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

Side/Back Elegant Cancer awareness/ paws

Zodiac Swirl: Dog

Zodiac Swirl: Dog

Tribal Wolf Face

Tribal Wolf Face

Moon Wolf Print

Moon Wolf Print

Shaded Wolf Head

Shaded Wolf Head

Pet Heaven

Pet Heaven

dog head

dog head

Huskies

Huskies

gangster dog

gangster dog

Wolf Dog Tribal Tattoo

Wolf Dog Tribal Tattoo

Peace of Paw

Peace of Paw

Dog's head

Dog's head

Dog Face

Dog Face

Celtic Shield

Celtic Shield

Alpha Dog

Alpha Dog

No Give

No Give

Anamated Characters

Anamated Characters

Paw with wings

Paw with wings

Chinese Lion Dog Color front

Chinese Lion Dog Color front

Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

Kung Fu Dogs/Lions

Kung Fu Dogs/Lions

grim dog

grim dog

Dog

Dog

Wolf Tribal Tattoo

Wolf Tribal Tattoo

Tribal Wolf 1

Tribal Wolf 1

I love my Boxer

I love my Boxer

Tribal Growlithe

Tribal Growlithe

Bullterrier

Bullterrier

Fed up dog

Fed up dog

Zombie Doberman

Zombie Doberman