If you’re planning to get matching tattoos with your beau, check out this list of cute matching tattoos for couples in love. It has now become a trend for couples to get all matchy-matchy from clothes, costumes, shoes and now, even tattoos. Tattoos are permanent symbols of togetherness with a significant someone, so only really serious couples commit to these tattoos.
1. Starting a new family
Tree tattoos symbolize growth and life, and it is perfect for this couple expecting a child.
2. The compass that directs the sails
A subtle approach to getting matching tattoos is by just having a common theme. This sailboat and compass combination is nautical and romantic.
3. Spirit animals
Pairing animal tattoos with geometric shapes looks hipster, artistic and just way too cool.
4. King and queen of hearts
These discreet finger tattoos reveal a romantic gesture lifted from a deck of cards.
5. Mickey loves Minnie
The world’s most famous mice are adored by many. If you both love a particular character, have tattoos that match with the character’s love interest.
6. Bold brights
Looking for something more eye-catching? Identical tattoos in bold primary colors are eye-catching and quirky.
7. Foot tattoos
Foot tattoos look cute and charming, especially with rounded tattoos that look like stickers.
8. Color variations
Differentiate your identical tattoos with color variations and small details like adding eyelashes to the female bird.
9. Call of nature
You can fill in a dominant shape with nature elements like the waves and mountains to establish opposites.
10. Minimalist heavenly bodies
The moon and the sun represent the female and male bodies. When depicted as minimalist symbols, they create a modest edge to an otherwise bare arm.
11. To infinity and beyond
No need to call Buzz Lightyear, these infinity signs seal the deal for eternity.
12. Dotted turtles
Use dots to form bigger shapes like these discreet turtles that double as flowers.
Rings are overrated! Have matching tattoos on your ring finger on your wedding day, with the initials of your loved one.
13. Chemical reaction
Mad for science? These shoulder tattoos show the chemical reaction for love, perfect for science majors.
14. You fill up my empty spaces
These beautiful watercolor tattoos fit like two puzzle pieces. They’re equally beautiful alone but when put together, it’s just magical.
15. Write your own story
Quills are a nice symbol for writers, symbolizing the start of writing your own story. What’s your story with your loved one?
16. A walk to remember
Still on a wedding high? Have different tattoos that both represent your wedding day. You can include the actual icon on your invite or a simple silhouette of a couple.
17. Profession of love
Nothing means “I love you” more than saying it literally. Choose a font that doesn’t go out of style and just do it!
17. Skull and bones
Skulls are usually depicted as scary, but as a couple tattoo it’s cute and quirky. Add accessory details like a ribbon and a top hat to soften the dark look of the skulls.
18. Two halves make a whole
Consider having a single design split equally into two. When put together, the image is revealed emphasizing that it cannot be whole without the two parts together.
19. Flower power
Flowers represent a blooming relationship, and it is a great design that even friends can get together.
Triangles used to be the epitome of hipsterdom. It can mean many different things, but it’s also a beautiful tattoo that embodies symmetry and perfection.
21. Slight variations
Triangle tattoos can also have slight variations to avoid too much monotony.
22. Space explorers
Space themes are fun to play with, even if the tattoos are as small as these. Getting elements like planets, ships and UFOs are great to place anywhere like small stickers on your skin.
22. Dia de los muertos
The Mexican style of drawing skulls has been a cult favorite because of movies like Coco and The Book of Life. Bring your love to the afterlife with these cute matching tattoos.
23. Love hurts
Daggers are ancient weapons used by assassins and thieves. Steal someone’s heart with these daggers–just make sure the size is proportionate to your arm.
24. Spread your wings and prepare to fly
Wings represent freedom. If your love sets you free, have wings tattooed with your special someone.
25. You hold the key to my heart
Holding the key to someone’s heart is a cliche, but still a very beautiful cliche to have on your sleeve! The white details in these tattoos add luster to the rustic design of the lock and key.
26. Finding Neverland
Tinkerbell and Peter Pan represent staying young forever. The watercolor ombre details in these matching tattoos add a magical touch to this awesome twosome.
27. I’ll hold the lock and you hold the key
As the Madonna song goes, open your heart to the person you love with this version of the lock and key tattoo. The bold lines are under a tattoo aesthetic that is done by many skilled tattoo artists.
28. Wear their heart on their sleeve
These hearts are filled with the thumbprint of your loved one, which is like literally wearing their imprint underneath your sleeve.
29. Moon of My Life, My Sun and Stars
Still shipping the Daenerys and Khal Drogo love team? Get Dothraki-inspired tattoos that remind you of the best love teams that ever graced the television screen.
30. Celebrate your child
If you recently had your firstborn, commemorate your offspring with a tattoo that has their footprint and all their important birth details.
