20 Sublime Foo Dog Tattoos

By Robert Davies - 
20 Sublime Foo Dog Tattoos

The 'Lion of Buddha' or Foo Dogs are indeed lions and not dogs. They were the loyal and divine companions of Buddha and protectors of truth.
Foo Dogs most often come in pairs and are viewed as guardians. Extensively used in both Asian art and tattooing Foo Dogs were adopted by the royal family of China and used as a symbol of protection and imperial strength. Large Foo Dogs carved out of stone were placed at the entrances of palaces, temples and other buildings of importance, standing like guards with honor and pride. Many Foo Dog statues have a resemblance to a dog and it is because of this that people think Buddha's lions are dogs. While most paired Foo Dogs are male it is not uncommon to see a male and female Foo Dog together, the male is said to represent heaven and the female the earth.
Foo Dog tattoos are a popular oriental design and are frequently paired with other Asian symbols like flowers and dragons. Foo Dog tattoos are likewise a popular image in traditional Japanese tattooing and find a place in many Irezumi style bodysuits and sleeves. Foo Dogs just make a bright and colorful Asian style tattoo that standout and looks awesome!!
Masterful Backpiece by Filip Leu
Epic Hand Tattoo by Yushi Tattoo
Badass Head Tattoo by Yushi Tattoo
Great Tattoo by Alix Ge
Bold Work by Brad Stevens
Foo Dog Tattoo by Daan Verbruggen
Japanese Style Work by Dave Sinor
Foo Dog Tattoo by Elektrik Revolver
Another Amazing Tattoo by Filip Leu
Buddha's Lion by Illsynapse
Cool Tattoo by Koji Ichimaru
Foo Dog Tattoo by LTW Tattoo
Bright Hand Tattoo by Matt Hart
Great Tattoo by Koji Ichimaru
Foo Dog Tattoo by Nicklas Westin
Awesome Tattoo by Pino Cafaro
Foo dog tattoo
Killer Piece by Yushi Tattoo
artist unknown
Foo dog tattoo
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