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6 November 2016 - 5:56 pm
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Hey, what about your tattoos? I love them and want to see yours! Today, I had my consultation for my next ones and it will be done on january 15! 2 projects, one is a cat head mandala style on my forearm and the other one is Novak’s head in mandala type as well + his actual paw print of the leg that got amputated. The artist was like a bit disgustated when I explain to her that I took Novak’s leg after the amputation to do the paw print LOL I know, its a bit gore, but its my work at the vet clinic, for me, there nothing to it…ok it was weird holding his leg, but it was ok.

What about you guys? Do you have some of your pets?

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6 November 2016 - 7:39 pm
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The problem with showing your tattoo is that it may be a body part you don’t want to show. Here is mine, trying to suck in my gut. Admin guy might have to pay close attention to this thread, he may have to censor some. This is just a horse I really like. I have 3 horses but this doesn’t look like them. My sister really wanted us to get matching tattoo’s for her 60th birthday (last Sept) but we couldn’t think of anything but we will do it. My work doesn’t allow tattoos so I have to be discreet.I would like a doggy tattoo some day.

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8 November 2016 - 12:17 am
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So I thought this was a thread about dogs’ ear tattoos. Errrr, no. Lol. 

Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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9 November 2016 - 5:16 pm
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Nice Penny!

LOLOL my topic is not popular LOL I dont want to see body part, just the tattoo. I think that the forum is mainly use when people need help and after, they seem less active. Thats ok, its a serious thing going through that and I sure didn’t want to talk about small stuff when Novak was not doing well.

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9 November 2016 - 5:51 pm
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Can’t wait to see the “Mandala style” tatoos! Very creative and well thought out! Great way to pay tribute to Novak!way-cool

Penny! That’s a beautiful tatoo! I hope you and your sister can come up with tatoos to express your bond. Nice idea.clap

Nah,I don’t have any tatoos (yet anyway). I think they’re great though. It’s just that I’m afraid of PAIN!
I know some have had three paws tattooed. Angel Libby’s Dad had a beautiful image of Libby tatooed on his upper arm.

And your topic is a fun one! We NEED some fun around here! Look forward to seeing some more!

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!



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I have wanted to get one but I hate pain/needles.    I had one all picked out but have not gotten up the nerve to do it.  Some have because they liked it.  It was an infinity sign and had 3 paws on it.  As you can see CHICKEN here lol

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Michelle & Angel Sassy

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13 November 2016 - 8:19 pm
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Yes, it does hurt but I really wanted it. Actually Voodoo it might be fun to play “Guess That Body Part.” Just kidding. And like Sally said we do need to laugh and inject some humor in an otherwise often sad situation. Michelle I think you should go for it big-grin

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Cluck,cluck, cluck! I’m in the Hen House with you! Avoiding pain is something I enjoy doingway-cool

Your tatoo vision is beatiful Michelle! Perfect! My imaginary tatte would probably be a heart with paw in middle,

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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15 November 2016 - 5:57 am
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Oh gosh, I certainly wasn’t implying that I didn’t like the topic.  NOT AT ALL. I do hope it didn’t come across like that. I was just laughing because I was expecting a dogs ear and what I got was a human stomach, complete with a very fine horse tattoo. Ditto the need for lightness and humour. Absolutely! With you all the way. 

Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
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15 November 2016 - 6:14 pm
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You know what Clare? 

I laughed out loud when I read your post because I thought exactly the same when I opened the thread 🐶👂🏼

Would not have guessed it was about people’s tatoos in a million years 😆

As for my own, that will never, ever happen.

I am right there with Michelle and Sally 🐓🐓🐓 plus I wouldn’t want to have something as final as that, how about if for whatever reason I’d change my mind ? 

I hear removing them with laser is far more painful 💣🔪🔨⚙🔨 that getting them done in the first place 📌📌📌📌

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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16 November 2016 - 12:59 pm
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 I am very tolerable to pain, I can take it, so for me, its not that painfull, but I didnt get any big tattoo yet, so will see with the new ones, the biggest will probably take 5-6 hours and its on the rib cage, its suppose to be very painful there, will see. Can’t wait to have them!

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Here is mine.  I got it 3 years ago in honor of Daisy & her struggle.  Since her passing I have thought about adding her name to it but just haven’t figured out exactly what I wanted.  I have it on the inside of my ankle so I can always see it.

Sorry, I know this is not the greatest pic blush

Marla, Biscuit & Spirit Daisy

My Two Tripawds...Biscuit and Spirit Daisy

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I remember when you got that Marla! Such a beautiful way to honor your sweet Daisyheart Loved it then and @ove it now!! 🙂

Clare, you silly goose!! We knew what you meant and how you meant…all good!!! And yeah, …shhh….as already mentioned, you weren’t the only one thinking dog ear tattoos!

In fact, maybe I’ll get a dog ear tattooed on my tummy!way-coolwinker

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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16 November 2016 - 3:18 pm
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LOVE that Marla!!! That is kind of what I wanted to do for Shelby or to honor Shelby now that she has passed… Same place too but I am very chicken to get needles on my ankle since I hear it hurts like a mother F!!!!! And my best friend had one there so I know. But  I love it!heart

Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart (and little Jasper too) 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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Alison-  It is on my ankle but actually a little above on the “meatier” part of my ankle.  Supposed to not hurt as much as the thinner skinned/bony areas I am told.  It actually was not that bad.  I only flinched a few times and it was not so painful that I was crying out in pain.  I think maybe everyone had me all worked up on how painful it would be so I was surprised it wasn’t that bad.

Marla

My Two Tripawds...Biscuit and Spirit Daisy

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