Wolf tattoo’s are often done in American Traditional, or realism, but can also be done in black and grey, neo-traditional, dotwork, tribal, etc. The wolf is often a symbol of determination. It can also stand for having strong ties to family and friends, as the wolf is a pack animal.
The wolf is a particularly meaningful animal for Native American peoples; it is seen as a totem of power and strength, and also a spiritual guide. Wolves are symbolic of family life, as wolves mate for life and are strong parents.
The wolf can also be used to represent hard times, or surviving hard times. A wolf tattoo that features a dagger often means that the person wearing the tattoo has overcome hardship, as well as a promise to oneself that they will never be defeated by personal struggles. Whatever the reason for a wolf tattoo,it is a strong design.
Black and grey wolf by Matthew Henning of Sacred Heart tattoo in Manchester.
Detailed neo-traditional hand banger by Håkan Hävermark at Crooked Moon tattoo in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Black and grey wolf by Matthew Henning of Sacred Heart tattoo in Manchester, and detailed neo-traditional hand banger by Håkan Hävermark at Crooked Moon tattoo in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Another popular wolf design is a woman wearing a wolf as a cowl, often inspired by Little Red Riding Hood or Princess Mononoke.
Alejandro Prada is a 23 year old blackwork, dotwork tattoo artist from Madrid, Spain, tattooing out of Kaifa’s Tattoo Studio. He mainly does geometric and mandala pieces, but his style can encompass everything from happy hot air balloons, to macabre skulls. Alejandro’s tattooing shows incredible attention to detail and diversity. He is a must see artist to anyone looking to be tattooed in Spain.
Deadpool (Wade Wilson, Merc With The Mouth, Regenerating Degenerate) is the hilariously violent Marvel anti-hero. The first appearance of Deadpool was in 1990 in an issue of “The New Mutants” where he was originally portrayed as a supervillain. Since then Deadpool has progressed to the role of wise cracking, smart ass, violent anti-hero. It has taken a long time, but the world has finally gotten a Deadpool movie, starring Ryan Reynolds. Here are a few of the best Deadpool tattoos!
Tattoos of Jesus Christ are a very popular design, particularly scenes depicting him wearing the crown of thorns or him on the cross. Jesus tattoos are also often paired with his mother Mary, or angels.
Jesus tattoos can be done in many styles, but the most popular are American traditional, realism, and black and grey. Here are a few of the best!