Get tattooed to support animals

Get “lined for life” this month, in support of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is launching its popular Tats4Tails project this month, which sees a local tattoo studio partnering with the animal welfare charity to raise funds for the organisation’s work..

Now in its fourth year, Tats4Tails has seen several well-known Cape Town personalities all get “inked” as part of the fund-raiser, which aims to raise money specifically to support animals sheltered at the SPCA.

The 7 x 7 cm tattoos, in a design of the person’s choice, are offered at R800 each at the Primal Culture Tattoo Studio in Diep Rivier – but only from Monday January 23 to Sunday January 29.

Thanks to event co-sponsors Lionel’s Choice and Identipet, participants will also be able to get their pets microchipped at the SPCA for just R100.

The SPCA has dealt with an increase in the number of animals being surrendered over the past couple of months as a result of the focus on pit bull-type breeds – in addition to the high number of animals admitted as strays and never claimed by their owners.

To book a tattoo as part of Tats4Tails, contact the studio directly on 021 707 1299. For more information, email

To report cruelty to animals, call 021 700 4158 or 021 700 4159 or 083 326 1604 (after hours emergencies).