Cats as pets are very polarising- you either hate a cat as a pet or you love them. Very rarely do you find anyone in the middle of that spectrum. And for those who fall on the love side of the spectrum, they love cats, I mean, really love cats.

This is not some modern phenomenon, cats have constantly appeared throughout history. The ancient Egyptians, for instance, often had cats mummified and depicted as art on pyramids and elsewhere.

Today, our way of paying homage to cats is different. Cats are taking over households and the internet. Some famous, high profile cats are very popular amongst cat circles. But no matter how many such famous cats you see, your bundle of fur still holds a special place in your heart.

You can pay a special and lifelong tribute to your favourite pet by getting a tattoo in their name, in their memory. And it doesn’t have to be anything extravagant; a simple, minimalistic tattoo works best.

Here are 40 best cat tattoo designs ideas for you: