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AND MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY WAY WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION!****~
In some way, I KNEW I would do a Lucario tribal one of these days and, well, here it is!
In some ways it is similar to the Mewtwo tribal I did way back when... It would've been all too easy to put together a bunch of tribals into a Lucario form, but Lucario has such *aura* that it wouldn't do justice to the character not to incorporate this somehow.
In my design I tried to show this in the head/sensor things, and most importantly the paws/arms, where I modified the spike area into an aura channeling whatever you want to call it. Considering white space was super important in this design.
The bottom half is more 'grounded.' If you've ever seen Lucario in the anime/movies, when he uses aura all the power comes from the hands. The legs are strong and stable, as is the protocol in many real life martial art forms as well. And of course, everything is gravitating to the core/center.
PS. You might think I'm a total cheeseball for thinking about nature-y or spiritual-y stuff when I design my tattoos, but that's the truth for ye : )