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Outrage from animal lovers as man tattoos his own pet DOG
DailyMail ^ | April 24, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 04/25/2013 4:15:03 PM PDT by Daffynition

A North Carolina man has created huge controversy among animal lovers after tattooing Duchess - his own pet dog.

Ernesto Rodriguez, who is a tattoo artist and Army veteran, inked the 5-month-old purebred American Pit Bull on the underbelly at his basement parlor in Pinnacle, NC, on Wednesday.

When Rodriguez posted pictures of the emblem on Facebook he received fierce criticism from all over the U.S. But the man claims the tattoo can be used for identification and compares it to branding farm animals

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Poor pup.
1 posted on 04/25/2013 4:15:03 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

too bad he didn’t shave dogs rear and teach him to walk backwards so everyone could say look twins


2 posted on 04/25/2013 4:19:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

My little purebred Yorkie arrived from the breeder with an identification tattoo and a chip. Poor baby.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 4:21:53 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Daffynition
Tattooing your livestock makes a lot more sense than tattooing your own body.
4 posted on 04/25/2013 4:23:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: Daffynition

Lets hope Duchess doesn’t have pups or those tats will sag...


5 posted on 04/25/2013 4:24:33 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Daffynition

Duchess probably laid on her back and wagged her tail during the inking. Not that it makes any sense, though.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 4:28:33 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Daffynition

what is the difference between people with all those tats and livestock i don’t even try to go to a walmart with out a hotshot


7 posted on 04/25/2013 4:30:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

Damn I bet they really get worked up when a rancher brands his cattle, castrates the males, splits/crops the ears for marking, dehorns, etc.


8 posted on 04/25/2013 4:36:30 PM PDT by deport
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To: bigheadfred

9 posted on 04/25/2013 4:43:25 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: dainbramaged
Nothing makes sense anymore.


10 posted on 04/25/2013 4:45:27 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Oink!


11 posted on 04/25/2013 4:48:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: La Lydia

ID is a good practice for pets that can get lost.

For personal vanity, not so much.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 4:50:47 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: OrangeHoof

13 posted on 04/25/2013 4:53:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

The tramp stamp was just wrong!


14 posted on 04/25/2013 4:55:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

15 posted on 04/25/2013 4:55:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

It’s too bad he didn’t tattoo a fighting Marine
on his belly.....kind of reverse humor lots
of Marines have fighting Bull dog tattoos.

Ooorah, arf arf!


16 posted on 04/25/2013 4:57:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: deport; vetvetdoug
Not that I'd get a tatt....but would you get one from someone who operates out of their basement?

A vet speaks up: Is it OK to Tattoo Your Dog?

17 posted on 04/25/2013 4:58:31 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: tet68
Ooorah! Devil Dogs!


18 posted on 04/25/2013 5:02:05 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Gen_1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Its his dog.


19 posted on 04/25/2013 5:04:05 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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WOOOF!

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20 posted on 04/25/2013 5:05:43 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: a fool in paradise
People are nutz!

[I'm hoping this is just a photoshop]

21 posted on 04/25/2013 5:06:19 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Delta 21

I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.

Here’s what I think happened, Mr. Rod posted this on Facebook, hoping to drum up some clients for his at home tatt business. It backfired and got the authorities involved. Probably just as well.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 5:13:16 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition
nutz!

that is lady gaga without her makeup

23 posted on 04/25/2013 5:14:31 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

That’s the actual tattoo? What does it say? Now it’s either hard to tattoo a dog which I’m sure it is or this guys sucks as a tattoo artist or both.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 5:14:58 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Daffynition

Not that I’d get a tatt....but would you get one from someone who operates out of their basement?

**************

Nope but neither would I get one from someone operating out of a hospital. The point is it is his dog and if it’s not against the laws of the country/state/local that he lives in then it pretty much is his own business to do as he pleases. JMO. Animals are tattooed quite ofter with ink for identification.


25 posted on 04/25/2013 5:15:31 PM PDT by deport
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To: Lx

Yes, it’s the work of the dog’s owner.

Is it a *D*? I have no idea.


26 posted on 04/25/2013 5:17:32 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: deport

Read the vet link above. I agree with him

**Because tattooing hurts! I should know. I’ve got two on my back, each about the size of this dog’s six-inch-long design. Yet her owner defends the design’s humane origins by claiming it was created immediately after her ear crop, while she remained fully anesthetized and under a veterinarian’s care.

