Why get a tiger tattoo? There are as many answers to that question as there are designs available. But, one of the most important is the symbolism behind these beast. In most Asian countries, the tiger is thought to be the "King of Beasts," and is seen as a symbol of pure and raw power. Tiger tattoos often present an illustrated version of these symbolic meanings. Many tiger tattoos are done in a realistic fashion, meaning they often look as though they have been drawn whilst watching the animal live and in its natural habitat. Other designs, though, appear in a woodblock mode. These tigers are highly stylized; their shapes are long and fluidic. They may also appear in several different stances; on the prowl, lounging in the sun, and they may even occasionally be shown in a more languid manner, such as sitting under a tree while licking a large paw clean. Tiger tattoos can depict the beast in nature.