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Wolf Tattoo Art
Wolf tattoos have a unique place in body art because the wolf itself means many things to a disparate number of people.
It can be a pest and threat to the owners of livestock while having spiritual meaning to tribal societies, where some consider it having a powerful spirit connected to it.
One thing about wolf tattoos I realized is those inking them don't seem to have a solid concept of what they could do with it, so while there are some interesting and well done wolf tattoos, most of them were in ubiquitous poses most of us think of with wolves, and there wasn't an awful lot of variety and creativity that could be more thorougly enjoyed.
Even so, I was able to find a few that looked pretty good, and you can see them here.
What I would like to see more of with the wolf tattoo is a full body in attack or hunting mode. There's a little of that in some of the wolf tattoo designs, but nowhere near what it could have been.
Wolves are one of the most ferocious killing machines in the wild, and to not take account of that loses some of the drama and power that a tattoo image could capture.
At the same time, some do convey the teeth of the wolves correctly, and those are strong images.
Most Popular Wolf Tattoo Design
By far the most popular tattoo design for a wolf theme is of one howling-at-the-moon., While it must be part of the wolf tattoo genre, I would go another way if I was going to have a wolf inked on me.
But that's obviously personal taste, so it's not right or wrong in that sense. For me, I would have it hovering over something it just killed to eat, or something similar to that, rather than simply standing howling with a moon in the background.
Another thing I would like is some of that blood-red moon glow or cloud line in the background, I think that would really add to the overall effect of the image.
Having said that, this one below is a pretty well-designed wolf, and the misty clouds encompassing the yellow moon look pretty convincing.
Wolf Howling at the Moon Tattoo Photo
Wolf tattoo paw
This wolf paw tattoo with the wolf looking through the paw from behind it is too cool. I love the yellow, foreboding eyes, and the death that is obviously behind them.
What the strength of a tattoo like this is is the attraction of it being a good conversation starter. One look at it and someone is sure to comment one way or the other about it. Since that's part of the reason for getting tattoos, it is a success in that regard, and a pretty good ink wolf design as well.
Wolf Looking Through Paw Tattoo Photo
Wolf Skull Tattoo
This wolf skull tattoo is very unique, and the only one of its kind I could find. It's kind of like ghost rider on four legs. It has a very sinister look that comes out in the tattoo.
The detail and lines of the tattoo are very well done, and for what it is, displays very well.
It's a little too intense for my taste, but a very impressive design nonetheless. The ripped flesh in the jaw area is particularly disturbing and noticeable.
Wolf Skull Tattoo Photo
Vicious, Snarling Wolf Head Tattoo
I like the teeth of this wolf, but unfortunately the head bares little resemblance to any type of real wolf. Yet the spirit behind it is right, and maybe that's what the artist was trying to portray. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
What looks good is the white and black lines of the fur as it pulls back from the nose and mouth area of the wolf.
With a little adjustment this tattoo design could be used for a number of animals that are known to bare their teeth.
Ferocious Wolf Head Tattoo Photo
Wolf Tattoo Tearing Out of Skin
Now this is a pretty cool wolf tattoo. Not only is the head breaking through the skin look good, but the paw below also shredding the skin is really cool. You can almost miss it by looking at the larger part of the picture.
This type of tattoo is known by some as "ripping the flesh" tattoos, something the wolf can definitely be identified with.
But wolf alien? That's a new one!
Tattoo of Wolf Ripping the Flesh Photo
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Tribal Wolf Tattoo
There aren't a lot of them to be found, but the tribal wolf tattoo below was one that was used occasionally by tattoo enthusiasts. This one wasn't anything special, but an example of how the themes were incorporated together.
The tribal designs were actually done much better than the head of the wolf, which it appears a number of tattoo artists have difficulty getting to look real.
In my opinion a tattoo artist that masters the wolf would be guaranteed a lot of work, as there just aren't a lot of real good ones out there.
Tribal Wolf Tattoo Photo
Tattoo of Wolf Running on Arm
Now this is the type of wolf tattoo I was really looking for. You get the shear power and killer instinct of the beast, and you can see how it would feel to be hunted or attacked by it.
I like how the tattoo artist put it together on the arm, as the placement works good. The detail of the wolf is fantastic, using shadow very effectively to generate the amazing work of art.
Photo of Running Wolf on Arm Tattoo
Full Back Werewolf Tattoo
This amazing full back werewolf tattoo is truly compelling and well done. The detail literally sticks out as you, as you can feel evident change from man to wolf or wolf to man, and the bulging veins are giving the appearance of being very powerful.
Another thing that really impressed me was the color of the tattoo, which flowed and worked together in a very skillful work of art. It is truly a great werewolf tattoo if that's what you're looking for.
Full Back Piece Wolf Tattoo Photo
Wolf tattoo improvement
As you can see, there are varying degrees of quality in these wolf tattoos, but you can also see that when they're done right, they can be as good as any tattoo you would want.
There's a lot of potentially good tattoo material in a wolf, and the tattoo design for them can be expanded and improved in a lot of ways, as those that are really done well here show.