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26 Stunning Pieces of Body Art You Won’t Regret (Spoiler Alert: They’re Dog Tattoos)

26 Stunning Pieces of Body Art You Won’t Regret (Spoiler Alert: They’re Dog Tattoos)

Dog love is a furever kinda love. There are no takebacks. When you jump into a pup-ship, you go all in.

noodle and jonathan
So, why not do that with your tattoos? After all, ink is forever, too. Here’s some tattoo inspiration from fellow dog lovers curated via (mostly) Instagram! We’ve included a variety of styles under each category for an idea that’ll show off your personality just as much as your love for your pooch.

Simple Lined Tattoos

There’s a reason why K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) is such an oft-repeated phrase. Simple always works. People who appreciate minimalism know that you just can’t go wrong with a clean, lined tattoo.

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dog ears line tattoo

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joa_0 leitao

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Dog Tattoo 20

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Dog Tattoo 23

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Dog Tattoo 24

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Dog Tattoo 25

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Dog Tattoo 35

Portrait Tattoos

Portrait tattoos come in all shapes and sizes. You can go very intricate with the shading and realism, or you can do the opposite and pursue the surreal, fantastical route like in #13.

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Dog tattoo

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Portrait

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Dog Tattoo 34

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Dog Tattoo 38

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Dog Tattoo 42

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Dog Tattoo 40

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terrier

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boston terrier

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portrait of a corgi tattoo

Tribal Tattoos

Combine the best of classic tribal style with your tail-wagger for a tattoo that is wholly you.

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Dog Tattoo 12

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Dog Tattoo 13

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Dog Tattoo 14

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tribal dog tattoo

Geometric Tattoos

Love minimalism but want a little more out of your tattoo? Geometric is the next best thing! Stylize with colors for a fancier look, or stick with sharp lines and angles in black ink for something more low-key.

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karl marks 1

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dog tat

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geometric

Whimsical Tattoos

From colors to fantastical styles to being downright edgy, these tattoos tend to go ALL OUT, so let your ideas run wild. This route requires a tattoo artist who can understand your idea and translate it into a tattoo, so do your research before you get inked!

24. Dog Tattoo 21

25. Dog Tattoo 22

26. whimsical dog tattoo

Featured images via @estudiotattooink, @Nastia Zlotin, AF Tattoo, & @karlmarks1

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