Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Black Panther Tattoos

Black Panther TattoosCat tattoos are one of the most popular choices. Cat designs, such as leopard and panther, are visible in most tattoo parlors. Large, predatory cats convey an image of feral strength and aggression, which makes black panther tattoos and similar designs a favorite among men. But the meaning of any tattoo is just as important as the tattoo itself.

Black Panther TattoosIn nature, the black panther's name and coloring changes by geographical location. Panthers are called cougars in North America, jaguars in Latin America. In other parts of the world, panthers are known as leopards. Black panthers are predatory cats that symbolize physical strength and courage, the symbol of choice for the radical 1960s groups of the same name.

Black Panther TattoosThe black panther tattoo, also known as the crawling panther, was first used in tattooing by Milwaukee tattoo artist Amund Dietzel. A children's book was published in 1934 (Minute Myths and Legends: Dramatic Moments in the Affairs of the Gods, Arch-Demons, Goddesses, Demi-Gods and Heroes of This and Other Worlds) that featured the crawling panther design illustrated by Marie Schubert. Dietzel adapted the design from the book to create the first known crawling panther tattoo design.