Reviewed & updated: October 27, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Today’s article is for all you dog lovers out there, which is everyone. Let’s be serious, who doesn’t love dogs? Whether you want to show your love for your pet or some other dog that you love, a dog tattoo is a nice way to go. So if you want to see some of our favorite Dog tattoos keep on reading!
What Is The Meaning of a Dog Paw Tattoo?
A dog paw tattoo can have several meanings and it can be the symbol of several different things. For instance, it can be a memory of a loved pet that you have lost. It can also be a symbol of your love for your current pet or any other animal. The third meaning of a dog paw tattoo is protective, friendly and connected with nature. Of course, the way you do the tattoo can add more meaning to it.
Can You Give a Dog a Tattoo?
It depends on what aspect you are looking at. Tattooing dogs isn’t morally or ethically okay. Tattooed animals can feel a lot of pain and get infections. A dog, or any animal, can’t benefit from getting a tattoo and true dog lovers would never put their dog in pain purposely. If you are looking from a legal perspective, it depends on which country are you reading this article. In some countries, it is illegal to tattoo a dog, while in others there is now law about tattoos and dogs. Either way, we wouldn’t recommend it.
1. Dog Portraits Tattoo
A dog portrait tattoo like this one is a fantastic tattoo choice for beginners, as well as those who don’t want their tattoo to be too prominent. You can get this small dog tattoo anywhere on your body and you can get it done within one session. It shouldn’t hurt a lot and is an excellent way to show love towards a dog in your life.
2. Wonderful Large Dog Tattoo Designs
Large dog tattoos are probably going to be the choice of those more experienced with tattoos. Not only is this dog tattoo super creative, but you can also do it almost anywhere, and use it as a cover-up tattoo as well. Be aware that larger tattoos hurt more and it will take you a couple of sessions to get them done. But, we are confident it will be worth it for this dog tattoo!
3. Small Dog Tattoos
If you are a fan of minimalist tattoo designs, then this dog tattoo is for you! These dog tattoos designs are small and easy to do. They are fantastic tattoos for beginners since you can get them done quickly, without a lot of pain and you can easily hide them when needed. With a dog tattoo like this one, you can find inspiration from many dog tattoo ideas and we are confident you and everyone around you are going to love it!
4. Paw Print Tattoo
While a paw print tattoo may seem like a very simple and basic dog tattoo, you can make it super creative and unique by adding color to it. A paw dog tattoo can look quite beautiful when you do it as a watercolor tattoo. Make sure you find a good tattoo artist to achieve a perfect dog tattoo. Be aware that colored tattoos fade faster than all-black tattoos and they do hurt a bit more. Nonetheless, we are confident that with a stunning dog tattoo like this one all eyes will be on you!
5. White Dog Tattoo Ideas
White dog tattoos are the way to go for those who are tired of all-black ink tattoos but don’t want to go too crazy with colors. A small dog tattoo as the one in the photo can be done anywhere on your body and it is a great way to show off your love for that special dog in your life. You can get this tattoo in one session and it is great for those who don’t tolerate pain well. Sometimes less is truly more and this dog tattoo proves it!
6. Perfect Dog Tattoo Designs
An all-black ink dog tattoo is going to be the choice of those who want their tattoos to look super badass. Dog tattoos are very versatile and you can do them in any way you like. A dog tattoo as the one in the photo is going to turn your body into a real piece of art, while also making sure everyone around you knows how much you love your dog. We are confident that you are going to want to share this stunning dog tattoo with everyone in your life!
7. Realistic Dog Tattoo Designs
Realistic dog tattoos aren’t easy to do, so first make sure you find a good tattoo artist. Dog tattoos like this one are going to take everyone’s’ breath away. Not only does it look so realistic, but it can also turn any part of your body into artwork. A dog tattoo like this one will need a lot of time to be finished. Also, it will probably have a high pain level. Still, with a dog tattoo like this one, all compliments will be coming your way.
8. Dog Remembrance Tattoos
If you want to do a dog tattoo as a memory of a dog that isn’t here anymore, then this is the one to find inspiration from. It is done as a sleeve tattoo, with a lot of colors and it can make everyone realize how special this dog was. You can do the tattoo on your arm, leg, chest or any other larger part of your body. While it will take you a couple of sessions to get this tattoo done, we know that the loving memory of the dog will be worth it.
9. Dog Outline Tattoos
Having a dog isn’t a predicament for getting a dog tattoo. For instance, Courage the Cowardly Dog is one of the ways to go. There are many famous dogs that you can tattoo. It is one of the ways you can show your love towards dogs or a show, or anything you want. If you decide to get a dog outline tattoo it shouldn’t hurt as much and it is also a great tattoo for beginners!
Having Said All of That,
Dog tattoos are going to be the choice of those true dog lovers out there. They are a fantastic way to show your love towards any dog out there aka your best friend. Hopefully, you liked today’s article and maybe you found inspiration for your dog tattoo.
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