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

Tribal Dog Head Tattoo

Tribal Dog Head Tattoo

Pug Dog face

Pug Dog face

WilDDogz

WilDDogz

Fierce Wolf

Fierce Wolf

dog and milkbones

dog and milkbones

Llama Dog

Llama Dog

Bulldog

Bulldog

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Chow Dog

Chow Dog

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

Lion Dog Tattoo DEsign

Lion Dog Tattoo DEsign

Tribal Wolf 2

Tribal Wolf 2

Celtic Dogs Armband

Celtic Dogs Armband

Chinese Lion Dog Color right

Chinese Lion Dog Color right

Bull terrier

Bull terrier

Punish the deed, not the breed

Punish the deed, not the breed

Yanks and Brits Forever!

Yanks and Brits Forever!

Canine

Canine

Werewolf

Werewolf

Husky Dog Tattoo

Husky Dog Tattoo

K9 Badge

K9 Badge

pug

pug

Standing dog

Standing dog

Scooby Doobie

Scooby Doobie

springer spaniel

springer spaniel

Shisa Dog

Shisa Dog