Gorillas in nature are associated with brute strength and bravery, but also for their compassion, honour, and intelligence. It is no surprise then that gorillas have been a popular choice in the tattoo world.
Gorillas are usually done in American traditional, neo traditional, photo realism, or black and grey. Gorillas done in traditional style are now usually based off of Ed Hardy’s traditional gorilla piece.
Gorilla tattoos are also almost always just the head. Though sometimes there are full bodied depictions.
And of course you can’t have gorilla tattoos without seeing King Kong, the king of gorillas.