Black cat tattoo

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If you are a cat lover, it is a great chance to show it with a cat tattoo. In addition, the black cat tattoo carries symbols of femininity, power, independence and mystery.

A black cat is a domestic cat with black fur that may be a mixed or specific breed, or a common domestic cat of no particular breed. All-black fur pigmentation is slightly more prevalent in male cats than female cats. Their high melanin pigment content causes most black cats to have yellow (golden) eyes.

Symbolism

In Celtic tradition, black cats were sacrificed to ward off evil spirits. Hence, black cats have become an omen of destruction as well as symbols of femininity, power, and mystery.

Most of Europe considers the black cat a symbol of bad luck. Particularly if one walks across the path in front of a person. It is an omen of misfortune and death. The black cat in folklore has been able to change into human shape to act as a spy or courier for witches or demons.

Even after thousands of years we still do not understand cats. Because of this many people associate their strange mannerisms with the supernatural, with some people even believing that they are inter-dimensional shapeshifters.

Tattoo meaning

Not many people will get a tattoo that they fear will bring bad luck so those who choose this tattoo will do so because of positive associations.

Black cat tattoo actually have meanings that span from the very positive to the very negative. So it really comes down to who the owner of the tattoo is and what they want their black cat to symbolize.

Most often, the cat tattoo is representative of luck, life after physical death, mystery, quiet intelligence and grace. Of course, there are many variations of feline tattoos, all of which change the deeper meaning of the art. For some people, a cat tattoo can simply represent love for a deceased pet. Many people with a cat tattoo have a love for all things exotic and adventurous, may reject authority or feel a need for a spiritual connection.

People who choose this tattoo may do so to represent their love of the unexplained or they may see themselves as a mysterious person.

Cats have been linked to the moon goddess Diana in pagan beliefs. This may be the reason that black cats in particular as viewed as a symbol of spirituality as well as femininity.

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