Many people choose to tattoo themselves with Anubis, an ancient Egyptian god. In the Old Kingdom, Anubis was considered the greatest god above all others. In the Middle Kingdom and later, he is portrayed as a dog-headed figure with the body of a man. Anubis is the symbol of death, the protector of the dead, the guardian of the afterlife, and the protector of tombs. He is often depicted in tattoos with the pyramids and the Egyptian god Horus. For more tattoo inspiration beyond the Anubis tattoo gallery below, check out our other featured tattoo categories.