Increasingly, our pets are becoming bigger and bigger parts of our lives. We take them to bars and restaurants, we take them on vacation, we throw them birthday parties, and some even go as far as to invite them to our weddings or make them part of our ceremonies. Nowadays, our dogs and cats are more than just our pets, they are valued members of our families! For many of us, our beloved fur babies are our only children.
As our pets have become huge parts of our families, we’ve begun to go the extra mile to celebrate our love for them. Some of us chose to throw pet themed parties, buy them their own Christmas presents, purchase pet themed jewelry and fashion, and decorate our homes with pet themed decor. We certainly make our love for them known!
But there’s another even better way that we can celebrate and memorialize our pets for life. If you really want to show off your cat or dog and show the world just how much they mean to you, then it’s time to get some pet themed ink. There’s no end to the ways you can celebrate your pet through art! And is there really any better way to keep them close to your heart forever?
So what are some of the most popular pet themed tattoos?
First, you can opt for a simple and understated tattoo by inking a copy of your dog or cat’s paw print on your leg or wrist. To get an exact copy, press your dog’s paw with some pet safe ink onto a piece of paper for an even more personalized tattoo or personalize your paw print tattoos with your pet’s name and adoption or birth date. Of course, you can also choose to skip out on the paw print altogether and tattoo their name, adoption date, or birth date as a reminder of the day your life changed forever.
Another great option to celebrate your pet is by getting a portrait tattoo of your dog and cat. A portrait tattoo will capture your dog or cat’s likeness perfectly. Every time you look down you’ll be able to see their adorable, smiling faces looking up at you. It’s like carrying around a picture of them forever. You can choose to keep your portrait simple or make it a little more elaborate with some fun details like flowers, leaves, stars, or more.
Lastly, you can also choose to get really creative with your pet tattoos and ink on some quirky cartoon versions of your pet. Or you can come up with something completely new and never seen before. Just be sure that whatever you end up choosing reflects your pet’s unique personality.
To help you celebrate your love for man’s best friend and decide which tattoo is best for you, we’ve rounded up several unique and adorable pet tattoos that you can draw inspiration from to design your own. Below are some of our favorite tattoos that will put you in the tail wagging spirit.
Simple Paw Print Designs
These simple, small designs can be incorporated into a larger piece or left alone! If left alone, they look great places on a wrist, ankle, or forearm, although there’s absolutely no limit on where you can place them. Keep them solid black or add a pop of color to really make them shine.
These beautiful portraits have captured the beauty of each pet’s face perfectly. The elaborate and colorful flowers help to make each tattoo even more striking. If you’re planning on getting a portrait completed, keep in mind that these tattoos tend to be larger and so are particularly well suited for positioning on the arms and legs. Additionally, portrait tattoos are well suited for both color and black ink!
There adorable cartoon renditions of dogs and cats will absolutely melt your heart! These designs are simple, small, and fun and look great no matter where they are placed or whether they are in black or colored ink!
No matter what style of pet tattoos you prefer, you’re bound to fall in love with these adorable renditions of man’s best friend. After your pet tattoo is completed, it’ll serve as a reminder of the love between you and your pet!