The Cherokee Legend of the two wolfes

  Tribal Art Part III

tribal two wolves head tattoo

For my latest project I tried to interpret one of the deepest legends I’ve heard by now.

The Cherokee legend of two wolves.

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

This piece is also meant to be a tattoo I designed for a friend of mine. In this tattoo I wanted to combine the cherokee legend with the two parts of my friends character. The strong independent and crazy part with her sweet, carrying and friendly part.

But the most important question here is, which wolf do you feed?

If you would like to have a printout of it, please contact me (Measures: 210×300).tribal two wolves head tattootribal two wolves head tattoo


1 Note on “The Cherokee Legend of the two wolfes”

  1. I absolutely love what you did here with this artwork and want to use this for a tattoo I am working on. I will be making a few minor adjustments to suit my personal needs but would love to have your permission in respect for you and your work.


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