A Brazilian tattoo artist sparked outrage among internet users after posting photos of his dog… tattooed! He had actually chosen to ink his bull-terrier on his snout close to the eyes and ears. The man has since taken these photos down off social media, but there is a risk he will be incriminated for animal cruelty.
‘Dog’ and ‘tattoo’ are two words that don’t really go very well together. Unless you fancy going to a tattoo artist with a picture of your pet so they can always be with you, tattooing your pets isn't really something you do.
Emerson Damasceno, a Brazilian tattoo artist, instead decided to tattoo his favourite patterns on his dog, incidentally showing that stupidity has no limits! His white bull-terrier now has an anchor, brass knuckles and a diamond on his snout, stars in the corner of his eyes and the logo of the Dodgers, the Los Angeles baseball team, in each ear.
Fernanda Soares, a Brazilian lawyer, saw the photos first on Facebook and reacted to them. Damasceno, sensing he was going to get a lot of trouble from the internet because of what he did, took the photos down off his account, but they were already everywhere!
As for the reasons this man gave to justify why he did this, they are as ridiculous as they are incredible. He said he wanted to protect his dog from cancer! Unsurprisingly, many vets denied that this would have helped protect him, instead claiming that tattooing a dog on such sensitive areas as these could actually cause problems.
Despite everything that happened, his girlfriend has continued to stand by him and his absurd decision. We think these two are lucky to have found each other… and we hope that this poor animal finds another family quick!
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