Kelly Doty is a tattoo artist with a host of animal designs. Her animal art varies from cute and cuddle to unreal and imaginative to dark and thematic. Here are some of Doty's more adorable animal tattoos:

Buddha Cat by Doty: In time you will realize it is not the yarn that unravels, but the cat. Cat art by Kelly DotyBuddha Cat by Doty: In time you will realize it is not the yarn that unravels, but the cat. Cat art by Kelly Doty

 

Paisly Bird by Doty: This bird has style! Bird art by Kelly DotyPaisly Bird by Doty: This bird has style! Bird art by Kelly Doty

 

Lucky Rabbit Foot by Doty: This little guy is going places. Rabbit art by Kelly DotyLucky Rabbit Foot by Doty: This little guy is going places. Rabbit art by Kelly Doty

 

Doty has been in skin since 2007, apprenticing in Meridian, Connecticut, before starting her professional career in 2009, soon working at Off The Map Tattoo in Easthampton, Massachusets. She recently made a move to Ink & Dagger Tattoo in Atlanta, Georgia. She describes her art specialty as "spooky color art." From the pictures below, I would say that is a pretty accurate description.

 

Owl Heart by Doty: This owl design has heart! Allow me... booooo... Owl art by Kelly DotyOwl Heart by Doty: This owl design has heart! Allow me... booooo... Owl art by Kelly Doty

 

 Bad @$$ Penguin by Doty: This penguin does not look happy. Penguin art by Kelly DotyBad @$$ Penguin by Doty: This penguin does not look happy. Penguin art by Kelly Doty

 

Killer Hedgehog by Doty: Sonic failed audition tape for Dexter? This hedgehog art by Kelly Doty is cute and creepy.Killer Hedgehog by Doty: Sonic failed audition tape for Dexter? This hedgehog art by Kelly Doty is cute and creepy.

 

Doty has also done many very life like animal images, maintaining her trademark style.Take these sea animal pictures for example:

 

Squid vs Whale by Doty: A deep sea battle. Whale art by Kelly DotySquid vs Whale by Doty: A deep sea battle. Whale art by Kelly Doty

 

Smug Octopus by Doty: This octupus wants none of your silliness. Octopus art by Kelly DotySmug Octopus by Doty: This octupus wants none of your silliness. Octopus art by Kelly Doty

 

But she also does some great, absurd designs. You can't really top a space kitty or a dinosaur eating a cupcake.

Space Kitty by Doty: One small step for felines... this is some cat art that is truly out there by Kelly Doty.Space Kitty by Doty: One small step for felines... this is some cat art that is truly out there by Kelly Doty.

 

Cupcake Dinosaur by Doty: You can never go wrong with dinosaurs. Or cupcakes. Together? That's just classy.Cupcake Dinosaur by Doty: You can never go wrong with dinosaurs. Or cupcakes. Together? That's just classy.

If you are interested in seeing more of Kelly Doty's work visit her site to see more amazing animal tattoos. If you like the caricatured style, you might like this article on Erin Hunting's art.

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Animal art used by Kelly Doty's permission.

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