Love them or hate them, is hard to ignore cats. Whenever you go online it seems very likely that you’ll see a funny feline video or a cute cat picture. Even though the occasional dog, panda or parrot gets a slice of the viral action, cats are, and always have been, the rulers of the internet. And today’s post is dedicated to those who are ready to take their cat obsession to a new level. We rounded up some of the most beautiful cat tattoos created by seriously skilled tattoo artists that express the profound love people have for their feline friends. But first, let’s see the cat tattoo meanings to better understand the relationship between the cats and their human devotees.

Find those cat tattoo meanings that speak to you

One popular and creative way to show your love for cats is with a tattoo. If you want to be sure it’s a tattoo that you won’t regret later down the line, it’s important to know the symbolism behind it.

Cats are some of the most fascinating and magical animals on Earth! Almost every culture has some kind of myth or story to tell that features cats. Some cultures worshiped cats while others feared them and considered them to be evil. Probably that’s why the cat, as a symbol, carries double meanings mostly, revolving around the balance between seemingly opposites, such as devillish and godly, light and dark.

In general, the cat symbolizes all things sensual, mysterious, and magical. It’s also a symbol of patience, independence, curiosity, and courage. The queenly feline is associated with rebirth, resurrection, and healing from within. Despite all misunderstandings, cats are full of positive spiritual energy.

Amazing cat tattoos made by their human devotees

Now that you know the cat tattoo meanings, it’s time for some ink inspiration. From tiny ink tributes to enormous tattoos covering their entire leg or forearm, these cat owners weren’t scared to show off their affection to their beloved felines. Check out these seriously creative cat tattoos to inspire your own tribute.


awesome cat tattoos

 tattoo artist © @tattooist_ziho

cute tattoos

 tattoo artist © NINA DINH TATTOOS @ninadinh

beautiful cat tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © Victoria Yam @vinktattoohk

cute cat tattoo

tattoo artist © Melissa Spirlì @marshmellin

best cat tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © Ayhan Karadag @ayhankrdg

best tattoo ideas

tattoo studio © Inside Tattoo Studio @insidetattoostudio

best cat tattoos

tattoo artist © Marjolein Evens @mariink.tattoos__

super cute cat tattoos

tattoo artist © SOL @soltattoo

awesome cat tattoos

tattoo studio © Szidónia Csenge Gergely @sziditattoo

creative pet tattoos

tattoo artist © Victoria Yam @vinktattoohk

awesome animal tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © @tattooist_banul sᴇᴏᴜʟ, ᴋᴏʀᴇᴀ


animal tattoos

tattoo artist © J a c q u e L ó p e z @mardenanquim

tattoos for cat lovers

 tattoo artist © @tattooist_ziho

watercolor ink pieces

tattoo artist © Mehmet Metin @mmtmtn

illustrative ink piece

tattoo artist © Agata Złotko @agatazlotko.tattoo

super cute cat tattoos

tattoo artist © Ayhan Karadag @ayhankrdg

colorful body art

tattoo artist © Sami Altan @sam.drive

Sphynx cat tattoo

tattoo artist © Ugur Hasekin @ugurhasekin

creative body art

tattoo artist © Kozo_tattoo @kozo_tattoo

awesome cat tattoo ideas

tattoo studio © malistudio @malistudiokrapina

minimalist cat tattoos

tattoo artist © SOL @soltattoo

awesome body art

tattoo artist © Alper Istanbullu @alperistanbullu


cute cat tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © J a c q u e L ó p e z @mardenanquim

super cute cat tattoos

tattoo artist © Victoria Yam @vinktattoohk

awesome tattoos for animal lovers

 tattoo artist © @tattooist_ziho

creative body art

tattoo artist © @tattoos.allen

beautiful cat tattoos

tattoo artist © Agata Złotko @agatazlotko.tattoo

Sphynx cat tattoo

tattoo artist © Ugur Hasekin @ugurhasekin

awesome body art

tattoo artist © SOL @soltattoo

tattoos for animal lovers

tattoo artist © Mehmet Metin @mmtmtn

awesome cat tattoos

tattoo artist © Victoria Yam @vinktattoohk

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