With its history of thousands and thousands of years, there no shortages of variations in tribal tiger tattoos.
Tiger is one of the most feared creatures in the world. In Chinese lore, tigers are considered as the saviors of the dead. Tiger artworks are used to ward-off misfortune and evil. By many cultures, it is seen as the god of wealth.
Tiger is associated with energy, dominance, strength, power, protection, guardianship, destruction, nobility, passion etc.
Upper back or upper arm would be prefect for tattoos like these.
If you are not looking for a solid tattoo, then go for something colorful.
A small tribal tiger tattoo like this would certainly add something extra to an otherwise normal look.
Have a look at the following artwork. It is different yet carrying that majestic look.