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Aug 24, 2008

Real Men Dig Teh Qte

They're covered in tattoos and have scary biker names, but these bad boys were born to be mild.  They're the men of Rescue Ink, and as profiled in the New York Times, they speak out against animal abuse and find loving homes for abused animals all over the Big Apple. They're not vigilantes, as they're quick to point out, but they'll get in an abuser's face as much as the law allows -- and they can be very persuasive.


... and I will hug him, and love him, and brush his lit-tuhl furry body ...

See all photos and the full story over at the New York Times. Badass submishe, Paul K.

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 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:20 PM

And I think that would make a most excellent tattoo for the bad-ass/heart-of-gold biker dude!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:21 PM

I wish these guys had a television show.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:26 PM

yay, big tough guys rescuing and snorgling cute kittehs and puppehs!

new models for the "men of cute overload* calendar!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:30 PM

That second picture is SO Marc Antony and Pussyfoot. AWESOME. Good for them!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:31 PM

What wonderful men! Here's proof that you can be a tough guy and still a sweetie :)

Love love love them!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:34 PM

Now those are real men!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:36 PM

these guys were on Ellen.
Now, those are my kinda men. ("gentlemen" I mean, that's right) Luv It!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:37 PM

P.S. Mike Tattoo - tattooed, biker, animal rescuer, AND vegetarian? Be still my heart!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:39 PM

The 2nd pic with the big guy and the little kitty head popping out of his chest just kills me.

@exene - I'm with you. Somewhere, there's a great FOX, A&E or Animal Planet show hidden in this concept.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:40 PM

I'm with Exene - I would absolutely watch a tv show about these guys. What a good hearted bunch of guys!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:40 PM

I read this article this morning in the paper and annoyed my boyfriend every two seconds reading quotes from it. Several of my favorites had to do with Des' kitten and other animals, but I also liked when the 74-year-old guy declared (paraphrase) "I can lift 100 pounds. With my neck."

What awesome guys.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:44 PM

These guys have myspace:

or visit their own site

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:44 PM

gitcher motor runni--OMG! PUPPIES!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:48 PM

KITTYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! I'll take it!

Evan (the girl)
 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:57 PM

LOL @ gitcher! That sums it up right there! Well done. Gosh, can you just see one of these guys saying that in the way we all think it? Ah, I'll never get that image out of my head now.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:58 PM

Check out the other photos that go along with the story. Awesome! (There's something about a big ol' man getting all gooshy over an animal that just makes me wanna awwwwwww! :-)

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 01:59 PM

This is my fave shot from the Times Slideshow:


Kitteh is all "mee...allgh?"

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:01 PM

Awesome, I love it! I totally agree they should have a show, I would watch it in a heartbeat!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:01 PM


(the original) Mel
 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:03 PM

wonderful! I love it! They are great and doing great things!!!!!!!!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:11 PM

These guys are awesome! I love the fact that they give people help to do whats best for the dog - like building dog houses and helping with shots and spaying, as well as doing the big scary thing.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:17 PM

These guys are so awesome that they brought a tear to my eye.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:29 PM

in the second picture, the blurry guy on the right sooo looks like bruce willis. i bet they had to use a ton of makeup on bruce in die hard to cover up all of those tattoos.

and the one in the back.. he's thinking- "noone's looking, are they? snorgle time!!!"

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:37 PM

Marry me?

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:38 PM

I dig teh qte!

/Has no tattoos though

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:49 PM

"Rescue Ink...advised the owner of the lot that the dog house, seen against the brick wall, needed more shade."

If any of those guys told me to shade my dog more, I'd personally walk around him with an umbrella.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:50 PM

the hover text on the first picture? BEST EVAH!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:52 PM

i have plenty of tattoos and these dudes still intimidate me just a little.

that's when this phrase applies! "never judge a book by its cover"


 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 02:54 PM

Bikers kick a**!!!!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:00 PM

I love these men. Seriously.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:08 PM

Those guys are awesome. Most bikers are the grizzled-with-a-heart-of-gold type (I meet a surprising amonut of them), but these guys are especially awesome. X3

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:08 PM


 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:15 PM

Yay! I sent this in too. I'm so glad you posted it, because I knew it was the purrfect submishe for CO.

Did you see the chubulence on those puppehs?


 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:29 PM

Oh - I also thought this should be a new rule.

Rule of Cuteness #41: When scary-looking tattoo dudes hold kittehs and puppehs, it's cute.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:31 PM

Angela-Eloise, I am yet another who sent this one in. While reading I was thinking, "Every other Cuteologist is thinking the exact same thing right now: Chub! AND Paws UP! AND Looking Helpless! Must... send... now!"

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:34 PM

YEAH, a reality show that would actually benefit to someone. I would definitely watch that!!!

the other Brenda
 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:35 PM

I hate to admit it, but what I like best is that these guys can probably pull off what the rest of us WISH we could do to animal abusers/neglecters....scare the crap out of them!!

Even the Animal Planet Humane Society folks have to be so legal and PC with offenders they catch. You know these guys probably "take care of business" when necessary. :)

Good for them.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:36 PM

Yipe. I'm in love.

Think they've got a UK branch?

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:37 PM

As we all know, noone but noone can resist the POWER of TEH CUTE.
Evil aliens land? handem a kitten.
The Russian threaten? hear's a Puppy.
Mad Dr Megadeath wants to zap the world with his Zoink Ray? can I introduce you to Winston?
See, no problemo.

Hon Glad
 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:39 PM

Great work Guys - Just shows that we all have a soft place in our hearts for the weak and helpless

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:45 PM

Wow - GREAT story! So inspirational.

Animal Planet should follow these guys around!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:48 PM

CuteOverload: We can lift 100 pounds. With our neck.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 03:58 PM

REAL strength = COMPASSION and LOVE.

Bravo to these guys. May their influence reach far, wide, and deep. It's (way past) time for ZERO TOLERANCE for these wackos who hurt the blameless. I say vaporize 'em.

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 04:07 PM

Des, if you're out there, you and me gotta talk.


 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 04:14 PM

This story was just what I needed. Yay for the men of Rescue Ink!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 04:37 PM

I agree with Meg on pic #9!!!

The kitteh!! The delikit MITTEN POAWS!!! And it's really, REALLY tough to be a tattooed badass when you're holding a fuzzy kitten but he pulled it off! (The mushpot!!)

I...I think I have something in my eye!

Oh, and the pit pups! Those were cute, too!

Juniper Jupiter
 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 04:40 PM

Oh, man, I'm tearing up here... This is so awesome!
and I totally agree with the hover text for the first image. ^_^

fish eye no miko
 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 05:09 PM


I wanna make a quick trip across the Hudson to NYC (I live 20 minutes away in NJ) and give 'em all a big fat hug!!!!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 05:10 PM

This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I've never commented before, but this totally deserves a kudos!

 |  Aug 24, 2008 at 05:14 PM

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