What Is the Meaning of a Paw Tattoo?

Paw tattoos have different meanings depending on what type of animal the print is designed after. For instance, dog and cat print tattoos sometimes symbolize the life of a beloved pet. These tattoos are often accompanied by the pet's name or the date of the animal's passing.

Bear print tattoos are common paw print tattoos that symbolize power, good luck, stability and mobility. Hip-hop superstar Eve has a distinct bear claw tattoo emblazoned just above each of her breasts. In some instances, paw print tattoos are simply an artistic symbol that someone thinks would look good tattooed on her body.