Dog Paw Tattoo Designs For Men

Top 69 Dog Paw Tattoo Ideas – [2020 Inspiration Guide]

To honor man’s best friend in a sleek manner, your finest option is definitely a dog paw tattoo. These cunning adornments carry an air of sublime sweetness that most body art seems to lack in this day and age.

Dog paw tattoos are serenely sentimental creations that combine canine beauty with rugged austerity.

Man’s best friend has finally found a fitting tribute. The breed can be slyly determined by the shape of its footprint, and the overall impact will remain intact.

These masterpieces are swiftly adorned, and they usually only require black ink. As such, they are immediately accessible by all walks of life. A complete path can be illuminated by having the tracks lead in a certain direction, or different types of prints can indicate a wildly mixed pack of animals.

Nature enthusiasts absolutely adore dog paw tattoos, and they are also renowned by hunters who want to affectionately represent their most faithful ally. These cuddly critters are the greatest companions that mankind has ever known, and this connection can finally be taken a step further than previously allowed.

Heartfelt decadence shall be yours for life with any of the gallant choices that we have presented in the succeeding compilation:

1. Unique Dog Paw Tattoos

Guy With Dog Paw Shoe Print Tattoo On Leg Calf

This is an interesting piece that incorporates a boot print along with two paw prints, perfectly capturing the powerful bond that the wearer has with their canine. 

Decorative Flower Dog Paw Mens Tattoo Ideas

Here, the artist takes a more illustrative approach that uses patterns inspired by the Persian textiles known as Paisley to great effect, perfectly completing this unique and charming ode to the dogs in our lives.  

Small Dotwork Guys Dog Paw Tattoo On Forearm

This piece uses geometric designs and black and gray ink to complete this clean example of an illustrative paw print tattoo.  

Tribal Dog Paw Tattoos For Men On Upper Arm

Small Mens Realistic Dog Paw Print Tattoo On Upper Chest

Blackwork Mens Dog Paw Forearm Tattoos

Hand And Dog Paw Mens Negative Space Memorial Back Tattoo

While many people use the clothes they wear and the music they listen to as a means to express their unique personalities and set themselves apart from the pack, perhaps the most powerful way to stand out from the crowd is with tattoos.  

These permanent tributes are great ways to commemorate important life events, family and friends and the relationships we form with our dogs provide the perfect opportunity to get tattooed. Utilizing a variety of different approaches and styles, these interesting designs draw inspiration from man’s best friend and are great examples of unique dog paw tattoos.  

2. Black and Gray Dog Paw Tattoos

Black Ink Shaded Cool Fuzzy Dog Paw Mens Leg Calf Tattoos

Detailed Male Fuzzy Dog Paw Print Tattoo On Lower Leg

Cool Shaded Dog Paw Print Male Tattoos

Arm Dog Paw Angel Wings Mens Tribute Tattoo

Upper Chest My Protection And Best Friend Zoe Dog Paw Tattoo On Male

Man With Shaded Dog Paw Black And Grey Ink Tattoo

While color may suit certain peoples’ tastes and dispositions, for others bright colors seem gaudy and unnecessary. Thankfully for these folks, there is a style and approach to tattoos that is better suited to their sensibilities. The effect that is created with the smooth shading and subtle gradation of tones that is typical of black and gray tattooing is classy and restrained, and it is perfect for these commemorations to beloved pets.  

Some of these designs take a realistic approach that is perfect for black and gray, while others use an illustrative style that, while different, is also expertly applied with this monochrome scheme. These tattoos are great examples of how clean and appealing black and gray work is. 

3. Full Pad Dog Paw Tattoos

Mens Rib Cage Side Dog Paw Tattoo With Details

Amazing Realistic Guys Dog Paw Arm Tattoo

Dog Paw Mens Foot Tattoo With Realistic Design

Man With Upper Chest Tattoo Of Realistic Dog Paw Design

3d Shadow Guys Dog Paw Tattoo Designs

Dog paws are like any other design element in that there are a variety of approaches and styles that can be used to complete these powerful memorials to the beloved pets that share our lives. Some of the pieces we have examined have taken an illustrative approach to dog paws, and while this is acceptable for some people, other folks prefer a more realistic interpretation.  

Completed mostly with black and gray ink, these tattoos are great examples of how a talented artist is able to capture the tiny details like clumps of fur and texture on the pads of the paw that set these pieces apart from other, similar designs.  

4. Watercolor Dog Paw Tattoos

Amazing Guys Watercolor Dog Paws Tattoo On Chest

Guys Dog Paw Watercolor Colorful Forearm Tattoos

Cool Watercolor Blue And Black Ink Mens Small Dog Paw Print Tattoo On Arm

Rusty Dog Paw Watercolor Male Memorial Pet Tattoos

A growing trend in the tattoo world uses a loose composition and vibrant colors to create the effect of watercolor paint applied directly to the skin, and these brightly colored dog paws are the perfect expression of many people’s relationship with their animals.

Another interesting technique that is used in these watercolor inspired pieces creates simple black outlines that provide the shape of the dog paw, while the color ink is applied in a splatter style that doesn’t necessarily follow this outline. These tattoos are great examples of the style.  

