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watercolor pangolin tattoo by Deanna Wardin @ Tattoo Boogaloo, via Flickr

I tattoo at Tattoo Boogaloo, 528 Green St.

Pangolins wear an armor of overlapping keratin scales which provides excellent protection when they curl up in a ball. The pangolin has a sticky tongue longer than its head & body combined when fully extended! Commercial trade of pangolins is illegal but demand for them as a delicacy & for use in traditional Chinese medicine keeps the black market trade alarmingly active. Of the 8 species of pangolin found in Asia and Africa, 6 are listed by the IUCN as either Near Threatened or Endangered.

Pangolins wear an armor of overlapping keratin scales which provides excellent…

Pangolin outline completed #tattoo #spellbound | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Pangolin outline completed #tattoo #spellbound | Flickr - Photo Sharing!