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Razatat Tattoo
(802) 447-7909
463 Main St
Bennington, VT
 
Twisted Ink
(413) 743-2818
69 Columbia St
Adams, MA
 
Crazy Chameleon
(413) 442-7723
69 Columbia St
Adams, MA

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Independent Inkworks of Vermon
(802) 864-5394
47 Main St
Burlington, VT
 
Razatat Tattoo
(802) 447-7909
463 Main St
Bennington, VT
 
Razatat Tattoo
(802) 447-7909
463 Main St
Bennington, VT
 
Armory Studio
(413) 743-0526
37 Park St Ste 2
Adams, MA
 
Tattoo Works Of Vt
(802) 527-0905
116 N Main St
Saint Albans, VT
 
Razatat Tattoo
(802) 447-7909
463 Main St
Bennington, VT
 
Yankee Tattoo
(802) 862-3328
198 Pearl St
Burlington, VT
 
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Lion tattoos

Lion tattoo designs Lion Tattoo Designs - The Lion is an ancient symbol, one that has been incorporated into the religion and mythology of numerous cultures and civilizations since recorded time around the Middle East, India, throughout Africa and bordering the Mediterranean. Lions once roamed the southern reaches of Europe. The influence of the power of the Lion's symbolism can be seen in it's representation in both Chinese and Japanese art and mythology, both cultures beyond it's range.

The Lion was often used as a symbol of Royalty, as in many cultures it was considered the "King of the Beasts". In early Christianity, as Jesus was seen to be the "King of Kings", he was often represented by a Lion, and a Lion was the symbol of St. Mark. The Lion is mentioned many times in the Bible and the time when a Lion lays with a Lamb is seen as the dawning of a New Age. The Lion or Leo, is one of the twelve signs of the Zodiac and represents the Sun.

Stone lions can be found in temples and important architectural buildings encompassing the Mediterranean, from Assyria and Egypt, to Babylonia, from Greece to Rome. In African cultures the Lion was a powerful symbol in many Creation Myths, as both Creator and Destructor, and in some cultures the Lion figured prominently in rites of passages to becoming a man and full-fledged warrior. To kill a lion single-handedly was the height of prowess for a hunter. But in many African fables the Lion is often depicted as a vain, arrogant creature who is often out-witted by smaller more clever creatures.

The Lion symbolizes divine and solar power, royal authority, victory, fortitude, pride, nobility, cunning, strength (in Greek mythology, Hercules is renowned for having the strength of ten lions and wore a Lion cape and headdress), courage, justice and protection, fairness and just laws, and images of the Lion have long been used to protect sacred ground. A Lion tattoo may represent some aspects of the...

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