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Leo Tattoos And Designs-Leo Tattoo Meanings And Ideas-Leo Tattoo Pictures

Updated on May 22, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


One popular Zodiac tattoo that you may find interest in is the Leo tattoo. The Leo tattoo portray the lion, which is the astrological symbol for Leo. Leo tattoos are worn by both men and women. Leo tattoo designs can be designed in a variety of different ways. Leo tattoo designs can portray Leo alone or Leo can be designed with other symbols and elements. Such symbols may include the sun, the moon, and the stars.

In this article, we will discuss the traits and personalities of the Leo sign. We will also discuss Leo tattoos and Leo tattoo designs. We will go over Leo tattoo meanings and you will have the opportunity to view several Leo tattoo designs pictured below. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo design.



When it comes to popular Zodiac tattoos, the Leo ranks at the top. The Leo tattoo is one of the most sought Zodiac tattoos available. The Leo tattoo can be worn by either men or women and this tattoo can be done in different variations. In fact, you will learn about all the different Leo tattoo design variations that are commonly used. Leo tattoos can be very personal and meaningful to the wearer as they represent them.

Each sign of the Zodiac has different traits, personalities, and meanings associated to them. In total, there are 12 signs in the Western Zodiac. The Leo is the 5th sign in the Zodiac. Anyone born on July 23 to August 22 is considered a Leo. Leo is associated with the constellation of Leo. If you are not aware, the symbol of Leo is the lion. Leo is ruled by the planet Saturn. The body traits of Leo are the heart and spine. The color of Leo is yellow and the metal is gold. The flower is marigold and the gem of Leo is ruby sardonyx. Foods for Leo include plums, peas, and oranges.

The Leo sign has many positive traits and personalities. Leos are very creative and they make great leaders. Leos are known to be generous also. They are also known to enjoy and thrive in the spotlight on stage. They make great actors and musicians. Leos are able to easily speak their mind and they make for a great friend. Leos are known to be very romantic. There are also negative associations to the Leo sign. Leos are known to be over demanding and selfish at times. Sometimes, Leos have trouble finding inspiration in life. Although Leos make for great leaders, they tend to push those who are close to them away. Sometimes, this includes friends and family.

Each Zodiac sign is associated with one of the four elements. The four elements are earth, water, fire, and air. Leos are associated with the fire element. Fire is the independent element of self. This means that they are able to express themselves easily. This is linked back to their traits of leadership. The Leo is also considered to be without fear, fearless. Since the Leo is associated to fire, Leo tattoos may portray the lion's mane as flames of fire.



Leo tattoos can be done in several different variations and styles. The most common way that the Leo is portrayed is by the lion. The lion is the symbol of Leo. The lion can be portrayed to look realistic or it can be portrayed as a cartoon. Simba from the Lion King movie is commonly portrayed as a Leo tattoo. This gives the wearer a cute and softer Leo tattoo. The realistic version of the lion may be portrayed growling or in a calm manner. Most Leo tattoos usually portray the head of the lion only.

The Leo tattoo can also be designed in glyphs, which is another popular tattoo choice for the Leo. This is the symbol that represents the Leo. It looks like an upside down U with curves on the ends. This variation is good for anyone that wants a smaller tattoo or someone that doesn't want a lion tattoo. Some Leo tattoos include the glyph and the lion together in one design. As you can see from the pictures in this article, there are many different ways to wear the Leo tattoo.

The Leo tattoo can also be done in tribal art. This is also a popular choice, especially among men. Once again, in most cases, it usually only portrays the head and mane of the lion. In such designs, the mane can be designed with flames. This is because the Leo is associated with the fire element. The Leo may also be designed with hearts, stars, and the sun. The Leo can be portrayed as the star constellation in tattoos also.



The Leo tattoo symbolizes anyone that is born in the Leo constellation. The Leo tattoo represents their personality traits and the character. However, the Leo tattoo can symbolize much more. Below, you can find the meanings behind the Leo tattoo.

  • Bravery
  • Courage
  • Strength
  • Honor
  • Fearless
  • Valor
  • Heart
  • Leader
  • Creativity

The Leo tattoo can represent any of the meanings that are listed above. But in the end, your Leo tattoo represents what you want it too. You may want it to represent traits of the Lion or traits of the Zodiac. Many meanings of the lion and Leo are similar anyway. So whether you choose the Leo tattoo for symbolic value or design, the Leo tattoo can even be appropriate for those born outside of the Leo constellation.

Another variation of Leo tattoos is adding "LEO" to them. This distinguishes them from regular lion tattoos. Some people choose to have LEO inked, rather then having a lion tattooed or the Leo glyph. This is a good way to go if you want to symbolize your sign without the glyph or lion. You could also incorporate all three into one tattoo design. As you read earlier, you may want to add tribal art to your design, possibly add a heart also. You can do a lot with Leo tattoos, much more then one would think.

There are some important things that you should consider before you get your tattooed. Make sure you take the time to research your tattoo and fully understand what it means and represents. Please don't rush to get inked if you are not sure. I stress this in every article because it is very important. Many people get tattooed on an impulse and they are left to bear the reminder of their mistake forever. Even with our current technology, not all tattoos can be removed or covered. So make sure you are confident about the choice of your tattoo before you even consider getting it inked on. Take your time, do your research, and view as many tattoo designs as you can. This will help you learn what is available, plus you may be able to gain ideas and inspiration for your tattoo. If you feel that the Leo tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo designs, symbols, ideas, and meanings.



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      2 years ago

      Almost everything is spot on, but a quick correction: Leo is ruled by the Sun, not Saturn.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia





      Thank you all for your time and comments. That is a great tattoo. I love Leo tattoos. I am not a Leo, but I love the tattoo. I would even consider it myself, so I would imagine others would as well. Many thanks friends.

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      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      There is so much power in these images, fascinating! True Leo.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend love all the Leo tattoos because i am a Leo and i love lions !

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Just great Ricky. Love lions.

    • cruelkindness profile image


      7 years ago from an angle view.

      Awesome hub! I had originally wrote a super smooth comment. On my windows phone and I accidentally click a link and it would not pull back up when I hit the previous button. Anyway I really like the two next to the paragraph

      "Most Leo tattoos usually portray the head of the lion only."

      Multi-colored lion head and the shoulder wrap to the chest.

      Super Cool!

      Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)


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