Leopard print tattoo ideas

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Leopard print tattoo ideas
Leopard print is a classic design, even for tattoos. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

While tattoo trends come and go, leopard print tattoos have stood the test of time. With a few creative twists, leopard print tattoos can turn out to be unique and personalised to the tattoo enthusiast. Colour theory, placement and design collaboration are a few things that help create an original leopard print tattoo.

Leopard Print Patch

Place a patch of leopard print spots onto an area of the body that has flow and curvature. Doing this allows the leopard print to have depth and dimension; adding to the overall aesthetics of the tattoo design. Examples of this type of placement would be the tops of the feet, across the hip, along the shoulder blade, and down the upper arm. Running a stream of leopard print along muscular areas on the arms and legs is another visually pleasing idea.

Choose Non-Traditional Colors

Colouring a leopard print tattoo in hues of brown is normally the first choice when planning the animal print tattoo art. Going a non-traditional route with the leopard print will add a unique touch. For instance, opposed to shading the background of leopard print with a tan colour, choose something vivid like pink, purple or blue. The contrasting colours will add a different feel to the leopard print tattoo and is a suitable idea for someone who exudes a bright and fun personality.

Fill Image With Leopard Print

Use the leopard print pattern as the main colouring for the tattoo image of choice. Leopard print can easily fill a variety of popular tattoo designs; such as hearts, stars, flowers, tribal patterns and butterflies. By combining the leopard print with a tattoo design, the client is able to incorporate two different ideas and accomplish them in one tattoo design. The size of the leopard print spots can be sized according to the design they will be going inside of so that everything looks proportionate.

Leopard Print Background

A common practice with certain tattoo pieces is to shade colour behind the finished tattoo. This procedure helps to encase the tattoo design and fill the area of the body as well. Instead of tattooing a soft colour or shading black and grey behind a tattoo design, choose to spread some leopard print spots in the background of the design. Take the size of the leopard print and the amount of spots into consideration when planning the tattoo.

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