The wolf has long been considered as an important animal both in the world of folklore as well as mythology. The wolf tattoo arts presented here are ideally suited to meet the diverse tastes of all ardent tattoo lovers. People get tattoos, not only for decoration, but also to signify an event or personal belief. In the Mohawk tribe, wolf tattoos indicated a totem-like power and showed an affiliation with that particular tribe.
Roman mythology: the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus had wolf totem symbols and were believed to have been raised on the milk of a wolf. Norse mythology: when Odin and Valkyries tasted victory, they used the wolf as their symbol. Celtic mythology: for the Celts, the wolf was a symbol of the power of the moon and several stories abound related to it.
Asian mythology: for several Asian cultures, the wolf was given the status of doorkeeper to the heavens.


Christianity gave more importance to the negative attributes of the wolf rather than its positive ones. Despite the basic form of wolf tattoos such as a wolf head, lone wolf, howling wolf or tribal wolf, the design can be manipulated to create any symbolism or idea imaginable, and in fact, should be. You are not authorized to see this partPlease, insert a valid App IDotherwise your plugin won't work. They have been associated with both positive and negative forces, and as such wolf tattoos are rich in symbolic meanings. Since the beginning, men have noticed the pack characteristics of the wolf, and felt drawn to the loyalty of the animal. When a young man of Indian heritage reached puberty and he felt that the wolf was his totemic animal, he was given a wolf tattoo through the process of pricking the skin and rubbing the spots with ashes. Tattoos are for life, and need to be carefully considered for more than just the aesthetic value before you get it permanently engraved in your skin. Some of the ideas that wolf tattoos might signify include maleness, powerfulness, success, cleverness, bravery, secrecy, smartness, devotion, loyalty, fierceness, the devil and the dark forces.


They are often considered a symbol of traits we ourselves think we possess or traits we want to possess.
Domesticated wolves were the first canine "pet" that people ever had, and the traits of intelligence, loyalty and ferocity have been duly noted. Those blessed with the wolf totem symbol were believed to be very expressive both vocally as well as physically. A howling wolf may be shown alongside the image of a moon, which indicates the idea of a werewolf.
Wolf tattoos can come in various styles, such as the Celtic version, the Native American wolf, the wolf with skull motif and the wolf with shiny, blue eyes.



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