- Pets and Animals
PETA's "Ink, Not Mink" Campaign
Be Comfortable In Your Own Skin And Let Animals Keep Theirs
As a spin-off from their "I'd Rather Go Naked" anti-fur campaign, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) created "Ink, Not Mink." Tattooed celebrities from the worlds of music, movies, fashion and even some tattoo artists have shown their body art and voiced their support for animal rights and the promotion of the usage of fake fur for clothing.
Get information about the campaign, see the poster images, watch videos from the celebrities who've participated and lend your support to this colorful but humane animal-rights cause.
Sash - Suicide Girls
Ami James from "Miami Ink"
Say "No" To Fur and Fur Farming
What "Ink, Not Mink" is really campaigning about isn't the encouragement of tattoos, it's against using fur for fashion and the practice of fur farming.
Thousands of animals, mostly mink, chinchilla and foxes, are raised and killed solely to obtain their fur. The animals are frequently raised in cramped and diseased conditions with up to 25% of the "crop" dying from respiratory or other illness in the process.
The animals are then subject to electrocution, drowning or are often clubbed to death. Many animals are just horribly wounded or stunned instead of outright killed and it's not uncommon for them to then actually be still alive when they are skinned for their fur.
It's now possible to create synthetic "fake" furs that imitate real animal skins and as such, farming and killing animals just to harvest their skins isn't necessary anymore.
Steve-O from " Jackass"
Tommy Lee of MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e
Franka Potente (actress) and Bela B. (drummer)
Dennis Rodman, basketball player
The Models of "Ink, Not Mink"
- Fur Is Dead > Features > Naked Tommy Lee Declares, 'Ink, Not Mink,' in New Ad for PE
"Be comfortable in your own skin and let the animals keep theirs," says Lee in a new PETA ad, which features him wearing nothing but his trademark tattoos alongside the slogan, "Ink, Not Mink."
- Suicide Girls Photo Shoot for PETA's "Ink, Not Mink" Campaign
Tanya, James and Missy Suicide pose for PETA
- Franka Potente
Skin is in. Just make sure it's your own. That's the word from The Bourne Supremacy star Franka Potente, who's baring all in a sexy new anti-fur ad for PETA.
- PETA Catalog // Dennis Rodman: 'Think Ink, Not Mink' Poster
When the 6' 8" basketball legend, whose own Dennis Rodman Foundation helps the homeless, heard about PETA's program that donates thousands of castoff fur coats to homeless shelters across the country, he instantly agreed to pose for the cause, explai
- The PETA Files: Ami James: Ink, Not Mink
Ami James, the star of the hit TLC reality show Miami Ink, is also the new face of our anti-fur campaign, showing off his 40 colorful tattoos in a new "Ink, Not Mink" ad for PETA.
Ink Not Mink videos - Here the models in their own words
How do YOU feel about fur?
Should people wear fur if they wish?