They say that the lion is the undisputed king of the Serengeti but if you were to ask a lion, he would probably defer his royal crown to the elephant. After all, elephants are rarely threatened by measly little lions that weigh less than 1/40th of their overall weight. The sheer size of an elephant is usually lost in photos. To truly understand just how big they are you really have you see them in the flesh. Unsurprisingly enough, many African cultures revere elephants as a symbols of strength, wisdom, and stamina. In India—and many other South East Asian countries—elephants are worshiped as sacred animals and even Gods. From mandala inspired elephant tattoo designs to illustrations of Lord Ganesh, elephants are well represented in the world of body art and imagery. Below is a gallery of 51 elephant tattoos that will surely give you endless design ideas.
This single file line.
This sketch style elephant.
This watercolor elephant on thigh.
This realistic black and grey ink elephant.
These small circles.
This watercolor Dumbo design.
This half an elephant.
This stylized sketch style elephant.
This forest within an elephant.