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Tattoos might not be for everyone, but we have to admit, the following 16 canine-inspired tattoos are so beautiful, they almost have us yearning for new ink. From memorials to simple celebrations of that special bond between you and your dog, tattoo styles and portraits have come a long way. We scoured the vast land of Instagram to bring you some of the most amazing pieces of art—enjoy!

In Memory

A Pug worthy of a masterpiece!

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This Boxer

It’s almost as if you’re looking right into this Boxer’s eyes.

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Those TEEF

Seriously though, what a smile! That’s one cheezy grin that’ll bring a smile to a LOT of people’s faces!

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Polaroid Perfection

Polaroid-style tattoos are becoming more and more popular and looking at this sweet Golden, you can’t help but smile.

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Gang’s All Here

Something about this just screams “Dream Team.”

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A Very Good Boy

One word: WOW.

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What a Smile

Look at that grin! This Hong Kong-based tattoo artist nailed this pup’s expression.

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You’re the Pom

We may not know the significance of the fruit, but I bet you there’s a sweet story behind it. The detail is mind-blowing, and that is one cute dog!

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Posin’

This tattoo is so perfect it almost doesn’t look real.

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Pure Love

This timelapse is definitely worth watching all the way through—talk about mesmerizing.

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Husky Vibes

We don’t know this dog, but we WANT to. Too cool for school.

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Poodle and Petals

This Poodle tattoo is sweet, simple, and filled with such detail that it looks like a pencil portrait.

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Who Said Treat?

A curious pup in a spot that allows it to be enjoyed each and every day.

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Floof n’ Flowers

Can’t you just imagine how soft this dog must be?

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Regal Rocky

The light and shadow work on this piece gives it an incredible amount of dimension. It’s almost as if you can envision Rocky sitting in a field, with the sun shining on him.

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Poodle Perfection

Everything about this tattoo is wonderful. The hoodie, boopable nose, and perfectly groomed toe floofs.

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Tattoos have come a long way, and there is a style for everyone. Want to see more? Click here to view #DogTattoo on Instagram.

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