Medicinal Tattoos

by on Dec.19, 2009, under News, Tattoos-Body Art

by Tattoosue on December 19, 2009

Tattoo Arm holding DogIn a strange tale – a pet owner had a problem with her small border collie dog.  Whenever he was exposed to the sun for any length of time, he would get a sunburn on his nose.  Since the dog loved being outside, the pet owner brought it up on one of the dog’s visits to the vet.  He suggested tattooing the dog’s nose.  It has a sun-blocking pigment and can fix the problem.  This is a new one on me.  Tattoos are used in a somewhat related way for humans. There is a rare skin disorder that causes skin blisters when they are exposed to the sun. Julia Gnuse is one such sufferer – and she has over 90 percent of her body covered with body art.   The reason is not to prevent blistering – but to hide the scars.

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Tattooed Lady Body Art December 23, 2009 at 4:37 am

Fascinating information and what a cute dog! 🙂

Tattooluum December 25, 2009 at 3:53 pm

new for me too! Wonder how the dog took the pain….

beautifullytat2ed January 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Amazing story.

ronel June 1, 2013 at 4:24 am

Could anyone tell me which vet in uk can do this?? I have Italian greyhound with a really pink nose that I want to get some pigment on. Im in New market area.

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