Chris Mendiola, from Texas, decided to tattoo a symbol onto himself that was tattooed on his new rescued pup. He had pure intentions but unfortunately should've done a bit more research into what the tattoo actually meant...
This is Bear
Bear is Mendiola's rescue pup. Mendiola noticed that his beloved pup had a mark on his pelvic area.
The mark sickened him
Mendiola was sickened by the mark he found on Bear's pelvic region and believed it was given to him by his abusive previous owners.
Symbol of love?
To show his love for his new pup, Mendiola tatted the same symbol onto his bicep, as a sign of solidarity.
Little did he know...
Whoops! Turns out it's a pretty common tattoo on pups that simply means they were neutered.
Oh well! Makes for a funny story at least!
Mendiola claims he knew what the tattoo meant all along when talking to Buzzfeed, "we talked to our vet about the tattoo. I knew what it meant." But the internet is not convinced.
Mendiola added, "I get to carry my dog with me everywhere I go," he said. "I can just look down and know I have a part of him with me at all times."
Regardless, he had good intentions and even though the tatt is a bit of a fail, it makes one hell of a story!
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