I actually lost this photo many years ago. One of the reasons I illustrated this design was because I was in a bad mood and couldn’t find the original photo.
After the image went viral I was in a panic. I had no idea what to do with its popularity. The only thing I could think to do was submit it to Threadless before someone started bootlegging it on the internet.
When it was printed as a hooded sweater I was asked to design a left chest print. I didn't want it to just be the same illustration repeated. I thought a close up of the face licking its paw might be awesome and creepy.
Here's some of the tattoos I have found online based on my design.
So many sad mom.