And now for something completely different…

Sun, Jun 5, 2011

Gifts & Miscellaneous

If you’ve been following the Moderncat Facebook page, you may remember a few months ago when I decided to get my first tattoo.  Of course, it wasn’t just any tattoo, it was the Cat Woman portrait of me that appeared in the Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix 2010 issue. Up until then, I had never considered getting a tattoo — the thought had never crossed my mind. But, as many people will tell you, tattoos are quite addictive, so I’ve been researching new ideas for tattoos (cat images, of course, which I found out are called “cattoos”), and just as I found when I created Moderncat, there wasn’t a source that gathered together just what I was looking for — cat tattoo images in this case — into a single, easy to navigate, and beautiful website. So, welcome to my newest little place on the web, CattooDesign.com.

Cattoo Design is a showcase of cat tattoos, created with images submitted by readers of their own cattoos. Here you can find ideas and inspiration for your next cattoo, or for the first one you’ve been wanting to get for years. There are links to artists and tattoo studios so you can find someone in your area whose work you like, plus lots of fun images to give you ideas. Body art is all about finding an image that you love and then working with your artist to make it something special and meaningful for you.

So far we have some wonderful cattoo examples with art from Shag, Red Tango, Hello Kitty and more. People have submitted images of their tribute tattoos for kitties who have passed away. We’re going to feature tattoos of house cats as well as wild cats, plus there will be a special “celebrity cattoo” section.

If cattoos are your thing, you can sign-up to receive email updates from CattooDesign.com, or you can follow Cattoo Design on Facebook. Most importantly, if you have a cat tattoo, please submit your photos to be included on the site. Visit our submissions page for all the details.

(I know this isn’t for everyone, that’s why I made it a separate site.)

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9 Responses to “And now for something completely different…”

  1. 1
    Jenny | Floppycats.com

    Kate – I love this idea – it’s so personal and will have such a variety. Congrats on another great idea! I look forward to the cattoos!!

  2. 2
    jmuhj

    Got a tat “back in the day” and would LOVE to get rid of it. SO not my thing! I will say, though, that if you gotta do it, a CATTOO would be far nicer than, well, any other kind.

  3. 3
    Judy

    I have 9 tattoos but no cattoos yet. This new site is a really cute idea and it will be neat to see all the cattoos people have.

  4. 4
    Amber

    This is exactly what I need! I’ve had an idea for a cat tattoo for about 10 years but haven’t been able to find the exact image I want. I feel closer to finding it with cattoo.

  5. 5
    Jana

    Love it. But why isn’t your Cat Woman tat on the site?

  6. 6
    Teri

    I have 3 cattoos! Well, 2 cats and some pawprints. I’ll have to take some photos to submit. I love this! This is just what I was looking for when I wanted ideas for my cat tattoos. But of course it didn’t exist yet…

  7. 7
    UNeedAnArtist

    For jmuhj – go around to various tattoo shops in your area and talk to people who have tats you like about who did it – what you are looking for is someone who is experienced at coverup tattoos and does quality work in general. If they have skillz, they can do coverups, but not everyone does them. Do a Google search for “coverup tattoos” for some ideas. Good luck!

  8. 8
    Amy

    I’ve been wanting a cattoo of my cat Bo that has passed 3 yrs ago. I know it takes a real artist to make a portrait turn out awesome. It would be nice to get my cattoo of Bo done by Kat Von D but I am sure it would be pretty costly. It will be my first portrait tattoo so I’m unsure how much one will cost.

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    Teresa

    Back in the early ’90′s in San Diego,I met a man, who showed me his cat tatoos, to honor of all the cats of his lifetime. Chas Taylor, the canvas, for tatoo artist Steve Smith, he told me about the pictorial bio. that was being published about him. one day years later I found it in a used bookstore, sits on my shelf and I peruse it now and then, The Tatooed Cat, by Steven Wood. A wondeful way to memoralize your loving cat companions, wish I was brave enough to have that done. I am also with Amy I would want Kat Von D to do it, not only is she a cat lover , but also an Awesome tatoo artist. Maybe these great tights would satisfy that need. gotta get some. Find the book, and also read Jackson Galaxy’s.


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