Paw print tattoos are loved by many and whereas some just have them inked for beauty some have them for a reason. They have deeper meanings to some with the most common being a sign of moving forward, hence the paws are designed to represent a moving animal. Such tattoos have a series of paws progressively getting smaller and smaller and the walk continues. The other meaning could be the love for a pet and the pet could be alive or dead. They are also done in memory of children with each paw representing one child. The meaning depends on what the person wearing the tattoo wants to represent.
Apart from the above, paw print tattoos can go to show personal strengths and virtues, depending on the characteristics of the animal whose paws have been selected. There are so many pawed animals apart from your cat and dog and by knowing what each animal paw symbolizes, you can choose the print that best describes you.
Dog paw – This tattoo translates to adorable, very protective and friendly. If you love nature, then this can be a good paw print tattoo for you.
Cat paw – It is really loved maybe because cats are considered prettier and cuddly than dogs. It stands for being watchful, clever and sharp. If you feel this is who you really are, then you can have the paw print as your ideal tattoo.
Lion paw – It means power and strength and is a more suitable paw print for men who feel macho. You will love this print to match your strong character as a man who sticks to his principles.
Tiger paw – If you are energetic, powerful and unpredictable as a tiger go ahead and have this tattoo inked on you to express who you really are.
Leopard paw – The paw print is first of all very beautiful when done by a good artist. It means being fierce and brave like a soldier. It is a good choice for individuals who have no fear of anything and are always up for any challenge that comes their way.
Wolf paw – You possess fierce strength, you are loyal and expressive both physically and vocally. This is the message you pass across when you have a wolf paw print tattoo.
Boar paw – It is suitable for people who are sincere, sociable and determined. It is not a very popular paw print tattoo, but you can stand out from the crowd in it.
Other tattoos that you can choose from include fox, otter, badger, bear, deer, rat, rabbit, bird and cheetah. They all carry some sort of meaning to them as far as character goes and you should make sure that you look at the meaning of the paw print tattoo you are choosing just to be sure it interprets your personality right if you are getting the print tattoo to express the kind of person you are. When getting the tattoo, you can have other elements included or just choose a style that is interesting.