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86 Hearty Matching Best Friend Tattoos and Meanings

A list of best friend tattoos to honor the friendship with your soul sister. Cute, sweet, sacred or fun, you’ll find your friendship symbol in this post.

Best friends are the family that we choose.

Getting matching tattoos is a big commitment. That’s why it takes time to find the perfect best friend tattoos.

Best friend tattoos should unique, fun, cute and most importantly, meaningful. So if you are on a hunt for matching tattoos that honor your friendship, here is a list of ink-worthy best friend tattoos to choose from.

Disclaimer: This tattoo collection is for inspiration only. Please do not copy the artwork. If you love these tattoos, follow artists and show them some support.

Table of content

  • What to consider when getting friendship tattoos?
  • Minimalist and small best friend tattoos
  • Creative and cute best friend tattoos
  • Heart-warming quote tattoos for BFF
  • Matching best friend tattoos for 3

What to consider when getting friendship tattoos?

  1. What speaks to both of you?

Getting a matching tattoo with your best friend or anyone is challenging. You have to take into accounts both of your interests and aesthetics. That’s why before getting a friendship tattoo, take time to ask yourself and your friend: 

  • What reminds you of each other? 
  • What experiences bond you together?
  • Do you share the same passion or hobby?

These questions will help to bring you and your BFFs on the same page. Discuss and come up with options so you can decide later. 

  1. Placement and size

Do you want it big or small? Do you want your friendship tattoo to be out loud or hidden? It’s great to have identical tattoos. But if your preferences are different, you can find designs that work for different placements or sizes. 

  1. Does your friendship tattoo look weird alone?

That’s always something to consider when getting matching tattoos with your partner, your best friend, or your mom. 

In real life, two individuals are not likely to stay together 24/7, no matter how close you are. A half-butterfly palm tattoo may look great with another half, not so much on its own. 

So you may want a tattoo than stands for itself individually. It would be great if the tattoo you are getting is meaningful to you. And if your relationship changes, you will still have a tattoo that you love.

Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

Good ink doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes simple linework or a friendship symbol tells a lot about a friendship. So here is a list of minimalist matching tattoos for you and your best friend(s).

Simple matching diamond tattoos for besties

Simple matching diamond tattoos for besties by @carol.tattoo -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@carol.tattoo

When alone, each is a shining diamond. When together, an unbreakable gang.

Paper plane friendship tattoos on the wrist

Paper plane friendship tattoos on the wrist by @playground_tat2-Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@playground_tat2

Being best friends doesn’t mean you have to stick together every day. With these matching friendship tattoos, the distance will only make your bond stronger.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S tattoos for besties for life

Matching friends tattoos by @artsyqueer

@artsyqueer

Cute matching smiley faces

Cute matching smiley faces by @shadow_tattooer

@shadow_tattooer

Matching wrist tattoos for long distance best friends

Matching plane tattoos for long distance best friends by @scubamandy100 -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@scubamandy100

“Wherever we are, we’ll always find each other.”

Matching legos

Cute matching lego tattoo by @_mfox

@_mfox

Best friends are just like legos that seamlessly click with each other.

Abstract landscape tattoos

Matching best friend tattoos by @liditattoo

@liditattoo

Fake smile arm tattoos

Fake smile arm tattoos by @gunnstoner_  -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@gunnstoner_

Life is hard. Sometimes you need to keep your chin up despite the challenges. But a real friend will always know if you are actually happy or just trying to keep it together.

This smiley face tattoo may be simple, but it can tell so much about the wearers’ bond and mutual understanding.

Shining bright like a diamond

Stunning diamond tattoos for best friends by @songe.tattoo

@songe.tattoo

Harry Potter Tattoos for BFFs

Harry Potter Tattoos for BFFs by @kayleyherbruck  -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@kayleyherbruck

The best Harry Potter tattoos for friends that are both a catch.

Minimalist planet tattoos

Minimalist planet tattoos by @gabriellakurus  -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@gabriellakurus

Herbal matching thumb tattoos

Herbal matching thumb tattoos by @heksa.handpok  -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@heksa.handpoke

Sunflower tattoos for best friends

Sunflower tattoos for best friends by @brubstattoo  -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@brubstattoo

Adorable avocado matching tattoos for friends

Adorable avocado matching tattoos for friends by @niebuhr_tattoo -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@niebuhr_tattoo

Best friends are like avocado. They make everything better.

