The Sweetest Pawprint Tattoo Ideas

Inside: The Sweetest Pawprint Tattoo Ideas.

Let’s face it: Dogs and cats are better than humans. And many of us have had dogs or cats in our lives that left lasting impressions on us — so why not commemorate them with something just as permanent? We’re talking about tattoos.

Here are 31 pawprint tattoo ideas to get you started! Celebrate your love of your sweet furry friend and get some beautiful ink at the same time!

pawprint tattoo ideas

Getting the Perfect Pawprint

To get the best results when making a dog paw print, it takes more than just grabbing an ink pad and a piece of paper. If you’re memorializing your dog in the form of a real paw print tattoo, you want to prepare her paw to give you the best possible result when printing.

First, clean her paw well with a washcloth or pet wipe. Make it as clean as possible, with no pieces of lint from the washcloth stuck in her pads or on her claws. Make sure you clean between her pads to remove any debris because the print will be of the bottoms of her paw pads.

Once your dog’s paw is prepped, it’s time to create his print. You can use non-toxic paint and brush and carefully paint his pads, or you can choose a nontoxic ink pad. If you choose the ink pad, press his paw into the ink or roll the ink onto his pads. You may want to have a helper with you for this step so that someone is holding him. If he’s moving around too much, he may smear the ink or get ink on furniture or other things you don’t want the ink on.

Designing Your Pawprint Tattoo

Once you’ve printed your dog’s paw print, you can head off to your favorite tattoo artist, or you may want to add something to the print to finalize your design. The options are unlimited. You may choose to incorporate your dog’s name into your tattoo, his date of birth, or perhaps a heart if your dog has already passed. There are many examples online of ways to turn this into artwork, such as a watercolor paw print tattoo, or even just framing the paw print in a nice frame.

Cute Pawprint Tattoo Ideas

We are in love with these sweet pawprint tattoo ideas, they are the perfect way to show just how much you love your fur babe!

1. Upper Back Paw Print

2. Across your foot

3.  Paw Print Lover

4. Mini Prints

Paw Print Tattoo

5. Nose Print Paw

6. Little Heart Paw Print

Cute Pawprint Tattoo Ideas

7. Holding Paws

8. Back of Leg

9. Up the Arm

10. Pretty Paw Heart

Paw Tattoo Ideas

Pawprint Tattoo Ideas

Pawprint tattoos are our favorite new obsession! Here are a few of our favorite pawprint tattoo ideas!

11. Flower Print Paw

12. Watercolor Pawprint

13. Colorful Sketched Paw

Colorful Ink Ideas

14. Paw Imprint

15. Flowery Print

16. White Ink Print

17. Tiny Paw

Pawprint Tattoos

18. Finger Tattoo

19. Behind the Ear

Small Tattoos

For Your Fur Babe

Here are the perfect pawprint tattoo ideas for your fur babe!

20. For sweet Lola

21. Infinity Paws

22. Colorful Paw Print

23. Angel Pup

Dog Tattoos

24. Dotted Prints

25. Titan

26. Realistic Paw

27. Kitty Paw

Cat Tattoos

28. Shoulder Paw Print

29. Ariel

30. Sunflower Paw Print

31. Sweet Paw Print

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More Tattoo Ideas

If you like these pawprint tattoo ideas then you will love these other great tattoo inspiration!

  • Half Sleeve Tattoo Ideas for Women – Tattoos have grown in popularity over the last decade but the half sleeve tattoos for women in particular have been growing rapidly. This tattoo begins either above the elbow to the shoulder or below the elbow to the wrist. This type of tattoo takes thought in creation, but it also takes thought in whether it works for each person, as it’s not as easy to cover up. Many questions arise and endless hours of research occur when looking for that perfect look. What is the statement I am trying to make? What will these tattoos represent? And the list could go on, and on, and on…
  • Semicolon Tattoo Ideas – Each tattoo is unique and a representation of its wearer’s style, emotions, and life. The semicolon tattoo is a popular symbol of an internal and silent struggle. Here are 89 of the most inspiring Semicolon Tattoo ideas.
  • Small Tattoo Ideas for Men – Small tattoos for men can be significant or just a whim of an idea. Maybe you already have a sleeve full of ink or your back is full of tattoos that you can’t show off and you want just something small to show off. This may be your one and only tattoo and you really want to make it count, but you are trying to figure out where to start.

Let us know in the comment your furry friend’s name! We love making new animal friends especially cute furry ones!