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These Cat Tattoos Are The Perfect Way To Honor Your Four-Legged Friend

04/30/2015 11:53 am ET

It's official: Cat people are awesome. And what better way to celebrate our furry buddies than an inked homage somewhere on your body?

These incredible odes to our feline friends were done at Sol Tattoo, a parlor in Seoul, South Korea. Many of the stunning portraits were modeled after their real-life cat counterparts, but dog-lovers fear not: The studio also inks incredible images of dogs, foxes and galactic whales.

Tattooing is actually illegal in South Korea and seen as taboo by many in the country. Inking is defined as a medical procedure by law, but thousands of underground parlors exist in Seoul, according to The Wall Street Journal. More than a million South Koreans are estimated to have tattoos, and their proliferation on mega-popular K-Pop and sports stars has spurred the country to consider legalizing the industry.

Take a look at some of the studio's stunning work (cat and beyond) below. You can follow Sol Tattoo on Instagram, and if you happen to find yourself in Korea itching for a cat tat of your own, check out its Facebook page here. Oh, and if you need some four-legged inspiration, just head to a cat cafe.




타투랑 많이 친해졌군요..ㅎ . 😸 . #빙글이#cat#cattattoo#soltattoo

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