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.

Doberman Pinscher

Size: Medium-Large

Origin: Germany

Group: Working

Fictional Depictions: Alpha from "Up"

Rottweiler

Size: Medium-Large

Origin: Germany

Group: Working

Famous Depictions: Hellhound from "The Omen"

American Pit Bull Terrier

Size: Medium

Origin: USA

Group: Terrier

Famous Depictions: Pete the Pup from "The Little Rascals"

St. Bernard

Size: Large

Origin: Switzerland

Group: Working

Famous Depictions: Cujo from "Cujo"

Great Dane

Size: Large

Origin: Germany

Group: Working

Famous Depictions: Scooby-Doo from "Scooby-Doo"

German Shepherd

Size: Medium-Large

Origin: Germany

Group: Working

Famous Depictions: Ace the Bat-Hound from "Batman"

English Mastiff

Size: Large

Origin: England

Class: Working

Famous Depictions: Hercules from "The Sandlot"

Cane Corso

Size: Large

Origin: Italy

Group: Miscellaneous Class

Famous Depictions: "Game of Thrones"

Bull Terrier

Size: Medium

Origin: England

Class: Terrier

Famous Depictions: Sparky from "Frankenweenie"