Cat tattoos, when done well, are the greatest thing ever. No dog tattoo can approach the level of badass cuteness as these genius cat tattoos. Enjoy!Long time ago, Egyptians saw the cat as an extension of the Moon goddess. Gods protect and provide, so cats had to have something special since they basically did the same things. Romans thought so too, but they believed the cat is actually Diana, a goddess symbolizing feminine power and beauty. Well, truth be told, cats were also associated with witchcraft and paganism, but that’s a story for another article. These days, cats are appreciated for being independent, free-spirited and highly intelligent. Cat tattoos often depict a general trait of this feline, so they aren’t only about fluffiness and cuteness.
If you’re wondering if cat tattoos are for you, you should know the answer is always yes! Besides having a protective role when it comes to evil spirits and whatnot, they are definitely tattoo material thanks to their appearance. Cats are funny, especially if you play with them or watch them play by themselves. They have no idea where the infamous red dot comes from and they make your life happier without knowing it. The portrait of a living cat or a cat that is no longer among us can pass as a great tattoo design!
Cat tattoos are designed in many different styles. While some people prefer the realistic version of a cat, others like variations such as watercolor, neo-traditional, cartoonish and fanciful. It’s true that women are more enthusiastic than men when it comes to getting a tattoo of a cat, but this doesn’t mean men cannot find designs that would be a great fit. Moreover, there are actually more cat people that are men than cat ladies. I know that sounds a little weird because of the cat lady jokes, but that’s how things really are.
- 1 25. Sliding and scratching at the same time cat tattoos
- 2 24. The Yin and Yang cat tattoos
- 3 23. Black cat that watches over you
- 4 22. Showing love for the Pusheen kitty
- 5 21. A cat that likes to disguise itself
- 6 20. A cat’s outline for a red rose
- 7 19. A feline suspected of shape-shifting
- 8 18. Romance between two cats
- 9 17. A realistic portrait of an adorable cat
- 10 16. Radiography of a kitty as a tattoo
- 11 15. Three baby cats and their mom fuel the world
- 12 14. Prepare to be hypnotized by a cat
- 13 13. The portrait of Winry, a fluffy cat
- 14 12. Day of the Dead celebrated by a cute kitty
- 15 11. A cat’s back in monotone
- 16 10. A game of colors on a fierce cat
- 17 9. A sparkly galaxy kitty
- 18 8. A cat touched by watercolors
- 19 7. Illustration style focused on a feline
- 20 6. The sculpture of an intelligent cat
- 21 5. The surreal image of a kitty licking itself
- 22 4. A psychedelic vision of a feline
- 23 3. Asian people love cats too
- 24 2. Two Burmese kitties on calves
- 25 1. The Egyptian vision of a cat
25. Sliding and scratching at the same time cat tattoos
24. The Yin and Yang cat tattoos
A white cat and a black cat positioned to look like Yin and Yang aren’t a mystery when it comes to meaning. Kitties are very affectionate one moment, only to be cold as ice the other. It clearly suggests their dual behavior that is embraced by any cat owner. In addition, cat tattoos often contain elements from both sides.
23. Black cat that watches over you
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22. Showing love for the Pusheen kitty
21. A cat that likes to disguise itself
20. A cat’s outline for a red rose
19. A feline suspected of shape-shifting
18. Romance between two cats
17. A realistic portrait of an adorable cat
16. Radiography of a kitty as a tattoo
The meaning behind cat tattoos that also include skulls is simple. They refer to a kitty’s connection with the afterlife, thus with death. When you are brave enough to get such tattoo, you are also brave enough to face death. This is a statement tattoo that flatters black and white tattoos in general.
15. Three baby cats and their mom fuel the world
14. Prepare to be hypnotized by a cat
Okay, maybe cats don’t have the ability to hypnotize humans or other animals. However, did you know that a cat’s purr has the right frequency for relaxing a person? Although this one looks like it’s from outer space, it does speak of qualities every cat has. Don’t look in its eyes though! Better be safe than sorry!
13. The portrait of Winry, a fluffy cat
Winry is a fluffy cat that looks more than adorable. It’s owner got its portrait inked on her thigh and framed it like a picture. In fact, it is even better than a picture because it is always with her, regardless of what happens to her assets. My point is that pictures get lost, but a tattoo is always there.
12. Day of the Dead celebrated by a cute kitty
Kitties are suspected of being able to travel between the spiritual world and the physical word. In conclusion, a cat that wears the colors of the Day of the Dead makes perfect sense! It looks really cool on this girl’s back and it’s probably meant to protect her from evil spirits.
11. A cat’s back in monotone
10. A game of colors on a fierce cat
9. A sparkly galaxy kitty
A popular filling, the image of the galaxy can be matched with various outlines. In this case, this woman chose the outline of a cat and a mesmerizing pink, purple and blue filling. Placed on her forearm, this is a modern tattoo that confers a nice visual effect. We still don’t know much about galaxies, so they are mysterious, just like cats.
8. A cat touched by watercolors
7. Illustration style focused on a feline
6. The sculpture of an intelligent cat
Intelligence and intuition are among the qualities of a cat. In order to express them better, this tattoo artist chose a geometric design meant to look like a sculpture. We’re talking about a hairless kitty that is the embodiment of elegance and refinement. I think that cat tattoos that actually manage to catch their traits are more valuable.
5. The surreal image of a kitty licking itself
No matter how you draw a cat, the idea stays the same. This kitty is licking her paw, fact which is common, but what’s out of the ordinary is the way its body looks. A surreal view over cat’s ability to walk between worlds, this design amazes thanks to color.
4. A psychedelic vision of a feline
As you may see, this is half cat, half octopus. It depicts a psychedelic image that’s highlighted by pink and baby blue. A sort of hybrid, this animal is furry on the top and it has suction cups on the bottom. Cat tattoos aren’t always this inventive, but when they are, they are meant to wow you.
3. Asian people love cats too
2. Two Burmese kitties on calves
1. The Egyptian vision of a cat
Egyptians praised and loved cats. They showed their love by caring for them and by embellishing them taking the image of gods as examples. Multiple cat statues are similar with cat tattoos or the other way around. All the golden accessories added to this portrait are Egyptian.