27 Cat Tattoos That Will Leave You Craving More Ink

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on January 18, 2021

As cat lovers, we see felines as the living pieces of art they are, glimpsing in them the muse for creative projects in all medias. From paint to prose, cats provide inspirations unending. This holds true for the art of tattoo as well, and what better subject than a cat to fill a canvas of skin?

If you love the tattoo life and just can’t get enough ink, look to your cat for revelation regarding your next piece. Feline fans will often tell you they got their cat-inspired tattoos thanks to the impact cats have made on their lives.

Your cat is one of a kind, just like you and your imagination. Anything your unique mind’s eye can envision, a tattoo artist can make a reality. Want to get a funny feline forever inked? Great! How about watercolor? Or geometric? Cool, either of those would be fantastic. A purrfect portrait to honor your best friend? Absolutely touching.

Have a look at these cat-inspired tattoos to see where imagination took these cat lovers!

Cat Tattoos That Will Leave You Craving More Ink

A sketch-style portrait of a snaggle-toothed sweetie…


A portrait tattoo of Atlas the cat and his favorite things…


Marilyn furever, a purrfect portrait…

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An intricate line portrait creates deep impact on the emotions…


Double vision! Two cat tattoos in one…


Here’s an Avocat to capture the fun side of a one-eyed cat called Avocado!

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Neo-traditional flowers and felines are always nice…


Here’s another jewel among the blooms…


A cute and captivating feline bouquet…


This geometric cat tattoo looks amazing from all angles…


Whimsically wonderful in watercolor!


Dreaming in watercolors…


Purrmaids make for magical tattoos, especially when they’re caticorns too!


Cat lover Molly immortalized her cat as a cute purrmaid!


Cats certainly think themselves divine and a tattooed cat lover honors this with ink…


This queenly tortie cat tattoo proves felines wear royalty well…


Something says the cat behind this tattoo really knows how to belt out a tune

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And sometimes cat tattoos are just fun…


And totally cute!


Cat tattoos can be minimal and still say a lot…


An all-black minimal concept makes a beautiful statement of remembrance…


Why stop at one cat when you can ink the whole squad!


Kittens make good subjects for tattoos too!


And then there are the famous cat characters which inspire plenty of tattoos, like the Aristocats

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Nyan Cat takes a delightfully dark turn…

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And don’t forget, cats and space pair nicely in ink…


Remember, a cat tattoo can be anything your mind dreams to life, including felines playing on a moonlit beach before taking a ride through the stars in a flying saucer!

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With these visions and cat love in your heart, let your creativity unfurl and imagine your purrfect cat tattoo!

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