Abstract fine line best friend tattoos

Abstract fine line best friend tattoos  by @giuditta_san_-Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@giuditta_san_ 

Small friendship tattoos for girls

Small friendship tattoos for girls by @veronikarupf-Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@veronikarupf

Elements matching tattoo for BFFs

Elements matching tattoo for BFFs by @sop_tattoo-Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@sop_tattoo

Matching bee tattoos on the shoulder

Matching bee tattoos on the shoulder by @emeraldtattoomodesto -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@emeraldtattoomodesto

Tiny letter tattoos on finger

Tiny letter tattoos on finger by @wittybutton_tattoo-Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@wittybutton_tattoo

Date of birth finger tattoos

The birth dates best friend matching tattoos by @tattooist_shinji --Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@tattooist_shinji

Good finger tattoos are rare because there’s just not so much room to work with. But numbers tattoos are never out of date. They are minimalist and low-pain. If you and your BFF are getting inked for the first time, this birthday tattoo can be a good choice.

Matching wrist tattoos

Matching wrist tattoos by @always.arahi-Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@always.arahi

Space-themed ankle tattoos for besties

Space-themed ankle tattoos for besties by @negaleah-Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@negaleah

Sleek moon and sun line tattoos

Sleek moon and sun line tattoos by @charlotteglatt_tattoos -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@charlotteglatt_tattoos

Black and grey moon tattoos for girls

Black and grey moon tattoos for girls by @julia.cuevas -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@julia.cuevas

Compass tattoos for you and your ride-or-die

@tattoo_joli

“Home is where you are.”

Small heart tattoos to honor your friendship

Small heart tattoos to honor your friendship by @ellaaqq-Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@ellaaqq

Minimalist matching symbol tattoos

Minimalist matching symbol tattoos by @shayeastcoast -Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@shayeastcoast

Cute toast tattoos

Cute toast tattoos by @revolttattoos-Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@revolttattoos

Rose tattoos above the ankle

Rose tattoos above the ankle by @peachy_clown-Minimalist and small best friend tattoos

@peachy_clown

Creative and cute best friend tattoos

Pinky promise matching tattoos

Pinky promise matching tattoos by @steffitabor  - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@steffitabor

As a symbol of friendship, the pinky promise tattoos are the sweetest announcement ever.

Matching wine glass tattoos on the thigh

Matching wine glass tattoos on the thigh by @ephanieeee  - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@ephanieeee

What makes a best friend date better? A drink (or two).

Elegant shoulder tattoos for the moon child

Crescent moon shoulder tattoos for besties by @thomo.th_

@solxczi

Moon tattoos are evergreen for a reason. The moon represents a quiet and resilient energy. If you and your BFF feel a special connection with the moon, consider getting matching moon tattoos.

Dare to fly

Dare to fly by @studiobysol

@studiobysol

Unique snake tattoos for the badass

Matching snake forearm tattoos for best friends by @tattooinkspiration

@e.nal.tattoo

Read also: 47 Badass tattoos for women with meaning

The bro fist matching tattoos for best friends

The bro fist matching tattoos for best friends by @solxczi - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@solxczi

Is it true that guys don’t do pinky promise?

A pair of girly comb tattoos for besties

A pair of girly comb tattoos for besties by @kkintsukuroii  - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@kkintsukuroii

Matching train tattoos for the friendship that never stops

Matching train tattoos for the friendship that never stops by @forceyart- Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@forceyart 

Celebrate the special moments

Graduation tattoo to celebrate your friendship by @shi_shan_wu- Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@shi_shan_wu

Graduation is something to remember for a lifetime, especially when you are with your best friend. If this sounds like you, why not turn this unforgettable moment into a permanent ink?

Tin can phone matching tattoos

Tin can phone matching tattoos by @killa_kamila - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@killa_kamila

Remember these adorable crafts? If you and your friend grew up together, you may have made one of these tin can phones. Real friends never grow apart in the heart.

The Yin and Yang

The Yin and Yang complementary friendship tattoo - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@squidinctattoo

Best friends do not always share the same personalities or passions. They can be the complete opposite. If your BFF is Yin to your Yang, this forearm tattoo will show off your bond.

You are my sunshine

You are my sunshine by @twocranestattoo - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@twocranestattoo

Crossed fingers tattoos for the best luck

Crossed fingers tattoos for the best luck @samwisetattoos  - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@samwisetattoos

Keep the fingers crossed to wish the best luck for your special someone, like 24/7.

Matching daffodil tattoos on arm and leg

Matching daffodil tattoos on arm and leg @tiffleetattoo - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@tiffleetattoo

Matching tattoos don’t have to be exactly the same. We all have preferences on tattoos. These colored and blackwork tattoos are a perfect example that true friends value each other’s individuality.

A promise on the heart

@illisi

A selfie tattoo for besties

A selfie tattoo for besties by @tattoos.by.kenzie - - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@tattoos.by.kenzie

Adorable matching tattoos for girls

Adorable matching tattoos for girls by @cypress_tattoo - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@cypress_tattoo

If you and your best friend are constantly on the phone talking about everything and anything, consider getting these cute and fun matching tattoos.

Colorful pinky promise snow globe tattoos

Colorful pinky promise snow globe tattoos by @carly.kawaii - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@carly.kawaii

To infinity and beyond

To infinity and beyond by @arevalostattoo- Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@arevalostattoo

Blackwork Dragon Ball tattoos

Blackwork Dragon Ball tattoos @sionagrether - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@sionagrether 

Yin and Yang fish tattoos on the back of the arm

Yin and Yang fish tattoos on the back of the arm by @gayagatto - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@gayagatto

Sun and moon forearm tattoos

Sun and moon forearm tattoos by @moonlitequeenartist- Matching BFF tattoos

@moonlitequeenartist

Best friends don’t necessarily have similar personalities. They can be completely different, just like the sun and the moon. But they complement each other and let each other shine. If this sounds like you and your BFF, consider these beautiful sun and moon tattoos.

Day and night matching tattoos

Day and night matching tattoos by @karin.jons_hellroadtattoo - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@karin.jons_hellroadtattoo

The lightnings

Matching BFF tattoos by @brennaraine

@brennaraine

These small lightning tattoos show that best friends can be different but still connected.

Touching fingers

Matching BFF tattoos by @annagatta_tattoo

@annagatta_tattoo

Maybe separated, but never afar.

Matching best friend tattoos for Scorpio

Matching best friend tattoos for Scorpio by @maryrain.tattoo - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@maryrain.tattoo

Scorpios may seem distant on the outside, but they are the most loyal friends one can have. If you and your best friends are both under the Scorpio sign, getting matching Scorpio tattoos is the best way to honor your friendship as well as your individuality.

Girly succulent tattoos on the wrist

Girly succulent tattoos on the wrist by @sonia_tessari - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@sonia_tessari

Matching tattoos never “succ” if you get them with the right person.

Floral bracelet tattoos

Matching BFF tattoos by @inkaddictapparel

@inkaddictapparel

Vines are not just an elegant tattoo element, but they also represent an unbreakable bond. These matching vine tattoos are proof that two individuals can sync and connect as one.

Anime tattoos for best friends that share the same geeky aesthetics

Anime tattoos for best friends that share the same geeky aesthetics by @leiden.art - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@leiden.art

Best friends never let you do weird stuff alone.

Woody and Buzz best friend tattoos

Woody and Buzz best friend tattoos by @channe_village  - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@channe_village

Turning a selfie into a permanent memory

Turning a selfie into a permanent memory - friendship tattoo by @tattooist_neat  - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@tattooist_neat

A memorial dog tattoo to honor the eternal friendship

A memorial dog tattoo to honor the eternal friendship by @mapache_sho  - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@mapache_sho

Cute Sailor Moon matching friendship tattoos for 2

Cute Sailor Moon matching friendship tattoos for 2 by @thatsfabofficial  - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@thatsfabofficial

