A relationship is a huge commitment, and so is a tattoo. If you’re thinking about expressing your commitment to your commitment, you’ve got a lot to consider.
There are some obvious choices, but some of them (ahem, name tattoos) may not be the best idea. Here are some couples’ tattoo ideas to help you signify your love for your soulmate in a permanent and beautiful way.
First Things First: A Word About Couples’ Tattoos
We know how much you love your significant other. We know there’s no way that you could possibly imagine your life without them.
We understand that you’re fully committed to this relationship forever. It’s also important to note that everyone else with a tattoo of their ex’s name felt the same way at some point.
The moral of the story is this: you never know what’s going to happen, and it’s always better to play it safe. Steer away from heavy commitments like name tattoos or portrait tattoos.
There are plenty of other ways to express your love for one another through couple tattoos that hold just as much meaning without the glaring specificity.
1. Matching Couples’ Tattoos
Matching couples’ tattoos are love tattoos that express your affection by showing solidarity. Meaningful couple tattoos don’t necessarily have to have meaning to the rest of the world: they only have to have meaning for the two of you.
First dates can shape a relationship. Do you remember something funny or quirky about your first date? Maybe you went out for tacos, and they forgot half of your order. A taco tattoo is a subtle way to remember your first date.
Did your love story begin under the moonlight at an outdoor concert? You can each get a moon tattoo to remember the night you spent sharing drinks and stargazing.
2. Two-Part Couples’ Tattoos
Two-part couple tattoos work like puzzle pieces. If you complete each other, how about choosing a yin and yang duo that expresses the roles of your relationships?
A sun and moon symbolize who is the fiery, lively significant other and who is the calm, grounded significant other. If your relationship has a metaphysical thread, go for tarot card tattoos.
You have options like The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, and The High Priestess to choose from. There are so many ways to express a king and queen (or king and king, or queen and queen) dynamic.
You can also use zodiac signs to demonstrate your love for each other. This is a great idea if you have more than one loved one that falls under the same sun sign. It’s the perfect way to pay tribute to many people you love with one small tattoo.
3. Roman Numeral Couples’ Tattoos
Roman numerals are a stylistically pleasing way to memorialize numbers. They’re small tattoos that encrypt a special meaning that only you and your significant other would know.
Roman numeral tattoos are perfect to commemorate the date of your wedding, the date you first met, or the date your first child was born. Choose a date that means a lot to both of you.
4. A Simple “Forever” Infinity Symbol Tattoo
Infinity sign tattoos are very popular, and people get them for a variety of reasons. They’re also very small and discrete.
A small infinity tattoo can symbolize your eternal love. Some couples get infinity symbol tattoos instead of wedding rings, even opting to place the tattoos on their ring fingers. If you’re feeling the vibe of minimalist finger tattoos, consider this idea.
5. Heart Tattoos
Nothing says “I love you” quite like a heart. You can keep it low-key with a small wrist tattoo or a wedding ring finger tattoo, or you can take it all the way with a showstopping piece of art. If you both work in the medical field, go for matching anatomical hearts.
If you share a hobby, incorporate the hobby into your heart. If you play Dungeons and Dragons together, consider heart dice. If you both love hiking, how about a heart with a forest scene inside? Get creative and embellish your hearts with something that makes your relationship special.
Pro Tip: Go To the Same Tattoo Artist
Unique couple tattoos are a good thing, but you don’t want them looking too unique. If you each get your tattoos done by a different tattoo artist, they may look worlds apart.
Tattoo designs are unique to each artist’s style and abilities. Couples’ tattoo designs should flow together. Choose an artist you both like and have that person design your cute couple’s tattoos at the same time and in the same style for the best outcome.
The Final Word on Couples’ Tattoos: Love Doesn’t Have To Hurt
You can pack a lot of meaning into a tattoo that doesn’t feature anyone’s name or face. The perfect couples’ tattoos will encapsulate what your relationship means to both of you, and they will hold a lot more significance than a simple name tattoo.
When you’re ready to book your appointment, remember that love doesn’t have to hurt. Our tattoo numbing cream can turn the pain down to a dull roar during your couples session. Stay by each other’s side for support during your tattoo.
Oh, and also for the rest of your lives. That one’s important too.