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.





Puppy Face

Puppy Face

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

Chow Dog

Chow Dog

Adventure Time!

Adventure Time!

Chinese Lion Dog Color right

Chinese Lion Dog Color right

Dream Catcher Wolf

Dream Catcher Wolf

Tribal Wolf 2

Tribal Wolf 2

Corgi Tribal

Corgi Tribal

Canine

Canine

Wolf  Tribal Tattoo

Wolf Tribal Tattoo

Punish the deed, not the breed

Punish the deed, not the breed

Hippy Voodoo moment

Hippy Voodoo moment

pug

pug

Rose-Tailed Fox

Rose-Tailed Fox

Husky Dog Tattoo

Husky Dog Tattoo

foo dog2

foo dog2

Demon dog's halo

Demon dog's halo

Control

Control

coniferous forest

coniferous forest

springer spaniel

springer spaniel

memorial pit bull

memorial pit bull

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

Infinity with Calla Lily and Paws

Infinity with Calla Lily and Paws

Cray! Cray! Rabid Fox

Cray! Cray! Rabid Fox

geometric wolf with flowers

geometric wolf with flowers

Sailors dog memory

Sailors dog memory

Vet Tech

Vet Tech

sir stuffy pants

sir stuffy pants

Bad Dog Tribal

Bad Dog Tribal

Wolf Tattoo

Wolf Tattoo