Egyptian cat tattoos have a long history and can be found throughout history for thousands of years. Some of the historical significance of Egyptian cat tattoos and also information you need in order to help you choose the right Egyptian cat tattoo.
Egyptian Cat Tattoos meaning
Over years ago, the Egyptians worshiped cats as powerful “totem animals”, or spiritual protectors. Over time, they began to represent many different aspects of life for the ancient Egyptians. The cat was a symbol of the feminine principle, as well as fertility and motherhood. Also, they consider that the cat was a powerful symbol for the moon.
So revered was the cats in ancient Egypt that the exporting of cats outside the country was strictly forbidden, and killing a cat would result in an instant death penalty.
However, the air of mystique and spirituality has never left the cat, cats are considered mystical, magical animals.
An Egyptian cat tattoo is a great way of showing your individuality. As well as letting the world know that you have a spiritual mystical side. They also look very exotic, and while they are very traditional they also have a real new-age luck to them.
Because this is not a very highly common design. You should spend some time looking around in the large databases of tattoo designs to choose the one you like before you go to the tattoo parlor.