People have always been coming up with new ways to make their pets trendy. There are designer and rhinestone-studded collars, posh pet carriers, and eye-catching clothes for your fluffy ball of love.
– Do you really think Fido likes that?
But a new trend brings things to a whole new level with, you guessed it, pet tattoos. The designs are temporary, and are airbrushed on using a stencil and non-toxic dye made especially for animals.
This article from USA Today talks about The Dog Salon, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We’re betting that this won’t be the last grooming parlor to jump on the trend bandwagon, though. According to the article, Americans will spend $52.9 billion on their pets this year.
PETA says that even though the dyes are non-toxic and animal-safe, any type of ‘tattooing? or dyeing is still cruel. The group says that the practice can cause stress and lead to allergies.
The Dog Salon offers ‘tattoos? in just about any shape, symbol, or saying you can imagine, ranging from $10 to $20.
The sight of an inked up dog on a leash seems strange to us. This may just be us, but we get our pets for companionship and the unconditional love they give us. Cheesy, yeah, but it’s the truth.
Would you ever ink your pet? In the name of those cute, cuddly faces, we hope not.