A cat isn't just a pet. Since ancient times it has been a symbol of grace and poise. In ancient Egypt, they had cat goddesses and even mummified some of them just like humans. Egyptians held felines in the highest esteem, and killing one, even by accident, often resulted in death penalties.

To honor our feline friends, Bored Panda made a list of the best cat tattoo ideas ever. Upvote the ones you'd love to ink on your skin and submit your own cat tattoos if you already have one!

#1

Cat Tattoo

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Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce)
Community Member
4 years ago

Disturbing paired with not looking quite real.

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#2

Sketchy Half-cat Tattoo

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Rinske van Mensvoort
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunning!!

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#3

Cat Tattoo

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Arty
Community Member
4 years ago

luckily the moustache is not symmetric :D

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#4

Cat Tattoo

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Quant
Community Member
4 years ago

meoww...!!! easily my favorite here...

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#5

Cat Tattoo

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Quant
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing minimalistic design, for tattoos in my opinion less is often saying more. PS. I've looked up the artist, excellent stuff: https://www.facebook.com/jakubnowicztattoo/

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#6

Cat Tattoo

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Emily Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

AWWWW

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#7

Cat Tattoo

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

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So...it got a double snout? The tattoo actualy would need to be a mustache to fit..

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#8

Cat Tattoo

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Kristel Bijnen
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice, but from the photo's perspective, the outlining could be better, there seem to be some crooked lines. Not to be negative, neat tattoo!

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#9

Cat Tattoo

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Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce)
Community Member
4 years ago

That is really very cool, could be a good tattoo for someone fighting depression, "Will always land on my feet."

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#10

Cat Tattoo

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Vervelende Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm so sorry, but I really see a farting cat.

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#11

Cat Tattoo

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Quant
Community Member
4 years ago

around the world in a jiffy... ekhem.. kitty

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#12

Cat Tattoo

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Barbara Berg
Community Member
4 years ago

That detail!! Love it

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#13

Cat Tattoo

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Joanne Palmer
Community Member
4 years ago

I was just thinking that!! Great movie <3

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#14

Cat Tattoo

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Quant
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a neat idea, it's really well executed, but it's disturbing me emotionally that it's across the whole width of the chest ;) My mind is rebelling against this, it feels like it should be a small tattoo :)

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#15

Cat Tattoo

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Sophie Januszewska
Community Member
4 years ago

Kuba <3

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#16

Cat Tattoo

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nadia
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing

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#17

Cat Tattoo

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Ariadne.bat
Community Member
4 years ago

Ameowzing!

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#18

Cat Tattoo

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Mimi Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is really pretty

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#19

Cat Tattoo

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Sherrie Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

What great placement. So very personal.

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#20

Cat Tattoo

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Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
4 years ago

What a brilliant and poetic concept... never seen before

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#21

Cat Tattoo

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Joanne Palmer
Community Member
4 years ago

Geometric Cat!

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#22

Cat Tattoo

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Lezah Lohman
Community Member
4 years ago

adorable

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#23

Cat Tattoo

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Little Menace
Community Member
4 years ago

It's not in the middle...[shake, shiver, biting my nails thanks to OCD]

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#24

Cat Tattoo

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Kristel Bijnen
Community Member
4 years ago

CUTE!

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#25

Cat Tattoo

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Anni -Manni
Community Member
4 years ago

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Really shitty lines!

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#26

Cat Tattoo

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Snarkygal
Community Member
4 years ago

That is a very feminine beautiful ankle tat

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#27

Cat Tattoo

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Lezah Lohman
Community Member
4 years ago

love the simplicity

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#28

Cat Tattoo

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Victoria Bennett
Community Member
4 years ago

I love the simplicity of this. Beautiful.

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#29

Framed Cat Tattoo

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Lezah Lohman
Community Member
4 years ago

so cool

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#30

Cat Mandala

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Sherrie Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow....just one word.

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#31

Cat Tattoo

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Love it!

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#32

Cat Tattoo

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Lezah Lohman
Community Member
4 years ago

soothing

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#33

Cat Tattoo

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Nina Sipinen
Community Member
4 years ago

This is sopii beautiful!

