visit brooklyn, better yet, williamsburg, brooklyn. wolves and owls on every other person. with that said i do indeed have a wolf head, and it's bad ass. also, wolves have been in flash sheets along with the rest of the classic tattoo images. they've just become more popular in the past few years maybe?
i think steve boltz said it best in one of dan santoro's tattoo age episodes when it comes to owls, though. something like people wanting to get owls on their chests and he says "why dont you just get a fucking eagle?"