The Best Tats of Pussy Cats

I love cats. I always have and always will. When I was a very young child I wanted to grow up to be a mountain lion. My fascination with cats has never ended. They are aloof, but friendly...calm, but crazy...and quiet, yes, definitely, usually quiet (except when they are crazy, of course).

The big cats are even more fascinating. Beautiful and deadly, they rule their worlds. Lions, tigers, leopards are sleek, agile and commanding. You could never pass one in the wild without looking at it with at least a little unease. Unpredictability is one of a cat's greatest traits. You can never be sure if they are sleeping, or just playing and planning some sort of sabotage.

My current tattoo is a tiger. I would like to get another tattoo, but I have not yet found it. I don't know what it will look like, but I am sure I will recognize it when I see it. After all it only took me 15 years to recognize my first one.

I have found some fabulous tattoos searching for the one I need. I search most often through the big cats and thought I would share some of the best with you all.

Cat Tattoos

I love the vivid colors on this tattoo.
I love the vivid colors on this tattoo.
This is a beautiful picture of a cat.  The eyes look just like my cat's.
This is a beautiful picture of a cat. The eyes look just like my cat's.
The simplicity and lean lines makes this tattoo stand out.  With those blank eyes, you know this cat is up to no good.
The simplicity and lean lines makes this tattoo stand out. With those blank eyes, you know this cat is up to no good.
What a cute kitten!  The wings remind me of an enchanting book I read with my son called "Catwings".
What a cute kitten! The wings remind me of an enchanting book I read with my son called "Catwings".

Pussy-cat tattoos are very nice, but not really my style. I like something a little more wild to wear.  I keep kitty cats, but the big cats are where it's at in my book.  Lions and tigers are much more to my liking.

Lion Tattoos

I love the colors and the ferociousness presented in this.
I love the colors and the ferociousness presented in this.
The addition of the blue adds interest to this tattoo.  The artist captured the wildness and magnificence of lions well.
The addition of the blue adds interest to this tattoo. The artist captured the wildness and magnificence of lions well.
Here stands the King of the Jungle, crown and all.  Look at his benevolent gaze.
Here stands the King of the Jungle, crown and all. Look at his benevolent gaze.
I find this tattoo calming.  The lion seems wise and reminds me of Aslan from "The lion, the witch and the wardrobe".
I find this tattoo calming. The lion seems wise and reminds me of Aslan from "The lion, the witch and the wardrobe".

I am pretty partial to tigers.  Not just because I was born during the year of the tiger in the Chinese zodiac. Tigers are my favorite big cat after mountain lions. 


Tiger Tattoos

I love the intricate detail in this tattoo and the colors are beautiful.
I love the intricate detail in this tattoo and the colors are beautiful.
This tiger looks like he is going to jump right out and get you.  The eyes are so alive.
This tiger looks like he is going to jump right out and get you. The eyes are so alive.
This blue-eyed beauty looks calm, but watchful...ever watchful.
This blue-eyed beauty looks calm, but watchful...ever watchful.

Leopard Tattoos

I've never had a great deal of luck finding good leopard tattoos. However, I find plenty of pictures of people with tattooed leopard spots. I do not really understand the attraction to this... but in some cases it does look interesting...

Leopard Tattoo

My cat looks at me this way when she is going to ambush me.
My cat looks at me this way when she is going to ambush me.

Lucky Cat Tattoos...Hmmm, If I'm ever in Vegas I may have to look this place up.

Here are a few tattoos of cats that I though were just plain fun. I hope you enjoy them.

Fun Cat Tattoos

Who doesn't love Felix?
Who doesn't love Felix?
So cute and innocent...
So cute and innocent...
He looks so happy.  (I wonder why he has an axe?)
He looks so happy. (I wonder why he has an axe?)
Ahhh yes, Hello Kitty and hearts...what else could a girl want?
Ahhh yes, Hello Kitty and hearts...what else could a girl want?

Some Great Cat Tattoos--It May Take 2 Minutes, But It Is Well Worth The Watch!

