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Tasmanian Tiger Tattoos — You Don’t Know What You Got 'til It’s Gone

Tasmanian Tiger Tattoos — You Don’t Know What You Got 'til It’s Gone

Tattoo Ideas2 min Read

The thylacine may be extinct, but it lives on through rad tattoos

There are few things as sad as when a beautiful animal goes extinct and walks this world no more. We’ve looked at some examples of animals that face this threat, but today we’re going to look at tattoos of an extinct animal for the first time. Well, that’s not true because we’ve definitely run pieces on dinosaurs. But rather, we’ll be looking at a beautiful animal that no longer exists because of the actions of our species. So strap in and prepare to be bummed out as we take a look at Tasmanian tiger tattoos.

Tasmanian tiger by Josh Stewart (via IG -- josh_stew_art) #joshstewart #tasmaniantiger #tasmananiantigertattoo #thylacine #thylacinetattoo

Like all marsupials, the thylacines had pouches, but are unique for the fact that the males also had pouches. These were used for retraction of their scrotal sack, a fact we are surely not making up. Europeans often compared them to hyenas in appearance and demeanor.

Don’t these Tasmanian tiger tattoos make you wish you could find some of the creature’s DNA and bring it back to life ala Jurassic Park? If you happen to achieve such a goal, let us know, as we’ve been wanting to do a similar procedure on our dignity.


Servo Jefferson
Written byServo Jefferson

servo is a writer based in the tri-state area, though he is unsure what the third state actually is. when not writing about tattoos, servo runs a small record label, goes on countless tours and adventures, and enjoys putting together Japanese model kits of robots. the texture of Styrofoam makes him want to vomit.

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