The cat is one of the felines that can give a lot when it comes to symbolic meaning. If you are considering a cat tattoo, you may like to investigate some of the meanings and symbols associated with the cat. Some people are just naturally fond of cats because they are cute pets and clean animals. However, there has been a lot of myths and superstitions centered around this feline. Some of them have religious and traditional undertones. If you want a cat tattoo for a some reason, then you may consider some of the aspects of symbolism that are discussed in this article.
Most mythological deities have attributes that are associated with cats. The Greek goddess, Artenis is the goddess of hunting and the one who protects the sacredness of nature. She is also the goddess of fertility. Diana, the Roman goddess of the moon has attributes that are related to the cat. She is considered as the one who helps in the sacred act of the hunt. Hecate is the goddess of considered the guardian of the feminine sacredness. She is also associated with rituals, rebirth and magical intelligence. In Egyptian mythology, Bast is also associated with attributes of the cat. Cats are the pullers of the chariot of Freyja, the goddess of love, beauty and pleasure in Egyptian mythology.
In the Celtic culture, cats are considered as guardians of the other world. There is something very special about cats, besides their mythological aspects. People living with cats understand that they are not only clean, but very sensitive and friendly as well. It is not uncommon to find someone with a cat tattoo who tells you that the reason for the choice is to protect his or her cat or to get protection from a deity. Considering the many symbols with which the cat is associated, it is clear that it can be very significant for people with a particular connection with cats.
When choosing a cat tattoo, there are certain things to consider. It is important to look at the size of the tattoo, the design and where you would like to place the tattoo. A waking cat can be symbolic of an alert spirit and vigilance. Cats can smell danger from afar and can detect the presence of inferior animals like rats or mice. There is a wide selection of cat tattoo designs to choose from. A good design can be extraordinarily beautiful when placed at the right part of the body.