A Taiwanese hairdresser is turning dogs into art

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Lee Mei-chen is a creative hairstylist - for animals.

The 30-year-old Taiwanese hairdresser turned pet groomer works at a salon where she shaves intricate and unusual designs into the fur of cats and dogs.

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Ou Shih-jou, who owns the salon where Lee works, said the quirky patterns were inspired by animal owners wanting a unique summer shave for their pets.

Lee's most complex creation is a teddy bear design.

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She also turns animals into dinosaurs.

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This cat has a "stegosaurus spine."

She decorates them with lion faces.

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Lee puts the finishing touches on a lion design.

And even shaves Hello Kitty characters into their furry backs.

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A dog shows off its tribute to Hello Kitty.

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"When walking outside, people think it's amazing and magical. Everyone wants to take a photograph and see what kind of styles they came up with," pet owner Kuo Yu-lan told Reuters.

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