Photos Of Tattooed Dog Rescuers Will Put Your Stereotyping To Shame!

Photos Of Tattooed Dog Rescuers Will Put Your Stereotyping To Shame!

Batista is an advocate for homeless animals and tattooed samaritans with big hearts.
"Some of the things people would say when they would see a heavily tattooed person walking with a pit bull for example were just absolutely ridiculous," says Brian Batista, a Nashville, Tennessee-based Photographer explaining the cause of this project. "They would have memorial tattoos of family members, art they loved, tattoos that tell stories of their lives and be walking with the happiest dogs you have ever seen. And people would yell at them saying 'That dog is a killer! Stay away from my family!'
(Feature photo credit: Brian Batista)
Tattooed Dog Rescuer
We couldn't agree more! If you think about it, it's irrational, ignorant & utterly absurd. So it's good to know persons like Brian Batista who are passionately fighting against society's false beliefs by capturing these kind of powerful, peaceful and loving images as means.
We are so glad these cute little beasts have found their homes.
"I have a very old and very faithful attachment for dogs. I like them because they always forgive." ~Albert Camus, The Fall
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
Josh Billings (a.k.a. Henry Wheeler Shaw; humorist and lecturer)
"Nobody on this earth will love you more, be more patient with your mood swings, or keep your secrets better than your dog."
Tattooed Dog Rescuer
Here's a sweet and sunny photo of Steve Lawrence with Lilly, adopted from Nashville's city shelter about a year after the shelter's ban on adopting pits was lifted.
Richard Burgess with his foster puppy Major, who had been badly injured from a dog attack. "Major is now living in Alabama "with a pit bull brother and sister, and two human siblings, and he is a very happy dog," says Batista.

More heartwarming photos at Brian Batista's website. Adopt a pet from your nearby center today!
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