If you want an animal tattoo that is as strong as your personality, you should consider getting a bear tattoo. These creatures are listed under the mammal category and typically boast a large body, and large claws. Bears rely on caves and other dens to live and are well-known for hibernating during the months of winter. A bear tattoo typically symbolizes your desire for freedom and strength. You may want to consider getting a bear tattoo if you want to let others think you’re dangerous and fearless at the same time. Most Native-Americans view the bear tattoo as a symbol of self-refection, since it’s known for hibernating at least 100 days out of the year.