Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tattoo'd Pets (Not Tattoos of Pets)






Three hairless cats and a hairless dog. It's sad when I have to tell you the species.
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24 comments:

HTTrainer said...

Sadder still that people think this is okay.

FrogDogz said...

That's the most disgusting thing I've ever seen. The tattooists and piercers who did this should be shot and buried. Since when can pets sign a release form?

Retrieverman said...

Tattooing a cat would have to be interesting to watch. Dogs are usually quite tolerant of the crap we put them through, but cats almost never are.

I believe you'd hear lots of sounds like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hPxGmTGarM

I'm not against tattooing registry numbers on animals, but artwork tattoos? Well, that's something different.

BTW, if you have a dog tatooed for ID purposes, don't have the ear tattooed. The thieves will just cut the ear off!

Still, I don't know what's worse, doing this or breeding extreme deformities or exaggeration.

Erika Mørup said...

I thought it was four hairless rats. My bad.

I can only imagine that's a work of photoshop art.

PBurns said...

Real animals and real tattoos.

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Pai said...

The last one (and possibly the first) are Photoshops. You can tell because of the fuzzy edges of the tail and 'earring' in the last one, and the fact that the image does not distort around the cat's wrinkles.

PBurns said...

See >> http://www.balkanpix.com/?s=3&i=143 for all the pics you want of one of the cats getting worked on.

For a video, see >> http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4ad_1234190162

A little ether, a home made or store-bought tattoo gun, and a little flash is all it takes to tattoo your cat or dog. No big deal and no reason to photoshop anything. An earing? I can put on on your dog in 10 seconds.

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Pai said...

I notice it's not either of the cats I said looked Photoshopped. I'm not saying random kooks don't tattoo their pets, I'm saying -those two photos- are fake.

PBurns said...

There are also whole herds of tatoo'd pigs >> http://ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com/2007/10/inked-oinkers-or-tattooed-pigs-by-wim.html

There are also tattoo's fish >> http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=37215910486

I missed a good picture of a tattoo'd dog. See here >> http://farm1.static.flickr.com/13/18583017_caf839f2cf.jpg?v=

Patrick

PBurns said...

Here's another tattoo's dog >>

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/179/413441320_b7605e32a1.jpg?v=

PBurns said...

Based on what expertise, Pai?

Last I remember, you were telling me that hairless dogs did not have dental problems ;)

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panavia999 said...

I don't understand why anyone would want a hairless cat. The great appeal of a cat is it's squishy furry purry cuddliness coupled with superb rodent killing skills. (At least that describes all my cats.)

PBurns said...

Jimmy Falon has a VIDEO of a tattoo parlor in NYC that tattoos cats at >> http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2009/03/meow-me-ink/

Here's another VIDEO of a man giving his dog a fancy ear tattoo >> http://www.metacafe.com/watch/464190/man_tattoos_dog/

Another "inked sphinx" at >> http://tucsoncitizen.com/sawyer/tag/tattooed-cat/

Another one here >> http://www.petadvice.com.au/images/sphinxcattattoo.jpg

A news article here >>
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/03/02/scandal-of-tattoos-on-cats-115875-21164161/

sassanik said...

Ugh! Honestly I can't believe someone would do that. I understand tattooing as an identification mark, but just for cosmetic reason? I suppose I should not be surprised... but alas I am.

HTTrainer said...

check this out

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WIme2IZPEnY/Sv1sFwCjTFI/AAAAAAAABbo/n5buzPHWbLQ/s1600-h/bJVC8.jpg

Man said...

A news story on the Russian tattoo artist that got notoriety for tattooing cats was the inspiration for this comedy video (please note no animals were harmed in the creation of this).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_15G8CsjvA&feature=player_embedded#!

elizabeth said...

This is gross abuse of the trust that animals have invested in humans. Im sorry to know that there are people out there that would think that this is acceptable behavior. I have ink, that is my choice, ink needs to remain a choice of the live being that is being tattood. Too bad respect never was a part of the relationship these animals had with their owners. These pictures would have been interesting knowing that they are fake. However, knowing that an animal was mistreated disgusts me. What you put out there will come back around to you at some point & its called Karma. Sucks to be you.

PBurns said...

A funny post on your part Elizabeth. Let me encourage you to think it through a little more.

Do you think tattoos are torture? They aren't -- there is no lasting pain.

Do you think spay/neuter is OK but tattoos aren't?

Why? The animal has no vote either way and I assure you that a spay is MAJOR surgery and a tattoo is not.

You talk about "respect and the relationship these animals had with their owners." Eh? I am willing to bet these animals have owners that LOVE their pets. They certainly invested money on them, and they apparently have transfered some of their identity over to them. Lucky animals!

Now about your relationship with your mother and father .... did you ask their input before you got yourself tattooed? You see, as a parent, I think NOT doing that shows basic lack of respect for the parents. And I will bet your mother, at least, agrees.

For the record, animals have things done to them all the time and permission is not asked or required, nor can it be given. We spay/neuter, we vaccinate, we repair broken bones, we pull diseased teeth, we brand cattle, we insert microchips, we tattoo identification numbers, we shear sheep, we bathe dog, and of couse we slaughter and eat animals by the billions. But a tattooo of a much-loved pet has you dizzy? Think it through.... Your tattoo did not cost as much as the ones on these cats. A cat that someone will spend money on is a LUCKY cat, I assure you. Ornamental tattoos on animals is not my cup of tea (I drink coffee), but in the world of things that are morally reprehensible, this does not scale.

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Ruan Justin said...

i could not agree more PBurns as I don't want to reiterate what you've clearly gotten across, at least to me anyway, in reference to elizabeth's post.

I especially agree with the neutering/spaying points of argument, besides, the link above, with the cat and the pharaoh tattoo, they used general anesthesia.

Plus, as you've said, the owners love them enough and they're willing to spend money on them. That's something I wouldn't do if I hated my pet.

laneA7X said...

Lol, people in Vietnam eat cats, I don't think there's any harm done in tattooing a cat. Someone wants to spend the money on tattooing a cat, let em do it.

ChescaBeautiful7 said...

i would much rather animal tattooing than animal testing any day. at least these animals stay alive, ive seen animal testing... and its horrific. ive seen a small monkey with its eyes sewn shut... and some of you this is bad? really...

PBurns said...

One has nothing to with the other, of course....

haleeymichelle said...

i am an 18 year old girl with a lot of tattoos and piercings, a lot of pets that i love very much. i have also been a strict vegetarian for the last 10 years of my life. i have always wanted a hairless cat, and have always wanted to TATTOO THEM. i do not think it is cruel in any way. people dress up their dogs and cats and think nothing of that, yet those can be uncomfy and their owners would never know. they don’t feel tattoos after they are done, it just feels like their skin.

the Jassdancer said...

I've inked a handful of dogs in my shop. I always explain, I won't force a dog to get it, but if the owner can hold him in their lap while petting and the dog doesn't mind , then no problem.