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.)