Jorge Bendersky, the celebrity dog groomer to such star pooches belonging to Ralph Lauren and P. Diddy has been adorning some of the fanciest canines with temporary tattoos on their hips and tailbones this season. The posh pooches proudly prance through Central Park; obviously attracting a lot of attention with their canine glitter and rhinestone decorations.
The tattoos are only temporary and cost about $100 each. Best displayed on the short-haired four legged friends, summertime is when others notice. According to DNAinfo.com, Bendersky states:
“In the summer, they cut the dogs’ hair short, so you’ve got to supplement the glamour. Having no hair is no excuse not to be glamorous.”
Although DNAinfo reports the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Poison Control Center doesn’t see anything dangerous about the temporary tattoo, it is prudent to research all products used on your pets before proceeding. Dogs lick to figure things out, so make sure everything used on Fido are products that are safe.
The tattoos begin with a stencil and a canine safe glue, paints, and pre-packaged dog friendly glitter and rhinestones. It’s true that one’s pooch, no matter how brilliant we humans defend our dog’s intelligence factors, it’s dubious that any dog thinks their tattoo is the “cat’s meow,” however when everyone who walks by in Central Park and stops to admire, pet, and speak that special “baby talk doggie lingo,” from smart to silly pooches enjoy the attention, and therefore love their “inked” look. Called the “tramp stamp” – it seems few dogs finds it offensive.
In the summertime, the “tats” take the place of those doggie dresses and matching outfits or even enhance their human’s own tattoos.
Jorge Bendersky originally moved to Manhattan from Argentina, and although he has become the groomer to the stars’ pooches, gives back to the less fortunate dogs. Bendersky is well known for leading pet care workshops in the area’s inner-city neighborhoods and is right there to give seminars to help other groomers get started.
Bendersky can be seen on Animal Planet’s Dogs 101, and strongly believes properly brushing your canine friend is important for a dog’s health and can be used for the early detection and the prevention of illnesses relating to a dog’s health. One of the most common reasons dogs wind up in shelters is their owner’s lack of funds to pay for their dog’s health issues.
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