Pet Owners Are Getting Tattoos of Their Beloved Dogs’ Paw-fect Feet

Tattoos offer many things, and one of those is a way of celebrating a beloved pet. If you’re looking to pay homage to your furry friend, what better way than with one of their paw prints; it’s their form of a signature that will be a permanent reminder of all of the walks, belly rubs, and games of fetch you played together.

Many people have taken the plunge to get dog paw tattoos. Because they’re relatively simple in design, it’s easy have them inked on your body and still remain inconspicuous. But, if you wanted to add some visual flair to the piece, a watercolor style tattoo is a brilliant option. It illuminates the body art in vibrant, fluid hues that's as colorful as your pooch's personality.

So, what’s the best way to make this form of animal tattoo faithful to your pup? Simple—let your dog “brand” you by pressing their paw onto your skin or on a piece of paper. Then, take it to your tattoo artist and have them translate it onto your skin. “It looks exactly like the muddy paw prints [my dog] Doodle leaves all over the house,” Kayla Harren explains. “Now I have one of my very own to carry around forever and ever.”

Pet owners are celebrating their favorite pooches by “branding” themselves with dog paw tattoos.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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