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Tattoos of your dog

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by s4simo, Jan 5, 2012.


  1. s4simo

    s4simo PetForums Member

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    I was wondering if anyone had a tattoo of their dog. I was thinking of getting a grey shaded image of Bracken who we lossed in May. I already have a silver necklace with her paw print cast but am contemplating something more permanent. :confused:
     
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    fluffybunny2001 PetForums VIP

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    I don`t personally,but i know people i do.
    It`s a lovely idea,but if you go ahead,please find a good tattoo artist,that specialises in portraits,they are few and fair between.:)
     
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    I dont have any tatoos, but I would also looovvee to see other peoples.

    I'd love to get a small running Dobermann somewhere, but I change my mind about what I want so often I don’t think I'd be a good candidate! :biggrin:
     
  4. Cloud&JaysMum

    Cloud&JaysMum PetForums Senior

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    I haven't and probably won't have one of the dogs themselves as I am always fearful that the picture of them tattoo may look cartoony ...... however I am in the middle of designing something that will incorporate two butterflies one whose wings look like the shaped of a 'C' and one that looks like a 'J' ..... (I am not sure if you can picture that.... hard to explain in words)
     
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    H0lly PetForums VIP

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    I have one ready and designed just need to brave getting it done :)
     
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    redroses2106 PetForums VIP

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    i don't but have seen them being done on programmes like LA Ink they really are very good IF the right artist is doing them
    if you do decide to go for it make sure the tatoo artist has a reputation for specilising in pet portraits and get them to show you thier portfolio :)

    a lovely idea though
     
  7. s4simo

    s4simo PetForums Member

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    Luckily I know a really good artist that does amazing grey scale human portraits - he did my other non-dog tattoos. It has taken me 7 months to even be able to think about getting it done but I think it may help with her loss.
    The other option I have is to add her initial to one I have already which I designed to incorporate the kids initials.
     
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  8. Cloud&JaysMum

    Cloud&JaysMum PetForums Senior

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    it really doesn't hurt as much as you would think..... I have three tattoos and I am gagging for another one now.
     
  9. Mophie

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    Research, research, research and be prepared to travel if needed in order to get something that will be stunning and stand the test of time. Make sure you find someone who sort of specialises in animals. I can think of a few however they're in America. If you need any help give me a shout I have no problems looking over work.

    I like the idea of it I want to plan something in memory of Misha but won't be going for a picture of her but I have considered getting her name or her nickname "Moo" somewhere teamed with a white (light) rose as that has been planted in mum's garden in her memory with her ashes.

    Oh and H0lly - If you're happy enough to get it done and your comfortable with it being on you for forever do it. I have 3 fairly large pieces, the outline feels nice to me it's just some shading that made me want to punch my tattooist lol
     
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    I don't have any tattoos, and I wouldn't get one of a portrait just because I've seen some which turn out a bit cartoony. However I like the idea of maybe getting some little paw prints with their initials or something like that :)
     
  11. H0lly

    H0lly PetForums VIP

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    Mine isnt a portrait as i fear they would get it wrong and it not look like her, So its just like a fancy Heart with little Paw prints, and 2 Larger prints :)
     
  12. s4simo

    s4simo PetForums Member

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    Ha, ha. I was told by my tattooist after my first one I would be back for more and I told him I wouldn't...... I now have three and would like the next one to be for bracken but don't know how best to do that. As a said I have a silver chain with her miniaturised paw print on which I wear all the time but now feel ready for something else. X
     
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    I haven't although I do have an upper arm tattoo. I'm assuming from your profile you are female and I'll mention things already probably known. Personally I love tattoos and the artwork involved but care must be taken. It's easy to get a badly done tattoo especially if it's something as personal as a lost pet. Checking out an artists previous work is essential, especially any portraits and previous dog tattoos if possible. If in any doubt find another artist. Pay attention to the preview they transfer on and double check carefully it is what you want before they start inking the actual tattoo. Taking a trusted friend who can give an honest opinion is also useful. You will have this for life.

    Location on the body is also of primary importance as you may want to hide it on occasion. I have no idea of your age but simple things such as what you wear escorting an OH on a company do (if applicable), the trip to the beach in a swimsuit etc is something to consider.

    Size is also important. I hate small tattoos and you need it large enough to add some detail. Take advice by the artist concerned.

    Edit: Oops... ok.. response only taken from the first post. Didn't realize already had tattoos.
     
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    I don't have her portrait, but I have her name :)

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  15. s4simo

    s4simo PetForums Member

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    All great advise thanks :thumbup1: I have my other tattoos hidden as I work for myself and have to meet clients for work so first impressions count. As many people have said getting a portrait right isn't easy. It would be devastating to not have her 'soul' captured accurately. As for having them seen on a beach etc Im not fussed about others seeing it and in fact I want to be able to tell people about her which is why it's taken me until now to consider it. I wouldn't have been able to talk about her before without bursting into tears

    May we shouldstart a tattoo sticky to give others inspiration if people don't mind showing their images :confused:
     
  16. s4simo

    s4simo PetForums Member

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    Would you mind sharing your image ?
     
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