50+ Small Cat Tattoos Ideas with Meanings (2024)

There are multiple reasons why cat tattoos are so popular. First of all, a cat is one of the most loved pet in the world. A cat may not be as obedient as a dog but it is equally adorable. The meaning of cat tattoos varies from design to design. For example, an Egyptian cat tattoo would represent royalty and fortune while a feral cat tattoo would represent loneliness.

Many individuals choose cat tattoos as a way to symbolize specific traits or experiences. These designs often hold deep personal significance and can serve as a reminder of important life lessons or cherished memories.

Here we present you 50 adorable cute cat tattoo designs that both men and women can try –

Cheshire Cat Tattoos

Big Cat Tattoos

1. While I like small tattoos of cat but there is also a reason to admire big cat tattoos. They turn out very realistic and better.

Black Cat Tattoo

2. Many cultures consider black cat as bad omen but they are used to ward off evil spirits. Here is a black cat tattoo that is perfect for this.

Abstract Cat Tattoos

3. Abstract tattoos always turn out beautiful. This abstract cat tattoo is surely one of the most beautiful tattoos you will see.

Best Cat Tattoos

4. You can try double exposure cat tattoos where the artist inks another tattoo inside a cat tattoo just like this.

Cat And Dog Tattoo

5. This is the exact representation of cat and dog friendship. A big dog will always adopt a small cat but same size might fight with each other.

Maori Designs And Meanings

Black Cat Tattoos

Cat And Moon Tattoo

6. Many cultures considered half-moon and black cat both as a sign of bad luck. Now, why would you like to try a cat and moon tattoo is up to you?

Cat Eyes Tattoo

7. Cat eyes are pointed and really beautiful. A cat eye tattoo might scare off kids but otherwise, it would be a really attractive design. It will show your ever watching nature.

Cat Face Tattoo

8. Instead of trying whole cat tattoo you can also opt for cat face tattoo that will require less space.

Cat Finger Tattoo

9. If you wish to have a tiny cat tattoo on finger then this is the best design for it.

Cat Heart Tattoo

10. For Me Cats are love. A Cat person would understand why this cat heart tattoo is so adorable and meaningful. I love cats more than dogs and I have many reasons to tell you why they make better pets.

Grim Reaper Ripping Outta Skin Tattoo

Egyptian Cat Tattoos

In ancient Egyptian culture, cats were revered as sacred animals associated with various deities. An Egyptian cat tattoo can symbolize grace, protection, and mysticism, making it a powerful choice for those drawn to these ancient beliefs.

Cat Lady Tattoo

11. If you are a cat lady then one of the best placement that you can try is on the back like this.

Cat Lover Tattoos

12. Cats are among the most loved pet in the world. If you are a cat lover too then try this cute tattoo design where the cat is shown in cute attire.

Cat Outline Tattoo

13. Unlike many other outline tattoos, the cat tattoos turn out way better and beautiful. Judge for yourself.

Cat Paw Tattoo

14. If you wish to try cat paw tattoos then try the design of both paws because just one paw will look incomplete.

Cat Portrait Tattoo

15. A Cat portrait tattoo would be hard to do because cat won’t stay still. But you can get your favourite cat pic tattooed.

Cat Cartoon tattoos

Cat Semicolon Tattoo

16. Semicolon tattoos are meaningful because they signify that the wearer did not give up on life. If the cat was the reason for turning your life into a happy world then try this cat semicolon tattoo.

Cat Silhouette Tattoo

17. Silhouette tattoos are rarely tried but trust me they turn out awesome. Look at this cat silhouette tattoo which is amazingly beautiful. A cat silhouette tattoo is a classic and timeless design. This cat tattoo captures the essence of a cat’s graceful and mysterious nature. Cat silhouette tattoos can be small and simple or larger and more detailed, depending on your preference.

