Before you get a wolf tattoo, you have to know about wolves itself.
A wolf is a powerful and intelligent animal that lives in packs and can survive no matter how bad the conditions are. In a lot of the myths and legends wolves are portrayed as a warrior symbol.
The culture that respected and idolized wolves the most are the Native Americans. They believed that a wolf is so much more than just an animal. From strength and power, a wolf also stands as an example of wisdom, but also provided spiritual guides.
In other cultures, the Greek one, for example, wolves are represented like an evil species. There were some stories in ancient Greece about people turning into wolves once a year and going hunting. In Egypt, the wolf is seen as the protector and guardian of the souls in the afterlife. He has the same role in The Roman mythology, as a young she-wolf takes care of the two boys that will build the first city.
Wolf Tattoo Meanings
Wolf tattoo designs
There are so many options out there when it comes to what design to get. Do you want a big wolf tattoo? A small one? A colorful or a black and white? Don’t worry, we have all of them and after seeing all the option, hopefully, you will make up your mind.
Tribal wolf tattoo
Here is the thing, a wolf can be your protector, so why not place it in a dream catcher? Two times protected.
Geometric wolf tattoo
A geometric tattoo can be a great choice if you want some extra personality and edge to your tattoo.
How about one that is inspired by the cubism era?
Watercolor Wolf tattoos
If black tattoo’s bored you to death, watercolor is the way to go. Especially if you have a personality that doesn’t follow the rules and you are a really creative person.
It doesn’t have to be bright to be colorful, you can get it in different shades of blue and a little bit of black.
Howling wolf tattoo
In mythology a howling wolf in front of a full moon can’t be something good and it usually represents that something bad is about to happen. But in time, people started to see the wolf in moonlight like some light into the darkness.
Celtic wolf tattoo
Small wolf tattoo
For a tattoo to be beautiful it doesn’t have to be big. So if you are not ready for the commitment of a big tattoo, here are the best small wolf tattoos designs.
Wolf sleeve tattoo
Traditional Wolf Tattoo
Traditional wolf tattoo is more wild and more aggressive, there are hundred of stories about wolves and usually these stories are a part of traditions. Here are some traditional Wolf tattoo designs, one thing common in them is the red color.
Red rose and traditional wolf are a beautiful combination as you can see in above bicep tattoo.
Traditional wolf tattoo on hand look more awesome.
Yellow eyes traditional wolf tattoo on right hand with surrounding red color.
Lone Wolf Tattoo
A lone wolf is an animal or person that generally lives or spends time alone instead of with a group. Wolves usually spend time in group, so a lone wolf represent a lonely or broken heart. Here are few lone wolf tattoo designs.
Wolf Paw Tattoo
The paw tattoos of any animals usually represent your affiliation with that animal or pet. You may want to see some quality of this animal in yourself, but the best description can be provided by the wearer. Wolf paw tattoo also become popular, and its represent the strength and power.