Are Animal Tattoos The Next Big Thing?

Are tattooed animals the next big thing? Wim Delvoye might answer, "Yes!" Wim is a Belgian artist who tattoos pigs, and even launched a whole farm dedicated to the cause.

Specifically, in 2005, Wim launched the Art Farm Pigs Growth Fund which includes three resident tattooists dedicated to the art of pig tattoos.

In an interview with Vice Magazine, Wim noted, "I started tattooing pig hides, which I'd get from the slaughterhouses, in 1994. It was only in 1997 that I started to work on live sedated pigs. I tattoo pigs because they grow fast and they are so much better to tattoo than fish. I tattoo them when they are young and I like the way the artwork stretches and distorts over time. Essentially, we invest in small tattoos and we harvest large paintings."

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