Tigris, once a prized stylist in the Hunger Games, (Katniss recognized her from previous years' broadcasts), is now a shopkeeper selling fur-lined clothes in a small shop in the Capitol. The shop's inventory consists of fur underwear and other under-clothes, of which of which she gave a pair to Katniss when she was hiding in her basement. She was presumably fired from her job by President Snow for being far too surgically altered to appear on television in the Games.
When Cressida brought Pollux, Katniss, Peeta (still wearing his manacles) and Gale to Tigris' shop, Tigris led the remnants of Squad 451 to a secret cellar inside her store, which was hidden by a rack of clothes. She cared and fed them while they stayed, and informed them of what was going on in the Capitol, including President Snow's plan to accept refugees into his mansion. When she went out to spy on the Capitol's current state, she returned to tell the squad that the rebels had moved into the city and caused many residents to lose their homes and now the government was forcing shop keepers and safer residents to provide refuge, this is what drove Squad 451 out of Tigris' shop after she redesigned their looks to make them appear as Capitol citizens. Shortly after they left, Tigris housed many refugees kindly and survived on after President Snow was over-thrown.
Tigris had her face stretched and tattooed with black and gold tiger stripes. Her nose was flattened until it barely showed, forming a short snout. Katniss says her age has made her skin wrinkly. She also has surgically implanted whiskers, but are longer than anyone else's in the Capitol, as well as what Katniss described to be tawny eyes.
She acts much like a tiger in the sense that she moves similar to a cat, eats only raw meat, growls and purrs. She speaks with a gravelly voice that sounds similar to a cat's purr. She hates President Snow also, showing happiness when Katniss mentioned she planned on killing him. Tigris is kind and loyal to the rebellion, an insider from the Capitol entrusted by Plutarch.
As Katniss noted, it is unknown if Tigris' parents intentionally named her to inspire her alterations, or if "Tigris" is something she made up to go along with her surgical theme.
- "Tigris" is the Latin word for "Tiger".
- She is the only known Capitol citizen who was deemed 'too altered' by the Capitol itself.