Dog stylist, Jorge Bendersky, is tattooing all the cool dogs in NYC without the ouchy factor. I’ve immediately notified my groomer friend, so maybe we’ll bring the trend to Texas soon. What Bendersky does is apply some “canine safe” glue to the fur using a stencil as a guide and then sprinkles on the glitter. Ah, glitter, the herpes of crafts, it never comes off, except when you want it to stay. I’d have to field trial the longevity of the tattoos, but to me it seems like a pretty solid idea. As far as a glue being “canine safe”, I’m not really sure who comes up with that designation but I’m pretty sure my dogs have eaten grosser things.
“Dogs are like humans, and when they accessorize they get attention. A pink dog does not know it’s pink, but when people are smiling and taking pictures, it gets attention. So, a dog likes to get tattoos.”
And honestly, I can’t find any faults with that sentiment. It’s true, the vast majority of dogs love attention and a doggy tramp stamp is just the ticket. Bendersky seems like a very creative dog lover and is willing to give other dog lovers what they want.
The things I wonder about with these glue tattoos are: How long to they stay and do they wear well? Do they pull the hair or does the dog have to be pretty much shaved? And where can I find instructions? I mean, we’ve already bedazzled pussies, why not dog butts? Oh, wait, different kinda pussy cat?