Reviewed & updated: March 18, 2023 by Jamie Wilson BA
If you are looking for a good dog memorial tattoo, then you’re at the right place. Take a peek at our list of the best dog memorial tattoos.
Our pets are one of the most important parts of our lives.
Losing any loved one can be hard for a person. In 2021, one of the best ways people honour post the close ones death is by getting a tattoo.
When we bring a dog home, they become our best friend, a faithful companion, and our family. They help us easily sail through a bad time. They light up our lives and keep the sorrow away. That’s why a dog memorial tattoo as a remembrance can be the perfect way to save your favourite memory with your dog close to your heart.
Beautiful Memorial Tattoo For Dog
If you’re wondering why have a memorial dog tattoo, the answer lies in our love for them. When we lose our best friend, a valuable member of our family, like our dog, it’s only natural that we would want to honour them. That’s where memorial dog tattoos do an amazing job.
The picture above is a tattoo of a beautiful moment the wearer shared with their dog. The tattoo is a very simple fine line design of a person hugging their pet. You can etch your the moment you want or that is your favourite with your dog.
Dog Memorial Portrait Tattoo
It’s not that we would ever need a reminder of how our loved one looked, but a portrait tattoo in honour of our dog stays as an imprint of theirs. Especially if the portrait tattoos are realistic ones. Every detail of our dog stays etched on our skin in that case.
The picture above shows a realistic dog face or portrait tattoo as a memorial tattoo. The geometric patterns around the design are surely making the dog memorial tattoo look amazing.
Dog Memorial Paw Print Tattoo
Our pet dogs start walking and running all over our houses and fields with their little paws and win our heart with every step. Paw print tattoos as a way of showing your bond with your dog or as a memorial have become quite common in 2021. The tattoos of paws or paw prints surely help keep their innocence close to our heart.
You may get a simple minimalistic outline tattoo of your dog’s paw prints. You may also get detailed realistic dog memorial tattoo designs and include their names somewhere in the design, like the picture above.
Dog Name Memorial Tattoo
Giving our fur babies a suitable name always stays as a memorable moment for us. For years to come, they respond to the names and those moments become a beautiful memory. Even when they leave this world, leave us, their memories, their names stay with us. That’s why many people ink their names as a way to honour them.
The picture above is of a dog name tattoo as a dog memorial tattoo. The name is surrounded with a flower, twigs, and leaves shaped like a heart. A paw print of the wearer’s dog and the dog’s ears have also been included in the design.
Dog Memorial Heartbeat Tattoo
It becomes an extremely difficult moment for us when our loved one takes their last breath and their heartbeat stops. Also, in a way, our pets also become a part of our heartbeat. That’s why getting your dog’s heartbeat inked can be a unique and amazing idea to keep them alive within us.
The picture above shows a big paw print tattoo of the wearer’s dog and a tattoo of the dog’s heartbeat going on behind the paw print tattoo. You can also ink a generic heartbeat design as your dog memorial tattoo to show that they’re a part of your heartbeat.
Dog Tag And Collar Memorial Tattoo
Even when our dogs are gone, there are some special things associated with them that still stay behind. Things, like their toys, food bowl, collar, and tag. Each of these items holds oceans of memories in them. If you get a tattoo of these things, those good memories will stay attached to you forever.
You can get a dog memorial tattoo of any of their special things that you still hold dear to you. Such as, you can get a tattoo of your dog’s collar and tag which holds their name in it, like the picture above.
Angel Dog Memorial Tattoo
We believe, when our dogs die, they undoubtedly go to heaven. They are always looking over us and waiting for us, like angels. We consider them angels even when they are alive though. They come into our lives and light it up instantly, and we believe only angels have that power.
The picture above is of a tattoo of a small dog paw with angel wings beside them and a halo above it. This dog memorial tattoo has a watercolour background and the name of the wearer’s dog underneath it.
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Best Friend Forever Dog Memorial Tattoo
Dogs come into our lives as pets, but become our family and best friends in an instant. The proverb, ‘Dog is man’s best friend’ is true in every form. That friendship doesn’t die with them. That great bond of unconditional love stays within us forever.
The picture above shows a infinity tattoo with a dog paw and angel wings beside it. The words ‘Forever in my heart is written on the line of the infinity sign and the names of the wearers dog are also included.
Dog Memorial Tattoo With Message
The meaning and symbolism of any tattoo increase tenfold when you add a message to it. A tattoo can mean many things, but when you add a message to the design, the symbolism becomes more prominent. We love our dogs and inking one message of love for their memorial tattoo can be great.
The picture above is of a unique little minimalistic tattoo of two dogs surrounded by a shape of a heart and the message ‘I will always be with you even in death.’ We certainly agree with the beautiful message.
Dog Memorial Tattoo With Dates
The days we bring our pets home becomes an extremely memorable day for us. The day they leave us also stays in our memory. However, they spend their entire lives with us, giving every ounce of love they can give to us. Honouring that beautiful time they have shared with us by getting a tattoo of dates of their birth or death can be a good way.
The picture above shows a beautiful dog paw tattoo with angel wings beside it. The years of their birth and death are engraved above it and the name is engraved below with a little message, ‘Siempre en mi corazón’, which is Spanish for ‘Always in my heart’.
You may not be able to see your dog every day, but your dog memorial tattoos will always stay with you as a remembrance. Your love for them will always show through your dog memorial tattoos. Other than the suggestions above, some other unique ways you can create dog memorial tattoos are by tattooing a picture of your dog sitting in its favourite place or doing what it loves.
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