We all know that cats are the cutest, the most mischevious and quirky animals ever, but did you know, that in ancient Egypt, they were associated with the goddesses Isis and Ba'at, often depicted in various drawings and even mummified? Or that later, in the Middle Ages, cats were killed en masse since people have associated them with witchcraft? Luckily, the feline genocide has ended with a medieval king of Wales Hyvel Dda who made killing or harming cats illegal.

With this much of ours and cats history overlapping, it is only natural, that our feline companions have gathered many symbolic meanings to them. While a black cat might be seen as an omen of bad luck, cats, in general, are seen as symbols for independence, rebellion, and intelligence. Now, if you are in the process of choosing a new body art design, a cat tattoo might seem like a great idea, as it embodies many desirable qualities.

Below, we have compiled various tattoo ideas regarding our beloved pets - from subtle small tattoos and simple cat tattoos to realistic drawing ideas, we've tried to include as many as we could find for every cat person out there.

#1

Minimalistic Tattoo

Minimalistic Tattoo

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AprilBailey
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG - My Patches looks just like this one!!! Wonder if it's paws are like hers (one paw all white pads nut one black and the other paw is all black but one white)

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#3

Sleeping Kitty Tattoo

Sleeping Kitty Tattoo

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dar nelson
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i have a crystal cat that looks like this. it's called a hand cooler by steuben.

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#6

My Cattoo Is Also A Semicolon

My Cattoo Is Also A Semicolon

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#7

Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo

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KittiTanka
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow love it! amazing what a few lines can turn into

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#8

Minimalistic Cat Tattoo

Minimalistic Cat Tattoo

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#9

New Tattoo Or Should I Say Cattoo?

New Tattoo Or Should I Say Cattoo?

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#10

Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo

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#11

Geometric Cat Tattoo

Geometric Cat Tattoo

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KittiTanka
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wouldn't personally get it, but there's something about this that i just love

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#13

Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo

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#14

My First Tattoo

My First Tattoo

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#15

Sleeping Kitty Tattoo

Sleeping Kitty Tattoo

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#16

Simon's Cat Tattoo

Simon's Cat Tattoo

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#17

Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo

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GrumpyCat7
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tail looks like something else altogether!

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#19

Different Kind Of Pet Portrait

Different Kind Of Pet Portrait

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dar nelson
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow! the resemblance is uncanny! great work!

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#20

High Five Cats Tattoo

High Five Cats Tattoo

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TrishaLusher
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My best friend and I have this tattoo so when we high five, our cats high five as well!!!

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#21

Car Tattoo

Car Tattoo

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AmoinaKatsky
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I dunno, man, I don't see no car, just a kitty.. >.<

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#23

Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo

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#24

Stretching Cat Tattoo

Stretching Cat Tattoo

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AllMonkeyBizz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks just like my cat. Always bearing and showing of her anus.

#25

Ying And Yang Cat Tattoo

Ying And Yang Cat Tattoo

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BeckyBaker
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is my arm! thank you for whoever uploaded this aha :P

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#26

My Cat And Tatoo :)

My Cat And Tatoo :)

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#27

'watercolor Cat' ;-)

'watercolor Cat' ;-)

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SheilaMoir
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a really nice tattoo. Love the colours.

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#29

Tattoo To Honor The Cats I Have Lost

Tattoo To Honor The Cats I Have Lost

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#30

My Tattoo In Memory Of My Cat Snoopy

My Tattoo In Memory Of My Cat Snoopy

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#32

Black Cat Tattoo

Black Cat Tattoo

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#35

Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo

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MelissaNeese
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn't say this is minimalistic, but it's rad!!

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#36

G-at!!

G-at!!

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#37

Kitty Tattoo

Kitty Tattoo

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#39

Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo

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#40

Tattoo For My Lost Cat

Tattoo For My Lost Cat

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#42

Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo

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#45

My Girlfriends Simple Cat Tattoo And Her Cat

My Girlfriends Simple Cat Tattoo And Her Cat

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#46

In Loving Memory Of My Cat Dexter

In Loving Memory Of My Cat Dexter

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#49

Here's Mine Freshly Finished. My Husband Drew It For Me

Here's Mine Freshly Finished. My Husband Drew It For Me

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#51

A Minimalist Cat

A Minimalist Cat

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#52

My Two Kitties, Alvin And Alice

My Two Kitties, Alvin And Alice

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#53

My Lovely Yellow Boy ;)

My Lovely Yellow Boy ;)

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#54

My Minimalist Cat Tattoo

My Minimalist Cat Tattoo

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#55

Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo

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IreneRussak
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great drawing! My fav!;)

#57

Well I Got My First Tattoo Today

Well I Got My First Tattoo Today

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#58

My Cat Tattoo

My Cat Tattoo

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#59

In Honor Of My Kitten Who Died

In Honor Of My Kitten Who Died

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#60

In Memory Of My Partner In Crime For 21 Years ...

In Memory Of My Partner In Crime For 21 Years ...

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#61

My Babies

My Babies

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#62

My Cat "porota" ^-^

My Cat "porota" ^-^

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#63

In Honor Of All The Cats I Have Ever Loved And All The Cats I Will Love

In Honor Of All The Cats I Have Ever Loved And All The Cats I Will Love

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#64

Simple Cat Tattoo

Simple Cat Tattoo

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#65

Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo

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#66

My Bff And I Got Matching Cat Tattoos

My Bff And I Got Matching Cat Tattoos