best friend is truly your soulmate, there’s a good chance the two of you have talked about everything under the sun. Breakups, makeups, families, relationships, friendships — you’ve probably covered it all. Because you’re such good friends, you’ve probably also talked about different ways you could commemorate your friendship. Matching piercings or friendship bracelets are a couple of ideas that come to mind first, but if you want something more permanent, we bet the idea of getting best-friend tattoos has come up at least once or twice.
If you two are actually ready to take the plunge, or you’re just poking
around for inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Whether you want simple and sweet friendship tattoos or you’re both looking to make a statement with your bestie tattoos, there are countless creative ideas, big and small, that suit every kind of relationship. No matter if you have been friends forever or recently met and just clicked, these inspirational designs will be all the push you need to make your friendship permanent.
Check out the best ideas ahead, including small best-friend tattoos for something subtle, matching best-friend tattoos, and unique best-friend tattoos that are truly outside of the box. Send your favorite one to your BFF immediately.
Additional reporting by Renee Rodriguez, Lauren Harano, and Haley Lyndes Relationship 1 Best-Friend Tattoos: Lotus
If you’re a fan of fine-line tattoos, you’ll love this cute lotus design.
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Relationship 2 Best-Friend Tattoos: Flowers
Looking for a simple design? A classic flower is the best way to go. Besides, who doesn’t love flowers?
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Relationship 3 Best-Friend Tattoos: Positive Quote
Whether you want to get your favorite saying or something sentimental to signify the friendship, a quote like this “And Yet I Bloom” design is a great idea.
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Relationship 4 Best-Friend Tattoos: Numbers
If you have a date that is special to you or you’re into angel numbers, this mini design is a great choice.
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Relationship 5 Best-Friend Tattoos: Zodiac Sign
Whether you and your best friend have the same sign or not, it’s not a bad idea for matching tattoos.
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Relationship 6 Best-Friend Tattoos: “I Love You to the Moon and Back”
If you have the type of “soulmate” friendship, show your love for each other with this cute “I love you to the moon and back” saying.
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Relationship 7 Best-Friend Tattoos: Typewriter Tattoo
While cursive and script tattoos are always beautiful, typewriter tattoos just hit different. Screenshot this pic, choose your word, and book your next appointment.
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Relationship 8 Best-Friend Tattoos: Initials
Looking for a subtle way to show that you have a true ride-or-die friendship? These finger initial tattoos are it.
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Relationship 9 Best-Friend Tattoos: “Je T’Aime”
What’s cuter than a matching tattoo that says “I love you” with a heart?
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Relationship 10 Best-Friend Tattoos: Best Friends Till the End
These best-friend tattoos feature crossed fingers and the words “best” and “friend.”
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Relationship 11 Best-Friend Tattoos: Matching Anchors
What makes better bestie tattoos than matching anchors?
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Relationship 12 Best-Friend Tattoos: Butterflies and Flowers
If you and your best friend love butterflies and flowers, these best-friend tattoos would be perfect for you.
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We love this simple XO design for the perfect friendship tattoos.
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Relationship 14 Best-Friend Tattoos: Birth-Month Flowers
We love the idea of getting birth-month flowers as matching friendship tattoos.
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Relationship 15 Best-Friend Tattoos: Dainty Roses
Sticking with the flower theme, tiny roses would make amazing best-friend tattoos if they have a special meaning to you and your friend.
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Relationship 16 Best-Friend Tattoos: Fly Away
If you’re looking for small best-friend tattoos, these tiny airplanes are perfect.
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Relationship 17 Best-Friend Tattoos: Beating Hearts
Another great idea for small best-friend tattoos is a heart image, with a heart filled in for each person.
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Relationship 18 Best-Friend Tattoos: Matching Koi Fish
These matching koi fish make such cute best-friend tattoos.
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Relationship 19 Best-Friend Tattoos: Holding Onto Each Other
These outlines of hands holding make the perfect best-friend tattoos.
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Relationship 20 Best-Friend Tattoos: To Be Continued
Two ellipses make the perfect small best-friend tattoos.
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Relationship 21 Best-Friend Tattoos: Day and Night
If you and your friend are like day and night but complement each other perfectly, this design would make a great meaningful best-friend tattoo.
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Relationship 22 Best-Friend Tattoos: Waves
Ocean-lovers? These waves make the cutest matching best-friend tattoos.
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Relationship 23 Best-Friend Tattoos: Cup of Tea
Are you and your best friend each other’s cup of tea? If so, these are the perfect small best-friend tattoos for you.
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Relationship 24 Best-Friend Tattoos: Detailed Feathers
Birds of a feather flock together, and these matching feathers make such cute best-friend tattoos.
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Relationship 25 Best-Friend Tattoos: Adventure Buddies
If you and your friend have a fun memory from an adventure that you want to commemorate, these trees are a great option for matching friendship tattoos.
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Relationship 26 Best-Friend Tattoos: Similar Sunflowers
If you and your bestie are sunflower fans, these matching tats would make the perfect friendship tattoos.
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Relationship 27 Best-Friend Tattoos: “Friends” Logo
We love a double meaning, and these matching “Friends” friendship tattoos are absolute perfection.
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Relationship 28 Best-Friend Tattoos: Harry Potter Symbols
We solemnly swear we are up to no good getting matching friendship tattoos with a
Harry Potter theme.
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Relationship 29 Best-Friend Tattoos: Close Coordinates
Friends forever, never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart. These matching friendship tattoos feature coordinates, so you can always keep your bestie with you.
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Relationship 30 Best-Friend Tattoos: Little Hearts
These tiny little hearts make the perfect small best-friend tattoos.
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Relationship 31 Best-Friend Tattoos: Avocados
We think these cute little avocados make the perfect small best-friend tattoos.
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Relationship 32 Best-Friend Tattoos: Intricate Bees
These detailed bees make the best small best-friend tattoos.
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Relationship 33 Best-Friend Tattoos: Shining Stars
If you want similar best-friend tattoos but something that isn’t exactly the same, these unique star patterns would be perfect.
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Relationship 34 Best-Friend Tattoos: Cute Cacti
These cacti best-friend tattoos are similar but still unique, just like you and your bestie.
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Relationship 35 Best-Friend Tattoos: Complementary Triangles
We love how these complementary triangles are similar but different — the perfect best-friend tattoos.
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Relationship 36 Best-Friend Tattoos: Lock and Key
Is your best friend your other half? Then these lock and key images would be such great best-friend tattoos.
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Relationship 37 Best-Friend Tattoos: Arrows For Always
Is your bestie always pointing you in the right direction? If so, why not consider these arrows as best-friend tattoos?
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Relationship 38 Best-Friend Tattoos: “I’ll Be There For You”
We love a quote tattoo, especially if it’s from a song, movie, or show. This one makes such a great small best-friend tattoo.
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Relationship 39 Best-Friend Tattoos: Sun, Moon, and Stars
If you and your friends are each other’s sun, moon, and stars, these would make the best meaningful best-friend tattoos.
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Best-Friend Tattoos: Simply Smiling
These tiny smiley faces make the perfect small best-friend tattoos, especially if you always leave each other smiling.
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