Russian Artist Tattooed his Cat!
This week a Russian artist decided to give his cat a tattoo - cool or cruel? What do you think?
Seriously. No joke. This guy actually gave his cat a tattoo matching his own. Spanned from one shoulder to the other, it reads "Carpe Diem" in a stylish scripted font.
A video of the tattooing procedure was posted online, went viral and created quite a stir. Some people are saying it is “cruel and disgusting.” While a supporter argued, “People pierce their kids' ears and sign consent to let their kids get tattoos.”
This isn't the first tattooed cat either. People often get numeric tattoos on their cats so they are able to be identified if they are lost. So, if you think about it that way...this tattoo could be seen as an identification tattoo, just on a larger scale. Maybe?
But, that could be a stretch.
One thing that everyone should know, is that the cat does not undergo any pain. In the video, it shows the cat being anaesthetized before the tattooing begins. So unlike the people who want ink, this gorgeous Sphynx kitty shouldn’t have felt anything during the procedure. Actually, watching the video he seemed pretty relaxed. (However, I was only able to watch a little bit of it because needles make me queasy.)
Since posting, the video has been taken down, so unfortunately, you'll just have to take my word on the way the procedure went.
What do YOU think? Is it okay to give an animal a tattoo? Yea or Neigh?