Personally, I’d argue that since the tattooing was medically unnecessary (as was the ear crop, for that matter), the whole thing was a bad idea. Why do this to a dog to satisfy one big-headed yahoo’s warped cultural norms and bad taste? As a veterinarian, I’d never agree to participate in such narcissistic shenanigans. I’m offended by this and think it deserves far more “exploration” than a few rants on Facebook and a smattering of tacky local TV news spots. **


27 posted on 04/25/2013 5:21:33 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

This is cruelty.

Normal dog ID tattoos take about 15 seconds to do and don’t penetrate the skin near as deep as ‘real tattoos’.

Exactly who ‘anesthetized’ the dog?

Done incorrectly, that can kill.

And BS it’s not suffering.

Anybody who’s ever had a tattoo can tell you they hurt like a bitch for quite a while until they heal.


28 posted on 04/25/2013 5:29:12 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: La Lydia

Your Yorkie’s tat was a non-event for the dog.

They’re fast and the dogs barely even flinch.

I’ve had all my dogs tattooed up until they started having microchips available here.

One of my dogs has both.

Back in ‘99, I took 3 dogs for tats at a local clinic and they did them all in 5 minutes.


29 posted on 04/25/2013 5:31:33 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: deport

All of those procedures are done very quickly and for ID purposes only.

We never ‘went artsy’ on any of them.


30 posted on 04/25/2013 5:33:22 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: Daffynition
That photo looks like an Iranian shoop job.


31 posted on 04/25/2013 5:35:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Daffynition

Years ago, before microchip implants were available, I used to tattoo ID numbers on pets for the purpose of returning them to their owners in the event they got lost. A guy called me up one day and wanted me to tattoo a swastika on his dog. He got an earful of some the most colorful language I’m capable of. I’ve been around and have quite a vocabulary that I can employ when circumstances warrant it. He was dead silent until I finished and then hung up on him.


32 posted on 04/25/2013 5:35:45 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Daffynition

” Why do this to a dog to satisfy one big-headed yahoo’s warped cultural norms and bad taste?”

Yeah.
Why?


33 posted on 04/25/2013 5:36:17 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: Delta 21

So, if he wants to, he can douse it with gas and set it on fire?

If not, why not?


34 posted on 04/25/2013 5:37:23 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: Lx

It says Duchess, spelled wrong.


35 posted on 04/25/2013 5:38:38 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

!


36 posted on 04/25/2013 5:39:29 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: Daffynition

I am not the least into tattoos, but...that is one great looking tattoo!


37 posted on 04/25/2013 5:51:07 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: a fool in paradise

38 posted on 04/25/2013 6:18:42 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Salamander

It’s *cruel and unusual* to me.

I flinch like a child when it comes to immunizations and blood draws....so I wouldn’t inflict that on a pet I love.


39 posted on 04/25/2013 6:26:44 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Salamander

It’s his own dog and he misspelled the name on the tattoo?!


40 posted on 04/25/2013 6:27:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rlmorel

..and perhaps smart enuf not to question a Marine about his tatt. [I know I wouldn’t] ;D


41 posted on 04/25/2013 6:28:05 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

LOL....his ears are probably still ringing. :)


42 posted on 04/25/2013 6:30:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Delta 21

And to whom much is given, much is expected... those in leadership have responsibility to those in their care... it’s about being a good steward of not only creation, but of all the blessings God has given us... even our pets! :)


43 posted on 04/25/2013 6:31:12 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and wine...)
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To: Salamander

How do you spell *Dutchess* in Spanish?

I found la duquesa and duchess.......I dunno.


44 posted on 04/25/2013 6:34:32 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Some people are weird.

[and not in a good way]


45 posted on 04/25/2013 6:54:13 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: a fool in paradise

Apparently.

Hard to not make a judgement, call, innit?


46 posted on 04/25/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: Daffynition

The article says her name is Duchess and the tattoo says “Dutches”.

Ain’t even gonna try and puzzle that one out.


47 posted on 04/25/2013 6:56:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: latina4dubya

48 posted on 04/25/2013 7:01:02 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: Daffynition

I don’t know whether that’s a Photoshop, but about 15 years ago a cartoonist buddy o* mine sent me about 100 cartoon ideas he was working on : One o* them was a Biker type with studded vest, etc. walking out o* a tattoo parlor, bearing all kinds o* tattoos and piercings on his ears, cheeks, nose. He carries a tiny dog on one arm, the little mutt ALSO bearing nose rings, ear rings, studs, etc.(”pierced to the max” as he described it. I thought it was perversely hilarious.


49 posted on 04/25/2013 7:01:33 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Daffynition

Many vets tattoo female dogs who have had their tubes cut. As well, many breeders who enter their dogs into dog shows also tattoo their dogs. I do not quite understand the outrage. If he would not be a tattoo artist then I would understand the outrage.


50 posted on 04/25/2013 7:07:46 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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