Matching Tattoos for Couples
Inking matching tattoos for couples amounts to a big decision, and a permanent one. You could always go the route of tattooing your names—but what if something happens that causes you to split up? Better than a tattoo removal session or forgoing a tattoo at all, let’s look at some safe ideas to start you on your quest for couples’ matching tattoos. If your significant other hates the idea of a tattoo because of pain, let them know about tattoo numbing cream.
Opposites Matching Tattoos for Couples
Opposite tattoos, in example a lock and key, remain popular and look good even when viewed on their own. The sun and moon, a stag and doe, and a queen and king also depict opposites that look great. While all of these things look like complete opposites, they all match each other. You need both of them to enjoy them to their fullest. Identifying how you differ from your significant other helps you find which part of an opposite pairing you represent. Honoring that with a tattoo expresses both an aspect of yourself and your love. A little bit of lidocaine ointment helps you and your SO breathe easy during your sessions.
Two Parts of a Whole Couples’ Matching Tattoos
On their own, these tattoos look a little abstract. But, when you combine them together, anyone appreciates your whole piece of art. Normally involving a heart or a kiss, each half of a couple wears half of the tattoo inscribed on their person. The result makes a complete picture whenever the couple comes together! Two pieces of a puzzle or matching shapes with inverse shading also represent a whole tattoo. Remember to care for your SO’s tattoo like you care for them and use aftercare tattoo lotions.
Perfectly Matching Tattoos
These tattoos tend to look best alone, but if a couple with these matching tattoos stands close to one another, they reveal a shared experience. Each one of them tattooed the exact same thing in the same place, all by the same artist and at roughly the same time! Whether you both choose wings to represent your freedom or flames to represent your passion, everyone knows the moment they see your tattoos that the two of you make a great couple.
Split Phrase Couples Matching Tattoos
Thinking of a phrase that encompasses you and your significant other comes naturally to some people. You might share a favorite song or book that you read together. Or, perhaps, you both enjoy repeating a favorite phrase that you both took to heart. Inking one half of a tattoo on each person lets everyone know that your feelings sync up with your other self, even when separated. Combine this with one of the examples above to make your love even more apparent. If you’re an artist looking for couple tattoo ideas, make sure you have two tattoo chairs, or at least a chair and a tattoo bed, so that your clients can get their tattoo at the same time!
Of course, sometimes the name route matches you and your SO perfectly! Even if things don’t work out, use the tattoo to remember a good part of your life, without regret. And if things go bad, you could just tattoo over it with something else—words remain, thankfully, pretty easy to cover. You can also removed the tattoo for good. If your love lasts forever, call it a good time to start thinking of matching tattoos for couples.
If you need help with more ideas, check out our other tattoo galleries to get you started! Or, if you desire a very female type of tattoo design, check out our latest galleries about Roman Numeral or White Ink Tattoos!
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