The wolf has been a part of lore and tales, and a symbol of various abstract concepts and ideas, for ages, and has instilled terror, adoration and even worship throughout this period. It has been, quite understandably, taken as the representation of darkness and cold-bloodedness. However, wolves happen to be intelligent, social, and considerably friendly in nature. Wolves are, of course, ferocious creatures if you try to cross them or rub them up the wrong side, or simply, catch them in the wrong mood, when they are hunting, for instance. Otherwise, they are seen as teachers or pathfinders, who also happen to be full of power, strength and vigor. They are to be amazing predators, and have the capacity to hunt down their prey extremely fast. They can be quiet and stealthy, so much so that even the animal with the sharpest auditory sense may not be able to hear them as they approach their prey.
Wolves are also respected for their maternal instincts, and are considered to be a great example of ideal motherly nature. They are playful, loyal, cautious, but curious of strangers, and extremely devoted to those they love. Wolves usually represent wisdom, speed, stealth and power, but have also been connected with cunningness, cruelty and even evil. They are considered to be related to various spirits due to their tendency to hunt at dusk and their howling, which they employ as their mode of communication. The wolf is held sacred to Apollo, the Greek god. It is used to symbolize shape-shifters, hence the evolution of the term 'werewolf'.
Now, getting a wolf tattoo design imprinted on your skin is a wonderful idea if you really believe that the wolf can portray your personality in the best way possible. If you are sure about it, well, there is nothing to stop you. However, there are certain things you need to take care of before you settle down on getting a permanent wolf tattoo design embossed onto your skin.
The first thing is, what kind of wolf tattoo design you are planning to choose – whether it will depict the wolf's face or its paws, what background you ought to have for it, whether you want a black one or grey one etc. Secondly, you ought to find a decent, reputable tattoo artist, who will make sure that your special wolf tattoo doesn't go awry, and will execute it in the best way possible. Next, you also need to make sure of where exactly on your body you want the tattoo to be located. Usually men wear the wolf on their upper arms, probably to highlight their bulging muscles, and to feel powerful. It is your choice, whatever you do, but it is necessary that you select the right options for your special wolf tattoo design, and execute them in the correct manner too, for only then is it possible for the tattoo to look striking, and for you to look your utter best