Family is forever and so are tattoos. Next time you want to show how much you love your siblings, what about matching sibling tattoos? Browse this article for some of the best ideas, then book an appointment and get ready to be super bonded with your sibs! These are some of the most meaningful ideas for tattoos to share with your sisters or brothers.
Coordinates of your childhood house
This is an easy idea for sibling tattoos, especially if you grew up in the same house for your whole childhood. If not, then you could choose the coordinates of your favorite house or a special place for your family. Play around with what type of font you’d like for the numbers. This is a great sibling tattoo idea because you can place it wherever you want, and it will be the same for both or all of you! Coordinates are easy to look up and when you look at them, they’ll remind you of a place you called home, and who you shared it with.
I love the look of sibling tattoos with Roman numerals. The options for what date you choose is open to a lot of options. It could be your birthday, the number you are in birth order, or maybe even your parent’s wedding date. Another idea is the numbers from the address of your childhood house. Either way, the tattoo will look super polished and have an air of mystery, because only you will know what the numbers signify! Unless of course you have friends who really know their Roman numerals.
Tree or flower that’s special
If you’re more into organic, nature inspired sibling tattoos then this is the best idea for you! You could plan for a tattoo of a floral bouquet made up of your family’s birth flowers. Birth flowers are assigned by month, so they are easy to look up. I love this idea because then you have a small piece of each person in your family, and however you design the flowers is totally up to you and the style you want for the tattoo.
Or, if there was a special tree in your backyard or a flower that bloomed every year, that would be the perfect sibling tattoo. The options for this one are endless, and really beautiful for sibling tattoos! If you grew up near woods or the forest, I love the idea of a pine tree. Or if you were more of a mountain boy or girl, you could opt for a simple mountain range. If you grew up by the beach, then a wave would be perfect.
Quote or saying
I love this idea for sibling tattoos because it’s very personal. If there’s a quote you grew up hearing, or something a grandparent always said, that would make the most sentimental tattoo. My grandma used to say “this too shall pass” and I’d love to get that as a tattoo. Even cooler if you can mimic their handwriting, to make it even more special.
There are many different symbols with special meanings that would make a great tattoo. There’s always the symbol of your astrological sign, which is the perfect small sibling tattoo idea. Other symbol ideas range from a small heart to a small circle to represent a relationship that never ends. You and your siblings could even design your own symbol, based on things that are significant to you and your relationship or upbringing.
The year you were born
This is perfect for sibling tattoos because it is easy to match yet still personal to each individual! It can be done in whatever font you choose, or in Roman numerals. This is a great idea because it’s small and there are a lot of perfect places on the body for four numbers to go. My favorite spot for this tattoo is on the back of the arm, just above the elbow. Or, for a more visible spot, I like the wrist or forearm for placement.
“No matter where”
The words “no matter where” have become very popular for sibling tattoos, and I love what they stand for. This idea is great for siblings who live far away from each other, but still want to keep their sibling bond strong. It’s the best reminder that there are people who will always be in your corner, no matter how far away they may seem.
Your last name
I like this idea for sibling tattoos a lot for those who want something small and maybe a little more delicate looking. If you get this tattoo in a cursive, I think it would look really nice. I love this one for girls especially, because eventually they may not have the same last name. This is a good way to remember where you came from and who you are.
Time you were born
There are a lot of number themed ideas for sibling tattoos, it seems! It makes sense, seeing as they are small yet significant, and easy to assign personal meaning to. One idea is to simply get a tattoo of what time you were born. Military or standard time, either one will make a statement while remaining unique.
If there are three siblings total, why not celebrate your pact with a simple set of three lines in tattoo form? If you are looking for a more minimalist tattoo, then this is perfect. Plus, this type of tattoo is pretty versatile in where it could go on the body!
Coordinating shape or drawing
Maybe you want to do half a heart or half of a moon on each of your forearms. So that when your together it becomes complete! I love this idea, especially for two sisters who share a really strong bond. You can design something that looks good broken in half, so that when you aren’t together you’re reminded of each other. Choose something special to you, like a flower or a symbol that’s important to you both.
Do you have any other ideas for great sibling tattoos? Leave them in the comments below!
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Maggie is the blogger behind The Artful Everyday, a travel and lifestyle blog dedicated to living intentionally and finding beauty in the ordinary. She loves the idea that we get to escape our normal lives when we travel, and that it allows us to be more open to the world and its cultures. Maggie lived in Florence while studying abroad, then was an au pair in Rome last fall. She is very passionate about traveling in Europe, especially Italy, and living abroad. Maggie studied Interior Design at the University of Minnesota, but is currently pursuing a career in writing.