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

Tribal Wolf Face

Tribal Wolf Face

Pet Heaven

Pet Heaven

Moon Wolf Print

Moon Wolf Print

Shaded Wolf Head

Shaded Wolf Head

Hippy Voodoo moment

Hippy Voodoo moment

pug

pug

Standing dog

Standing dog

Tribal Howling Wolf Head Tattoo

Tribal Howling Wolf Head Tattoo

foo dog2

foo dog2

Demon dog's halo

Demon dog's halo

Indian

Indian

Scooby Doobie

Scooby Doobie

Howling Wolf

Howling Wolf

memorial pit bull

memorial pit bull

Devil Dog

Devil Dog

Good boy tatoo

Good boy tatoo

Howling Wolf with Paw Print

Howling Wolf with Paw Print

Cray! Cray! Rabid Fox

Cray! Cray! Rabid Fox

geometric wolf with flowers

geometric wolf with flowers

Coyote Color Version

Coyote Color Version

unpraise

unpraise

dog cartoon

dog cartoon

Bad Dog Tribal

Bad Dog Tribal

Wolf Tattoo

Wolf Tattoo

Tribal Howling Wolf Head Tattoo

Tribal Howling Wolf Head Tattoo

Geometric Snarling Wolfdog

Geometric Snarling Wolfdog

wolf lines

wolf lines

Rainbow with Dog Paw Print

Rainbow with Dog Paw Print

Doberman - demon

Doberman - demon