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Aesthetic pet tattoos

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by DancesWithCurs, May 24, 2012.

  1. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    It seems that this is taking off, especially with hairless animals like Sphinx cats and Chinese Cresteds, but I've seen some here and there on the inner ears and other less hairy portions of "normal coated" dogs. Examples include:
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    How do you feel about it?
  2. MsAcer

    MsAcer Good Dog

    I'm not for it. But hey....
  3. Tahlz

    Tahlz Good Dog

    That depends.

    Does it hurt the animal?

    Is it permanent?

    Do you have anymore information on the subject?
  4. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    My gut tells me I should be against it. I won't tell somebody they can't do it to their dog, but for mine no thank you.

    I would assume the animal has to be knocked out for it to be done. Can you imagine the noise from a cat getting tattooed?
  5. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    I'm almost positive these are not real images. Especially the cat one. Easily faked with photoshop or any number of similar programs.

    On second look I am 100% sure the cat image is photoshopped.
  6. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    I didn't know you could photoshop stuff like that. Cool.
  7. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    here JUST made this one. Woulda been faster but had to upload via Photobucket and find the images to use. Only took like 3 minutes to actually make this, if that.


    Made from:

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  8. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog


  9. Tahlz

    Tahlz Good Dog

    Wow. That was easy.

    Though, I know there is a site that actually does do some sort of tattoos for dogs. I'll have to find the site. It's not a painful/permeant thing thankfully.
  10. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    Some can be airbrushed on, but there are a lot that are definitely permanent and done under sedation
  11. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    A bit more effort put into conforming shape to body, desaturating and blurring to match the rest of the photo:

  12. Team Peanut

    Team Peanut GRCH Dog

    are they real tattoos? if they are fake i think i am okay with it if they are like the rub on ones kids get but real tattoos no i am not into doing something permanent for a dog or cat. i know my reason sounds dumb but they have no choice in it and if its something that the owner likes why not just get the tattoo on yourself instead of the dog or cat.

    i did know of a tattoo shop long ago when i first got my tongue pierced that had a shop dog (am bully) that they actually had his sheath pierced. they said it was done under anesthesia but i don't know further details.
  13. SamThePitbull

    SamThePitbull Good Dog

    Doesnt matter if the photo is photoshopped or not, I know its still done. People do tattoo animals.. not often that Ive seen though. I dont think its too bad. The animal is sedated and they recover quickly. Probably only hurts as much as when we get tattood. When I heal from a tattoo it just feels like a bad sunburn. Dogs are tough and Im sure the pain is minimal but Im still not sure Im totally ok with it. Id be cool with a little tattoo but I think its wrong to tattoo the WHOLE body cuz that recovery probably DOES hurt some..
  14. ownedbyBOO

    ownedbyBOO Little Dog

    I honestly do not see how you could tattoo a cat. Their skin is so thin I think their would be problems with dropping ink.

    But my friend is a really good tattoo guy and he put his number on the inside of his dogs thigh. He figured it is more easily visible thn the microchip his dog also has, and cannot be removed like a collar.
  15. SamThePitbull

    SamThePitbull Good Dog

    See thats a pretty good idea! Unless he changes his phone number of course..
  16. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    IMO, they're dumb but I'm still all for people doing what they want, cosmetic or not, with their own property so even though my opinion would be to NOT tattoo a dog, I'm not about to try to stop someone else from doing it.
  17. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    there have been pig tattooing actually. not sure if that specific photo is real. theres a documentary about it somewhere..

    ah [video=youtube;DUcX0owdIhY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUcX0owdIhY[/video]
  18. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    I've seen articles on it and they are talking about fake tattoos they are done with blow pens and they blow over a stencile to make a design on the coat.
    Both those pictures are photo shopped...
    Like boo said cats skin is way too thin to tattoo let alone a hairless cat..
  19. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    If it is real,it's pretty fucking stupid. If I had extra money for ink, I wouldn't waste it on an animal.
  20. ignitethis

    ignitethis Good Dog

    I can understand identification tats, but just for pure cosmetics... Why waste your money tattooing your pets?!

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