There are many ways to show the man's best friend that you're his best friend too - you can buy your dog treats, take him for adventures and make sure he lives a comfortable, happy life. But if you want to commemorate the ups and downs you had together with your cute puppy, why not getting a tattoo to immortalize that?

With many tattoo designs available, not only can you get the portrait of your beloved pooch inked, but can also choose from more abstract or minimalist tattoo ideas to show your appreciation for the four-legged friend. There are so many reasons why cute dogs melt our hearts, but the most important things are that they do not care about your career choices, your wealth or your flaws, a dog will love you no questions asked.

Bored Panda collected some of the most beautiful works by the best tattoo artists honoring dogs. Upvote the ones you'd love to ink on your skin and submit your own dog tattoos if you already have one!

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Heather
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very cute and an excellent way to depict a terrier.

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Sami
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A friend of mine is getting this in remembrance of his dog that passed away.

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criminalgirl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely stunning, I'm not a tat fan really, but I would have this...

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Socially Awkward
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is adorable. Well of course. It's a fat puppy. How could it not be?!

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Steffen Beth
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really cool design.... skilled artist in two styles who made that....

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Jay Smith
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Picasso's dog is an awesome idea for a simplistic tat design!

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criminalgirl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh lovely English Bull Terrier, love this one.

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criminalgirl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love Jack Russell Terriers, they are my favourite breed...they are fearless little psychopaths, and very sweet at the same time.

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Jane Strohl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So many I can't decide which I like best . HUG mama!!!!!!!!!!

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Jamison Frances
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like taken from a child's drawing - too cute!

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criminalgirl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fantastic tat, very detailed and great likeness.

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James Harrison
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Permanently together forever I just wish I thought of that before my dog passed away

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Eva Fernández
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1 year ago

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maggiemoonbeam
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderfully minimal, but unmistakable for the pup's owners.

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maggiemoonbeam
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it...would also love to have thighs like this!!

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