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

Pet Heaven

Pet Heaven

Moon Wolf Print

Moon Wolf Print

Shaded Wolf Head

Shaded Wolf Head

Chinese Lion Dog Color left

Chinese Lion Dog Color left

No Give

No Give

Tribal Wolf 1

Tribal Wolf 1

Adventure Time!

Adventure Time!

Hyena

Hyena

Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

Zombie Doberman

Zombie Doberman

Corgi Tribal

Corgi Tribal

Geometric wolf

Geometric wolf

Wolf Tribal Tattoo

Wolf Tribal Tattoo

Tribal Howling Wolf Head Tattoo

Tribal Howling Wolf Head Tattoo

Hippy Voodoo moment

Hippy Voodoo moment

Female fu dog and cub

Female fu dog and cub

Indian

Indian

Fed up dog

Fed up dog

Howling Wolf

Howling Wolf

foo dog2

foo dog2

slobbery doggy

slobbery doggy

Devil Dog

Devil Dog

Rose-Tailed Fox

Rose-Tailed Fox

Howling Wolf with Paw Print

Howling Wolf with Paw Print

Tribal Wolf Face

Tribal Wolf Face

Merle Australian shepherd stencil

Merle Australian shepherd stencil

Coyote Color Version

Coyote Color Version

dog cartoon

dog cartoon

Cray! Cray! Rabid Fox

Cray! Cray! Rabid Fox