I got my first tattoo before tattoos were considered "cool".  Most people thought  only biker chicks or "women of the night" got tattoos in those days.  I was neither...just a nurse with a love of tattoos.  A love that continues today.

Although tattoos are not for everyone, it seems they are for more and more people lately.  Body art has become a form of personal expression and adornment.  Gone are the days that tattoos were only for sailors, bikers or hustlers.  Personally, I am glad to see tattoos gain some social acceptance.

What to Know Before Getting a Tattoo-Part 1

What to Know Before Getting a Tattoo-Part 2

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88 comments

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Jaspal 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

Great hub - who doesn't love pussies? :p

It's a different matter that the cats don't quite seem to reciprocate in like manner!

I must pass on the link to my son who runs a tattoo center cum cafe ... there are some excellent pics and ideas for tattoos here.


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area

LOL K@ri, yet another spin to the old trick! Love it LOL.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Although I probably won't ever get a tattoo myself, I enjoy seeing them on others if the art is superb, just as you have showcased here, K@ri. Thanks so much for sharing this one.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Kari: I knew you were up to something with the title, LOL. I know I will never get a tattoo, but can admire good art. I wrote a hub a few months ago where I showcased my friend Inky' work who is a tattoo artist in Idaho and its has the highest slideshow views, which means there is a lot interest in tattoo art.

Beautiful art, will send the link to this hub to Inky as I know she will be inspired!


Linda Myshrall 6 years ago

Well, Hello Kitty! I haven't seen Felix-the-Cat in years. How fun. I'm a coward when it comes to pain and needles... so.... no tattoos for yo, but I do admire them on others.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Great hub title and some fabulous tattoos here. For me though these images would be better on a T Shirt but to each his or her own :)


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Joel McDonald 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Love the title! I got a lot of flack for a post I once wrote called "Getting my daughter high at the beach". (Although it had a huge readership ;-)

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1152717/getting-my...


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shamelabboush 6 years ago

Congrats BTW!!! I sent an e-mail to GM this morning :)


madeira 6 years ago

yeah agree nice title!


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Jaspal, Thanks! And they do love us...in their own strange, perverted way. :D

Thanks Misha! LOL, yes it's an old trick, but one that works.

dohn, I'm glad you liked them. For myself, I'm still hunting for my next.

Violet, I hope she likes them! I went and read the hub. She is an excellent artist and her tattoos are very beautiful! Here is the link if anyone wants to see, they are wonderful!

http://hubpages.com/art/Inkys-Tattoo-Gallery

Linda, That Hello Kitty tat is sooo cute, I just had to include it.

ethel, I agree they would also make wonderful t-shirts...but tattoos last so much longer. :D

shamel, People always talk about how painful tattoos are to get, but I think it depends on the area. I don't recall mine being very painful...but I do have a high pain tolerance. To each their own. :D

GM told me of your lovely e-mail. Thanks! :D

Joel, LOL, I was a little hesitant to use this title, but I thought the joke would be good.

madeira, Glad you like it! :D


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Kari: She loved them, and said she was coming back to this hub to check them out again. I added her shop's address in my hub. Will add a link to this hub in my mine, as its so cute!


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Violet, I'm glad she liked them. Thanks for linking me! :D


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Anath 6 years ago

Beautiful pussy tattoos. I must say though that although I am a fan of leopard prints I didn't like those leopard print tatoos :( I think that my favourite one was the third cat, stylish!


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Lee Thacker 6 years ago

I like the way your brain thinks, makes me feel alive listening to what your thinking, very cool...Keep it up ...PS Now I Know Why I bookmarked your page ;-) ...Hope you are doing well,


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vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California

Great title! I'm sure you had no intentions of attracting a crowd with the possible double meaning! I mean why would anyone think anything other than what you blogged about! If Dianna (my sweetie pie) had any of those cats on her body--it's bad enough sleeping with the cat and two dogs--not that we do sleep with the lights on ever, but this would make it that way for sure. I could see myself waking up screaming, well, until I suppose I got used to it. Have to say, though, the tats are beautiful. Thanks for the interesting and informative hub.


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teendad 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

I'm curious how these will look when the women are in their 80s...


