Thinking about making the ultimate ode to your furry friend? Put it in ink. Sure, after going through our earlier list, you probably already have a bunch of cat tattoo ideas saved to your phone, but it's best to consider all possibilities when it comes to getting a permanent drawing on your body. Especially if you aren't sure what you want!

So, to make it easier for you, Bored Panda went ahead and collected the coolest designs that range from cute to clever. And don't worry, these marvelous pieces will never go out of style -- true love is always trendy. Screenshot them, book an appointment, and prove that you love your cat just as much as your Instagram account shows.

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me
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Oh man, that's adorable

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Cat lovers have been expressing their love for these majestic for as long as they were around. And although it has been commonly accepted that cats were first domesticated in Egypt 4,000 years ago, it has been reported that their history among human beings goes back much further.

In fact, wild cats are now known to have lived among the Mesopotamians over 100,000 years ago and to have been domesticated there approximately 12,000 BCE, roughly at about the same time as dogs, sheep, and goats. 

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Myrtille rat
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2 weeks ago

awww so cute

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The cat's association with ancient Egypt, however, is completely understandable. The Egyptian culture was famous for idolizing this animal. For example, the export of cats from Egypt was so strictly prohibited that a branch of the government was formed for the sole purpose of dealing with this issue. Government agents were dispatched to other lands to search for and return cats which had been smuggled out.

Also, by 450 BCE, the penalty in Egypt for killing a cat was death.

They also had a goddess named Bastet, commonly depicted as a cat or as a woman with a cat’s head. She was among the most popular deities of the Egyptian pantheon. Bastet was the keeper of hearth and home, protector of women’s secrets, guardian against evil spirits and disease, and the goddess of cats.

So if you're one of those crazy people who can't understand why others love this animal so much, build yourself a time machine and visit ancient Egypt. They'll explain it to you.

#3

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This one is very clever.

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#4

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Linda HS
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Cat phases...

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#5

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alwaysMispelled
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I love this style!

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#6

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Miss Milinky
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Jiji is that you?

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#7

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shemeowsalot
Community Member
2 weeks ago

CATTO SHARK DODODODODO

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#8

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Oh, very pretty tattoo.

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#9

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

The tattoo is the perfect likeness!

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#10

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Screech!

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#11

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Linda HS
Community Member
2 weeks ago

How pretty

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#12

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DforDorothy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Me in 10 years...🙀😻

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#13

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This simple design has only one line, but the genius of it is that it is unmistakably a cat.

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#14

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jasper
Community Member
2 weeks ago

*snicker*

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#15

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Jude Bennett
Community Member
2 weeks ago

omg loving this tatt

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#16

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crazy_cat_notAlady
Community Member
2 weeks ago

expecto patronum!

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#17

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Give me paws 🐾

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#18

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jasper
Community Member
2 weeks ago

very nice!

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#19

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

This cat has its own familiars.

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#20

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Aww!

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#21

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Veronica Sjöberg
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I really like it :)

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#22

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Love the style!

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#23

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Pizza-kitty!

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#24

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Sorry, I've said it before and I'll say it again; the earth is not flat, otherwise cats would've pushed everything off the edge

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#25

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Reminds me of that one scene in aristocats

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#26

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SaraFromHell
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Nice...

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#27

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Eileen Rex
Community Member
1 week ago

Sweet

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#28

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Awww, how cute!

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#29

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Wow! This one is so life-like!

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#30

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jasper
Community Member
2 weeks ago

aww, sweet!

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#31

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Boo! It's the great ghost cat!

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#32

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Calling Major Tom...

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#33

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I love this

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#34

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Is the feline riding a canine? LOL

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#35

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Babushka and Babushcat

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#36

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Yes, take the superior being.

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#37

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Walk the line...

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#38

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HempFairy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Meowzebul.

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#39

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Troux
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Hail Dark Lord Cathulu!

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#40

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I can appreciate the work that went into this, but personal to me it looks like alien.

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