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Jaguar Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Jaguar Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

The jaguar is one the four "big cats" in the Panthera genus, along with the tiger, lion and leopard. The jaguar is the third largest feline (after the tiger and lion) and is probably the largest and most powerful feline in the Western Hemisphere. It can be found from Mexico, across Central American to Paraguay and Argentina. The jaguar is a spotted cat and can be mistaken for a leopard, but it ...

Katzen: Tattoo Designs and Living Tattoos Katzen: Tattoo Designs and Living Tattoos

Katzen, the German word for cat, is the self chosen name of Katzen the Tiger Lady, a modern day tattooed woman who has made a career out of her lifestyle choice to live as a feline. Katzen, who is a tattoo artist, started her career in the performing arts as a contortionist in Key West, Florida. She was also...

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Koi Fish Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Koi Fish Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

Koi (more specifically, ''nishikigoi'') are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp. The word ''"koi"'' comes from Japanese, simply means ''"carp."'' It includes both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. The common carp is widely believed to have originated from the Caspian Sea with natural habitat surrounding the North, Baltic, Mediterranean, Black, Azov, Caspia ...

Ladybug Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Ladybug Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

Ladybugs (also known as ''lady beetles'' by some scientists or ''ladybirds'' by some regions) are small winged insects. They come in the colors yellow, orange or red with small black spots on their wing covers. They are usefully insects in that they perform pest control for gardens by feeding on aphids, mites and other pests. Some people even consider seeing them or having one land on one's bod ...

Leopard Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Leopard Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

The leopard is smallest of the four big cats in the feline family. It is characterized by its spots, relatively short legs and large skull. They are often mistaken for other spotted cats, but the leopard's "spots" are actually rosettes, more intricate than a cheetah's but without an inner spot that jaguars have. Although the leopard was originally thought to be a hybrid of a lion and a panther, ...

Monkey Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Monkey Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

A monkey is a primate closely related to an apes like chimpanzees and orangutans. They range from 5 oz to 77lbs in weight. Some living trees while other live on the savannah. Their diets differ from species to species but mostly contains fruits, leaves, nuts and small animals and insects. The many species of monkey have varied relationships with humans. Some are kept as pets, others used as mod ...

Owl Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Owl Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

Owls are birds of mostly solitary, nocturnal birds of prey. They hunt small mammals, insects and other birds as well as fish. The name for a group of owls is a ''parliament''. Owls are divided into two groups: typical owls and barn owls. Encouraging natural predators to control rodent population is a natural form of pest control along with exclusion of food sources for rodents. Placing a new bo ...

Raven Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Raven Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

The raven (also known as the Northern Raven) is a large all back perching bird in the crow family. The raven has coexisted with humans for thousands of years, and in some areas has been so successful that it is considered a pest. Part of its success comes from its omnivorous diet. Ravens are extremely versatile and opportunistic in finding sources of nutrition, feeding on carrion, insects and f ...

Scarab Beetle Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Scarab Beetle Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

The Scarab Beetle is a dung beetle, which rolls balls of animal dung along the ground. These balls are rolled into holes that the beetles dig in the ground. The beetle then deposits its larvae in the dung ball which - when hatched, feed upon the dung. According to Egyptian mythology, the dung beetle rolling his ball of dung along the ground was thought to mimic the Sun's heavenly circuit across ...

Shark Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Shark Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

Sharks are a type of fish with a full cartilage skeleton and a highly streamlined body. They breathe through gill slits and have replaceable teeth. They have a strong sense of smell and can detect as little as one part per million of blood in seawater. Some species of sharks can live to be over 100 years old.

Polynesians also considered the shark to be a sacred animal. For them, the ...

Snake Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Snake Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

A snake is a long cold blooded, scaled reptile. All snakes are carnivorous and can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids, hind limbs, external ears, and the presence of only vestigial forelimbs. Snake live on every continent except Antarctica. While venomous snakes comprise a minority of the species, some possess potent venom capable of causing painful injury or death t ...

Spider Tattoos and Tattoo Designs Spider Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

Spider are multi-legged, web spinning insects. Besides one recently discovered species, all spiders are predators, preying mostly on insects and other spiders by trapping them in their webs. Some famous (or infamous) spiders are the black widow and the tarantula.

Spiders are beneficial to humans in many ways. Their predatory ways help with pest control. Their venom is also useful in ...

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