Along with being adorable little snuffle faces, pugs also used to be treated like royalty. Emperors of China used to keep them as pets and pampered them to the extreme; sometimes giving them their own pug sized palaces and guards.

ADRIANA MALUQUER
Cute neo traditional pug with flowers done by Adriana Maluquer at Seny Tattoos in Barcelona.
Debora Cherrys Tattoo Madrid
Devilish pug done by Debora Cherrys in Madrid.
Jacob Doney
Sailor pug! Done by Jacob Doney.
Michael Patrick Milestone Tattoo. Pittsburgh:Tattoolisious Honolulu.
Realistic pug portrait done by Michael Patrick at Milestone Tattoo.

Pugs are thought to have originated in China and their lineage is said to go back to before 400 BCE, being related to a similar breed called lo-sze. Before Emperors started keeping pugs, Buddhist monks kept them as pets in their monasteries.

Bob Geerts at Bunker Tattoo in the Netherlands
Two pugs in American traditional style done by Bob Geerts at Bunker Tattoo in the Netherlands.
Debora Cherrys
Pug on vacation! Another done by Debora Cherrys in Madrid.
kevinbecvar Tattoo Artist: Freelance:toy collector $150:hr $900 full day. Temecula, Ca to Portland
Pug in a teacup by Kevin Becvar in CA and Portland.
Sam Ol Warsaw, Poland
Hipster pug done by Sam Oi in Warsaw.

The name pug actually comes from a kind of monkey called marmoset, which were nicknamed pugs. The two share similar facial features, and both are very cute!

Bob Lewis Town hall Tattoo Wilkes-Barre Pa
Pug portrait with frame done by Bob Lewis at Town Hall Tattoo in Wilkes-Barre Pa.
Ellie Tattoo artist PerfectImageWaterloo
Watercolor style pug in a hat done by Ellie at Perfect Image in Waterloo.
Laura Murphy LITTLE JOHN'S TATTOO IN GREENSBORO, NC
Geometric pug done by Laura Murphy at Little John’s Tattoo in Greensboro, NC.
sasha unisex
Bright watercolor pug done by Sasha Unisex in Rome.

Pugs make excellent companions due to their fun loving personalities. They’re great for a cuddle (if you can put up with snoring) and they won’t say no to a romp in the park either!

Christina Hock • Studio City • California • The Dolorosa Tattoo Company
Black pug in a donut! Done by Christina Hock at The Dolorosa Tattoo Company in California.
Horitomo
Pug with his own Japanese irezumi done by Horitomo.
Ly Alesiter
Pug with fruit done by Ly Alesiter.
stefan sramko Slovakian artist 🇸🇰 Living and working in Ireland 🇨🇮 tattoo artist at skin city tattoo Dublin
Realistic black and grey pug portrait done by Stefan Sramko at skin city tattoo in Dublin.

Which one is your favourite?

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