Bulldog tattoo is one of the brightest and the most unusual animal tattoo ideas. The design of the dog can be different: it can look like a cartoon character or completely realistic. It also can be a British, American or French bulldog. In any case, the dog will look as a reliable and faithful companion of its owner. Taking into consideration the variety of types of the drawings, bulldog tattoo meanings can be absolutely different.
British bulldog tattoo is done for people who want to show their direct bound with an inheritance of England. In this case, the Jack Union or a national emblem of England can be also found. In the USA, bulldog tattoo is a symbol of NAVY.
In other countries, the image of bulldog symbolizes patience, courage, persistence, stability, fearlessness, protection, and perseverance. According to this symbolism, the image of a bulldog can simply become a talisman of some sports team.
There are three popular archetypes of a bulldog tattoo: realistic tattoo, cartoonish and stylized. Realistic bulldog tattoos are usually made as a memory of pets – an act of honor to their loyalty and faithfulness. Cartoonish bulldog tattoos do not have a deep symbolism and more likely stand for the funny mood of its owner and self-irony, than the desire to say something with the tattoo design. The last kind of bulldog tattoos can be aggressive (thorns of a collar, ready to leap). In this particular case, they can be read as a potential threat.
Bulldog tattoo gives its owner some extra brutality and masculinity.