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Lizard Tattoos And Meanings

Updated on May 7, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


One tattoo that you may find interest in is the lizard tattoo. Although the lizard tattoo is not considered to be a popular tattoo design, some people do seek them out. Lizard tattoos can be worn by both men and women. The lizard tattoo can also symbolize a variety of different meanings. Just like all animal tattoos, the lizard tattoo represents attributes and traits of the lizard. Lizard tattoo designs can be designed in several different ways and done in a few different tattooing styles. If you are interested in learning about the lizard tattoo and viewing lizard tattoo designs, just read the article below.



Lizard tattoos are not a mainstream tattoo choice, but in a few unique places in the world, they are a popular and symbolic figure. Lizard tattoos come in a variety of different variations as there are different types of lizards to consider. To those who wear the lizard tattoo, it can hold symbolic value. In fact, some of the meanings behind the lizard tattoo may just fit your personality. In this article, you will be able to learn the symbolic meanings of the lizard tattoo. You will also be able to view lizard tattoo designs and hopefully gain ideas for your next tattoo.

Lizard tattoos come in a variety of different variations and designs. Lizard tattoos can be done in popular tattoo art styles such as tribal art and Celtic art. Some lizard tattoos are done in solid black ink and with Polynesian art. Lizard tattoos can be portrayed to look realistic or they may be portrayed as a cartoon. With all these different options to consider, the lizard tattoo allows you to be creative and unique when it comes to your lizard tattoo design.

There are a variety of different lizard breeds that can be portrayed in a tattoo design. The Gecko and Chameleon are two of the most popular lizards that are portrayed in lizard tattoos. The Gecko is often seen in Polynesian art. The Gecko is known for its ability to stick to nearly anything. Gecko are usually green with splashes of blue and yellow. In the Pacific, the green Gecko is often viewed as a symbol of bad omen or bad luck. In ancient Polynesia, the green gecko was feared. Aside from that, the gecko tattoo is quite beautiful and makes for a great tattoo. The Chameleon is known for its ability to blend in to the environment around it. As a tattoo, the chameleon is beautiful, colorful, and unique.

Although the lizard tattoo is less symbolic then most tattoos, the lizard still holds symbolic value. A lizard has the ability to lose its tail and grow it back. In the lizard's environment, conflict is sure as the rise of the sun. Some feel that the lizard tattoo symbolizes "getting out of trouble or danger". Another meaning of the lizard tattoo is longevity. Lizards have been around for a very long time.



As you have already learned, the lizard tattoo has very little symbolic value. However, to some, the lizard tattoo can represent a few different things. For the wearer, there may be a connection between the lizard and their personality. Below, you can find a few meanings of the lizard tattoo.

  • Escape Trouble
  • Bad Omen
  • Renewal
  • Everlasting
  • Mobility

One advantage of lizard tattoos is the fact that they come in a variety of different sizes. Women tend to choose small lizard tattoos that can be placed on the stomach, groin, lower back, or ankles. Men often choose large lizard tattoo designs that are placed on the back or arms. Tribal lizard tattoos and Celtic lizard tattoos are very popular among men and women. These designs are usually done in solid black ink, but others do include colors.

Another advantage of lizard tattoos is the color scheme. Lizard tattoos are done in a variety of different colors. Some designs may portray the lizard as green or brown while others may have multiple colors. For example, the gecko lizard is usually green, blue, and yellow. It gives you the advantage to make a unique tattoo design. Some lizard tattoo designs can be inked in pink, orange, or purple also.

There are some very important things you need to remember before you get your lizard tattoo or any tattoo. You want to take the time to research your tattoo and fully understand what it represents and means. Each tattoo symbol has different meanings. You may want to try to fine one that is unique to yourself. Don't rush into getting inked. Many people that rush to get a tattoo on an impulse usually end up regretting it soon after or later on down the road. Take your time and look through all the different tattoo designs that you can. Make sure you are 100% confident before you get inked. In closing, if you feel that the lizard tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo symbols, designs, ideas, and meanings. Thanks for your visit.



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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      Gecko, thanks for the visit. Congrats on your new start! Perfect tattoo and I am glad you are able to put the past behind you now. Let that tattoo remind you of your new start. Best of luck.

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      8 years ago

      I love the tattoos you have shown here, though they are not quite what I'm after. The gecko is my new totem animal after 20 years of depression. I'm finally over it and after a new start, and s tattoo to represent that. Thanks for the interesting information.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      *Gypsy, thanks for coming by. I appreciate your time. Take care.

      *Alocsin, always great to see you. I like that one as well. I like the colors in that one. Nice tattoo.

      *AE, always a pleasre. Same here. I am not symbolic of the lizard, but they are colorful. Perhaps, a little one in a bigger design.

      *Alastar, great to hear from you. I appreciate your time and support. I don't prefer the lizard, but I do like all the colors.

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      Alastar Packer 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Good coverage lyric, but not my favorites, although I do like lizards. Up n interest.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Woo, I wouldn't want one, but they are colorful and artistically beautiful..

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      The big orange one by offthemaptattoo is certainly an attention getter. I've seen these more in the tribal style, which you have an example of. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      What slithery and lizardy tattoos. Look great!


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