Cat Tattoos

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Cat tattoo designs are popular all over the world among both men and women. There is a great number of styles and meanings of cat tattoo designs because cats are among the most ancient symbols. They were always associated with independence and freedom. Cats also always land on paws and cats agility made people think that these wonderful animals have nine lives.
Cats are among the most ancient animals on the earth. These predators appeared many millions ago and today there are more than 500 millions of cats family representatives. Cats are known for their quick recovery and love for freedom and this is surely one of the reasons of such cats tattoo designs popularity.
Cats never left people indifferent they were admired and hated, loved and feared, honored and always paid attention by people. Cats are important character in many legends and myths. They were associated with good luck or bad luck, depending on the culture, thought to be sacred animals or even associated with gods.
Mostly honored cats were in ancient Egypt, where they were thought to be sacred. In Egyptian mythology many gods were depicted as cats or people with cats heads. Cats symbolized motherhood, fertility and the power of the Moon. In Egypt cats were really thought to be national jewelry: killing of a cat was among the worst crimes and export of cats was strictly prohibited.
In China and Japan cats were the most popular domestic animals. In Thailand cats live in the temples and are sacred, as well as in India.
In Europe cats were honored and hated depending from the countries and times. In Norse Europe cats were associated with the Freya goddess, who ruled a chariot with two cats. But in Middle Ages cats were proclaimed evil and were associated with bad luck, especially black cats. For sailors, on the contrary, cats always symbolized good luck, they were honored and though to be crew members.
Cats were always appreciated as perfect hunters; they freely see in the darkness and helped people to fight rats and mice. But later on, they became family members and the favorite domestic animals.
Cat tattoo designs can be made in different styles and have different meanings. Among the most popular cat tattoo designs are images of black cats that look like cartoons. The design of a black cat with big wide eyes is among the mostly often made tattoos.
Exotic cat tattoo designs are also widely spread all over the world. Knowing the great number of legends, myths and fairy tales connected with cats in different cultures it is not strange that exotic tattoos with cats have such popularity.
Egyptian cat tattoo designs are among the most popular. The goddess Bast was always depicted as a cat and tattoos in Egyptian style are extremely popular. They look fashionable and reveal individuality of the owner.
Another popular type of cat tattoos are designs with the portraits of domestic cats. Cat owners sometimes make tattoo designs from the photos of their pets. Such tattoos are separated by their originality and individuality, because such tattoo is always unique and individual.
On the whole, all cat tattoo designs symbolize freedom, individuality and wishes of their owners. The more precise meaning such designs usually depends on the style and attitude of the owner.
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Victoria Viz has 1 articles online


My name is Victoria and I work in Designs Tattoo centre for already three years, making people original tattoo designs. I know thousands of different tattoo designs and their meanings. Ive already helped a great number of people to choose individual tattoo designs and I like this job.

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This article was published on 2010/12/20