Our best friends are our sisters, our caretakers, our moms, our partners-in-crime, and our platonic soulmates. So who better to get pair tattoos with than the person who’s there with you through the good, the bad, and the ugly? Some friends get matching necklaces. Some friends get matching shirts. Some friends get matching furniture. Best friends, though? They get matching tattoos.
For all my soft baby, cottage core besties, flower bouquets make the perfect pair tattoos. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also incredibly versatile and can be exact matches or individualized but connected. For example, you could get the same flowers in the same style and make them perfect pairs. Or you could get the same flowers in different styles, like if you had roses in a line-art style but your BFF gets roses in a hyper-realism art style. Or you could even get different tattoos that fit together, such as you getting your best friend’s birth flower and your best friend getting yours. There are so many options to choose from, making these the perfect pair tattoos.
If you and your best friend are boss babes, with fire outfits and “take no prisoners” attitudes, then these minimalist flames are the perfect pair tattoos for you two. They are small enough to be hidden if necessary, but still a big message on exactly who you and your best are. You can get them in color or keep them a simple black tat – whatever you do, it will keep you and your bestie connected no matter where you go in life.
3. Sun and Moon
The perfect mismatched pair tattoos, suns and moons are some of the oldest symbols for connecting besties, sisters, and couples. I have seen so many versions of this simple tat, from intricate geometric versions to a pair of hands holding a sun and moon. Mythologically, there has always been a connection between the sun and moon – in Greek myths, the rising of the sun and moon are controlled by siblings Artemis and Apollo. So what better way to symbolize the eternal connection between you and your BFF than these matching tats?
You and your BFF are babes – a simple, nonnegotiable truth. So why not make that clear to everyone else by getting these pair tattoos? There’s a lot of room for creativity in these tats – you can make them either a simple “babes” with no extra decorations, or add matching flowers, or even go all out and design giant statement pieces. Have fun with your design and know that you are, without a doubt, two boss babes together for life.
5. Puzzle Pieces
One of the cutest ways to showcase how you and your bestie are made for each other, these simple puzzle pieces are cute pair tattoos that will keep you and your BFF connected for life. While a lot of times you see the puzzle pieces on couples, best friends are just as important and prevalent as romantic relationships (and sometimes more durable). For these puzzle pieces, you can either create intricate designs to go inside the pieces or leave them simple outlines – either way, they’re perfect to show the deep connection between you and your best friend.
6. Pinky Promise
What’s more intimate and real than a pinky promise? Nothing, making these the best pair tattoos for you and your bestie. Whether it’s a promise to take care of each other when you get old, a promise to be friends for life, or a promise just to laugh at each other’s terrible jokes, friendships are made of important pinky promises. So it’s time to make that friendship promise official with this cute ink.
7. Best Buds
For all my besties who like to have a good time, these best buds pair tattoos are the perfect ink for you. They’re adorable and wild and great for the girls who always know how to have a good time when they’re together. Do you and your bestie love watching stoner flicks? Do you know each other’s fast-food order and use that valuable information when the munchies strike? Do you both own numerous tapestries and burn incense? If you answered yes to any of these, then it’s time to get these tats.
8. Powerpuff Girls
If you and your besties are made of sugar and spice and everything nice and you have a clear dynamic for your friendship trio, then these Powerpuff girls pair tattoos are the ones you need to get today. Every friend group has a Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, so what better way to showcase exactly who is who in your BFF trio than through these matching tats?
9. Yin and Yang
You and your bestie are literally made for each other – you know every little secret, every embarrassing moment, and every terrible relationship decision you’ve both ever made. People ask if you’re sisters and your friends think it’s weird if you’re not together. You’re like peanut butter and jelly, coffee and donuts, eighth grade and blue eyeshadow – basically, you’re platonic soul mates. These artistic yin and yang pair tattoos are perfect to showcase this connection, and it’s time to book a tattoo appointment.
Some friendships work best when it’s two people who are incredibly weird, but perfectly weird for each other. These skeleton pair tattoos are perfect for the duos that are made of one BFF who watches Hannibal at midnight, sitting in the dark while eating noodles, and the BFF whose favorite movie is Shaun of the Dead and hasn’t stopped listening to My Chemical Romance since the 7th grade. You’re both a little weird, but you’ve also never met anyone who embraces your weirdness as much as your BFF – and that’s exactly why you should get dancing skeleton tattoos.
I’m here to talk to the fun, quirky BFFs – the ones who never fully left the Panic! at the Disco, Hot Topic, scene kid phase. I have three words for you: Dino pair tattoos. These tiny tats are minimal but cute, and the best way to show that you and your best friend have been together since the beginning of time. Cue me calling my bestie to tell her I call the stegosaurus.
12. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet
Nothing says friendship quite like Winnie the Pooh, which is why these Pooh and Piglet pair tattoos are perfect for you and your best friend. If you’re still not sure, consider this quote: “If you live to be a 100, I want to live to be a 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you.” If this quote from Winnie the Pooh makes you think of your bestie, then it’s time to get these matching tats.
Your best friend is your other half and holds your heart in a way that no one else does, so these matching pair tattoos are the perfect way to show that personal, deep connection. The hearts are also the perfect tats for friend groups as everyone can get this minimal ink in different colors. Because sometimes it’s not just one best friend that has your heart – it’s the whole girl group.
14. Geometric Art
If you and your best are artsy, spending your days going to museums and having beautiful photoshoots outside, then these geometric art pair tattoos are the ones for you. Some besties like to binge-watch Grey’s Anatomy and cuddle indoors, and some besties sneak into private lakes and spray paint wedding dresses for art projects. And it’s these artsy best friends that need to get geometric tats designed especially for them.
Another option for soft cottage-core besties looking perfect pair tattoos, these butterfly tats are small and beautiful (just like you and your BFF). Cute in black and white or in full color, these butterfly tattoos are a great way to show the life-long connection between you and your sister and soulmate.