Greyhounds are the fastest dogs in the world and people have used them for centuries in racing. They clock in at speeds ranging between 35 to 45 miles per hour. So, when you have a dog like this, there’s definitely an appeal to get a tattoo. The gallery below offers some great minimalist ideas for killer skin art. See if any of these inspire you to create your own tattoo from small to large sizes.
For a breathtaking view of a greyhound, this image shows the dog running. But it’s not a frozen image of the legs separating, there’s an overlay effect that is similar to what photographers call a “double exposure.” This is a creative and innovative way to show the speed at which these dogs can run.
There are literally two images in this tattoo. When you focus on each one individually and then whole, it’s a wonder to behold. One has the legs closer together, showing a gallop. The other is with the legs spread, depicting a leap. The composition is a clever portrayal of movement.
Make sure to read our most creative Greyhound tattoo designs if you like illustrations like these.
The depiction of the greyhound here is a near-exact conveyance of the beauty and magic of these dogs. The simple outline and shape are superb, emphasized by the delicate shading around the neck, back, belly, legs, and face. The use of white and black ink to achieve this is impressive, to say the least.
The starry highlights at strategic spots around the dog accomplish several things. The visual appeal of the stars projects this greyhound-like constellation you’d find in the night sky. Or, it puts the dog in a sort of Hollywood glitz, like it’s a famous actor from the golden years.
This greyhound, shown mid-leap, is simple yet very complex. The surrealistic effect combined with pointillism truly conveys how amazing these dogs really are. What makes this image is how the dog is in two halves with some foliage growing out of its belly.
While the pup runs, it seems unaffected by the fact that it’s not connected. Such a scene lends itself to displaying the focus and concentration greyhounds have when they race.
Having multicolored Greyhound designs but keeping it simple is another great option. Like this minimal Greyhound outline with its favorite red sweater.
Every image in the gallery is an absolute beauty. Each one tells a story and gives a glimpse into the classic characteristics of greyhounds. They feature their speed along with loving, gentle natures. Any dog lover would be proud to brandish one of these. Check out this Pinterest board for more recent designs.