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Tattoos and Body Art
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings

What do dog tattoos symbolize?


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February 22, 2011 5:42PM

companionship, protection and faithfulness. The dog is considered universally to be the guard of the underworld or the otherworld. In Aztec mythology, the Red Dog led the recently departed across the Great River and through the afterworld. In Egypt, the guardian of the dead was Anubis, the dog-headed god, the jackal, always portrayed as black. Actually, it was the symbol of both death and regeneration

Dogs are man's companion in the light of the day but also moves easily into the role of night time guardian and guide through the darkness of death.