Tiger tattoos can be done in many different ways, most popular is the realistic tiger usually drawn lifelike and surrounded by its natural habitat. Other options include cartoon tigers which are considered more playful and lighthearted, and then there are tribal, Chinese and zodiac versions. Tiger tattoos are done beautifully and can blend into any canvas. Most markings are big and bold and use bright colors to command attention. Often tiger tattoos are displayed with their paws spread forward and out as tiger paws are said to be symbols of good luck.