The divorce rate in the US has hit a 50 year low, with fewer married couples getting divorced than ever. What better way to tempt fate than by getting some matching ink with your beloved? Couple tattoos are a creative way to connect with your other half.
However, they are the ultimate commitment, so make sure you do your body art right: find a tattoo artist you trust and whose work you love, and pick a tattoo idea that you’d still like even if the relationship went south.
23 Couple Tattoos To Get With Your Boo
1. Favorite Food
This one has bonus points because it’s also a subtle nod to Lady and the Tramp, and our ability to use utensils. A real victory for opposable thumbs.
2. Disney Themed
Mickey and Minnie may be the only couple that is truly guaranteed not to break up. So follow their lead, and also give everyone fair warning that you’re a Disney Adult.
3. King and Queen
There are plenty a lot of royalty-themed tattoos you can get with your king. With this version, you can pay homage to your royal partner, your favorite hobby, and your favorite television show currently being sued by a Russian chess champion in one fell swoop. Check mate.
4. Tattooed Rings
This is a tidy alternative to wedding rings, which can be lost or outgrown. And while hand tattoos can be incredibly painful, this one is also incredibly fast.
5. Scientific Symbols
This is the symbol for serotonin, which can be hard to come by these days. So if you find someone that makes you feel good, this can be a perfect reminder of that, even during the hard times.
6. Adorable Animals
Getting an animal tattoo is a pretty safe bet, because puffins will literally always be adorable. And, if you’re in Iceland, also delicious!
7. Scenic Tattoos
I love the ocean, and my husband loves the sea. So this couples tattoo by Studio Madrid Tattoo Studio is a great example of how differences can look the same at the end of the day. Even if you do have to trade off on choosing vacation spots.
8. Mirrored Moons
Although these tattoos are subtle and dainty looking, they contain a lot. Mostly a lot of dots. And, a nod to the yin and yang of life, an olive branch, and the moon. All of which are made of dots!
9. Black and White Lightning Bolts
These small and understated lightning bolts say that while there’s a lot of electricity between you, which explains why you’re making out on the train again.
10. Abstract Tattoo
Design a tattoo or work with your artist to create an image that is unique, simple and beautiful. Just be careful with placement, because if it’s easily visible, you will have to explain it to everyone you meet for the rest of your life. Just like your Nickelback tattoo.
11. Artistic Tattoo
Do you both love art but have different styles? Different interpretations of a classic art piece can be a good way to compromise.
12. Pet Tattoos
You may not always love the person lying next to you, but you’ll always love the one lying at your feet. Wasn’t he supposed to go home by now?
13. Food Tattoos
To quote the inimitable Sylvia Fine, “passion goes, sex goes, communication we never had. But food? Food lasts forever.” Especially if you get food poisoning.
14. Skull Tattoos
The only thing that says “til death to us part.” Other than actually saying it.
15. Number Tattoos
Maybe they’re really into Star Wars? Pick a number that means something to both of you. Your pin, perhaps?
16. Half Tattoo
As best friend necklaces taught us, two halves make a whole, and that can be true for your couple tattoos, too.
17. Large Piece Tattoos
Each of these tattoos can stand alone, but together they make something even greater. A really big tattoo!
18. Ship and Lighthouse
If you’ve found someone who is your guiding light, honor it with this sweet nautical tattoo. Way cooler than an iPhone flashlight symbol.
19. Finger Tattoos
Inner finger tattoos are a good way to keep your tattoos a little more private. Which is good, because it would get annoying to have to keep explaining why you have the word “for” tattooed on you.
20. Flowers and Butterflies
These tattoos are more like sisters than twins, but they’re beautiful echoes of each other, unless one of you has really bad hay fever.
21. Simple Hearts
Are matching heart tattoos a basic couple tattoo? Yes. Sometimes basic isn’t always bad, Karen.
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