(iWIDK By Allie Beauregard) – A tattoo artist is gaining international attention for the permanent mural she made for her pets.
Fran Bailey of Wales was featured on the show “My Tattoo Addiction” after she inked her entire back displaying the faces of each of the five sick cats she cared for up until they passed away.
In the past year, Fran adopted the cats, who all suffered from a feline version of HIV, so they could die in a safe, loving home, posted the site Life With Cats.
In her house, where she lives with her parents, Fran also runs a registered, authorized tattoo parlor, so as the cats passed away she had each one, depicted as she saw their individual personalities, put onto her back.
Now that the work of art is complete and the original five are no longer with her, Fran has taken in a new group of cats, although she says that when that day comes when they’re no longer around, she will not keep their memories alive in the same, drastic way.