A shocking photo of a dog with tattoos has caused an outrage on social media.

In the image below, the bull terrier appears to have 5 tattoos on different parts of its body. The picture shows tattoos of an anchor, a knuckleduster and a diamond on its nose, a pair of star tattoos just below its eyes, as well as the logo of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team on both ears.

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Source: CEN via Daily Mail

It wasn’t until Brazilian lawyer Fernanda Soares shared the image online that it started to spread like wildfire on social media, with many netizens slamming the dog’s owner for animal cruelty. According to sources, the owner quickly deleted the photo after he became a target of several online campaigns.

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The bull terrier’s owner has been identified as Emerson Damasceno, a tattoo artist from Poços de Caldas in Brazil. Strangely enough, Damasceno insisted that he tattooed his pet because he believed that the tattoos will protect the furry animal from cancer.

dog tattoo owner
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Damasceno’s girlfriend also defended her beau on social media, claiming that the pet was only inked after being seen by experienced vets in the city of Posos de Caldas, Brazil.

However, the couple’s claims have since been rubbished by several prominent veterinary experts. Vets have countered Damasceno’s claim, stating that tattoos have no such benefits and it can even cause health issues.

dog tattoo pic
Source: CEN via Daily Mail

No word yet if the Brazilian tattoo artist is being investigated on animal abuse.

What do y’all think? Did Damasceno had the right to tattoo his dog? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Daily Mail.

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