Couple Tattoo Ideas
Did you know that about 45 million Americans have tattoos? We don’t blame them! Tattoos are a wonderful way to express yourself and hold a special meaning near to your heart.
Speaking of special meaning, one meaningful type of tattoo is to get a tattoo with your significant other. Couple tattoos say “I love you” like nothing else, and they look great, too!
1. Always and Forever
One cute couple tattoo that you can try is a scripted tattoo reading always and forever. In this tattoo idea, one partner will write always on their wrist while the other partner’s wrist reads forever.
These can be great tattoos for married couples. They’re a lovely way for you to remember why you got married in the first place and what commitment you made to your spouse!
2. Mismatched Tattoos
One of the coolest tattoo ideas for couples we’ve seen is to try mismatched tattoos. With mismatched tattoos, you’ll keep the tattoo along the same theme, but they don’t have to exactly match.
What’s fun here is that there are tons of ways that you can make the tattoos mismatched. For example, you could have the same tattoo in two different tattoo styles.
Or, you could have one tattoo in black ink while the other is in color. No matter what it is you choose, this is a great way to get creative with your couple’s tattoo.
3. Minimalist Tattoos
Another fun couple tattoo idea to try is to get minimalist tattoos. Minimalist tattoos are great because they’re simple but still pop against your skin.
Minimalist tattoos also look great no matter where you put your tattoo. That makes them great for couples who need to cover their tattoos for a job.
L.O.V.E. is a popular Frank Sinatra song, but those same four letters can look great in a tattoo! This idea is a simple yet sweet couple’s tattoo idea for anyone wanting to share a special piece of ink with their partner.
In this tattoo idea, one person gets a tattoo of the letters ‘L’ and ‘O’ while the other completes the set with ‘V’ and ‘E’. It’s a sweet and slightly subtle way to show your love for someone.
5. Get a Cultural Tattoo
Now, this tattoo only works if you’re in a relationship where you and your partner come from different cultures. However, if that’s the case, it can be a sweet nod to your partner’s culture.
For this tattoo, select an element from your partner’s culture. Then, get that tattoo design as a nod to where your partner is from.
The significance of the cultural tattoo is enhanced by the fact that for you, this reminds you of your partner. You can get creative here and make the cultural element you choose significant to your relationship or to love as well!
6. Gamer Tattoos
If you love video games, sports, or board games, you can get some cute gamer tattoos! For these tattoos, pick some elements in your favorite game and get them as tattoos!
You could, for example, get soccer ball tattoos if that’s what brought you together. Or, if you’re more into the digital world, consider getting tattoos of your favorite video game couple (Sora and Kairi, anyone?).
7. Lock and Key
When you love someone, they hold the key to your heart. Why not give them a literal key to hang onto as well?
This darling tattoo idea is for one partner to get a lock and the other to get a key image. The images fit together perfectly without being exactly the same.
You can get really creative here and make your lock and key stylized, too. That can be a fun way to add some extra personality to your tattoos.
8. Written in the Stars
Another cute couple’s tattoo idea that you can try is to put the other person’s star sign on your body. This is a lovely yet subtle way to show someone that you love them.
You can get even more creative with this tattoo by incorporating your partner’s name or birthday into the star sign. That can make it even more special!
Plus, there are so many options when it comes to star signs.
You can choose your partner’s sun, moon, or rising sign, or you can use their Chinese zodiac symbol. Write out the constellation itself or use the associated image instead of the symbol.
No matter how you choose to get creative here, we’re confident you’ll come up with a unique and beautiful design.
9. Pick a Fandom
Whether you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan or you can’t get enough of the Lord of the Rings, there’s a couple’s tattoo for you.
A great idea for a couples tattoo is to pick a fandom that you love and to get a tattoo that speaks to that fandom.
For instance, if you’re both Slytherins, you could get two intertwining snakes on your arm. Or, if the two of you love Naruto, you could get hidden leaf symbols on your body.
There are so many different fandoms out there, and this is a great way for you to come up with something that’s unique to you and your partner while still keeping it as a couple’s design.
10. The Sun and Moon
If you feel like your partner is your sunshine, you can get a tattoo that plays with the concept of the sun.
What’s cute about this idea is that one person can have the tattoo filled in while the other has just the outline. Or, you can have the sun and moon rather than both getting the sun.