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Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis

You naughty! Hey, y'all look so cute in that picture!


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abentley 6 years ago from California

I never made a tattoo in my life, but I feel after watching those snaps it is not so bad to try one. But, I would not make of cat, I would try some good designing.


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mayhmong 6 years ago from North Carolina

I love all of them tattoos, especially the cute little hello kitty! But I'll never get a tattoo. Me and needles just don't bond. :3


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Anath, While I found the spots interesting, I don't see me getting them anytime in the future. I loved the lines in that 3rd cat myself! :D

Thanks Lee! Good to see ya and I hope you are well also.

vrbmft, LOL, sounds like one more cat would even things out. Wouldn't you want a tiger in bed with you? ;)

teendad, They will probably fade a bit...otherwise it depends on placement...In my opinion, it's best to get them in places you can show when you want and cover otherwise.

Hi Christoph! You caught me, LOL! I'm glad you like the pic! Thanks. :D

abentley, Cats are not for everyone. If you design some tattoos you should share them in a hub with us. I'd love to see them!


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Hey May! The Hello Kitty is very, very cute! I guess you'll just have to stick to the temporary tats. Although, if you got one on your back you'd never have to see how they were doing it (LOL). :D


Louidam1 6 years ago

I feel like I have a dirty mind after reading the tittle. Great hub!!


rosette 6 years ago

The little Hello Kitty tattoo looked cute. I also like the 'catwings' because it is very colorful


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ISIS430 6 years ago from Chicagoland

I love the artwork even though I wouldn't get a tat myself because I'm too afraid of needles.LOL I admit you've got me with that eye catching title. Great hub!


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healthgoji 6 years ago

Just can't handle a tatoo - I guess there are two groups of people with tatoos and without. They are so permanent - you can't change your mind.


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Louidam1, Not dirty...just inquiring, LOL :D

rosette, I also love the catwings tattoo...and the Hello Kitty!

ISIS430, Glad you liked it, and glad to hear the title's working :D

healthgoji, They are permanent...LOL, that's why it takes me so long to make up my mind I guess.


skypilot69 6 years ago

i love your work keep it up!


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Thanks skypilot! I will try. :D


masmasika 6 years ago

Great pictures. Although I don't like tattoos.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

I love cats, especially the big ones, and you have some very nice pussy/cat pictures here :). My dream is to get a tattoo, a real one, but I think it will have to stay a dream. Very intriguing title k@ri, it draws us to your hub. Thanks!


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

My favorite tattoo's are the third cat, with the sleek lines and it looks mischevious. My other favorite tattoo is the first lion tattoo. Heck I may even consider getting this one done. Nice title by the way.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Well, aren't we clever! Thanks for the fun Hub.


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

masmasika, The artwork is fabulous, whether or not you like tattoos. Thanks!

emievil, I love the big cats also! I also want another tattoo, and hope to get it before too long. :D

wesleycox, I like the third cat, but that first lion is the way to go in my book! Send a picture if you get one! I'd love to see it.

James, Hahaha...made you look! But seriously, glad you liked it. :D


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Health Tip, LOL! Colorful pussies are lovely, aren't they. :D


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Abe Normal 6 years ago from Gigantic Ocean Seaboard

I wonder if the author's ever assisted in the ER over one of those Western canyon bicyclists attacked by a cougar, who'd had her head clamped in its jaws for an interminable time before rescue came from another bicyclist. Interestingly enough, the particular cougar in question (dispatched -dead as a door nail - soon after by DNR agents) attacked not out of hunger, as it had recently left another bicyclist dead from bite wounds on the very same canyon path (SEE Animal Planet). These creatures: stealthy, deadly, worthy of a round to the noggin as what our Second Amendment was written for. Some people just buy a dog.

-Abe Normal

Ars longa, vita brevis


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Abe Normal, Stealthy and deadly...and yes, when preying on humans worthy of a round. Big cats are not something one would want to act too casually around. They are dangerous animals...very beautiful, very dangerous animals. BTW: Did you mean buy a dog as opposed to a gun? Or as opposed to a cat?


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T. A. Northburg 6 years ago from Colorado, USA

Those are some crazy, cool tattoos!


