101 Wolf Tattoo Designs with a Meaning

The tattoos featuring the wolf in their design are not only picturesque to look at but also have several symbolic meanings. There is a huge number of wolf based designs depending on what emotion and symbolism that you wish your tattoo to project. Since the wolf has been associated with both negative and positive forces the wolf tattoos have both good and evil connotations.

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Wolf tattoo design is ideal for both men and women and what brings the difference is how the choice of the design and how they are worn

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Much of the time tattoos are displayed in open surfaces of the body for authentic display and expression of the obvious. A wolf tattoo at the back has a lot more to do with spirituality or an important secret.

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Wearing a wolf tattoo design like the one below require some element of boldness. The design expresses that strong and aggressive character that one some would love.

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Wolf tattoo can be worn in different places. Just like in the design below, the hand equally expresses that ideal place for wearing the tattoo.

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Different meanings associated with the wolf tattoo

Some of the things that wolf tattoos mean include the act of devotion, maleness, success, victory, secrecy, bravery, smartness, dark forces, the devil, fierceness, bonds of the family, being powerful and cleverness. Many associate the wolf with being loyal as it is a known fact that wolves move and live in packs.

There is an order and hierarchy where the wolves are devoted to the alpha male. They are known to die and sacrifice many things while protecting the pack. The younger wolves are firmly and lovingly taken care off by the father and mother wolf. What is more wolves also mate for life. Many people chose the wolf tattoo for these very reasons. Some people go with multiple wolves in their tattoo design to denote family.

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This wolf tattoo design below looks cool on the wearer. Wolf tattoo is known to have unique characters that are contrasting. The design below expresses a calm and focused wolf, a fact that many would love to identify with.

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Beautiful Masculine ideas for wolf tattoo

Before you choose the kind of design to wear you should be keen on the meanings associated with the tattoo. Wolf tattoos express different things for different people. Its therefore ideal that you choose a design that matches with your personality well.

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Sometimes a wolf can be about affection and love by having two wolves in a tattoo. With such tattoos the wolves have a loving and gentle expression on their faces. Some try to make it look cuter by adding other romantic symbols or even the name of their loved ones. Another popular motif is depicting the wolf howling away at the moon. The werewolf is a concept that associates the wolf with a full moon where things are believed to take a turn for the worse.

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Wolf tattoos are also worn by women however the design chosen should be something that expresses femininity. The design below has some feminine features that makes it look elegant.

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A simple and elegant design like the one below is ideal for a lady. The design is cool and fits well on the place its worn.

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  1. These tattoos are sooo cool …

    I was wondering if someone would be able to tell me the exact / closest meaning of a wolf within a dreamcatcher … coz I recently dreamt about a white & brown wolf – white 1 vicious, brown 1 fended off the white 1 n sat right next to me protectively. I was confused .. but in end, both wolves sat on either side wanting me to pet them??? Also, towrad th end, I saw sort of an image where my dreams were getting filtered through ‘ a something ‘ – not sure what that was.


    • Wolves in Native American culture mean unity , strength , loyalty , protection and love I’m not sure if this helps but it’s the meaning

  2. ive always like wolves and i like a wolf and moon tattoo to convey protection and strength or even love. i found one i like but i read that its not always good meaning to have a wolf tattoo or one with moon. can someone confirm if ok? or meaning or wolf with moon tattoo?

  3. The Wolf is how you intupritate it . For me a wolf is a truly beatiful animal with all most magical powers ! I have on my left shoulder a tattoo of a wolf and a dream catcher ! Each to their own , how they take the meaning of this ! It’s a bit like life really ! A tattoo should have a meaning for you not anyone else!

  4. I am finally going to get my wolf tatt, I have many tatts and I have to say ththat where other people say getting tatts really hurt I never seel to feel the pain I talk to the tattooist incessantly and the next thing I know the tatts done. But I have always had this fascination with wolves the beauty of them,the way they respond to the leader of the pack, the way they all seem to look after the new cubs that are born into the pack,they just seem so majestic, and you can see wisdom in their eyes, I don’t know whether I just have always wanted to have a wolf tatts or whether my love for them is speaking to my heart to tell me to get the tatts. I have seen several wolf tatts now but I had this person who has studied wolves and Native Americans and apparently he was told that when he goes to get his tatts of a wolf that it will not be him that will choose the tattoo, but rather the wolf will call out to him. Is this true? Can some one help me on this one because I have seen seval tatts that I adore I just can’t seem to make upnmy mind.I am a soft hearted person who would help any one should they need it, I love animals and abhors people who are cruel to any animal, but I tend to lean towards dogs and cats, but I have huge respect and oddly enough a love for Crocks and Alligators. If that can tell you as to what kind of wolf in should have tattooed on me please do share.

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