A Few More Dog-Ink Tributes
My story on dog tattoos in the current issue (Mar/Apr 2008) of BARk continues to spark tattoo feedback. I'm loving seeing all the creative images and hearing the stories behind these intimate and public portraits. Here are a few more.
Check out Lisa Berg’s 11-year-old black tri-color Australian Shepherd (in photo and tattoo!). Named Angel, Berg's sidekick is a hospital therapy dog. “I am honored to see the difference she makes in the lives of all the people that meet her,” writes Berg, who lives in Santa Clarita, California. In 2006, Angel was honored by the Pasadena Humane Society for her work and she made the centerfold of the Society's 80th anniversary calendar. It’s not hard to see why.
After his Pooh Bear died of cancer about eight months ago, Joe Raggio got his dog's portrait tattooed on his arm. He also has a cat named Tigger, and a new Boxer-mix named Bella, but no tattoos of either…yet.
A bright yellow profile of a Golden Retriever adorns the ankle of Linda L. Doerksen of Aurora, Colorado.
Cindy Sullivan of San Diego created this paw tribute to her dog Jake, who died at only 17 months of age. “The red heart around his “J” not only symbolizes my heart, but his buddy, our other boy Tank,” she writes. The colors, red and blue, are the colors of Tank and Jake’s collars respectively.
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