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.





Chinese Lion Dog Color left

Chinese Lion Dog Color left

Bull terrier

Bull terrier

Werewolf

Werewolf

Majestic King with Banner,moon, and stars

Majestic King with Banner,moon, and stars

Celtic Dogs Armband

Celtic Dogs Armband

Hyena

Hyena

Standing dog

Standing dog

Tribal Fox

Tribal Fox

Yanks and Brits Forever!

Yanks and Brits Forever!

Geometric wolf

Geometric wolf

Scooby Doobie

Scooby Doobie

Tribal Canine Wolf Fox Dog Tattoo

Tribal Canine Wolf Fox Dog Tattoo

K9 Badge

K9 Badge

Female fu dog and cub

Female fu dog and cub

Good boy tatoo

Good boy tatoo

Snarling Wolf Head

Snarling Wolf Head

Shisa Dog

Shisa Dog

slobbery doggy

slobbery doggy

Voodoo Dog

Voodoo Dog

unpraise

unpraise

Husky/Wolf Music Tattoo

Husky/Wolf Music Tattoo

Anubis

Anubis

Merle Australian shepherd stencil

Merle Australian shepherd stencil

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

Geometric Snarling Wolfdog

Geometric Snarling Wolfdog

dog cartoon

dog cartoon

Tribal Wolf Head 1

Tribal Wolf Head 1

The Geomeric chihuahua Dog

The Geomeric chihuahua Dog

Celtic Hounds - Large tattoo

Celtic Hounds - Large tattoo

gangster dog

gangster dog