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

Moon Wolf Print

Moon Wolf Print

Shaded Wolf Head

Shaded Wolf Head

Pet Heaven

Pet Heaven

Wolf  Tribal Tattoo

Wolf Tribal Tattoo

Tribal Fox

Tribal Fox

Yanks and Brits Forever!

Yanks and Brits Forever!

Geometric wolf

Geometric wolf

Female fu dog and cub

Female fu dog and cub

Rose-Tailed Fox

Rose-Tailed Fox

Tribal Canine Wolf Fox Dog Tattoo

Tribal Canine Wolf Fox Dog Tattoo

K9 Badge

K9 Badge

slobbery doggy

slobbery doggy

Voodoo Dog

Voodoo Dog

Control

Control

Snarling Wolf Head

Snarling Wolf Head

Shisa Dog

Shisa Dog

Merle Australian shepherd stencil

Merle Australian shepherd stencil

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

coniferous forest

coniferous forest

Husky/Wolf Music Tattoo

Husky/Wolf Music Tattoo

Anubis

Anubis

The Geomeric chihuahua Dog

The Geomeric chihuahua Dog

Celtic Hounds - Large tattoo

Celtic Hounds - Large tattoo

Infinity with Calla Lily and Paws

Infinity with Calla Lily and Paws

dog cartoon

dog cartoon

Tribal Wolf Head 1

Tribal Wolf Head 1

Wolf and Moon

Wolf and Moon

gangster dog

gangster dog