The defining features of a spaniel dog are their droopy ears and shiny, silky coat. There is, however, some major disagreement as to where the spaniel breeds originate from. The name spaniel comes from the medieval French word espaigneul which translates to “Spanish (dog)” or dog of Spanish origin, but there’s claims that the dogs could have Celtic, Roman or Arabic origins.
All of this doesn’t matter all that much so let’s talk about these tattoos instead. Realism, neo trad, cute and sparkly – there’s in excess of 15 spaniel breeds and a range of tattoo styles, which means you can really make your spaniel piece unique.
Use these tattoos are inspiration, but remember: Be Inspired. Never Copy.
Black and grey realism cocker spaniel tattoo by @luckytattoodebrecen
Cute traditional style spaniel tattoo by @linneatattoos
Neo trad cocker spaniel tattoo by @staceypellingtattoos
Black and grey realism cocker spaniel tattoo by @tattoosbyrafa
Neo trad spaniel tattoo by @katreenr
Abstract colour realism cocker spaniel tattoo by @sandradaukshtatattoo