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(Daily Mail)   Outrage after Brooklyn tattoo artist tattoos his dog. How's the dog going to find employment now?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 48
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2014-03-05 10:11:34 PM  
It's a stupid thing to do, but if the dog was under sedation then why the outrage? It's not like he was putting the dog through a ton of pain
 
2014-03-06 01:15:36 AM  
Is the dog's tongue pierced too?
 
2014-03-06 03:21:14 AM  
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2014-03-06 03:50:18 AM  
I'm working up the outrage...here it comes...gotta focus the anger...I can feel...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

/nite all
 
2014-03-06 05:22:58 AM  
Although it is not illegal to tattoo a dog, the ASPCA condemns the practice for anything other than identification purposes.

You know who else tattooed only for identification purposes?
 
2014-03-06 06:10:34 AM  
Although it is not illegal to tattoo a dog, the ASPCA condemns the practice for anything other than identification purposes.

I'd say that would be considered identification. ASPCA doesn't have enough on it's plate? Picking on this seems like overkill.
 
2014-03-06 06:24:01 AM  
This outrages me about as much as the other idiots/douchebags/twits that "reshape" the ears and other parts of dogs or cut and trim them to follow trends and fashions or breed the poor beasts into suffering, wheezing, disease-prone wrecks that are actuelly more of a fashion accesoire than a companion.

A dog is a dog, doesnt need to be "improved" or enhanced.

And 99% of dogs dont need little coats to be outside. If they do maybe you are living in the wrong place for that breed of dogs.

Get a life. And let your dog have a good life. Visit your local dog pound for both.
 
2014-03-06 06:30:31 AM  
bern_viking: Get a life. And let your dog have a good life. Visit your local dog pound for both.

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2014-03-06 06:48:36 AM  
A douchebag from Brooklyn? The hell?
 
2014-03-06 06:56:59 AM  

bern_viking: This outrages me about as much as the other idiots/douchebags/twits that "reshape" the ears and other parts of dogs or cut and trim them to follow trends and fashions or breed the poor beasts into suffering, wheezing, disease-prone wrecks that are actuelly more of a fashion accesoire than a companion.


This.  So many dog breeds are prone to genetic disorders.  If the guy putting a tattoo on his dog is cruel, then pretty much 99% of dog breeders should be behind bars.

/ They should probably be behind bars anyway
 
2014-03-06 07:03:52 AM  
It's not really any different than tattooing a child or anyone else without their consent, so what's the big deal? I mean, no one would care if he did that, would they?

Oh.
 
2014-03-06 07:09:04 AM  
Pfft! Greyhounds have been getting tattoos since before it was cool...

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2014-03-06 07:14:01 AM  
People routinely have the ears of their Boxers clipped simply for "style."
French Bulldog puppies literally have to be c-sectioned out of the womb because they've been bred in such a way that they can't give birth naturally.
Breeding in general makes countless dogs prone to painful long-term genetic defects (seizures in shelties, hip problems in labs), all in exchange for aesthetic or short-term utility.

I don't give two farks if somebody tattoos their dog. Hell, I don't even have a major problem with breeders, but they perpetuate a much larger problem than a tattoo ever will.
 
2014-03-06 07:28:12 AM  
At least is wasn't "PUG LIFE"
 
2014-03-06 07:30:13 AM  
FTA: ...and the names Alex and Mel, on his dog's shoulder.  He goes by  "Mistah Metro"  Why would you tattoo some random names on your own dog?

In reality, I don't suppose any real harm came to the animal; OTOH why would you feel compelled to do that?

/Mistah Farkwad
 
2014-03-06 07:31:43 AM  
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2014-03-06 07:33:29 AM  

bern_viking: This outrages me about as much as the other idiots/douchebags/twits that "reshape" the ears and other parts of dogs or cut and trim them to follow trends and fashions or breed the poor beasts into suffering, wheezing, disease-prone wrecks that are actuelly more of a fashion accesoire than a companion.

A dog is a dog, doesnt need to be "improved" or enhanced.

And 99% of dogs dont need little coats to be outside. If they do maybe you are living in the wrong place for that breed of dogs.

Get a life. And let your dog have a good life. Visit your local dog pound for both.


                                   ^^^^^^
Absolutely, positively  THIS.
 
2014-03-06 07:37:16 AM  

Splish: It's not really any different than tattooing a child or anyone else without their consent, so what's the big deal? I mean, no one would care if he did that, would they?

Oh.



If you were actually stupid enough to think like that, you wouldn't care much about the tattoo because you'd already be outraged that the animal was being kept as a slave.
 
2014-03-06 07:41:45 AM  
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But piercing your pet's ears so they rip the earings out when they scratch is just fine.


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And who the fark Bedazzles a dog?
 
2014-03-06 07:46:52 AM  
Most spay and neuter clinics tattoo the dogs anyway.  Nothing to see here.

Dogs are pets.  Get over it.
 
