Tattoo Made From Animal-Hair Ink Proves Love Really Is Skin Deep [Vide

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
A tattoo model in Germany wanted to make the bond between herself and her cat a ‘permanent’ one, and decided to use ink that was made from her cat’s hair as her ‘forever’ tattoo connection.

Look. I love my pets as much as the next crazy pet lover. I do.

But a tattoo model who lives in Germany has taken love for her pet to the next level with the tattoo she recently got to show her devotion.

@makaniterror with @get_repost ・・・ Already 1 year ago that I got my cat Gizmo under my skin ⭐️ Repost: Thank you so much to my buddy @romantattoos for tattooing my babyboy with my custommade ink @skin46ink and is done out of medical clean carbon from human and animal hair! Was a fantastic day with definitly the coolest shopcrew @artisticelementtattoos ! Was so much fun! Done with @cheyenne_tattooequipment ⭐️

A post shared by SKIN46 (@skin46ink) on Feb 2, 2018 at 1:52pm PST

Kathrin Toelle, whose modeling moniker is Makani Terror, is a self-proclaimed animal lover and wanted to do something that would connect her and her Mancoon Cat Gizmo forever.

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A friend told her about a service that is offered by a company in Switzerland, Skin46. Skin46 creates tattoos from ink that is made from medically clean organic carbon. This organic carbon comes from either human or animal hair.

That’s right–her tattoo ink comes from her very own kitty’s hair! Toelle says that her cats are like her children, and she will miss 10-year-old Gizmo so much when he passes away.

So to keep him with her forever, she sent off five grams of his hair to the Swiss lab and Skin46 processed it to be used as the ink in her tat.

@makaniterror with @get_repost ・・・ @romantattoos ・・・ @makaniterror cat gizmo 🤓she so awesome she came all the way from Germany and we use @fusion_ink a her new @skin46ink that uses medical clean carbon from human hair or animal hair. So now she really has her cat with her for reals ha ha !!!!

A post shared by SKIN46 (@skin46ink) on Feb 2, 2018 at 3:34pm PST

Toelle said that her Gizmo is a sweet and clumsy cat, and has a sister who is part of their family as well. Toelle found the process a very emotional one she fell in love with, and says she’d certainly consider another tattoo made with cat hair in the future.

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Skin46 is the brainchild of Andreas Wampl, who in 2015 used hair from his daughter and son to create the ink that went into the company’s first tattoo. The company says that they allow the next level of emotional connection to happen as the very special and customized ink takes that bond even deeper.

Skin (and hair) deep, if you will.

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