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

Snarling Wolf Head

Snarling Wolf Head

Pokemon Suicune

Pokemon Suicune

pug

pug

Voodoo Dog

Voodoo Dog

Standing dog

Standing dog

Scooby Doobie

Scooby Doobie

Husky/Wolf Music Tattoo

Husky/Wolf Music Tattoo

Gaurd ROT

Gaurd ROT

Demon dog's halo

Demon dog's halo

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

Good boy tatoo

Good boy tatoo

Two Wolf ready for Your monogram

Two Wolf ready for Your monogram

Fierce Growling Wolf

Fierce Growling Wolf

memorial pit bull

memorial pit bull

Celtic Hounds - Large tattoo

Celtic Hounds - Large tattoo

sir stuffy pants

sir stuffy pants

Howling Tribal Wolf Head

Howling Tribal Wolf Head

geometric wolf with flowers

geometric wolf with flowers

gangster dog

gangster dog

Howling Wolf

Howling Wolf

Foo dog face

Foo dog face

Wolf Tattoo

Wolf Tattoo

gangster dog

gangster dog

Wild dog

Wild dog

dog head

dog head

Doberman - demon

Doberman - demon