Bet that the first thing that comes to mind when you look at a black cat is a witch or something close in the meaning to a witch. Black cats have become an epitome of black magic and evil spirits. There was a time when keeping a black cat at home was enough to be accused of being a witch. It is assumed that the witch can turn into a black cat and send a curse at you.
Despite all of these beliefs and considerations black cats are probably the most popular cat tattoo designs nowadays. The black cat tat symbolizes feminism, women independence and sexuality. Even though, it is more common for women to ink black cat tattoos you can find lots of male black cat tattoo designs. That’s why we have collected the most incredible black cat tattoo designs and ideas for you below.
Black Cat Tattoo Design Ideas
How about to ink this incredible black cat on your arm? Clear outlines, saturated colors and amazingly beautiful cat’s eyes make this tat number one in our list.
Here’s another black cat tattoo idea for you inked on the forearm. It’s more girly tat. The black cat is placed in the black frame decorated with curly lines. The black cat silhouette looks fascinating.
A tattoo of two black cats on the ankle looks really womanly. If you want to have a tattoo but you are not a fan of big size tattoos, this one is a great option.
Everyone knows that cats like playing very much. They are interested in all the things either butterflies or small bugs and mice. This picture shows a black cat silhouette playing with colored butterflies on the ankle. The lines are sharp and clear and the contrast is clearly visible.
For those of you who prefer inking small size tattoos there is the tiniest and the most refined black cat tat I’ve ever seen. The tiniest black cat silhouette is inked behind the ear.
Here’s a tattoo of black cat silhouette. The lines are elegant and a bit girlish. This black cat tattoo design is for those who appreciate the refined lines and shapes.
There are so many different tattoo styles which you can choose for your tattoo idea. What about this amazing black cat tattoo on the arm that is performed in Neo-Traditional style? Bet you have already loved it! This is what happened to me when I first saw it.
This one black cat tattoo is inked on the hip in Realism style. It’s hard to believe that this is just a tat. It looks so real that you can almost hear its purring.
It is a usual thing for adults to get inked with cartoon-like tattoo images. This one black cat tat inked on the inner forearm. A tattoo master added clear black lines which cross out the image of a skinny black cat.
Let’s get back to cartoon cat tattoos. We found a great example for you guys! This little boy is literary slipping out from the place where it was inked. It is trying to grab the skin with its claws leaving scratches. This small back cat tat will look amazingly on your wrist or ankle.
A Traditional style is a great option for a black cat tattoo design. This style contains everything you need: clear outlines, saturated colors, simple images, a great variety of possible designs and places where you can get inked with it. What you can see here is an image of a black cat and its paw that is inked on the shoulder.
Some countries are really loyal to tattoo culture but there are some countries where you probably won’t find a job with a tat on your hand or on some other open part of a body. Always be careful when you choose a place where to ink your tats. This one black cat tattoo is inked on the hand in Neo-Traditional style. There is a head painted in black dye with a cross turned upside-down called Petrene cross that is an ancient Christian symbol.
If you want to get inked with something more traditional, this black cat tattoo with roses is for you. It is performed in pale red, yellow, green dye but the cat’s head is totally black with big green eyes. And you can add some elements later to get a sleeve.
Do you believe in luck? If you do, take a look at this black cat tattoo design. Some people assume that the number thirteen is the luckiest number. Others prefer thinking the opposite idea that the number thirteen hides the darkness and bad luck in it. The same thing is with the black cat. In some cultures it carries bad meaning, other see an only good sign in it. Nevertheless, a black cat with a number thirteen on your ankle will look fantastic!
Here’s an unhealed tattoo of a black cat. It takes only one look to say it with certainty that the owner of a tat is a girl. I will hardly fall for the opinion that the boy will choose this cat tattoo design for himself. No way! Take a look at its shapes and lines, they are too feminine. If somebody looks for a real cool girly tat, be sure that you had found it!
This cute black cat tat is inked on the half sleeve. Black dye prevails in the picture which reminds Blackwork style. The light glimmer of white paint shows the cat’s fur and dark yellow eyes look angrily. This is male black cat tattoo.
Hey, this one is scary, isn’t it? This black cat tattoo is inked on the out top thigh. The cat has got blank eyes that make this tattoo idea more interesting. There is a quite readable element below the image. We can see a laurel branch that is an ancient symbol of victory. Considering that laurel tree is evergreen this tat could mean constancy and devotion.
Some tattoo ideas are so simple but inimitable that there is no need to describe it. This is just a small image of a black cat on the back.
Black cats have a fame of mystical animals. It is believed that these animals can bring luck to its owners. For the other hand, some people are afraid of black cats because they remind them of a pagan belief and dark magic. But it is undeniable that these animals are charming and gorgeous and deserved to be inked on your body! How about to decorate your arm with an image of a black cat with the third eye?
This black kitten tattoo design is engraved on the outer top thigh in the black and grey dye. A cat image is complemented by exquisite bow and Victorian collar.
Furthermore, it is must be mentioned that black cats are sometimes connected to the Gothic culture. The reason is simple and is hidden in color. Goths chose the black color as a manifestation of their essence. So here it is a tattoo of a black cat with the image of a book and rose. The lettering in Latin says: “Will not come to life unless it dies.”
We cannot ignore the fact that the most popular reason to ink a cat tattoo is having a cat as a pet at home. This guy decided to immortalize this favorite pet on his cuff in the tattoo form. The image of a black cat is surrounded by Galaxy with planets.
Doubtless, this black cat tattoo design is worth to be inked on your cuff. The cat looks so aristocratic in a red scarf with small fish and a frame made of gold. Ink-Credible!
This black cat tattoo is performed in Neo-Traditional tattoo style. An image of a cat is decorated with bright red roses and the name of a cat. And you can ask to ink it on the top outer thigh like this guy did.
Here’s a typical example of Old School tattoo style. This black cat tattoo carries every feature of this style: clear black outlines, simple color palette, a combination of animal images with an illustration of a girl. This tat could be depicted on your leg.
Wow, this girl must be a real Halloween fan. If you are a big fan of this holiday too, here’s a great tattoo idea for you. Get inked with an image of a black cat that sits in a pumpkin, add some bats and a full moon and you will have Halloween with you forever! The black cat ink is tattooed on the cuff.
Some inks are easy to understand, some are not. Sure this one belongs to the last statement. This black cat tattoo on the inner forearm carries deep symbolism in every line – from the symbol of eternal life to the third eye – the all-seeing eye.
Chrysanthemums are more common for Japanese tattoo culture. It is believed that the chrysanthemums tattoo can bring happiness and wealth to the owner. So if you like cats and chrysanthemum flowers, you should ink this tat that is placed on the half sleeve.
Black Cat Silhouette Tattoo
What a nice black cat tattoo idea! Here’s everything a girl needs – a simple black cat silhouette with bright roses in it. This tattoo design is really elegant and sharp-looking.
Watercolor style is a great option to realize all of your crazy tattoo ideas. For example, this small black cat tat on the inner arm that is designed in Watercolor style. I have a feeling that the tattoo master took a brush and drew this tat with one light move of a hand.
Here’s an unusual black cat tattoo design. The image of a black cat is placed on the outer thigh. The graphic style adds a mystery to an image. There are a house and a forest inside of a cat image. This may mean the desire of the owner to find his home.