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

Shaded Wolf Head

Shaded Wolf Head

Pet Heaven

Pet Heaven

Zodiac Swirl: Dog

Zodiac Swirl: Dog

Tribal Wolf Face

Tribal Wolf Face

Moon Wolf Print

Moon Wolf Print

Bad Dog Tribal

Bad Dog Tribal

Wolf Tattoo

Wolf Tattoo

Coyote Gray Version

Coyote Gray Version

Vet Tech

Vet Tech

sir stuffy pants

sir stuffy pants

Rainbow with Dog Paw Print

Rainbow with Dog Paw Print

WilDDogz

WilDDogz

Tribal Howling Wolf Head Tattoo

Tribal Howling Wolf Head Tattoo

Cyber-dog

Cyber-dog

SBink Alsation

SBink Alsation

Pug Dog face

Pug Dog face

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Cherry Puppies

Cherry Puppies

Tribal Dog Head Tattoo

Tribal Dog Head Tattoo

Dog Paw Print

Dog Paw Print

Lion Dog Tattoo DEsign

Lion Dog Tattoo DEsign

Cerberus

Cerberus

Llama Dog

Llama Dog

Chinese Lion Dog Color left

Chinese Lion Dog Color left

Bull terrier

Bull terrier

Foo Dog

Foo Dog

Hyena

Hyena

Werewolf

Werewolf

Majestic King with Banner,moon, and stars

Majestic King with Banner,moon, and stars