2014-03-06 08:00:11 AM  
We need a dog version of the tattoo locations chart.

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2014-03-06 08:48:54 AM  
"Let me tattoo you dog, and maybe you will get the steak you want."
 
2014-03-06 08:55:13 AM  
The fine updating owner of said pooch.

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2014-03-06 09:06:55 AM  
itsjustadog.jpg
 
2014-03-06 09:13:35 AM  

theflatline: The fine updating owner of said pooch.

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A real pillar of society, as we all expected...
 
2014-03-06 09:34:33 AM  
I work in veterinary medicine.

This does not outrage me even slightly. Animals get tattooed all the time for tracking/industrial purposes; why is tattooing them for aesthetic purposes supposed to offend me? OK, maybe the end result looks stupid - my response to that would be "it's not your dog" and I assure you the dog does not care what it looks like. I am not real keen on putting the animal under anaesthesia for a trivial cosmetic procedure but if it was done safely then whatever.

That being said, people who give their pets piercings are irresponsible assholes. Your dog does not need a farking dangling metal hoop on their body just waiting to get caught and torn on random protruding objects.
 
2014-03-06 09:35:35 AM  

vudukungfu: At least is wasn't "PUG LIFE"


Or a lady and the tramp stamp.
 
2014-03-06 09:58:59 AM  

Cold_Sassy: theflatline: The fine updating owner of said pooch.

[api.ning.com image 600x400]

A real pillar of society, as we all expected...


Because he's not white???
 
2014-03-06 10:15:33 AM  
 Well clearly he hates the dog.
 
2014-03-06 10:16:39 AM  
My favorites are the people who say it's only OK to tattoo an animal if it's for identification purposes.
Because marking your property with a serial number is less cruel than a heart tattoo.
 
2014-03-06 10:51:23 AM  
Can I cut off his balls? Tail? Ears? Tattooing a serial? Implant a tracking device? Cut his fur to an unnatural regardless of season? Make him live in a tiny cage for any length of time? Never let him outside? Make him wear a shock/choke collar?

As long as I don't tattoo him the ASPCA won't be knocking on my door, whew.
 
2014-03-06 10:51:42 AM  
I guess what bothers me about this, is there are douches out there who perform amateur tattoos on themselves and their drunken buddies.  My concern is that if guys like this professional are allowed to do it, Bubba and Jethro are going to get liquored up, grab an old kit from the garage, and give their dog a horrific infection. 

That, and my impression that a person who is willing to modify their dog to meet a certain aesthetic scheme isn't a person who loves their dog for who he/she is, and thus isn't a person who's likely to keep that dog for the rest of the dog's life.  My personal experience with people who've had surgery performed on their pets for appearances, these are people who aren't good pet owners in general.

The dog might have to have a bullshiat tattoo for their rest of their lives and be ok, but being passed around from douche to douche because he's the cool bulldog with the tattoos, that's something that no dog deserves. 

So, I really, really hope this doesn't become a trend.
 
2014-03-06 10:55:04 AM  
I don't care if it hurts the dog or not. The dog didn't get a choice in the matter.  If the dog had, I doubt it would have picked such a crappy looking tattoo.  The owner is "Mistah Metro" is a farking douchebag.
 
2014-03-06 10:58:02 AM  

Combustion: Cold_Sassy: theflatline: The fine updating owner of said pooch.

[api.ning.com image 600x400]

A real pillar of society, as we all expected...

Because he's not white???


More like because he works at a tattoo parlor and felt the urge to apply same to unfortunate dog.  Plus a selfie while striking an admittedly juvenile pose doesn't help either.  Someone always has to play the race card, don't they?
 
2014-03-06 11:00:13 AM  
The vets where I live make a tattoo a little line on dogs that they've spayed or neutered, just so the shelters know it's been done if the dog turns up as a stray. So my dog basically has what looks like a blue arrow pointing directly at his junk.

His personal hobby is lounging in such a way that he's putting his junk directly in your line of sight at all times, so it's kind of overkill.
 
2014-03-06 11:22:30 AM  

theflatline: The fine updating


Having just started a day of updating - I dont get your point.

Cold_Sassy: Plus a selfie while striking an admittedly juvenile pose


Im not sure that was a selfie

He used his trade skills to express love on his dog - chose a time when the dog would not feel it ... my outrage meter is struggling to get wood. My dog (medium sized SPCA dog) has tattoos in his ear that I did not put there, they seem useless (Im considering getting him chipped instead) but it does not appear to bother him.
 
2014-03-06 11:57:10 AM  

honrudean: Can I cut off his balls? Tail? Ears? Tattooing a serial? Implant a tracking device? Cut his fur to an unnatural regardless of season? Make him live in a tiny cage for any length of time? Never let him outside? Make him wear a shock/choke collar?

As long as I don't tattoo him the ASPCA won't be knocking on my door, whew.


