his half realistic, half geometric lion full back tattoo was done by the head artist at Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio in Boksburg South Africa, Nina Rademeyer.
The lion is without doubt a ferociously powerful symbol representing courage, strength, pride and loyalty among many other traits. Lions are highly featured in so many cultural myths not only for their extremely powerful presence but also because of their pride.
This particular client works saving wild and endangered animals all across South Africa and wanted something that would capture both sides of the type of work that she does, the elegant and beautiful side, as well as the fierce and strong side which she often needs to portray in order to help these animals and save them from bad or unethical environments. Nina also added a red ruby jewel to the tattoo as the client wanted a feminine touch to tie both sides of tattoo together.
This full back piece was the clients very first tattoo and she sat through it like an absolute champ! We have the utmost respect for the work she does and wish her and her team all the best wishes for the challenges that lie ahead. You have Zen Inks full support for the amazing the selfless work you do for those animals in need of help.
Nina Rademeyer completed this full lion back piece in a single full day booking using a Professional Rotary Tattoo Pen, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Fusion Tattoo Ink, Eternal Tattoo Ink, Hustle Butter, Stencil Stuff and Freehand design.
To see more of Nina Rademeyer’s work, or for additional information about Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio please visit for www.zenink.co.za or feel free to stop past the studio in Boksburg, Johannesburg for a free consultation to chat about your next awesome tattoo!
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