Not all matching tattoos are for couples. (Although they are adorable and I geek out at the sight of them.) Between lovers, best friends, sisters, brothers, mothers and daughters, etc, a matching tattoo can symbolize a promising bond that both parties cherish eternally. Some tattoos may not match completely, but they can share the same theme, placement and style. But just like tattoos themselves, a taboo lingers over the concept of "matchy-matchy". Whatever, haters. I've found some pretty righteous arguments for matching tattoos. Let's hold hands and take a look at them after the jump! 

(May this post serve as a "hint hint, nudge nudge" to my sister. Listen, Melanie - I know we're pretty different. You're opposed to tattoos and I'm practically doing laps in my inked ideas pool all day. Let's put our differences aside for a nanosecond and get matching tattoos. It doesn't really hurt that much, I swear. And it can be small and well hidden enough to your liking. Come on, Smelly Mel. Please?! IF YOU LOVE ME, YOU'LL DO IT I TOTALLY RESPECT YOUR DECISION.)

I love every matching tattoo I see. This statement is seeping with bias since I was bitten by the tattoo bug early on and can't scratch the itch enough. But tattoos are constantly evolving and improving in color, depth, style and as a bold, artistic expression overall. There are people in my life who I will and could never stop loving (oh hey, Melanie.) There are friendships and phases in my life that I reminisce on with humble comfort. We can experience the highest highs and lowest lows, and throughout everything we have loved ones alongside. Would you commemorate these deep bonds? Ink on the surface is indeed just an inkling of what the tattoo itself represents.


I know several pairs of sisters that have chosen to get matching tattoos and they are ridiculously cute. Even Lovelyish writer Katie has a matching tattoo with her childhood friend. Years ago, my boyfriend suggested we get matching tattoos - he'll get Frankenstein and I'll get the Bride. What do you think?

Do you have a matching tattoo? If so, with who? Would you ever get one?

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