| July 14, 2011 | 12:15pm
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Kate Benjamin is the proud owner of a new (and another) cattoo, er, tattoo inspired by her favorite animal -- the cat.
This summer, she's back with Cattoo Design
, an online forum where local and international cat fiends can share their ink (like Dawn Kavanaugh, pictured above).
"I decided that I wanted to get more ink, and of course, they would all be tattoos of cats, so I was researching cat tattoo ideas online," she writes. "I realized that cats (both big cats and house cats) are an extremely popular tattoo subject, but I couldn't find a website that gathered just cat tattoo images into a single, beautiful, and easy to navigate website, so I created CattooDesign.com."
She currently accepts submissions from all over the world and features sections on celebrity cattoos (launched with a submission of Jackson Galaxy
's of My Cat from Hell
) and team cattoos with submissions from local animal rescue groups.
"It's really targeting a sub culture within a subculture -- the overlap of cat lovers who have tattoos," she writes. "Very niche."