Strangely, as tattoos are becoming more popular for humans, they are becoming less popular for animals. Out of our household of 5 beings (3 of them animals), all except Toady have been “inked”. Manbeast and I have more than a few tattoos between us, and Mylo and Odin each have an ID number tattooed in their ears. Toady, instead, has a microchip.
One thing that I have always desired since becoming a pet owner is a tattoo that defines and expresses my love for my pets. The problem is, I’m not that into paw prints and dog tags. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with them, they’re just not really my thing. The tattoos that I have now make people crinkle their eyebrows and ponder their meanings. I am not one for obvious statements. So, there lies a problem. I don’t want my pets’ names. I don’t want their paws. I don’t want a tattoo of their faces. I want something that signifies my adoration for them without it being completely apparent.
I have been pondering this for some time with about a thousand ideas coming to mind, but none that stick. The tattoos that I have already were in my head for years before they became a reality, so I expect that once I think of one that I want, it will take me forever to really decide anyway. I also expect to have more pets throughout my life, and that they will be just as important to me as my current ones, so therein lies yet another obstacle. I don’t want to be covered from head to toe with initials, faces, paws, or the like. I need something, a small something, that will sufficiently relay my feelings without having to get a new one every time I bring another pet into my family. An all encompassing something that means something special to me and mine. You know?
Do you have tattoos to represent your pets? Do your pets have tattoos? Do you have any ideas for me?