ART: 11 Awesome & Artistic Ways to Immortalise Your Pet

If like us, you wish you could see your pet’s adorable face everywhere you look, then you’re going to be just a teeny but excited about these cool ideas. From crayons to cushions and tattoos to textiles, here are some of the most awesome and artistic ways you can immortalise your pet.

Dog crayon sculptures hoang tran


Let’s kick off with something completely left-field shall we? If I asked you whether you’d like to see your dog’s head carved into a crayon, you’d probably check if I was drunk. I wish! Well you don’t have to be drunk to see how unexpectedly amazing these custom pet carvings by by artist Hoang Tran are. Seriously, how does he do that?

Custom pet crayon carving by Carved Crayons.

cat portrait necklace flower land shop


Want to keep your furry friend close to your heart? Italian artist Sara Max creates custom pet jewellery from polymer clay. Working from photographs of your pussy or pooch, she models an uncanny likeness of your pet pal, paints it and whacks it on a necklace. Fantastico!

Pet portrait necklaces by Flower Land Shop

needle felt boxer artsy ann


When 2D simply won’t do justice to your your cuddly critter, go for 3 glorious dimensions with these cute needle felted pets by Artsy Ann. Each one is handmade with love and can be accessorised for a finishing touch. What’s not to like?

Custom needle felt pets by Artsy Ann.



Each of these amazing pet portraits is needle felted from pure wool – no paint! Crazy right? Made by poking loose wool fibres with a special barbed needle thousands of times until the desired image is achieved – these are a real one of a kind!

Pet portrait on a hoop by Good Natured by Dani.

dog portrait pillow


When you crash on the sofa at night, the first thing you want to do is cuddle up to your furry friend, and now you can see double with these charming knitted cushion covers. Custom made from an image of your pet – it’s the perfect gift for yourself or the pet lover in your life.

 Custom pet portrait pillows by Camelotia.

cat tattoo sol tattoo


OK, I’m talking big time commitment here. You had better seriously love your pet if you plan to have them inked on your skin. For feline tattoo inspiration – check out @soltattoo (above).

cat tattoo portrait kudzu monster

Or if you’re not keen to go all the way with body ink, we think these tattoo style portraits by Kudzu Monster (above) are just as awesome – and a bit less permanent!

POP Art Pet Portrait - Art by Manda


 Hang your hound on the wall with these gorgeous Pop Art style portraits by Manda Wolfe. I’ve seen a lot of pet portraits in my time and these are by far some of the best. Painted in detail using gouache and set against a bright saturated background, these prints will really make your pet POP!

Custom pop art pet portraits by Art by Manda.



When the talented folk at Sketch Your Pet offered to sketch my pet George, I was pretty excited to see the result. With a choice of a black and white pencil sketch or a full colour illustration, Sketch Your Pet can also have your pièce de résistance put on anything from coasters to mugs and phone cases.

Custom pet portrait coasters by Sketch Your Pet.



The perfect way for your pet to remind you when it’s time for WALKIES! These cool custom clocks are hand-painted to order and transferred onto a wooden clock face. TICK TOCK.

Bespoke hand painted pet portrait clock by Adam Regester Art & Illustration.
Family pet portrait helen randall popopportrait


We all know that pets are probably the best members of our family, so what better way to celebrate the beautiful bond than to commission a custom family portrait with you and your beloveds?

Custom family portrait by Helena Randall from Poppoportraits.

hand painted cat portrait mugs madrab


Enjoy your cat and your cappuccino with these cute custom hand-painted mugs by Madrab. A ceramic restorer turned artist based in Milan, Mara creates original artwork, drawn and painted with traditional ceramic pigments directly on each mug, with a tail on the back side. MEOW.

Hand painted pet portrait mugs by Madrab.

Do you love these ideas? Which is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below!

Sara is the Founder & Editor of StyleTails. A writer, design-lover and long-time animal-hugger, Sara launched StyleTails in 2012 to inspire people live a more beautiful life with their four-legged friends. Along with her canine sidekick George, a rescue Yorkie with a big attitude, Sara regularly commentates on luxury pet product and lifestyle trends and has been featured in Elle Decoration, BBC Radio, and is also an expert contributor to WGSN, the leading design trend forecaster.

1 Comment

  • Reply November 13, 2015


    I didn’t think I’d have a tattoo, but now I’m not so sure.
    I’ve got cats, perhaps its time I got a cattoo….

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