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

My cartoonist gave me a tatoo, but I think she doesn't like to draw it because she always draws me fully clothed. These are spectacular, K@ri!


steven 6 years ago

I like your article so much.My honor to share cheap ugg boots.


TheSablirab 6 years ago

I saw the title and I about fell over! I about died laughing. Thank you so much for this Hub! I enjoyed reading about Pussies, really.


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marcofratelli 6 years ago from Australia

Very nice! I've got some pics of pussy body art, which is less permanent but equally entertaining :) I like pussies but they make my eyes itchy in close proximity...


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mistywild 6 years ago from Houston, TX (Proud Texan)

Very nice pictures, I have a tat of a cat on my hip.


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Vizey 6 years ago

nice hub i like it. Tattoos are all time my favorite and the pics of cat on tattoos are lovely. I enjoyed a lot.


scarlett black 6 years ago

Great hub. I have written a couple of things on tattoos here and elsewhere and an working on a new one now. Great title.


rizruslaan@yahoo.com 6 years ago

doin a good job


rajagiriworld 6 years ago

Wow! it's interesting to see. good work

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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

T.A. Northburg, Thanks, I'm glad you think so!

Jess, You'll have to talk to your cartoonist...I'd love to see your tattoo!

The Sablirab, LOL, I'm glad you got a good laugh!

marcofratelli, Allergic to pussies?! How dreadful! :)

mistywild, Glad you liked them! Does your cat look like any of the ones shown?

Vizey, I love tats myself! Thanks!

scarlett black, I loved your hub on tattoos! Thanks!

Thanks rizrulaan!

rajagiriworld, I'm glad you like them!


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Hi Kari -- You've showed the beautiful art that is tattooing. So many different interpretations on the theme of cat.

I myself don't need a tattoo as I am covered head to toe with cat already. Cat fur!

Good hub and clever title. You are a naughty nurse indeed!


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Clark Grizvold 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

Great pictures and great topic. It reminded me that the leopard in the jungle themed tattoo on my leg still needs his spots, too funny! Thanks for sharing!


rizruslaan@yahoo.com 6 years ago

great pictures


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Mighty Mom, You caught me! LOL, I was in a naughty mood when I thought up this title. I'm glad you enjoyed the art! :D

Clark, So...your leopard is currently a panther? LOL I vaguely remember a story by Kipland about how the leopard got his spots...maybe that would help.


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Vizey 6 years ago

This is looking very beautiful and cute tatoo. I simply adore tattoos but I am afraid of the pain it involved.. nice hub..


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Playathome2 6 years ago

Love the tats.. I just got a pussy on my back last week.


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janiek13 6 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

Awesome Hub! How did you get the music on there? I love the lion on fire and the lol cats. Btw, how did you slide that title past the editors?LOL


Zen Albert 6 years ago

interesting huh, exploring all of those sweet tattoos for her...


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mercon 6 years ago

hmm... it's cool


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TammyK 6 years ago

like you i like cats. i have two now, sadness and sammy. their mother got hit. a brother got ran over and one ran away. sadness is more friendly, sammy is some-timing. sometimes she wants love from me, sometimes she don't. the tattoos were nice, don't know if i could ever get one though. it looks too painful. the black one with the blank eyes is the bestone to me. it looks sexy. and i am a leo, i have wondered if that's why i like cats so much


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Vizey, I love tats also. I must have a high pain tolerance...but then I only have one. :D

Playathome2, Thanks, I'm glad you liked them!

janiek13, There are capsules for videos and I go to youtube to find the music. The lion on fire is probably my fav also. As to the title...who knows...just got lucky?

mercon, Thanks!

TammyK, I'm not a Leo, but I do love cats! I like how you describe sammy...some-timing. That is such a cat trait. I love the lines on that black cat also.


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motricio 6 years ago from Bogota DC, Colombia

Nice hub about Tattoos!!!!!

I'm going to get one on mi back =)

Still haven't time, too much work :S.