Funny ketchup friendship tattoos

Funny ketchup friendship tattoos by @stigmatattoos - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@stigmatattoos

Black and white matching friendship tattoos

Black and white matching friendship tattoos by @aennvoncore -  - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@aennvoncore

Badass matching tattoos when the friendship is lit

Matching BFF tattoos by @hannahbananagram

@hannahbananagram

Wayne’s World tattoos

Matching BFF tattoos by @tattoosbymarna

@tattoosbymarna

Two best friends are a small gang

Two best friends are a small gang -  best friend tattoos by @samiamthesam

@samiamthesam

Swings tattoos for childhood besties

Swings tattoos for childhood besties - Matching BFF tattoos by @dicolili

@dicolili

From me to you – cute portal concept tattoos

From me to you - cute portal concept tattoos - Matching BFF tattoos by @bodyruiner

@bodyruiner

Stunning “flower in genes” watercolor tattoos

Stunning “flower in genes” watercolor tattoos by @katytheladyy - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@katytheladyy

Fern tattoos on the forearm

Fern tattoos on the forearm by @pokiha_lerenardgris - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@pokiha_lerenardgris

Adorable Wall-E and Eve tattoos

Adorable Wall-E and Eve tattoos by @nikkirex  - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@nikkirex

Bacon and egg best friend tattoos

Bacon and egg best friend tattoos by @inksmithtattoos - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@inksmithtattoos

I’m lovin’ it

Matching BFF tattoos by @danilartist

@danilartist

The little heart-shaped hands just escalate the cuteness level.

Heart-warming quote tattoos for BFF

Whether it’s a line from a movie, lyrics or a famous saying, quotes are always a good tattoo option. If you and your BFF share a life motto or an inside joke, a quote tattoo can be a good fit for you.

Floral pinky promise quote tattoos

Floral pinky promise quote tattoos by @peta.heffernan - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@peta.heffernan

Eeyore and Piglet friendship tattoos

Eeyore and Piglet friendship tattoos by @tattoosbyfran - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@tattoosbyfran

Real friendship doesn’t have an expiry date.

Read also: 43 Winnie the Pooh quotes on friendship, love and life

All the things

Matching BFF tattoos by @jonmap

@jonmap

Matching colored zodiac sign tattoos with a hearty quote

Matching colored zodiac sign tattoos with a hearty quote by @tattooming1 - Creative and cute best friend tattoos

@tattooming1

Read also: 112 funny and hearty best friend quotes that shed light on real friendship

Do all things with love – a reminder on the shoulder

Do all things with love - a reminder on the shoulder - Matching BFF tattoos by @sakabella_ink

@sakabella_ink

Real is rare

Real is rare - Matching BFF tattoos by @tattove

@tattove

Promise

Matching BFF tattoos by @trayye.ink

@trayye.ink

Sometimes a single word says a million things.

To infinity and beyond – elegant script tattoos

Matching BFF tattoos by @masqueradetattoo

@masqueradetattoo

The name of a fan group

Matching BFF tattoos by @sarina_friendlie

@sarina_friendlie

Sarina and her best friend are both fans of Robbie Williams and tattooed the name of his fan group on their wrists. These tattoos can be an inspiration for friends that love the same band, artist, movie or song.

Want to see more quote tattoos? Check out this mega list!

Matching best friend tattoos for 3

The Powerpuff Girls friendship tattoos

The Powerpuff Girls friendship tattoos for 3 by @fabrideleo -Matching best friend tattoos for 3

@fabrideleo

Small friendship wrist tattoos for 3

Small friendship wrist tattoos for 3 by @playground_tat2-Matching best friend tattoos for 3

@playground_tat2

Astrology best friend tattoos for 3

Astrology best friend tattoos for 3 by @ohlolatattoo-Matching best friend tattoos for 3

@ohlolatattoo

Heart friendship tattoos for 3

Heart friendship tattoos for 3 @h.suantsai-Matching best friend tattoos for 3

@h.suantsai

Triangle tattoos for 3

Triangle tattoos for 3 @alexviveross -Matching best friend tattoos for 3

@alexviveross

So there you have it. Have you found the matching best friend tattoo that tells your story? Share it with your bestie!

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