Henry Wheeler Shaw, a famous 19th century writer, once said, “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than it loves itself.” While it may be foolhardy to quantify love, we all have heard of stories of a dog’s unconditional love for its master. There are different ways to celebrate a dog’s loyalty – some give doggie treats and toys, some choose long leisurely walks, while some opt for something rather permanent: dog tattoos.
Dog tattoos symbolize fidelity, obedience, intelligence, and protection – qualities that are attributed to man’s best friend. Even with the beautiful symbolism, there is one primary reason why dog owners get dog tattoos – to immortalize that deep friendship between man and dog. Take the case of Miley Cyrus. When her Alaskan Klee Kai pooch Floyd died in a coyote attack, she was devastated. The best way she could think of to commemorate his legacy was get a tattoo of Floyd with a speech bubble that said, “With a little help from my fwends”.
1. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you – especially if it can bite you back.