Check out these 18 Cat Tattoo Ideas You’ll Actually Want to Try Right Now, from Cosmopolitan,
Ready to make the ultimate ode to your furry child? Put it in ink. And although you probably already have a zillion images saved to your phone, I went ahead and rounded up the 18 coolest, prettiest, cat-approved tattoo ideas that range from cute to clever.
Screenshot them, make an appointment, and prove that you love your cat as much as your Instagram Story shows.
1 Sleeping Kitten Tattoo
How cute is this snoozing kitten? Try placing it right above the elbow for an unexpected yet cool twist.
2 Space Cat Tattoo
Make a traditional cat tattoo feel otherworldly by pairing your feline bestie with orbiting planets.
3 Boozy Cats Tattoo
Life is too short to take yourself so seriously. Let these kittens be a reminder that not all tats have to be super meaningful.
4 Wildflower Cat Portrait Tattoo
Accent your cat’s regal portrait with delicate floral details—it’s a beautiful tribute to your kitty.
5 Half-Moon Cat Tattoo
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Channel your inner Sabrina the Teenage Witch with a half-cat, half-moon tattoo that feels a touch whimsical.
6 Single-Line Cat Tattoo
Not all cats need to be super cutesy or cuddly—this abstract, single-line tattoo feels delicate without being too sweet.
7 Double Cat Tattoo
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Committing to just one tat can be hard, so why not pick two that complement each other? These two black cats are adorable yet understated.
8 Geometric Calico Cat Tattoo
I love this tat combo because it’s the perfect blend of artsy and edgy. The bright pops of color also make it feel like a work of art.
9 Feasting Kitten Tattoo
If you’ve got a kitten, you know how true this kitchen scene really is. Capture your hungry, mischievous cat with a negative-space tattoo.
10 Secret Whisker Cat Tattoo
Not all tattoos have to be huge or front and center. This tiny finger tat is playful, fun, and easy to hide (from, you know, your mom).
11 On-Point Cat Portrait
Um, my heart is melting. And obviously, this cat has cosigned its portrait by the looks of this adorable photo.
12 Minimalist Cat Tattoo
This twinning tattoo looks like a loose sketch from an artist’s notebook. Swap out the cursive meow for your own pet’s name to personalize it.
13 Sharpie-Inspired Cat Tattoo
Perfection is overrated. I love how this tattoo looks like it was scribbled on in the moment.
14 Watercolor Kitten Tattoo
Subtle washes of color take this minimalist tattoo from basic to brilliant.
15 Artsy Outline Cat Tattoo
Capture your cat doing what they do best: napping. If the idea of a large tattoo seems overwhelming, go smaller or keep it clean and color-free.
16 Bold Cat Tattoo
Take a simple outline design and make it major by filling it in with a floral wallpaper–inspired design.
17 Hyperrealistic Cat Tattoo
This tattoo looks so realistic, you’ll almost want to reach out and pet it (but, like, don’t—keep your hands to yourself).