Lizard Tattoo Designs, Ideas and Pictures
Lizards are a very fascinating creature known as a symbol for regeneration. Lizards have a very distinct look that no other creature has, and makes for some great lizard tattoo designs. The lizard is known for being able to drop its tail to avoid danger. Someone who narrowly escaped a potentially bad situation might consider getting a lizard tattoo. Other meanings of a lizard symbol are letting go and self protection. Others say it can be a symbol of the soul searching for light.
The gecko is one of the most popular lizards to use as a tattoo. The gecko, with its large immovable eyelids, its colorful body and ability to stick to different surfaces, as their toes act as suction cups, make for some interesting tattoo possibilities. The gecko appears often in Polynesian tribal tattoos, and is thought by the Polynesians to have supernatural abilities. Legend has it that if a green gecko laughs at you, it’s a bad omen and will bring sickness and misfortune to the person.
Chameleons are also a very popular lizard for making into a lizard tattoo design. The chameleon’s ability to blend into its surround makes for some great tattoo design possibilities.
The iguana is another lizard that can be made into some cool tattoo designs. Aside from making good pets, an iguana can grow quite large in size. Vegetarians might choose an iguana as their diet consists of leaves and fruits. They have a sharp, spiked tail used for defensive purposes.
Gila monsters are another interesting lizard. They live mainly in the Southwestern U.S. and burrow under the hot sands of the desert. They have a unique banded design in their scales, and often colored in red and black. They deliver a poisonous bite when they feel threatened.
Salamanders, Italian fire lizards, the bearded dragon, and the Komodo dragon are all types of lizards that make really nice tattoo designs. Feel free to experiment with their colors to create something unique.
A lot of lizard tattoos are done in a cartoon type style. Many people also choose to add other symbols to their lizard tattoo, such as flowers, flames, or even wrapping a lizard around the yin-yang symbol. Lizard tattoos in other styles such as Aztec, Celtic, and tribal designs are also unique ways of getting a lizard tattoo design.
A lizard tattoo really does not have many different meanings, and is one of the less symbolic symbols chosen for a tattoo. This means that if you do choose to get a lizard tattoo, you will be certain to have a unique tattoo that has a lot of meaning to you.
If you are seriously considering getting a tattoo, we suggest you take a look at a site such as Chopper Tattoo. They have the largest selection of high quality, award winning tattoo designs that you can print out and bring to your local tattoo artist. Here is a small gallery of pictures of lizard tattoo designs:
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