On February 1, we said goodbye to the ox and hello to the tiger on the occasion of the Lunar New Year! At Inked, we all love animals, but we’d be lying if we didn’t say the tiger holds a special place in our collective hearts. Not only are elegant felines the perfect combination of gorgeous and fearsome, but they make an amazing subject for tattoos.
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Year of the Tiger than to grab some of your loved ones, head to the tattoo shop, and get some sick tigers tattooed before feasting on some dumplings in order to bring wealth in the coming year.
People born in the Year of the Tiger are known for their bravery and natural leadership qualities. As such, they are always in search of adventure and thrills. They are the kind of people who are ready to take on any challenge that comes their way. Some of the most famous people born in the Year of the Tiger are Lady Gaga, Marilyn Monroe, Bill Murray, Queen Elizabeth II, and Fidel Castro. There’s a lot of thrill-seeking and leadership in this streak (that’s what you call a tiger band).
This year is specifically the year of the Water Tiger. There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac and each animal is associated with one of the five elements (water, fire, metal, earth and wood). The last time we celebrated the Water Tiger was in 1962. Water moves downward and inward, symbolizing both wisdom and flexibility. Thus, a year of the Water Tiger can symbolize people’s inner growth. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t need time to work on themselves after the past two years?
Welcome to the Year of the Tiger! It seems like the perfect time to add a tiger to our tattoo collection, allow us to inspire you.