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Russian Body Artist Gives His Hairless Cat Four Tattoos, And People Are Not OK With It
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Russian Body Artist Gives His Hairless Cat Four Tattoos, And People Are Not OK With It

A Russian tattoo fanatic dosed his hairless Sphynx cat named Demon up with pain killers to tattoo a series of ‘gangster’ tattoos on him, and now animal rights activists are shaming him.

“Of course I feel pity for doing it to him. It’s not like he wanted to do it himself. He has a different skin, so tattoos are applied differently,” Aleksandr said. “I hope it is not too bad for him, it is not his first tattoo. Usually, he feels fine and recovers from the anesthesia pretty fast.” The tattoos feature a prison tower, playing cards and a cigarette – all things that are typically worn by criminals in Russia.

Not only are many people shaming the body artist for tattooing his cat, but so is Elizabeth Skorynin – the head of an animal rehabilitation center. She said that Sphynx’ have very sensitive skin and any little injuries cause them pain and discomfort. Not to mention, that anesthesia is bad for Sphynx’ and the survival rate is 50%, which makes this whole case a question of abuse. However, Aleksandr Purtov, a local tattooist, defended the whole cat tattooing case saying that it was normal many years ago for farmers to tattoo their animals, therefore there is no reason for it to be unethical now.

(h/t: DMngzt)

A Rusian tattoo fanatic named Aleksandr decided to give his Sphynx cat, Demon, a series of tattoos

So he dosed Demon up with pain killers and got to work

“Of course I feel pity for doing it to him. It’s not like he wanted to do it himself. He has a different skin, so tattoos are applied differently,” Aleksandr said

The cat’s tattoos feature a prison tower, playing cards and a cigarette – all things that are typically worn by criminals in Russia

People are absolutely outraged by this whole case and expressing their thoughts on Facebook

However, there are some comments defending the case

Another Russian artist gave his cat a matching tattoo

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Bunzilla
Community Member
5 years ago

This is sickening. It's nothing short of animal cruelty. Animals are living, breathing creatures, not 'things'. Every time this asshat did this, he could have killed the cat. And as someone said, sphinx cats have really sensitive skin. Those tattoos probably cause it a great deal of pain. The poor cat should be taken away from this clown, and he shouldn't be allowed to own animals again.

Stefan
Community Member
5 years ago

Won´t happen :-( first of all this person decided to buy a cat without hair - whats wrong already, then with plain cat skin in front of her she had the idea to do something with it and she found a guy who did it. There are 3 people who should not live on this planet : 1: the breeder 2: the buyer 3: the "artist"

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Emre
Community Member
5 years ago

This is animal abuse. period...

Death Metal Kitty
Community Member
5 years ago

But implementing a eugenics program to breed a new line of cats is less immoral? I'm not defending the artist, but I fail to see why a cat tattoo is less acceptable than forcing cats to interbreed so we can have cutesy animals.

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago

Okay, this guy should not own ANY animals. If you've never had a tattoo, let me tell you first hand, it f*cking HURTS! Not just the process of getting it, but AFTER, you are sore, you scab, you have to constantly apply a special lotion, more soreness, the scab peels. Its not a quick healing process. This sweet innocent cat may have been "asleep" when the tattoo was put on, but bet your ass the cat felt it when he woke up. This is nothing short of abuse. Would you do this to a baby? NO, so don't do it to animals!

JamesRTK
Community Member
5 years ago

Would you kill a human baby? No, so stop eating those juicy stakes, and wearing those shiny business shoes.

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Bunzilla
Community Member
5 years ago

This is sickening. It's nothing short of animal cruelty. Animals are living, breathing creatures, not 'things'. Every time this asshat did this, he could have killed the cat. And as someone said, sphinx cats have really sensitive skin. Those tattoos probably cause it a great deal of pain. The poor cat should be taken away from this clown, and he shouldn't be allowed to own animals again.

Stefan
Community Member
5 years ago

Won´t happen :-( first of all this person decided to buy a cat without hair - whats wrong already, then with plain cat skin in front of her she had the idea to do something with it and she found a guy who did it. There are 3 people who should not live on this planet : 1: the breeder 2: the buyer 3: the "artist"

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Emre
Community Member
5 years ago

This is animal abuse. period...

Death Metal Kitty
Community Member
5 years ago

But implementing a eugenics program to breed a new line of cats is less immoral? I'm not defending the artist, but I fail to see why a cat tattoo is less acceptable than forcing cats to interbreed so we can have cutesy animals.

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago

Okay, this guy should not own ANY animals. If you've never had a tattoo, let me tell you first hand, it f*cking HURTS! Not just the process of getting it, but AFTER, you are sore, you scab, you have to constantly apply a special lotion, more soreness, the scab peels. Its not a quick healing process. This sweet innocent cat may have been "asleep" when the tattoo was put on, but bet your ass the cat felt it when he woke up. This is nothing short of abuse. Would you do this to a baby? NO, so don't do it to animals!

JamesRTK
Community Member
5 years ago

Would you kill a human baby? No, so stop eating those juicy stakes, and wearing those shiny business shoes.

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