08/17/2014 12:07 pm ET Updated Aug 24, 2014

Cat + Tattoo = 'Cattoo' Purrfection

Those tattoos bearing your significant other's name aren't fooling us. It's time to put in ink your feelings for the one you really love most -- your kitty. These cat tattoos, better known as "cattoos," kind of have us saying "Meow-ouch," but we all know true love is pain.

"Hey you look familiar, you copycat!"

So this is what it looks like to treat your pet like royalty.

This is us before our morning coffees.

This cattoo is like a built-in body guard.

Who wore it better: this classy cat or Abe?


Just in case you were confused, this tattoo is of a cat.

Even Miley jumped on the kittywagon! Hey, getting a cattoo is probably one of her more tame moves.

That's probably not a pizza topping you're gonna find at Domino's.

"I'll whisper sweet nothings into your ear."

This cat is gray, and apparently also thinks it's Earl Grey.

How great is this Pusheen tat?

We're lovin' these tattoos that combine the best things in life -- food and felines!

That's one small step for cats, one giant pounce for kittykind!

This guy knows how to take his cat nap in style.

This cattoo might just be an outline, but you know that cat's got sass! Just because these cattoos aren't permanent, doesn't mean the love isn't real! "I am just TOO feline fine, aren't I?

Meow, a maritime masterpiece!

This life-like cattoo is making us crave some sweet sweet cuddle time.

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  • Mathilde De L'ecotais / AFP / Getty Images
    Larry Happ, 68, raises his arms to show his tattoos as he competes in the senior man largest tattoo category at the Los Angeles Tattoo Convention held at the Los Angeles Marriott Airport Hotel in 1998.
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    Isobel Varley from Stevenage near London, England, smiles as she poses at the 2003 International Tattoo Convention in Lausanne, Switzerland. According to Guinness World Records, Varley is the world's most tattooed senior woman.
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    Linda May Ellis of Rockland, Mass., poses at a Boston tattoo convention in 2003. Ellis is holding the childhood picture of herself at 7 years old that was used as a model for the tattoo on her arm, which was done after Ellis turned 50.
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    87-year-old photographer and tattoo artist Herbert Hoffmann poses in front of his photographs before a 2006 exhibition of his works in Dresden, Germany.
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    Portrait of an elderly man with a big beard, Download Festival, 2009, UK.
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    Kai Kristensen enjoys his pipe while taking a break at the Adams Mark Hotel in St. Louis during the 2003 National Tattoo Association convention.
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    Man with tattoos posing at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis, South Dakota, in 2007.
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    Pearl Harbor survivor Thomas Michenovich shows off his wartime tattoos before the start of a Dec. 7, 2004, ceremony honoring survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.