People that get a lizard tattoo have often thought of one or multiple lizard characteristics that guided them toward this tattoo. Lizards are known for their speed, perception, ability to adapt to any surroundings, flexibility.
They are also symbols of death and resurrection in some cultures. There are many different styles of lizard tattoos with different symbolism, depending on what kind of lizard is illustrated. The tribal lizard, salamander, gecko, chameleon and iguana all symbolize different things; for example, a chameleon tattoo may represent survival, while iguanas are known for being playful and are often associated with patience, creativity or understanding, notes iTattooDesigns.com.