A broken heart can be glued together with the prettiest gold, but the marks forever show. This is what rex say about the ones that show this marking. Maybe in their past life, they got their heart broken and were put back together? It is quite tragic - If you believe in fairy tales, that is.


Marking Rarity


Marking Layering

Marking Colors



Marking Edges

Symmetry Rules


  • Kintsugi tends to be an asymmetrical marking, but you are allowed to make it symmetrical.
  • Kintsugi must always resemble cracks or small patches.
  • Kintsugi must never cover more than 20% of your rex.
  • This marking has a special color rule! It will always apear EITHER as a metal or as a precious gem.
  • You can only have it be a marking OR a modifier. Never both.
     โ†ณ Kintsugi as modifier makes the marking you choose appear in the same style as the cracks.
    It should look metallic or as a gem.
  • Gem Kintsugi should be based on an actual real life gem! It cannot be an artificial one.
  • Kintsugi, even in gem form, cannot be transparent unless dominant.
  • When Kintsugi affects markings as a modifier, the markings are allowed to have cracks in them.


Copy paste these images directly into your art program over your design and set them to multiply for the best work effect.
Alternatively you can download the boundary PSDs with the marking boundaries!

There are no Boundaries for Kintsugi. There are no Boundaries for Kintsugi.




"Kintsugi" is a unique marking inspired by the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with precious materials, transforming cracks into a stunning work of beauty, manifesting as cracks across your rexal's coat.

These intricate fractures can appear as if they have been filled with an assortment of precious metals, such as gold, silver, or bronze. Alternatively, they can also resemble various types of real-world gemstones, including amethyst, opal, and alexandrite. It's critical to note that the specific type of gem needs to be stated upon the design's submission.

Kintsugi can also influence other markings, causing them to mimic the appearance of these precious gemstones. However, the marking retains its fundamental characteristic of representing cracks, so even in these cases, they should still reflect this key aspect.

While there's no specific limit on the extent to which Kintsugi can cover your rexal's coat, it's important to avoid completely engulfing the design. The focus should be on highlighting and beautifying imperfections, not overshadowing the rexal's overall appearance.

Cracks? How so?

Here's the various good and bad ways to portray kintsugi!

When the Kintsugi marking is dominant, it allows for the incorporation of transparent gemstones, revealing the skeleton beneath. This offers a unique and intriguing depth to the design, however, care must be taken regarding the affected areas.

The limbs and tail, along with minor sections of the torso, can be influenced by this transparency effect.
However, the neck and head, excluding the ears, should remain unaffected. 

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