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!

#3

Cat Tattoo

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Arty
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

luckily the moustache is not symmetric :D

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#9

Cat Tattoo

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Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce)
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#11

Cat Tattoo

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#13

Cat Tattoo

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Joanne Palmer
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was just thinking that!! Great movie <3

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#14

Cat Tattoo

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Quant
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#19

Cat Tattoo

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#20

Cat Tattoo

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Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#23

Cat Tattoo

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Little Menace
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#28

Cat Tattoo

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#29

Framed Cat Tattoo

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Lia-Makesha Joannie
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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#31

Cat Tattoo

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Pamela Mitchell
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I may have to borrow this idea - I had been trying to figure something different for a semi-colon tattoo. I've been drawing mine with a sharpie until I found the right one....

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#32

Cat Tattoo

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#33

Cat Tattoo

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Christine Packard Didier
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like this because I think my cats feel the world revolves around them, that they rule the universe.

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#36

Cat Tattoo

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Andreia Otirnica
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#40

Cat Tattoo

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Rinske van Mensvoort
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hahahahahaha fantastic! Simon's cat ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚.

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#42

Cat Tattoo

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Natasha Forchione
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The black is so black, wow, is this really a tattoo??

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#44

Cat Tattoo

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Dorothy Iyulores Reyes
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#46

Cat Tattoo

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Cat Tattoo

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Amanda Pherson
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this tattoo! The concept is so unique and different from any other cat tattoo I've seen <3

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#54

Cat Tattoo

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Pi...
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the little owl clip in her hair!

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#57

Cat Tattoo

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Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great for a wrist, and nicely shaped!

#59

Cat Tattoo

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#60

Cat Lying On The Moon

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