Foo Dog Meaning – Tattoos & Designs

Foo Dog Tattoo meaningprotection (like a lion), life (like a guitar), death (like crow), strength (like a horse), intelligence (like a hummingbird), couple, family, friendship, etc. Do you need some pictures for your next foo dog tattoo?

Fu dog tattoo idea

Fu dog tattoo idea

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Foo Dog tattoo idea

Foo Dog tattoo idea

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Foo Dog Tattoo symbolism:

  • History: lions in pre-modern China, Foo Dogs in the West, are so called guardian lions (they mean protection). Altough in western countries these lions are called foo or fu, in China they are simply called shi. These type of lions are most of the times represented in pairs, like an yin and yang. The male is represented by life, yet the female is represented by death (like an yin and yang). The Foo Dog is also called the Lion of Buddha.
  • First in history: we can first find the foo dogs in the Han dynasty times. Some people reported that foo dogs were first reported in the Book of the Later Han. The buddhist version of the Foo Dog was first meant as a protector of the dharma.
  • Symbol of protection: because the foo dogs are a symbol of protection, most people choose to have this type of tattoo on different places on their body: on their chest, on their calf, etc. So, what does a foo dog tattoo represent?

So, need some pictures for your next tattoo?

Foo dogs tattoo idea for men

Foo dogs tattoo idea for men

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Golden foo dog tattoo idea for women

Golden foo dog tattoo idea for women

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Foo Dog Tattoos on celebrities – I don’t know about famous celebrities with this kind of tattoo, but as soon I find out, I will post/update in this article. But, before that, do you know any celebrities, famous people with this kind of tattoo? If the answer is yes, please share with me and our readers.

Foo Dog Tattoo Placement ideas – on your arm, on your back (or even on your lower back), on your forearm, on your face, on your head, etc. You can always see where celebrities have their tattoos, so you make a good choice. But, before that, choose something you like and don’t forget it’s hard to get rid of the tattoo afterwards.

More pictures? Yes, sure:

Foo dog tattoo idea protection

Foo dog tattoo idea protection

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