slender snouted crocodile

Anyone remember him?

He’s scaleless, so he can be tattoo’d a lot, but also lacks all markings but the three on his face. Grew up in a shitty neighborhood and had a pretty terrible life right up till he got into a tattoo shop.
Becomes famous for his tattooing, becomes a mark of prestige to have one of his tatts. One day, he slights a big gang boss by making him wait (his friends who protected him when he was a pup get special treatment) just like everyone else, and some little snot thought they could get butt pats from the boss if they beat him up and reminded him not to do that to someone with that kidna power…
And he ended up with a designer pet guard dog kaiju codenamed Ammut. Being good friends with people in dirty places has its benefits, huh?