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Rottweiler Tattoos And Meanings; Rottweiler Tattoo Designs And Ideas-Rottweiler Tattoo Pictures

Updated on July 19, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.



When it comes to popular dog breeds, the Rottweiler ranks around the top. Rottweiler tattoos are often found on owners that love this beautiful dog breed. Their black, tan, and mahogany coats are absolutely beautiful and they make for a great tattoo. Rottweiler tattoos stand out when they are done correctly and they have a certain finesse about them. In this article, we will discuss some facts about the Rottweiler. You will have a chance to look at rottweiler tattoo designs and you will be able to learn what Rottweiler tattoos symbolize.

The Rottweiler is considered to be a domestic dog that originated from Rottweil, Germany. Rottweilers were used to pull butchered meat and to heard livestock in Rottweil and nearby locations. They were known for their brute strength and power, but also for their intelligence. In this age and time, Rottweilers are used as guard dogs, guide dogs, and they are still used to herd livestock. The Rottweiler has a life span between 9 and 12 years. Rottweilers can get very big over time. Male Rottweilers can weigh up to 130 pounds and females can weigh up to 110 pounds.

Rottweiler owners are not the only people that get Rottweiler tattoos. There are a variety of different people that choose Rottweiler tattoos. Some people may have love and respect for the Rottweiler breed and choose to get a tattoo of the beautiful dog. You may be a dog lover or an animal lover. You may have a special level of respect for the Rottweiler. Anyone of these groups may and have considered Rottweiler tattoos.

There are a variety of different ways that the Rottweiler can be portrayed in tattoo designs. The most popular and most common way that Rottweilers are portrayed in tattoos is by a head shot. This design only shows the Rottweiler's head, possible part of the shoulders and neck. In such tattoos, the Rottweiler may be portrayed growling, barking, calm, playful, or ferocious. The Rottweiler can also be portrayed in a full body design, which includes the entire dog. The Rottweiler may be designed laying down, sitting, walking, or being watchful. Rottweilers may also be portrayed with a spike collar, chains, dog tags, or a rope. There are many postures to consider and designs before you choose your tattoo.



Although many people believe that the Rottweiler tattoo has no overall meaning, it does. Rottweiler tattoos are chosen for a variety of different reasons. Many people get them of their own Rottweiler, but others where them for symbolic purposes. Below, you can find the meanings behind the Rottweiler tattoo.

  • Intelligence
  • Leadership
  • Strength
  • Power
  • Authority
  • Protection
  • Aggressive
  • Loyalty

There are a few different symbols that are often incorporated into Rottweiler tattoos. Barbed wire tattoos are often associated with Rottweiler tattoos. Chains, flames, and fire can also be used in Rottweiler tattoos. Another popular choice often incorporated into Rottweiler tattoos is tribal art. In most Rottweiler tattoos, the dog is often portrayed alone. This doesn't mean that you can't add to the tattoo design though.

There are a few things you should consider before getting a tattoo. Most people take a picture of their own Rottweiler when they go to get a tattoo. This is normal. You may get this tattoo cause you love your dog or the dog may have passed away. If you don't have a personal picture and you have chosen this tattoo for beauty or symbolic purposes, you should take the time to do your own research. Take the time to look at Rottweiler tattoo designs so you have a general idea of what you want in your tattoo. Don't rush to get inked. People that rush usually regret their tattoo later on down the road. If you feel that the Rottweiler tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo symbols, designs, ideas, and meanings. Thanks for your visit. Questions are welcome.



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      7 years ago

      just lost my second, thinking of getting a tat, nice article.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Rdsparrowriter, thanks for taking the time to read this article. I am glad you enjoyed them.

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      7 years ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Wow tatoos!! Great and very creative :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Ann, thanks for the visit. Sounds great. Glad to help. If you ever get the chance, would love to see it when you are finished.

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      7 years ago

      absolutely love this! it helped me decide what i want my own rottie to look like! he is my best friend and i want the world to know

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      AE, thanks for dropping by. Hope you enjoyed them. That is a nice tattoo.

      Gypsy, point taken. I have seen one or two, just to represent strength/power, to that nature. But your right, many our owners.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and awesome. Don't think I'd want such a tattoo unless I owned a Rottweiler but super just the same.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, The tattoo that covers the entire hip is amazing. Thank's again for sharing...


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