Another idea is to place the tattoos in different spots. Or you might want to stylize the designs slightly differently.
11. Two Halves of a Whole
You and your partner are like two halves of one whole. So, why not make your tattoo speak to that as well?
You could get two halves of a heart that fit together when you line the tattoos up together. Or, another option would be to get two puzzle pieces.
We also love the idea of two halves of an avocado or another piece of fruit. It’s a cute way to show you fit together without being too mainstream.
12. King and Queen Tattoos
Many of us feel like our partner is our king or queen. You can play that up by getting cute king and queen-inspired tattoos!
One option is to write the words “king” and “queen” on your bodies. Or, you could simply get a king’s crown and a queen’s crown.
If you choose to get crowns, this can be a fun way to personalize your tattoos. You can pick unique styles or can even let your partner draw the tattoo themselves.
13. Animal Tattoos
Animals also work well as couple tattoos. You can get the male and female animal (think lion and lioness) or can simply get the same animal!
Pick an animal that’s symbolic in your relationship. Or, find an animal that’s associated with love and companionship.
No matter what animal you choose, this can be a special way to tell your partner you love them.
14. Classic Hearts
There’s nothing like a heart to show that you love someone. This timeless symbol has been around for centuries, and is a great option for couples wanting a matching tattoo.
You can keep your hearts as simple and minimalist as you like. Or, if you’re feeling brave, you can embellish the hearts and make them big, personalized, and funky.
No matter how you choose to design your hearts, we’re confident that this will make a great couples tattoo.
You can also get creative with the placement of these tattoos. Get the hearts on your fingers so that they show off when you hold hands or come up with another special placement.
15. Disney Inspired Couple Tattoos
If your partner is your Prince Charming, Knight in Shining Armor, or your princess, then why not get a Disney-inspired tattoo?
There are tons of sweet Disney relationships that can inspire your couple’s tattoos. Perhaps you love the idea of Ana and Sven, or perhaps Flint Ryder and Rapunzel are more your style.
Regardless of what Disney couple you’re obsessed with, this is a great way to show off your fandom and your love at the same time.
16. Important Dates
Every couple has an important date. Perhaps it’s the day you got married, or maybe it’s the day you met your partner.
No matter what your special day is, getting a tattoo of it can be a special way to show off your love.
You can even get multiple date tattoos if you like. That way, you can commemorate more than one special occasion.
17. Forever Mine
This one’s best for married couples or partners who plan to be together forever.
With this tattoo, you and your partner can get the words “forever mine” tattooed. It’s a sweet reminder of the long-term commitment you’ve made to your partner.
Alternatively, one partner can get the word “mine” while the other partner gets the word “forever”. These simple and sweet words hold a whole lot of significance when they’re shared with your partner!
Now, while some people might think skulls are macabre, that could be right up someone else’s alley. Skulls can have tons of different meanings depending on how you look at them!
You can customize your skulls with roses and other romantic elements to make them especially sweet. Or, you can make them more cultural and use a Day of the Dead type theme.
Skulls are a wonderful way to symbolize “til death do us part”. Plus, they can also just be simple ways to show off your relationship’s personality.
19. Anchor Couple Tattoos
For most of us, our partners anchor us down and ground us. One way you can show that is to get an anchor tattoo!
You and your partner can get the same anchor tattoo or can mix it up a bit and have one partner get the ship that drops the anchor.
These are also great tattoos for individuals who have a special connection with the sea. Whether you live by the ocean or your partner works at sea, these are wonderfully symbolic tattoos.
20. LGBTQ+ Couple Tattoos
If you’re in an LGBTQ+ relationship, then you might want to get a tattoo that speaks especially to that. It’s a great way to express your love for your partner and show off your pride.
There are tons of different designs out there, such as the double feminine or double masculine symbol. Or, you could opt for simple pride flags.
We also love the idea of double triangles. You can keep it in simple black ink, or you can get colorful to show off your personal orientation.
No matter what LGBTQ symbol or style you choose, these are wonderful ways to express yourself while celebrating your love for your partner.
Get Inspired by These Couple Tattoo Ideas
With this huge list of couple tattoo ideas, you’ll have no problem coming up with an idea for your and your partner’s next set of ink. There are tons of amazing ideas and you can work with your artist to tweak them to be uniquely yours!
So, what do you say? Are you ready to get started with gorgeous couple tattoos? Get in touch to book an appointment with our studio.