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 months ago

Oh man, that's adorable

Claire Bellot
Community Member
1 month ago

They were my exact words when I saw it!

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Elisabeth Fridlund
Community Member
1 month ago

awesome

Marilyn Slater
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! Photo-realism. Beautiful.

Janine Wood
Community Member
1 month ago

Absolutely brilliant tattoo. Love the eyes! 😻

Sandra “Sandi” Hoffman
Community Member
1 month ago

>^..^< beautiful tattoo!

Grace Vukasovic
Community Member
1 month ago

Cuteeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eileen Rex
Community Member
1 month ago

Darling

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 month ago

I have similar on a T Shirt with What Me Work? written underneath.

Kathy Lord Tate
Community Member
1 month ago

Amazing talent!! Love the little pink nose!

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 month ago

That was my first response as well.

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Patrick Mwangi
Community Member
1 month ago

I love it

MantisGirl13
Community Member
1 month ago

What an adorable cattoo

Shannon Nelson
Community Member
1 month ago

I love that you said cattoo!

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NanZ
Community Member
1 month ago

As lifelike as ever. Amazing!

Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

brilliant

panda_legerdemain
Community Member
1 month ago

Man, those eyes..

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, sweetie!

alwaysMispelled
Community Member
1 month ago

I would love to find out the name of this artist!!

rainbowskull13
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s under the photo

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Linda HS
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow

Leo H
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow just wow

dar nelson
Community Member
1 month ago

really nicely done and cute cat!

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 month ago

*nose boop*

Julie Wiard
Community Member
1 month ago

Wonderful, just wonderful.

Argie Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

I want that one

Khloe Ness
Community Member
1 month ago

aw!

CincyReds
Community Member
1 month ago

That is just beautiful. The fur looks so real!

Daniel Reed
Community Member
1 month ago

Adorbs 😍

Daniel Reed
Community Member
1 month ago

Adorbs

Teresa Cirillo
Community Member
1 month ago

Perfect

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 month ago

The pink nose and how he/she even got the whiskers bent😻.

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, that is an amazing tattoo.

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
1 month ago

The look of love!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Even the cat’s expression is so realistic and loving

DebbyC
Community Member
1 month ago

Awww..

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
1 month ago

AWW ❤️

Paulene
Community Member
1 month ago

So beautiful

Bored Broad
Community Member
1 month ago

Fantastically real wow 😯

Rachael Downs
Community Member
1 month ago

Stunning

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW! I want one with my cat in it!

Faramir10
Community Member
1 month ago

So cute!

Pam Olson
Community Member
1 month ago

Lovely!

Cat Houston
Community Member
1 month ago

Well done!!

Alexandra Heinlein
Community Member
1 month ago

"Hiiiiiii, Mom!"

Fran Kirkham
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow !!! 🥰🥰🥰❤️❤️

Fran Kirkham
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow !! 🥰🥰❤️❤️❤️

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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 months 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
1 month ago

This one is very clever.

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#4

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Linda HS
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1 month ago

Cat phases...

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#5

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alwaysMispelled
Community Member
1 month ago

I love this style!

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#6

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Miss Milinky
Community Member
1 month ago

Jiji is that you?

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#7

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shemeowsalot
Community Member
2 months ago

CATTO SHARK DODODODODO

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#8

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, very pretty tattoo.

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#9

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

The tattoo is the perfect likeness!

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#10

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Screech!

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#11

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Linda HS
Community Member
1 month ago

How pretty

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#12

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DforDorothy
Community Member
2 months ago

Me in 10 years...🙀😻

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#13

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month 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
1 month ago

*snicker*

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#15

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Jude Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

omg loving this tatt

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#16

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crazy_cat_notAlady
Community Member
2 months ago

expecto patronum!

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#17

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
2 months ago

Give me paws 🐾

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#18

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jasper
Community Member
1 month ago

very nice!

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#19

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

This cat has its own familiars.

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#20

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww!

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#21

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Veronica Sjöberg
Community Member
1 month ago

I really like it :)

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#22

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 month ago

Love the style!

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#23

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Pizza-kitty!

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#24

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months 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
1 month ago

Reminds me of that one scene in aristocats

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#26

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SaraFromHell
Community Member
1 month ago

Nice...

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#27

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Eileen Rex
Community Member
1 month ago

Sweet

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#28

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Awww, how cute!

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#29

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! This one is so life-like!

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#30

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jasper
Community Member
1 month ago

aww, sweet!

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#31

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Boo! It's the great ghost cat!

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#32

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Calling Major Tom...

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#33

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
1 month ago

I love this

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#34

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Is the feline riding a canine? LOL

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#35

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
1 month ago

Babushka and Babushcat

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#36

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, take the superior being.

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#37

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Walk the line...

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#38

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HempFairy
Community Member
2 months ago

Meowzebul.

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#39

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Troux
Community Member
2 months ago

Hail Dark Lord Cathulu!

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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