (but I’m pretty sure they were considered sacred in other parts of the world too). You can read all about it on Wikipedia. One of the coolest things about polar bears is that they are even used in advertising by companies such as Coca Cola (they represent Christmas).
- What about Koala Bears? Stay tuned, we also have tattoo sets for koala bears. They don’t look as scary as grizzly bears, so that’s why most women get them probably.
Here are some more pictures for you:
© Murphy81 | Dreamstime.com
Bear Placement ideas – altough you can place your bear tattoo anywhere you want, these are some common body parts: on your chest (mostly on men), on your lower back, on your arm/forearm and much more. Here are some other pictures: