Russian body artist under fire for tattooing his Sphynx cat

A Russian artist is under fire from animal advocates for tattooing his pet hairless Sphynx cat. The cat was sedated with heavy anesthetics before the artist, identified as Aleksandr, inked four tattoos onto the cat’s body at his studio located in central Russia’s Sverdlovsk Oblast region.Demon the cat 2

According to the Sun, the cat named Demon, now carries a series of four “gangster” designs on his back and sides worn commonly by Russian criminals. On the cat’s side can be seen a prison tower, a deck of cards, a young woman and a cigarette. Aleksandr admitted he might not have been acting in the best interests for his cat, after having to administer anesthetics so Demon could withstand the needle punctures on his delicate skin.

“Of course I feel pity for doing it to him. It’s not like he wanted to do it himself. He has a different skin, so tattoos are applied differently. I hope it is not too bad for him,” Aleksandr stated. “It is not his first tattoo. Usually he feels fine and recovers from the anesthesia pretty fast.”

As for the significance of the inks, they are known to indicate seniority as part of criminal gangs, the seriousness of their crimes and the length of time they have been in prison. Animal activists have condemned Aleksandr for doing this to Demon; calling it out as animal cruelty. One of the artist’s friends, however stated it is no different than a farmer branding his livestock. This writer frankly doesn’t agree.  Go tattoo yourself and leave the cat alone. And while Sphynx cats are known for their lack of a coat, they are not completely hairless.

Photos of Sphynx cat screenshot via Cen/Liferu)

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12 replies
  1. Solveig Pettersson says:

    Poor Little cat ???????????? Will they be punish ?? I Hope really that !!! Its horribel tjing ro dö ????????????????????

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  2. Red says:

    People are SICK to do this to their animals!! If you want to screw of the beautiful body the Lord gave you …. that is your weird choice. But to do that to an animal….who has no way to protest? This cat should be removed from that idiot owner and given to someone who will love and care for it without turning it into some kind of weird piece drawing! I can’t even call it art….. it isn’t!

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  3. Lizz says:

    A cow getting branded is very different from a cat getting a tattoo. For one thing, cow’s hides/skin is tougher. Is this guy a vet? No, so he is just guessing about the sedation. Would he know what to do if the cat started having problems?? While sedated? Would he have the correct meds and equipment on hand if something were to happen while the cat is sedated? NO. So this is animal abuse. Shame on the dude. Let’s tattoo his junk.

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