This is my cat Jerry who died 1/2/12 of cancer. I had him a little less than 2 years, Jerry was about 18 or 19 when he died. He came from the ACCT (Animal Care and Control) In Philadelphia. He was at the shelter and going to be put to sleep, as he was very senior and quickly became very ill with severe pneumonia. Along with high blood sugar he was also very overweight and not very friendly.
One of the vet techs loved him and contacted me. I agreed to take him, she fostered him for about a month to get him over his illness, as he needed a lot of constant care, and I work long days. Jerry went through a lot and was doing fantastic. Dec 11, he was diagnosed with cancer and he died peacefully at the vet’s 1/2/12…I miss my pal a lot!
“My butterfly cat tattoo was based on this photo of my kitten, Skittles. I got her and her litter mates when they were about two weeks old with their mom Caramel. I fostered them all until they got adopted. (I work in rescue of course!) I formally adopted Skittles in June of 2010. Skittles was a great little kitten. She was calm and collected and was starting training to become a certified therapy cat. Sadly she passed away this past October at six month of age due to unspecified birth defects. I was in the process of finishing this tat when it happened so my artist put her name above it in the Skittles logo. Her siblings were collectively known as the candy land crew because they all had candy names.”
Raya | Germany Tattoo artist: Kathinka at Skin Works, Cologne
“This tattoo is of my first cat Minka. She lived to be 12 1/2 years old. I loved her very much. She was very cuddly! Throughout all of her life she lived with me and she never allowed any other cat to be around. She was the most beautiful cat I’ve ever known.”
Kristy Hodson | Leominster, MA Tattoo artist: Dan Bythewood at Regeneration Tattoo, Allston, MA
“Today I got a cattoo on my ankle in honor of my recently deceased cat O’Malley. I took in a drawing my friend made for me after O’Malley’s passing and a picture of her from last year that I thought was the quintessential cat pose. My tattoo artist combined the two perfectly. I also had him add a tiny paw print to represent my 3 year old runt, Daly. So happy with how it came out.”