Symbolic Dog Tattoo Meanings
Confidence, Loyalty, Strength, Community, Friendship, Obedience, Protection, Courage, Intelligence ,Guidance, Determination, Faithfulness, Perception, Community, Guardianship, Teamwork
Chinese symbolism links the dog to prosperity, good fortune, obedience and friendliness. Aquarius in the Chinese zodiac is represented as a dog with a friendly disposition, philanthropic, empathic and very well-liked.
White dogs symbolize purification, clarity, virtue and stamina.
Red dogs symbolize virility also victory in personal battles.
Black dogs can be representative of the baying hounds of Hecate, who in myth and legends is the goddess of shadows. Black dogs are also considered 'shadow-riders' who are unafraid to walk boldly into dark places and as such are seen as protection and guard dogs.
Dogs are seen with Asclepius and important and powerful ancient Greek physician, and in many cultures, dogs were believed to have great healing powers as dogs were seen tending to there own wounds by licking them with remarkable healing results.