Paw print tattoos are popular with both men and women. They can offer mysterious options in their design patterns and keep the viewer guessing the meaning. When considering paw print tattoo designs, there are no defined rules or guidelines you have to follow. Paw print tattoos can be simple in design with one or two paw prints or elaborate with twenty or more.
Meanings of Paw print Tattoos
Paw print tattoos are often seen as memorials to honor the loss of your pet. There are some general meanings for different paws. The bear’s paws represent courage, strength, and wisdom. The lion’s paws represent the heart, soul, and courage. The cat’s paws represent focus, vision, opportunity, and mystery.
Ideas for Paw Print Tattoo Designs
These tattoos look cute can be very fun to design. Most often, women get these tattoos for their cute appeal. The cat paw print is small and can have one or two marks alone or have a pattern traveling all over the body. Pick your paw print type and have fun with the design, then ink away.
Paw print tattoos used as a memorial are an excellent style to remember the loss of your pet. You can also have your pet’s name written under their paw print.
Tattoos of bear paws are prevalent in many different tribal art styles.
Tattoos of lion’s paws are popular with athletes because of their meaning of heart and courage and the lion’s good looks.
Cat’s paw prints are probably the most commonly seen on both men and women. They represent focus, vision, opportunity, and mystery and have an appeal to all. Cat’s paw prints look great when inked in single or multiple print designs.
Colors & Placement
Colors for paw print tattoos are most often seen in single dark ink colors. Adding colors is a personal choice that you will have to make, but your tattoo artist can help and look through the galleries to help with your color ideas.
Placement and sizing can range here a bit. Memorials, Bear and Lion paw prints may range from medium to large. They can be placed on the upper back, chest, arm, stomach, or leg. Small paw prints look the best in small design patterns running up the leg around the abdomen, over shoulders, and down the back.