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Belgium artist Wim Delvoye has moved to China and set up an art firm tattooing his creations on living pigs after he was banned from doing it in Europe.

The 46-year-old artist opened his controversial art farm in Yang town, Shunyi district, Beijing. Local media said after being skinned the pig artworks complete with original tattoos are being sold for upwards of 100,000 GBP.

Europe banned tattooing of animals after a German Court ruled pets are not allowed to be tattooed because it causes unnecessary pain and suffering.

The court at Münster, in Germany, came to its decision after hearing a complaint about the number of people joining the animal tattooing trend, which began when eight pigs were tattooed with Louis Vuitton logos by Wim Delvoye.

He had tattooed the porkers with the distinctive LV sign as part of an exhibition called Art Farm two years ago.

The judges in Germany also heard a complaint about a man who wanted to get a Rolling Stones Tongue tattoo on his pony's thigh.

The court ruled it was not in the interest of the animals, was for the owners' personal interest and was against the animal protection laws.

Wim Delvoye decided to move to China after lawyers advised that the German court ruling could see him liable to prosecution anywhere in Europe.

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