The origin of the poodle is often disputed, with both Germany and France laying claim to the breed. The 19th century was when people first began styling the dense, curly fur of these pooches – it was a sign of status in Victorian times.
The poodle is ranked the second most intelligent dog breed, behind only the border collie – apparently they have both good looks and brains.
Poodles are often crossbred with other dog breeds, producing many a silly name:
- cockapoo – cocker spaniel x poodle
- cavapoo – cavalier king charles x poodle
- bernedoodle – bernese mountain dog x poodle
These 20 poodle tattoos are full of personality; just as a poodles fur can be cut (even coloured) and styled, you can be just as creative and wild with a poodle tattoo.
If you’ve been looking for ideas for your own poodle tattoo, then you’ve come to the right place!
Blackwork poodle tattoo by @ndr.tattoo
Colour realism poodle tattoo by @ben_ochoa
Neo trad cavalier-x-poodle tattoo by @clareclarity
Blackwork poodle tattoo by @cheydry
Pink poodle tattoo by @goldlagrimas
Colourful floral Maltese poodle tattoo by @kshocs
Neo trad toy poodle tattoo by @clareclarity
Neo trad tattoo of Popcorn the poodle. Tattoo by @allday_jina
Cute and colourful traditional style poodle tattoo by @hollietoldmeto
Neo trad sea-poodle tattoo by @chelseashoneck
Neo trad poodle tattoo by @sulhong_tattooer
Illustrative neo trad poodle tattoo by @petalspuppet
Traditional style poodle tattoo by @hdmvtattoo
Cute traditional poodle tattoo by @dearchels
Neo trad poodle tattoo by @clareclarity
Neo trad dapper poodle tattoo by @marielleroyseth_art
Traditional poodle portrait tattoo by @twinstattoo_woo
Sketchy watercolour poodle tattoo by @tattooist_raice
Pink poodle primping tattoo by @samwhiteheadtattoos
Pink skater poodle tattoo by @charlinebataille