The Guy Who Got Matching Neuter Tattoos With His Dog Wants You To Know He Did It On Purpose

"A lot of people are saying 'I'd do anything for my pet,' but would you? Would you get a neutered sign tattooed on your bicep?"

This is Chris Mendiola, a 26-year-old from Texas, and his dog Bear.

When he got Bear in 2010, Mendiola noticed that the pup had a small tattoo on his underbelly. He found it sickening that anyone would tattoo a dog.

So, on Saturday, he decided to get a matching tattoo. He announced the new ink on Facebook.

But Mendiola's announcement...didn't exactly warm hearts. Instead, people pointed out that the tattoo is quite common on dogs and just means they were neutered.

It went massively viral. One of Mendiola's high school classmates posted screenshots of it on Reddit, and then it spread to Twitter.

Thank you, Reddit, for the best bad tattoo story of all time

So, at this point, Mendiola was being made fun on three different websites.

I hope the artist knew and laughed their ass off after. https://t.co/JHi3NgMlX1

This too, was my schadenfreude of the day ๐Ÿ˜‚ https://t.co/gYKfBx3kJR

People are fr dumb ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚ https://t.co/xu2dENmXE5

Here's the plot twist: Mendiola told BuzzFeed News he knew exactly what the tattoo meant when he got it, and he has no regrets.

He sees his tattoo as a sign of his love for Bear, who he called his best friend.