31. Wishes do come true
If your significant other is someone you wished for, maybe a wishbone would remind you of how these things actually come true!
32. Cross my fingers
As another way to express wishes, matching crossed finger tattoos can help you stay focused on hoping for the best.
33. Keep them grounded
Anchors represent humility and stability. Never wander off from your loved one again with matching anchor tattoos with beautiful watercolor details.
34. The coronation
Stay at the top of the world and rule your own kingdom with matching crown tattoos.
35. Flowers for my sweetheart
Small flowers in thin, minimalist details are a nice addition to a tattoo collection. It represents the blossoming of love. Now, you don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to have flowers.
36. Up up and away
Loved the bittersweet animation? Have the balloon salesman Carl and his love Ellie tattooed on you and your loved one! It’s a fun way to express true love.
Some flowers are pollinated by birds, representing the vital role of reproduction of plants with the help of animals. This beautiful rendition of the phenomenon is a reminder that we always go back to our natural roots.
38. Spill the tea
The tea bag and the teacup are essentials for most people in day to day life. One cannot simply exist without the other and this tattoo is a reminder that love exists in the most mundane, normal things.
39. Swallow the crown
Swallow tattoos date back to English sailors using them to boast about their voyages. The crown are a cute little addition that make this tattoo concept very English.
40. Yin and yang
The yin-yang symbol is pretty self-explanatory. Light cannot exist without darkness and darkness cannot exist without light. Can you ever imagine existing without your other half?
41. Save the date
Significant dates in the relationship, both good and bad, are simple reminders of the strength of a relationship.
42. Do us part
Getting your vow tattooed in an intricate design is one of the sweetest things you can ever do with your loved one. This example has a retro style of drawing that is sure to turn heads.
43. Tea time…again
This is the second tea and teacup tattoo on this list but it still deserves a spot. The technique is clean, bold and straight out of a hardbound storybook.
44. His and hers
Crown tattoos are very popular with couples and adding possessive adjectives make them even more charming.
45. Connected lock and key
This lock and key version is unique because it forms an image when put together. Add a touch of your lover’s name for romantic points, but make sure you think twice about it!
46. Rule the jungle
The world is a jungle and you and your partner are the rulers! Lions are the most formidable animals in the jungle and also make for great tattoos. Add little pops of color to make your matching tattoos stand out.
47. Gothic lock and key
Here’s another addition to or collection of lock and key tattoos, but with a darker style. Dark shading, skull and ribbon elements make it a gothic render of the popular couple tattoo trend.
48. What does the fox say?
These matching cartoon fox tattoos look as if they were printed on a children’s book. The inversion of color backgrounds add a subtle differentiation that prevents the tattoos from looking exactly the same.
49. Birds in flight
Birds are free souls, and these matching tattoos are a cool way to depict the chase in a relationship. The two birds facing the same direction are well-designed and well-thought of.
50. Color inversion
This outline style has gained popularity in art sites, and the use of colored ink to create the outlines is simple, striking and superior to other tattoos of this kind.
51. Stylized yin and yang
If you’re not a fan of the basic yin-yang tattoo, add a mandala head and doodled tail to make it look like an adult coloring book design!
52. Fall in love this fall
The maple leaves may represent a particular season that is important for you as a couple. Do you know when you fell in love? How about having a snowflake, the beach and sun or some flowers to represent that season?
53. Loving parents
Some couples do not decide to get matching tattoos until they have their child. These giraffe parent and offspring tattoos represent a lifelong responsibility of the parents to their child.
54. Going digital
These full color tattoos look like a digital painting because of the smart use of color and geometric shapes. Do you have any graphics you want to get inked with?
55. Not just for the sweet
Not all couple tattoos have to be sweet and cheesy. Even skulls and poison can look like love, if tattooed on the right pair of arms.
56. The flamingos in a flock of seagulls
The aesthetics of these tattoos is the product of a vivid imagination. The vibrant colors of the flamingos are purposely inked outside the lines to signify non-conformity.
57. Expecto patronum
If you are Harry Potter fans, you would easily recognize that the doe and the stag are the patronus of Lily and James Potter. These tattoos do not have any semblance with the art of the series, but fans will be quick to notice this.
58. If you like it then you should’ve put a ring on it
Tattooed rings are more permanent and binding than your typical wedding bands. These look best with a simple design, made up of lines with varying thickness.
This lock and key variation is every scene kid’s dream. Dripping paint, grungy aesthetics and the use of crown themes take you back to emotional music built for party.
60. Til death do us part
The Mexican art style of depicting the dead is a perfect tattoo idea because of its overflowing details and symbols. Swear on your love to the grave with matching permanent tattoos.
Did this list leave you confused on what to get? Don’t forget to talk to your bae about the tattoos design to make sure they’re as happy about it as you are. Consider your personal tastes find something that would match the both of you.