Dog Tattoos

Dog Tattoos

It is true to say that a dog is man’s best friend. Millions of people around the world take joy in having canine companions at home and at work. With this animal’s great characteristics, it’s no wonder why many individuals request dog tattoos. The significance of tattoos of dogs goes several millennia back, before modern times. The Celts, Greeks, Romans and Egyptians perceived dogs to be guardians of other worlds. For example, the Egyptian god Anubis, which bears the head of a jackal, represents the transition of man from life to death. It also represents loyalty, guidance and protection. As for the Celts, dogs signified heroism. In olden times, they trained their dogs to accompany them during war. Because of this, tattoos of dogs were linked by the Celts to virility, persistence and courage. Apart from these characteristics, they also saw dog tattoos as symbolic of healing, because they were related to Sucellus, the god of protection. 

Apart from their ancient symbolism, there are several representations that can be linked to dog tattoos. As has been said, modern tattoos of dogs are commonly associated with obedience, fidelity, intelligence, loyalty and cooperation. They also stand for resourcefulness, protection and assistance. With the multitudes of dogs around the world, you’re sure to find one that you like or that fits your personality.




Side/Back Elegant Cancer awareness/ paws
Pet Heaven
Moon Wolf Print
Shaded Wolf Head
Tribal Howling Wolf Head Tattoo
wolf lines
Bad Dog Tribal
The Geomeric chihuahua Dog
Wolf Moon
SBink Alsation
Rainbow with Dog Paw Print
Greyhound mandala
Fierce Wolf
Tribal Dog Head Tattoo
Pug Dog face
Tribal Wolf
dog and milkbones
Llama Dog
Bulldog
huskie
Dog
Chow Dog
Alpha Dog
Tribal Wolf 2
Celtic Dogs Armband
Chinese Lion Dog Color front
Dream Catcher Wolf
Punish the deed, not the breed
Yanks and Brits Forever!
Dog