Pets are very close to us emotionally and when a pet passes away, oftentimes one may want to remember it permanently. But is a tattoo of your pet the right way to remember it?

At first, it might sound like the ultimate tribute, a tattoo of your beloved pet, a way that you will always remember him but in reality, getting a pet tattoo is more of a radical decision and not one to be taken lightly. A tattoo is a permanent decision and it is important to consider if you will still like it in years to come.

If you are certain that you will want to remember and honor your pet with this kind of permanent mark and are aware that changing or removing the tattoo may be difficult and expensive, then a tattoo may be the right decision for you

It is also important to consider your finances. Tattoos are usually expensive, and the size of a pet tattoo could certainly be costly. Before deciding on the design, it is best to do some research to understand how much it may cost

In the end, it is up to you whether or not you choose to get a pet tattoo but keep in mind that there are other ways to pay tribute to your pet.

Below are some of the ways to pay homage to your pet that doesn’t involve inking your body permanently:

Commission a portrait of your pet

A portrait is just as permanent as a tattoo but instead of your body, it will hang on your wall. A watercolor portrait may be an excellent way to keep your pet with you and cherish your memories. You can either get a digital portrait and print it on canvas and place the resulting picture everywhere from your office to your living room or you can get a watercolor portrait.

Create a sculpture of your pet

This may be an expensive and time-consuming option, but a sculpture of your pet is something you can touch and look at. It is a perfect way to have a physical reminder of your pet

Donate to an animal shelter in their name

While you may not see the results of your donation first-hand, you can rest assured that your pet will be remembered ina way that can help many other animals in need.

Write a poem in their memory

A poem for your pet is something personal that will help you preserve their memory.

In conclusion, while getting a tattoo of your pet is a big decision and should not be taken lightly, there are other ways to remember and honor your pet that doesn’t involve permanent modifications to your body. Choose an option that will best help you remember and honor your pet in the way that best suits your needs and budget.