Are you considering a small symbolic tattoo perfect for your hand? Or perhaps a large design that will fill an area such as your back or legs? An elephant tattoo makes a good choice for many reasons.
Elephant represents strength, empathy and compassion. In Asia, It has a strong connection to Buddhism, mythology and philosophy. They are respected and valued in many places around world like Asia and Africa. It is a popular choice for both men and women.
If you want to get an elephant tattoo, here is a collection I came across for your inspiration. Some of them are very elaborate and detailed; some of them are simple, suggesting just the silhouette of the elephant; others even use a finger for the trunk and the side of hand for the body of elephant tattoo.