Lifestyle Pets Model Gets Tattoo of her Feline Using Ink Made Out of her Cat's Hair (and You Can Too!) The service is provided by Swiss company Skin46 which turns human and animal hair into tattoo ink By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 1, 2018 10:23 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Tattoo Artist Roman Abrego/Model Kathrin Toelle Kathrin Toelle’s cat is truly part of the Germany-based model now. According to The Sun, Toelle, whose modeling name is Makani Terror, recently got a large, colorful thigh tattoo of her feline Gizmo from tattoo artist Roman Abrego at Artistic Element Tattoo in Yucaipa, California. While it’s not unusual for pet owners to get a permanent tribute honoring their pets inked on their body, Toelle’s was a little different. Her tattoo was created by using ink made out of Gizmo the cat’s fur. This hair-raising option is offered by a Switzerland tattoo service known as Skin46. The company extracts medically clean organic carbon from the human or animal hair sent in by clients and transforms the material into tattoo ink. Tattoo Artist Roman Abrego/Model Kathrin Toelle Toelle sent five grams of hair from her 10-year-old Maine Coon cat to the Swiss lab and was sent back the ink. This process costs around $700 and does not include the price of the tattoo. Each batch of hair (or fur) sent in is turned into enough ink for 30 small tattoos or 10 larger ones. Tattoo Artist Roman Abrego/Model Kathrin Toelle Many who have used Skin46’s service have done so to get ink made from the hair of a deceased individual near and dear to the person getting the tattoo. Tattoo Artist Roman Abrego/Model Kathrin Toelle Can’t get enough of cats, dogs and other furry friends? Click here to get the cutest pet news and photos delivered directly to your inbox. Toelle, who has another cat, says she would consider getting another feline fur tattoo in the future because she enjoys the connection it provides her to her pets.