Jay-Cee Rademeyer is the artist behind this clean bit of work, working at Zen Ink Professional Tattoo and Piercing Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Lion, which is the king of beasts, is a symbol of power and strength in various cultures around the world and lion art is one of the original tattoo designs which continue to remain a favorite among tattoo lovers despite passage of time. Like the animal, the tattoos based on the lion theme have been a source of fascination for the human race for a long time, which is why artists from all over the world have been coming up with awesome and original design ideas pertaining to the lion. These tattoos are eternally liked by men, who take it as a symbol of leadership and masculinity, but these look equally good when adorned on the body of a woman.
Just like the numerous flower tattoos, lion tattoos are also being associated to a number of cultures in the entire world. These tattoos have great significance to the ancient people in the Middle East, Japan, China, India, and Africa. As a matter of fact, lions are starred on some folklore tales and mythology from these places. A lion is known to be the “King of Kings” and “King of the Jungle”, which is why it is representing the royal blood individuals or those who belong in the elite society. To show their great power in the entire world, Egyptians in the past were making lions as their slaves. This animal was also became an integral part of those people who practiced Christianity. Ancient Christians believed that a lion represented Jesus Christ, and it was the protector of those weak animals just like God who protected the entire human race.
This specific client came from Sweden and wanted something that would represent strength and beauty as well as her love for African wildlife. She sat like an absolute champ and we look forward to doing some more work again sometime in the near future.
Jay-Cee Rademeyer completed this tattoo in a 2 hours using the following: A Professional Coil Tattoo Machine, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Green Soap, Hustle Butter and Stencil Stuff.
If you would like to see more of Jay-Cee Rademeyers work, or would like additional information regarding Zen Ink Professional Tattoo and Piercing Studio please visit www.zenink.co.za or feel free to stop past our studio in Boksburg for a FREE consultation.
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