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

motricio, Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! I hope you get time soon to get your tattoo. In my life it always seem I either have time or money...hardly ever both. :D


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mercon 6 years ago

i dont like tatto :)


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

mercon, I love tattoos! :D


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

Wow...I have to get out more...these were cool! Thanks! :)


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Tom, You too, huh? I'm always looking for my next. :D


Joe 6 years ago

This ... is NOT what I was looking for.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Cool hub and great tats. I don't like cats however because they don't like me, Im allergic but not to tats. I have 3. I am getting a betty boop on my leg sometime in the future when I can find someone that will do an awesome job for that kind of money. Great job.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I must say I much prefer these cats over the four-legged furry ones I have running around my house. As luck would have it, they were a package deal with the wifey. :)


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Sorry Joe! LOL

ladyjane1, Thanks, I'm glad you liked them. Good luck with your betty boop!

Springboard, LOL...the things we do for love!


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David Alan Carter 6 years ago

I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you. Who would have thought so many men would have been so attracted to an article on... cats? I can just see each of 'em now, clutching their mouse with both hands, racing past other topics, knocking over the occasional hubber. Just to get here to read about... cats. Ah well. Guess it just goes to show you how sensitive and warm hearted us guys can be when it comes to small cuddly animals.

--David

P.S. I see I've got to follow you now, k@ri.


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antonrosa 6 years ago from USA

Great Hub, thanks for sharing! Cats are cool!


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T R Upshur 6 years ago from United States

The title is irresistible! I don't think I'll ever get one but I do appreciate great artwork.


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

David, LOL! Thanks :D

antonrosa, Cats ARE cool! I'm glad you liked it.

T R Upshur, The artwork you can find in tattoos these days is really beautiful. Thanks


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Craftsmith 6 years ago from India

some of them are just so sweet...and some of them are just awful !!


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Craftsmith, I really like some of them myself...which ones did you find awful?


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Craftsmith 6 years ago from India

Basically i did not like the lion, tiger and leopard tattoos, fun cat tattoos are so so sweet & the black cat tattoo is also veryy nice...one my frenz has just got it !


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ateenyi 6 years ago from Chicago

Great Hub!!!!!!!

The hub is simply effortlessly classic. Tattoos, which were displayed in the hub, are so much colorful, vibrant and dynamic. Picture contain the ambience of lion is worth to watch. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful peace of information.


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Craftsmith, Your friend is has very good taste! I love that tattoo. I could see my daughter getting one of the "Hello Kitty" tattoos, but I must say, I love the wild cats. Thanks!

ateenyi, I love the color and vibrancy of these tattoos also! Thanks. :D


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healthgoji 6 years ago

When I saw the title of your article I thought it was something smutty. The tattoo artists are very talented in your pictures.

It is as interesting as going to an art museum. And colorful too.

JS


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

healthgoji, LOL, Sorry to disappoint you. Tattoos can be a work of art if you find the right artist.


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oscillationatend 6 years ago from a recovering narcissist.

I love your tattoo. I still want to get one--somewhere small...will say "Made in China" and then "Assembled in Mexico."


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mikicagle 6 years ago from Oklahoma

the lion tattoos are amazing-face tattoos? not a good idea-will look like hell when you are 60


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

osci, Well then you certainly don't want to put it on your d....oooops....well then you will still be sold in the USA!

mikicagle, I don't understand...I, personally, do not go for face tattoos.


kesharox 6 years ago

KOOL PICS I LIKE]


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Gigi2 6 years ago from UK

Love it, the tatoo's, the video, all brilliant, thanks for sharing. I feel the urge to get another tat :)


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BJBenson 6 years ago from USA

Phoenix and I loved the pictures of the cats. Some of them seem to jump right out at us! Wonderful. I plan to come back and look at them again!


brina 6 years ago

it's cool to see my little hellokitty tattoo on this web site!!!!!!


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White01 6 years ago

that was very cleaver, I love tattoos, I have 22+ , great post!


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lorlie6 20 months ago from Bishop, Ca

K@ri, did I pick at random a wonderful hub? I did, indeed! What a trip...I do believe you have grown up to be a mountain lion. Power is evident in your writing as well as in your photos.

Fabulous job, Kari,

Laurel

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