Over the years, many dog breeds have gotten a bad rap for being dangerous. Whether that's because of cultural stereotypes, popular culture or plain old wise tales, not all dogs are treated equally. And you know what, that's really unfortunate. Because, I'd like to think that there's no such thing as bad dogs, just bad owners. When it comes to aggression, any breed is capable of exhibiting violent behavior depending on the circumstances they're subjected to. It's just as possible to have a viscous Chihuahua as it is to have a sweet and gentle Pit Bull.
In honor of all the tough dogs who deserve some redemption, take a look at 60 badass tattoos from talented tattooers in the gallery below. Then let us know if you own one of these breeds (or want one someday) in the comments section on social media.
Fictional Depictions: Alpha from "Up"
Famous Depictions: Hellhound from "The Omen"
American Pit Bull Terrier
Famous Depictions: Pete the Pup from "The Little Rascals"
Famous Depictions: Cujo from "Cujo"
Famous Depictions: Scooby-Doo from "Scooby-Doo"
Famous Depictions: Ace the Bat-Hound from "Batman"
Famous Depictions: Hercules from "The Sandlot"
Group: Miscellaneous Class
Famous Depictions: "Game of Thrones"
Famous Depictions: Sparky from "Frankenweenie"