In the Mohawk tribe, Wolf Tattoo Sleeve indicated a totem-like power and showed an affiliation with that particular tribe. When a young man of Indian heritage reached puberty and he felt that the wolf was his totemic animal, he was given a wolf tattoo through the process of pricking the skin and rubbing the spots with ashes. Those blessed with the wolf totem symbol were believed to be very expressive both vocally as well as physically.
Keeping all these factors in mind people go in for tattoos depicting the wolf for many purposes. Sadly people are drawn to the wolf motif due to the darker implications. The devil and the wolf are shown together or even with an evil look when it has darker meanings. The wolves are also supposed to be a symbol of protection. People also go in for the Celtic based wolf designs. When you are thinking of getting a Howling Wolf Tattoo depicting the wolf, be sure to do some research not only in terms of design but also in terms of what it means to you.