Bear Tattoos

Bear Tattoo Pics - Bear Tattoos

The bear, in our history and as part of nature has a lot of symbolism. First of all, there are many different types of bears such as the polar bear, black bear, and the grizzly – among many others. Each of these bears have very different personality patterns and habits – that when depicted in a tattoo can present very different meanings. As far as symbolism is concerned, bears rank pretty high on the food chain – literally! Native Americans believe that a bear is considered very special, endowed with special powers. Some of the tribes even revered it as sacred having the power to heal.

3d Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

On the contrary, the bear is symbolically a gentle and noble creature which can turn fierce when it feels endangered. When weighing the symbolic value of a bear tattoo you may need to consider both of these aspects. Due to the duality of these beliefs the bear has been viewed with awe as well as fear. For example the Europeans and Celts considered the bear to be a fierce symbol of war. Some Christians also endowed the bear with the quality of being cruel.

Baby Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Some Native American tribes associated the bear with the ability to locate things effectively. The bear for Sioux Indians, signifies the air – an essential part of life. Thereby it is associated with whirlwinds which are supposed to mislead and confuse foes thus helping them win the fight. For many a tribe the bear was about self analysis and pondering the deeper truths within while sitting in silence. Plus the bear was attributed with both female and male qualities. The manly qualities attributed to the bear include bravery, strength, indestructibility and keen observation. The womanly qualities were earthiness and the ability to create.

Bear Chest Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

With so many breeds of bear being there, a person from a certain place may get a tattoo of the bear breed from that particular region as a means of expressing the fact that they belong to that region. Plus having a symbol of the region tattooed on your body allows you to feel that part of that place is always with you.

Bear Claw Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Going to deeper level a person may decide to get an ursine tattoo to represent one of the many qualities a bear has been attributed with. This could be a quality that the person believes he or she has or could be the quality they are striving for or feeling the lack of in their lives.

Bear Face Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Many people get a bear tattoo because they believe it protects them and also provides them with confidence. With bears being fiercely protective of their space and their young ones this gets translated to protection and the confidence to fight for what is theirs. It is also believed that since the mother bear is very protective of its cub, it is also a symbol of things that are great about motherhood.

Bear Head Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Now coming to designs of bear tattoos, we believe that the choice is endless. By itself a bear is quite fascinating but you can make it even more attractive visually by adding other elements and things to it. The expression on the bear can also vary depending on what you are trying to portray. For example – fierce to portray protection and soft to portray motherhood.

Bear Paw Prints Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

If you are planning on an entirely different look then you can go for a cartoon version of the bear. Cuter versions could portray a cuddly looking bear. The bear are also significant in sports and the stock market. You may consider this aspect too while you get a bear tattoo.

Bear Claw Tattoo Designs - Bear Tattoos

Go through the images and then decide on where you want the bear tattoo after considering what it means to you.
Some examples of impressive and excellent Bear Tattoo Designs are shown below:

Bear Paw Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Bear Paw Tattoo

Bear Paw Tattoo Designs - Bear Tattoos

Bear Paw Tattoo Designs

Bear Paw Tattoo Pictures - Bear Tattoos

Bear Paw Tattoo Pictures

Bear Sleeve Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Bear Sleeve Tattoo

Bear Tattoo Designs - Bear Tattoos

Bear Tattoo Designs

Bear Tattoo Edmonton - Bear Tattoos

Bear Tattoo Edmonton

Bear Tattoo Images - Bear Tattoos

Bear Tattoo Images

Bear Tattoo Meaning - Bear Tattoos

Bear Tattoo Meaning

Bear Tattoo Outline - Bear Tattoos

Bear Tattoo Outline

Bear Paw Tattoo Meaning - Bear Tattoos

Bear Paw Tattoo Meaning

Bear Tattoo Pics - Bear Tattoos

Bear Tattoo Pics

Bear Tattoo Sleeve - Bear Tattoos

Bear Tattoo Sleeve

Big Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Big Bear Tattoo

Black Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Black Bear Tattoo

California Bear Tattoo Images - Bear Tattoos

California Bear Tattoo Images

Care Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Care Bear Tattoo

Cute Bear Tattoo Designs - Bear Tattoos

Cute Bear Tattoo Designs

Grizzly  Bear Head Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Grizzly Bear Head Tattoo

Grizzly Bear Paw Print Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Grizzly Bear Paw Print Tattoo

Grizzly Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Grizzly Bear Tattoo

Grizzly Bear Tattoo Ideas - Bear Tattoos

Grizzly Bear Tattoo Ideas

Grizzly  Bear Head Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Grizzly Bear Head Tattoo

Koala Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Koala Bear Tattoo

Little Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Little Bear Tattoo

Native American Bear Claw Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Native American Bear Claw Tattoo

Native American Bear Claw Tattoo Meaning - Bear Tattoos

Native American Bear Claw Tattoo Meaning

Native American Bear Paw Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Native American Bear Paw Tattoo

Panda Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Panda Bear Tattoo

Panda Bear Tattoo Designs - Bear Tattoos

Panda Bear Tattoo Designs

Polar Bear Tribal Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Polar Bear Tribal Tattoo

Tattoo Bear - Bear Tattoos

Tattoo Bear

Teddy Bear Angel Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Teddy Bear Angel Tattoo

Teddy Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Teddy Bear Tattoo

Traditional Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Traditional Bear Tattoo

Tribal  Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Tribal Bear Tattoo

Tribal Polar Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Tribal Polar Bear Tattoo

Pooh Bear Tattoo Designs - Bear Tattoos

Pooh Bear Tattoo Designs

Simple Bear Tattoo - Bear Tattoos

Simple Bear Tattoo