Renee Anderson | West Valley City, Utah Tattoo artist: Haylo at Art On You Studios, Magna, Utah
“My tattoo is a portrait of my cat, Sahara. She’s 6 years old and we’ve had her for two years now. We rescued her from a pretty horrible shelter where she was free to roam amongst other cats and dogs. She was taken into the shelter when her owner (who used her for a breeding cat) became ill and could no longer take care of all his cats. She was very skittish when we got her, but she has warmed up to the family and now even tolerates one our other cats. She’s quite vocal and wants to be noticed.
The tattoo was done in three sessions, and will have one more to finish some more whites and add a pumpkin behind her name. We gave her a witch hat and a Victorian collar as Halloween is our favorite holiday, and the theme to our tattoo shop. This portrait of Sahara was the first color animal portrait that Haylo did, and she did an exceptional job! I’m very proud to carry my Sahara with me on my arm every day!”