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#34

Cat Tattoo

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phattiusmax
Community Member
4 years ago

Mew.

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#35

Cat Tattoo

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Lezah Lohman
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful movement

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#36

Cat Tattoo

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Andreia Otirnica
Community Member
4 years ago

This is me trying to draw a face but I can only do a perfect eye so the rest doesn't matter. Very cute tat though

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#37

Cat Tattoo

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Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce)
Community Member
4 years ago

A single line - very cool!

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#38

High Five Cats Tattoo

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Victoria Casas Gasca
Community Member
4 years ago

Sooo funny! :D

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#39

Cat Tattoo

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Mimi Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

So pretty 😍

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#40

Cat Tattoo

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Rinske van Mensvoort
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahahahahaha fantastic! Simon's cat 😁😂.

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#41

Three Cats

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Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
4 years ago

Very nice!

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#42

Cat Tattoo

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Quant
Community Member
4 years ago

no, naah, heck no, and a bazillion nopes... your boyfriend must really love you, I don't think I'd be able to sleep next to that gaping hole :P

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#43

Cat Tattoo

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Hiruya
Community Member
4 years ago

Made me giggle

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#44

Cat Tattoo

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Dorothy Iyulores Reyes
Community Member
4 years ago

A red laser dot would be a nice idea with it.

#45

Cat Tattoo

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Stephanie Trussler
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing

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#46

Cat Tattoo

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Stephanie Sorensen
Community Member
4 years ago

McGonagall and the Deathly Hallows! Love it!

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#47

Cat Tattoo

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Lezah Lohman
Community Member
4 years ago

so beautiful

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#48

Cat Tattoo

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HappyPanda
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. Such detail. Well done.

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#49

Cat Tattoo

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Riina Toonela
Community Member
4 years ago

Luna

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#50

Cat Tattoo

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Jennifer Villanueva
Community Member
4 years ago

Love

#51

Cat Tattoo

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Candace Skerry
Community Member
4 years ago

Pusheen! ❤️

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#52

Cat Tattoo

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Quant
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't like the left rear leg, the epiphysis of the bone is showing way too early and looks weird... ;)

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#53

@typek.tattoo

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Jennifer Villanueva
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!

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#54

Cat Tattoo

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Love the little owl clip in her hair!

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#55

Cat Tattoo

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Sherrie Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Just enough detail. Nice.

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#56

Cat Tattoo

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Sherrie Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Great...so typical cat.

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#57

Cat Tattoo

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Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
4 years ago

Great for a wrist, and nicely shaped!

#58

Cat Tattoo

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Nicholle Young
Community Member
4 years ago

This is gorgeous

#59

Cat Tattoo

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Kathrin Earthbindress
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe for all those who she has Lost...

#60

Cat Lying On The Moon

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Heini Ozor
Community Member
4 years ago

The idea is better than reality...

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#61

Cat Tattoo

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Jennifer Villanueva
Community Member
4 years ago

Love!

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#62

Cat Tattoo

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Kristel Bijnen
Community Member
4 years ago

Would love to see some more details in it, it's very plain. But maybe it was the wish of the person who got it, then, great job!

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#63

Cat Tattoo

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Khankamol Kongrukgreatiyos
Community Member
4 years ago

Ooh looks noice

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#64

Cat Tattoo

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Anni -Manni
Community Member
4 years ago

Professional work

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#65

Cat Tattoo

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Lezah Lohman
Community Member
4 years ago

so romantic

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#66

Cat Tattoo

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Rinske van Mensvoort
Community Member
4 years ago

Love this 😍

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Cat Tattoo

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#68

Cat Tattoo

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Bhilis
Community Member
4 years ago

Love!!!!

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#69

Cat Tattoo

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Kahlo Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

This reminds me of Alice in Wonderland! What would that make the Cheshire Cat?

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#70

Chasing Bubbles (c) Weeping Hyena

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Pamela Mitchell
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW!!

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#71

Cat Tattoo

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#72

Cat Tattoo

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Kahlo Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Care for a stripe of tea?

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