A baby Sphynx is so ugly that it's cute. Also known as the pedigree Canadian Hairless, this Sphynx kitten is 2 weeks old. Although they appear to be hairless, Sphynx kittens have very fine, short hair that feels like peach fuzz. Their skin is the color that their furry coat would have been, if they had a pelt.
Sphynx owners often dress their cat to help keep it warm and healthy. This breed also needs to be bathed to remain clean. Like a parent might assist their child in putting on a temporary tattoo, some Sphynx owners frequently tattoo their cat.
Scandal or Sexy?
And then there are the Russian Sphynx breeds with more extreme tattoos and fashions like those seen here.
A sadomasochist and inked Sphynx makes for a bizarre photo. However, most of these featured Sphynx cat photos involve fake tattoos, the kind that are applied with water and light pressure.
S&M Sphynx in leather and tattooed
Other photos are of Sphynx cats which are permanently tattooed. Can you tell the difference?
Tattooed Sphynx Minus Leather Accessories
The cat in the previous photo has another fake tattoo. This photo features a permanently inked Sphynx.
Tattooed Sphynx with piercing
The choice of fish being tattooed on the cat seems as strange as the owner having the cat tattooed in the first place.
Were These Fashions Chosen to Keep Cats Warm?
As mentioned previously, it is common practice for Sphynx cat owners to dress their little darlings in order to keep them warm and healthy.
Hot momma cat
But Mistress Bad Ass Cat? The choice of S&M fashion to keep the cats toasty seem ludicrous, yet humorous.
Here's a masked kitten.
Another S&M Cat.
Mistress Bad Ass Cat
Russian Tattooing Sphynx Started Scandal
It's all the rage, in Russia, if you own a Sphynx to have it tattooed. But this photo started a scandal as it spread online.
Tattooed Sphynx with Tattooed Owner
It is unclear if PETA knows, but here is a video of the infamous cat tattoo parlor.
Tattooed Sphynx with tattooed owner
This is the same cat from the previous picture and video. It seems perfectly happy with its matching tattooed owner. Oh wait, perhaps the hairless cat's expression is seriously ticked as it contemplates killing its owner?
Matching Sphynx Cat & Owner
So what do you think? Is it barbaric to tattoo cats since they cannot voice their desire to be inked or not? Is this animal cruelty? Or is it live and let live?
Is it cool? Cooler yet when the tattooed cats are all decked out in S&M leather fashion? Do you find it funny, bizarre, or WTF?
Here's another video with a tattooed Sphynx that fueled the debate.