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.





Snarling Wolf Head

Snarling Wolf Head

Shisa Dog

Shisa Dog

slobbery doggy

Slobbery Doggy

Voodoo Dog

Voodoo Dog

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

Tribal Wolf Head Tattoo

unpraise

Unpraise

Husky/Wolf Music Tattoo

Husky/wolf Music Tattoo

Anubis

Anubis

Merle Australian shepherd stencil

Merle Australian Shepherd Stencil

Celtic Hounds - Large tattoo

Celtic Hounds - Large 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

gangster dog

Gangster Dog

Military bulldog

Military Bulldog

wolf lines

Wolf Lines

Doberman

Doberman

Doberman - demon

Doberman - Demon

gangster dog

Gangster Dog

Dog and cat

Dog And Cat

Wolf Dog Tribal Tattoo

Wolf Dog Tribal Tattoo

dog head

Dog Head

Huskies

Huskies

Dog's head

Dog's Head

Dog Face

Dog Face

Eternal doggy

Eternal Doggy

Celtic Shield

Celtic Shield

Peace of Paw

Peace Of Paw

No Give

No Give