Everyone that has ever had a cat knows that they make the best of friends. And people without cats just don’t understand. Why do you think some people have what seems like a hundred cats? It’s because they’re so darn cool! So it should come as no surprise that many people want to keep their cats forever—even 38 years is far to short. Here are some of the best examples of people who have memorialised their cat, in ink, forever.
A large thigh piece
This large thigh piece is more “cat mural” than “cat tattoo.” This is just a cat tattoo but look at those stripes. This is a great example of what your cat tattoo can look like if you’re looking for something on a larger scale.
A pair of Siamese cats
There are so many different kinds of cats, but if you don’t know much about cats, the one breed you’re likely to know by name is the beautiful Siamese. The Siamese is one of the most distinctive breeds of asian cats, and known for their dark nose and ears.
A stack of books
If there’s one thing that goes with a good book and a warm cup of coffee, it’s definitely a cat. I mean, how many movies have you seen that feature a house cat coming to greet its owner while they’re reading a book.
A watercolor design
I hope you’re viewing this image with a retina screen or something similar, because the vivid colors and crisp edges that make up this design are really a sight to behold. The quality of this design is insane! A good camera also helps.
A crescent moon
The first thing that comes to mind when looking at this design is “Is there some hidden design in that cat’s fur?” Perhaps not, but there’s no denying this cat is a prime candidate for a klecksography study.
A galaxy kitten
To say that kittens playing with balls of yarn is a cliche would be the understatement of the century. But what’s funny is that a ball of yarn actually makes for one of the worst cat toys imaginable. Respooling yards upon yards of yarn is not fun.
A perfect profile
If you’re still here, that means you’re pretty into cat tattoos. And since you’ve only made it through about half of this list, that means by the time you’re done, there’s a good chance you’ll be dreaming about cats for the next few days.
A white cat
Of all the designs on the list, this is the one that gets me the most excited. You see, I have two Maltese dogs (all white, in case you aren’t familiar with the breed), and I’ve always wanted to get some type of tattoo of the two so I’ll always have them with me. But tattooing all white subjects is a little tricky. White ink just looks odd to me and very few designs that I’ve seen have made me feel comfortable. That is, until I saw this Persian beauty.
If you find yourself questioning whether these three tattoos are real, you probably aren’t alone. Youyeon is known all over the world for his unparalleled ability to capture reality, and as someone who looks at tattoos all day, I can tell you that he’s one of the most technically skilled tattoo artists in the world.
A curious creature
Cats are curious creatures by nature, and will paw at just about any small animal they come across. I love the way the artist managed to capture the cat’s curiosity in this piece, and the details and proportions leave nothing to be desired.