I have sort of an obsession with hairless cats. I’m not sure why, but I think it’s some combination of them looking so vulnerable without their hair, their strange resemblance to baby gerbils, and their lack of shedding. So naturally I google “hairless cat” about once a month. Imagine my surprise when I happened upon this today during one of these searches:
Hairless cats seem to be the favorite among pet tattoo artists the world over, but small dogs are not excluded:If these are indeed real, live, truly-tattooed animals, why hasn’t PETA written a huge expose about the phenomenon? Why hasn’t this been on my radar at all? Now I wouldn’t personally tattoo any pet of mine- our cat has enough to deal with after having his reproductive organs forcefully removed and having to cuddle with Shawn and I night after night. I will admit that these animals look pretty badass, but it seems a little cruel. And there’s more.
Wim Delvoye is an arist that tattoos live pigs and then displays their skin as art after they’re gone to hog heaven. These little piggies have been tattooed to look like Louis Vitton purses, which perhaps is supposed to make us think about how we use animal bodies for style and fashion:
You can read more about Delvoye here. And if you google “tattooed pigs,” there a plethora of crazy shit out there for you to look at.
If you ask me, I say the way more humane route is to get a poodle and dye the hell out of it. But some people would call me cruel for that , arguing that these poodles are “beautiful just the way they are.” B take a gander at these little guys and tell me they don’t look totally awesome: