We love our little furry companions, so why wouldn’t we get our favourite critter etched onto our bodies to live longer in our hearts and minds, through the art of animal tattoos?

This piece will discuss the reasons to get an animal tattoo of perhaps your cat, dog, furry or scaly companion inked on your body and why a trusted artist is most necessary for such a kind endeavour.

Why Get a Tattoo of Your Furry Friend?

There are a few reasons that you might want to consider getting a tattoo of your animal companion. You can use it to commemorate the life you had with a pet who has passed, or you can use it to celebrate your current life with your pets. A majority of pet owners get tattoos of their companions because of their sheer love for their four-legged friends. And the tattoo represents their relationship together. 

A dog tattoo can also help grieving pet parents ease the pain of loss when their pets pass on. It can be seen as a tribute to them after their death, and also serve as a remembrance for the pet. Sometimes, even those who have never thought about getting a tattoo end up getting one just for their pets with a spontaneous cat tattoo or bird tattoo. 

Pet tattoos are highly personal, so before jumping in, you should take your time to think things through regarding the design. For example, think about the placement of your tattoo on your body and how big or small you want it to be. Or maybe you’re not a fan of animal-themed tattoos, in that case you could think of something else that reminds you of your pet in a different way, like a symbol of your pet’s name or personality. 

Find Your Trusted Tattoo Artist in Ottawa

You should also find an experienced artist who has an extensive portfolio in pet portraiture, or just animal tattoos in general. Be sure to also give your tattoo artist lots of reference pictures of your animal friend. Getting a pet portrait you won’t regret relies on you finding an artist who is skilled enough to translate an image onto your skin. 

Visit Sage Tattoo and Art Gallery in Ottawa where we have some of the best tattoo artists in the city. If you’ve got any questions about finding the right tattoo artist or tattoo shop, don’t wait to contact us. We would be happy to answer any of your inquiries.