Thanks for the list, I'm not a fan of all of them, but the three underlined are my most hated.  At least the tattoo he gave the dog will just get covered up as the fur grows and no one can get away with stealing his dog.

If a dog got a face tattoo, it can still get work as a seeing eye dog.  Its boss won't mind.
 
2014-03-06 12:22:51 PM  
Cheer up dog, there's always the NBA.
 
2014-03-06 12:49:53 PM  
A brooklyn douche with a black flat brim hat and a neck tattoo has a dog like that? Way to break the stereotype.
 
2014-03-06 12:57:04 PM  
People get really worked up over nothing. Ive got tattoos and the only pain felt was during the procedure which the dog was asleep for. I really fail to see the moral outrage here It was done in a sterile environment and under the best possible circumstances. I have the same breed of dog, it appears to be a rat terrier and she is chipped, tattooed and registered with a national tracking agency. I love that lil dog more than I do most people and I would have no issues with it and neither would she.
 
2014-03-06 01:07:23 PM  

Cold_Sassy: Combustion: Cold_Sassy: theflatline: The fine updating owner of said pooch.

[api.ning.com image 600x400]

A real pillar of society, as we all expected...

Because he's not white???

More like because he works at a tattoo parlor and felt the urge to apply same to unfortunate dog.  Plus a selfie while striking an admittedly juvenile pose doesn't help either.  Someone always has to play the race card, don't they?


It's because he's not white.
 
2014-03-06 01:20:21 PM  
was it a tramp stamp?
'Cause if it is, then we know where it it can get some business.
 
2014-03-06 01:39:08 PM  
He can always get a job in construction.
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2014-03-06 02:15:44 PM  
I do not have a problem with the tattooing itself, more the vet... Why would the vet be ok with this patient being under anesthesia for long enough to put art like that on the dog?! Being it that the dog was having a splenectomy, the most likely scenario is that he had a mass on the spleen or an immune mediated disease, as such, any prolonged anesthetic procedure carries increased risk to the pet.  Furthermore, if it was either of the above cases, the patient is also at greater risk of clots and infection, so again, the tattooing is a risky procedure.  Whole thing just seems strange to me
 
2014-03-06 02:24:39 PM  
I've known several dog owners that would have their vet's phone number tattoo'd on their dog's belly so that if the dog were ever lost or stolen, anyone who found it would be able to get it to the vet who could give it any care, if needed, and contact the owner.
 
2014-03-06 02:28:08 PM  

honrudean: Can I cut off his balls? Tail? Ears? Tattooing a serial? Implant a tracking device? Cut his fur to an unnatural regardless of season? Make him live in a tiny cage for any length of time? Never let him outside? Make him wear a shock/choke collar?

As long as I don't tattoo him the ASPCA won't be knocking on my door, whew.


Right?  I already took my cats' reproductive abilities--the male lost his balls before he even got the chance to use them.  Think they really wanted to lose their organs?  Who knows, I didn't ask them.

Every couple of weeks I pin them down and clip their claws.  I do this for my own convenience and comfort.  Do they want me to do it?  Hell no, they try to bite me.  Is it happening anyway?  Yep.

I love my cats like they're children.  They are spoiled as fark.  But they are just cats, and I own them, and there's a lot of unpleasant stuff that I've forced on them (not that, you pervs, like pills and injections and such).  I don't really enjoy having this kind of power, but I do what I need to for their health and our continued cohabitation, and they get a pretty good life overall in exchange.

The tattoo seems pretty benign, and happened during anesthesia for spleen surgery, which ain't cheap--so I'm guessing this guy is pretty committed to the dog.  Animals get tattooed and tagged all the time.  I injected microchips into my cats--again, totally against their will.  So it's a picture instead of a number.  If we're really talking autonomy, the dog has already suffered far worse indignities.

People also routinely kill and eat animals.  Think those cows want to die?  I'm guessing not, but it's happening anyway.  I actually became so uncomfortable with that prospect that I stopped eating meat.  But I wonder how many of the people outraged by this guy still eat meat.
 
2014-03-06 02:29:07 PM  

umdvm: I do not have a problem with the tattooing itself, more the vet... Why would the vet be ok with this patient being under anesthesia for long enough to put art like that on the dog?! Being it that the dog was having a splenectomy, the most likely scenario is that he had a mass on the spleen or an immune mediated disease, as such, any prolonged anesthetic procedure carries increased risk to the pet.  Furthermore, if it was either of the above cases, the patient is also at greater risk of clots and infection, so again, the tattooing is a risky procedure.  Whole thing just seems strange to me


This is what I came here looking for.  Where's the outrage against the vet?  Where are the thug-life photos of the vet sitting there holding a syringe and flashing the finger, all white-coatted up?
 
2014-03-07 04:06:07 PM  
people pierce their dogs ears?
jesu, that's the stupidest farking thing I've heard all day.
Those are finely tuned, incredibly vascular instruments
way worse than some jackass inking his mutt.
which is also pretty stupid, but ultimately harmless
 
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