The tattoo in the form of a dog of breed a bulldog looks quite brightly and unusually. The dog on this tattoo can be stylized as the character of the animated film or can also be absolutely realistic. It can be different kind - English, American or French bulldog. Anyway the dog seems to be reliable and faithful ally of the owner. Considering such variety of types of designs, the meaning of a bulldog tattoo can be different.
The tattoo in the form of an English bulldog are done by those people persons who are interested to show that they like English heritage. In this case the tattoo with an English flag or the coat of arms may be used with a bulldog tattoo. The tattoo of a bulldog in the USA is known to be a symbol of marine force.
In other countries the image of a bulldog symbolizes: patience, courage, firmness, constancy, family, fearlessness, protection, persistence. Also drawing of a bulldog can be a team symbol.
Attentively study the tattoo design before applying it on a body and don't hurry with a choice. Such tattoo can be your reliable friend and defender, as well as a subject for pity on for the rest of the life.
There are three popular types of tattoos with the image of bulldogs: a tattoo in realistic style, cartoon bulldogs and stylized. Realistic images of bulldogs that show the domestic pets are usually made as memory or a tribute to the four-leg friend of this breed. Cartoon bulldogs have no deep symbolism and meaning. The stylized tattoos with the image of a bulldog can be aggressive (thorns on a collar, the grin, readiness for a jump), in this case they are treated unambiguously – potential threat.
The tattoo a bulldog adds brutality to the owner. One of examples – Mikey, the main hero of cult "Fight club", had a tattoo with the image of a bulldog.
The dog is one of the oldest animals who are partners of the person and they exist for many milleniums. It isn't surprising that the tattoo in the form of a dog can be seen quite often, especially among men. Such tattoos are full of dynamics and brutality.
Most likely, the tattoo a dog attracts men because of existence of some great force, firmness and commitment. After all men have always been the defenders, soldiers guarding everyone in all times. The dog along with a lion was an emblem of notable people, and their images represented eminence and fidelity respectively. Even the Ancient Greek philosopher Plutarch emphasized that the dog is a symbol of conservatism and vigilance.
The symbol of this animal is inherent in cultural traditions of many people and everywhere the dog is known to be the faithful guard. Even if the dog is the supporter of powers of darkness, it is only the partner who accompanies the owner on his way.
The tattoo with the image of a dog can show both the light power, and the menacing sense, especially if representing any of the dogs of aggressive combative breeds. As such images can be not only monochrome, but also full-color, the prevailing black color in a tattoo of a dog symbolizes devil forces and death.
This demonic image is connected with that in ancient Scandinavian, Greek and Indian legends where the dog is a guard on the border between the worlds of live and dead. But even it helps souls of people to find in a next world the way. At the Celtic people and in Christian culture the symbol of a dog means courage, sincerity, bravery. The image of this animal also means great charm.
Perhaps, the tattoo a dog can not really suit for the people possessing reserved, unsociable character, to egoists. After all this animal is always open, trustful, devoted to the owner
So the dog tattoos may be really great.