5. Ink Effect Dog Paw Print Tattoos

Guys Small Dog Paw Chest Tattoo Ideas

Multiple Dog Paw Prints Mens Back Tattoo

Tiny Mens Dog Paw Lower Leg Tattoos With Watercolor Design

Small Guys Dog Paw Tattoo Inspiration On Inner Forearm

Triangle Dog Paw Abstract Male Tattoos

Male With Cool Dog Paw Watercolor Black Ink Tattoos

Hand Dog Paw Memeorial Guys Watercolor Tattoo With Lettering Design

Male 3d Dog Paw Inner Forearm Tattoo Designs

Masculine Mens Watercolor Dog Paw Tattoo On Arm

Negative Space Mens Shaded Dog Paw Tattoo

Animal Dog Paw Print Mens Wrist Tattoos

Double Dog Paws Mens Wrist Tattoos

Awesome Dog Paw Inked Mens Leg Calf Tattoo Ideas

Cool Dog Paw Pattern Male Forearm Tattoos

Watercolor Thigh Dog Paw Tattoo For Men

Another interesting effect that is expertly utilized in these pieces uses black ink and a loose approach to give the impression of a dog paw dipped in ink and then applied to the skin. This is a playful approach and is sure to hit home with any dog owner that has cleaned up muddy paw prints after a happy dog comes home from playing outside. Using only black ink, these simple designs perfectly capture the intense bond that is formed between owners and their dogs.  

6. Face Incorporated Dog Paw Tattoos

Mens Dog Paw Upper Chest With Portrait Tattoo

Pitbull Mens Dog Paw Leg Tattoos

Black Lab Mens Dog Paw Inner Arm Tattoos

Upper Chest Animal Dog Paw Print Mens Tattoo Ideas

Dog Portrait In Paw Mens Back Tattoos

For some people a simple paw print is a great way to memorialize a family pet, though, for others a more complex design is better suited to commemorate man’s best friend. One option for these folks is to incorporate a dog’s face into the design.  

These tattoos utilize a clever composition that places the eyes, nose and mouth of the animal within the pads of the paw and obscures the rest of the face with negative space. This is an interesting approach that further highlights the powerful relationship that many people have with their beloved canines.  

7. Simple Black Ink Dog Paw Tattoos

Dog Paw Print Tracks Mens Small Tattoo Ideas

Dog Paw With Olive Branches Small Guys Tattoos

Solid Black Ink Dog Paw Palm Tattoo For Men

Dotwork Guys Dog Paw Rib Cage Side Tattoos

Man With Negative Space Black Ink Dog Paw Rib Cage Side Tattoo

Small Simple Guys Dog Paw Solid Black Ink Forearm Tattoo

Double Dog Paw Guys Shoulder Tattoo Design Ideas

Negative Space Dog Paw Silhouette Tattoo On Mans Foot

Gentleman With Memorial Dog Paw Print Lettering Tattoo

Small Simple Guys Shaded Old School Dog Paw Tattoo On Rib Cage Side

Geometric Linework Guys Dog Paw Arm Tattoo Design Ideas

Despite the opportunity that tattoos provide for intricate details and mind blowing designs, some people prefer things a bit simpler. Thankfully for these folks with more subdued tastes, paw print tattoos are perfectly suited to these restrained designs for a couple reasons.  

First of all, dog paw tattoos do not require vibrant colors to make for compelling designs. They are also instantly recognizable: there is no mistaking a paw print tattoo for anything other than a dog lover’s ode to their favorite animal companions. These simple, black tattoos are great examples of how well suited paw prints are for this approach.  

8. Dog Paw Impression Tattoos

3d Male Dog Paw Shaded Tattoos On Arm

Mens 3d Ultra Realistic Dog Paw Stone Forearm Tattoos

Mens Rib Cage Side 3d Stone Dog Paw Print Tattoo Designs

Stone 3d Dog Paw Tattoo For Men On Legs

Stone Dog Paw Prints Mens Forearm Tattoo Ideas

Mens Stone Dog Paw 3d Tattoo On Upper Arm

Another trend that is gaining popularity in the tattoo community uses a realistic approach to create texture and produce the effect of an image being carved into stone or sand. By utilizing fine line work and a clever use of drop shadows, a depth is created in these designs that can elicit double takes from casual observers.  

Thanks to the way dogs leave their distinctive paw prints everywhere they go, this interesting approach is perfectly suited for these designs that will act as a permanent reminder of the profound bond we form with canines.  

9. Simple Color Dog Paw Tattoos

Human Hand With Dog Paw Mens Small Forearm Tattoo Designs

Mens Rib Cage Side Furry Dog Paw Tattoo

Mens Small Heart Dog Paw Foot Tattoos

Mens Watercolor Zeus Memorial Shoulder Tattoos

Realistic 3d Dog Paw Mens Arm Tattoo

Tennis Ball And Fur 3d Dog Paw Male Arm Tattoo

Realistic Guys Dog Paw Foot Tattoo

Just because a design is simple don’t mean it has to be drab. A hint of color here and there can help set a tattoo apart from other subdued designs and can be applied to a variety of different styles. Everything from neo-traditional to photo-realism are represented in this broad cross section of styles and approaches and these tattoos demonstrate how far a little color can go when it comes to paw print tattoos.  

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