For many of us, our pets are family. They are loyal and loving, and when they pass, they take a piece of our hearts with them. For some, a tattoo can help the grieving process. It is a great way to keep the memory of the beloved pet with us at all times. Do you have a pet that has passed on, and want to get a memorial tattoo for him or her? Check out the following 15 most touching memorial pet tattoo ideas for inspiration:
This paw print is combined with angel wings, heavenly stars, and a halo, for a simple yet lovely memorial for the wearer’s beloved pooch.
A realitstic portrait may be th way to go. Look at the way this loyal pup is staring lovingly at the owner. This was probably how the wearer wanted to remember their favorite pet.
Handsome and stately, this cat memorial is framed in the most fanciful of frames on the wearer’s bicep.
The actual paw print of the pet is the perfect way to remember man’s best friend. The knocked out heart shows the love that the owner has for their favorite pet that has passed on.
Here we see a graphic tattoo design using black shapes to create the face of this wearer’s favorite pet looking up.
The paw prints here look like they are the entrance into a galactic state, possibly the rainbow bridge.
This portrait is absolutely stunning. Look at this chihuaha’s pink toe nails! So very cute, and a touching memorial for this wearer’s favorite girl.
A simplified icon of a heart made up of a cat with a striped tail. This cat memorial is more cartoonish and symbolic than realistic or literal.
Using the paint splatter, water color style, this pet memorial tattoo surely translates to this pup crossing over the rainbow bridge.
Here is another beautiful, realistic pet tattoo. The black and gray truly captures the essence of this pet owner’s beloved dog.
Wonderful old school tattoo of “Henry.”
Each paw represents a different pet this animal lover has lost. Because animals each have a unique personality, you can kind of get a sense of what each pet was like, or at least can guess at the names for each. This is a lovely, simple way for someone to get multiple pet memorials tattooed for each pet they’ve loved that has passed on.
Another simple paw print to represent the passing over the rainbow bridge.
This paw print is done in a pen and ink style, and looks furry!
What a cutie this little guy was! Another representation with vivid color of the crossing over the rainbow bridge. Our hearts are full.