A Foo Dog tattoo is a traditional East Asian tattoo design that symbolizes protection, strength, and good fortune. The tattoo usually takes the form of two guardian lions, one on either side of a doorway or gate, with one traditionally being female and the other male. The word ‘Foo’ is derived from the Chinese word for ‘Buddha’ and the Foo dog is to ward off evil spirits and protect and guard over the wearer. It is believed to bring good luck and act as a shield from harm. Additionally, the Foo Dog is a symbol of courage and strength which can help the wearer to remain determined and confident in the face of adversity.