Man tattoos dog under anesthesia; photos prompt outrage online

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A tattoo artist in New York was very proud that he had given a tattoo to his dog, but now he’s getting some backlash.

He posted a photo of his dog with its new tattoo to Instagram with the caption “My dog is cooler than yours!”

The dog had her spleen removed and he figured, as long as she was under anesthesia, he might as well give her a tattoo. The tattoo has his wife’s name and a heart.

Online, people were angry and a spokesman for ASPCA denounced it.

The tattoo artists’ friends say he’s a great guy who loves his dog and would never do anything to hurt it or anyone.

But he had to quit his tattoo job because of all the attention.

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  • dawni88

    I dont agree with tatoo's by a peron for personal reasons. I do know that in Louisiana when you have your dog fixed at most places they put a very small green line on the dog while under for the surgery for the purpose if that dog is found lost they know he/she is fixed and may have a chip. I have 7 dogs and 6 of the 7 have that mark. The other one is 14 so I think that was before marking them. I totally believe fixed dogs should have a marking because then you know they are a pet and have a home is lost.