Australia, as we all know, is a wacky fucking wonderland when it comes to indigenous flora and fauna. The continent that’s also a country is home to some of the most unique creatures on the planet. And by god, we want to cover as many of them as we possibly can. It will be a sad day when we run out of Australian wildlife to write about, but then we’ll finally get to publish the definitive coffee-table book on the subject. Today we’ve got yet another mystical creature from down under, the wombat. Oh what’s that, you want to look at pretty pictures while you learn? Say no more, fam, because we’ve also got the wombat tattoos.
Wombats are nocturnal herbivores, though they will occasionally venture out on overcast days to forage. Their teeth are almost rodent-like in their sharpness, which helps with the burrowing. However, due to their burrowing nature, farmers are not the biggest fans of wombats. They used to be routinely killed as pests, cooked, and eaten. Wombat stew was a true Australian dish. Nowadays, wombats are protected species and people just eat rabbits instead.
If you enjoyed these wombat tattoos, do keep your eyes peeled for our next exciting Australian safari with a look a tattoos of the now-extinct Tasmanian tiger. And definitely be on the lookout for Tattoodo Presents: A Comprehensive Guide To The Plants and Animals of Australia, available in hardcover for $34.95 this fall wherever books are sold.