The symbolism or meaning of tattoos of alligator (also called Alligator or Crocodile), of course, vary from person to person, but its best-known characteristics can serve as a general indicator.
In the West, the alligator refers to an aggressive animal, sometimes killing without feeling, but in China, alligators are the inventors of drumming and singing, and may have been the inspiration for the imperial dragons.
In Ancient Egypt crocodiles were most commonly depicted as gods (Sobek, considered the master of the city that became known as Crocodilopolis) or monsters. Much is due to the fact that there were crocodiles by the Nile River, thus fascinating the Egyptians.
Alligators also represent great symbols of power, both mental and physical.