Russian tattoo artist Aleksandr got dragged by multiple animal rights organizations for tattoing his pet cat, Demon.
Obviously, the cat wouldn’t sit still during a painful tattoo, so he had to knock out his defenseless cat with anesthesia to keep it from moving.
Aleksandr later admitted that he regrets his actions and acknowledges that the animal could not consent. “Of course I feel pity for doing it to him. It’s not like he wanted to do it himself.” However, this isn’t the first time this cat has been under the needle. Aleksandr hopes that “it is not too bad for him, it is not his first tattoo.”
Demon’s tattoos have a serious meaning behind them, despite looking like a generic macho trucker chest tatt. In Russia, this tattoo is meant to indicate how tough a gangster is, the severity of their crimes, and how much time they’ve done in jail.
Russian animal activist Yelizaveta Skoryna berated Aleksandr for putting his defenseless cat through the ordeal for his own selfish narcissism. She explained that the skin of Sphynx cats is sensitive and prone to conditions. Plus, the anesthetic could have easily killed the cat if the dose was even slightly wrong.
Skorynina also revealed that the drug doesn’t knock the cat unconscious. The brain is still active, it just can’t move.
However, another local tattoo artist named Aleksandr Purtov came to the cat owner’s defense, saying that what he’d done was similar to a farmer branding his cow. “It is an old practice- this is why I am neutral to it.”