Cat Skeleton Tattoo

18. I don’t know why anyone would want a cat skeleton tattoo but if you still wish for it then here is a design.

Cat Skull Tattoo

19. Cat skull tattoos are meaningful as well. They represent your victory over fear.

Cat Sleeve Tattoo

20. A Cat sleeve tattoo would be hard to do. But one idea is to add multiple cat tattoos in it like this.

Minimalist Cat Tattoo

Cat Tattoo Design

21. You can try a cat flower tattoo design as both represent beauty.

Cat Tattoo Designs

22. Cat and half moon tattoos are also commonly tried. Here one unique design that you can try.

Cat Tattoo Ideas

23. This double exposure cat tattoo can be tried on wrist and forearm as well.

Cat Tattoo Meaning

24. If you have multiple cats as pet in your house then you should get tattoos of all of them.

Cat Tattoo

25. In ancient Egypt people mourned death of cats. Here is an Egyptian cat tattoo in all its glory.

Cat Outline Tattoo

Cat Tattoos Pictures

26. This tattoo is inspired from disney cats and you can bet they are the cutest.

Cheshire Cat Tattoo

27. Alice in Wonderland’s Cheshire cat is very popular among cat tattoo lovers. Its tattoo will represent a mysterious personality.

Cool Cat Tattoos

28. If you go for a cat portrait tattoo then ask the artist to focus on eyes of cat because it can really make or break the tattoo.

Cute Cat Tattoos

29. You can try animated cat tattoos like this where the cat is based on web emoticons.

Egyptian Cat Tattoo

30. Can you get any better Egyptian cat tattoo then this?

Pet Cat Tattoos

Funny Cat Tattoos

31. Many people like to try funny cat tattoos. I would advise them to not make it weird or ugly. There are many fun design like the one shown in picture and you can try them.

Galaxy Cat Tattoo

32. Another unique idea would be to try galaxy cat tattoo where the cat face or cat body is inked and the whole galaxy is shown in it like this.

Geometric Cat Tattoo

33. There are many cat geometric tattoo designs but my favorites are one that uses multiple geometric shapes from circle and triangles to squares and polygons.

Grumpy Cat Tattoos

34. You can give your own pet cat a grumpy face and get it tattooed on your body.

Japanese Cat Tattoo

35. Japanese have their own version of cat tattoos and they are beautiful as well.

Lucky Cat Tattoo

36. I think kitten tattoos turn out even more attractive than cat tattoos. What you think?

Minimalist Cat Tattoo

37. Minimalist tattoos have their own charm and this minimal cat tattoo says it all.

Neo Traditional Cat Tattoo

38. Neo traditional cat tattoos would look incomplete without the addition of flowers to them.

Realistic Cat Tattoos

39. A realistic cat tattoo would be way more better than cartoon cats but it can only be pulled off by an experienced designer.

Siamese Cat Tattoo

40. Siamese cats have their own fan following. If you love them too then here is a design for you.

Simple Cat Tattoo

41. You can try a simple cat tattoo like this which has its own charm and everyone will admire it.

Small Cat Tattoo

42. There are many body parts where you can try small cat tattoos. My pick would be behind the ear, on fingers or on the ankle like this.

Sphynx Cat Tattoo

43. The sphinx of giza is also very popular choice for tattooing. You can try a more lively version like this.

Tabby Cat Tattoo

44. Tabby cat is most common cat species and you will find them commonly in many households.

Tiny Cat Tattoo

45. Couples can try matching tiny cat tattoos. This is best idea for those who love cats a lot.

Traditional Cat Tattoo

46. If you wish to try traditional cat tattoos then I would advise you to give them a retro look (preferably from the 1930s gangster era).

Tribal Cat Tattoo

47. Tribal cat tattoos would look unbelievably beautiful. They can be as charming as dragon tattoos.

Tuxedo Cat Tattoo

48. Tuxedo cat or bicolor cat is also very popular cat breed. You can try their tattoo design as well.

Watercolor Cat Tattoo

49. Watercolor cat tattoo will fade away very easily but they will look great for the time being.

Yin Yang Cat Tattoo

50. You can try a variation of yin yang tattoos in the style of cats as shown here.

So which cat tattoo design from the above photo gallery you liked the most?

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