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

Moon Wolf Print

Moon Wolf Print

Shaded Wolf Head

Shaded Wolf Head

Pet Heaven

Pet Heaven

Dog

Dog

Dream Catcher Wolf

Dream Catcher Wolf

Punish the deed, not the breed

Punish the deed, not the breed

Yanks and Brits Forever!

Yanks and Brits Forever!

Bullterrier

Bullterrier

Wolf  Tribal Tattoo

Wolf Tribal Tattoo

Husky Dog Tattoo

Husky Dog Tattoo

K9 Badge

K9 Badge

Alaska Malamute

Alaska Malamute

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

Rose-Tailed Fox

Rose-Tailed Fox

springer spaniel

springer spaniel

Shisa Dog

Shisa Dog

Paw and Handshake

Paw and Handshake

Sailors dog memory

Sailors dog memory

Control

Control

Anubis

Anubis

Foo Dog

Foo Dog

Coyote Gray Version

Coyote Gray Version

Zodiac Swirl: Dog

Zodiac Swirl: Dog

Tribal Wolf Head 1

Tribal Wolf Head 1

Bite Down

Bite Down

Tribal Howling Wolf Head Tattoo

Tribal Howling Wolf Head Tattoo

One (Paw)

One (Paw)

Doberman

Doberman

Wolf and Moon

Wolf and Moon