Matching tattoos are a favorite form of relationship tribute among friends, lovers, and even family. In this article we check out some of our favorite ideas to prove the unbreakable connection that blood relatives can share.
From sister tattoos, brother tattoos, brother and sister tattoos...all of the greatest sibling tattoos: we cover it here. Hopefully these pieces will inspire you to get an everlasting reminder of the bond you have with your brothers and sisters.
There are so many images for inspiration out there, but we want to make sure you get something high quality with an artist out there who truly understands how important this ink homage can really be.
Whether it be a reproduction of a family photo, a card from a game you both used to play, or your favorite flowers, there are so many different ways to interpret your love through some cool sister tattoos.
Sibling tattoos are actually some of the easiest things to pull off: you both know each other so well, so coming up with ideas shouldn't be too hard. And you can start exactly like how you would with any other matching tattoo: start thinking about the things you share, the things you both love, inside jokes or places you've visited together. These will help you come up with some perfect sister tattoo ideas.
You can also, maybe, start thinking about how you both express yourself...like your personal style, and what tattoo aesthetic might work for the both of you. For those of you who are getting big sister little sister tattoos, you may be totally different when it comes to fashion, so don't be afraid to think outside of the box!
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Sisters Tattoos for 2
We found some sister tattoos for 2 that we really loved because it truly showed the personality of each sibling.
From cartoons, like Sailor Moon or The Simpsons, or even treasured childhood drawings, you can either get matching sister tattoos that are exactly the same, or something different that clearly goes together.
It's totally up to you, your imagination, and the imagination of the tattoo artist you choose. Don't think that just because you don't see your ideal tattoo idea here, that it can't be done.
Choosing the right tattooist for the job is part of this decision, so make sure you do your research and find someone all people involved in the tattooing process feel comfortable with.
Small Sister Tattoos
We also realize that some people really want small sister tattoos...pieces that may not be super obvious or take up a lot of space. Tiny tattoos can certainly have big meaning, so don't think that going big is the end all be all!
Sisters Tattoos for 3 or more
It also gets a bit more complicated the more people that are involved...sister tattoos for 3 or more mean that more personal tastes, styles, and ideas have to be taken into consideration. Which is cool!
Maybe write them all down, and start going through them one by one to see which ones will work, and which ones won't. Maybe that "my sisters keeper tattoo" you've always wanted won't exactly sit well with the wild child you're related to, or maybe it'll be the start of a fun tattoo idea! You'll never know until you start throwing ideas back and forth.
This experience, and the tattoo that comes from it, will be something that you can treasure, and that really encompasses the love you have for your sis. So focus on that, and the rest will follow! Have some fun.
Brother and sister tattoos
Unlike sister tattoos, ink shared between bro and sis may need to be a bit more unisex friendly. Which is cool. Different strokes for different folks, right?
Brother and sister tattoos are some of the best because it's one of the most special bonds out there.
For most kids....especially if there's a serious age difference...you'll probably start out hating each other and purposely getting each other in trouble. But after time, once those growing pains are over with, you'll both be ready to walk on into a tattoo studio and get a permanent reminder of one of your best blood buds for life.
Some of our favorite brother sister tattoo ideas that we've seen have actually been pretty simply: abstract or sacred geometry pieces that aren't exactly the same, but similar enough to obviously go together.
You wouldn't really think of it right away when trying to brainstorm brother and sister matching tattoos, but the Lisa Simpson and Bart Simpson below aren't identical, but they clearly belong side by side. They work really well together, and apart. And since you won't exactly be following your bro or sis around for the rest of their life...it's probs a good idea that that's the case.
Our advice for your brother sister tattoos is just to go straight to the heart of the matter: again, remember, it's all about inside jokes, or things you shared together as kids, things that remind you of one another.
There are so many ways you can go. It's just about finding that visual, or those words, that will always make you think of the other person immediately.
We truly love the brother tattoos that are sort of nostalgic or sentimental. The ones that show real heart. It's so seldom that dudes can let their emotions fly, which is truly a shame and something that society needs to change, but it's often with tattoos that people can really get to express the deepest, most poignant, parts of themselves. And that should certainly include your family.
This can be especially so if you are embarking on the journey to get memorial tattoos for brother, or sisters, who have passed. It can be a cathartic experience to etch a forever memory onto your skin. It's actually part of the reason why many bro tattoos that work really well are reproductions or renditions of old family photos, or a picture of the two of you together.
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A lot of people love to get matching brother tattoos, which is totally cool. Just like the other sibling tattoos above, we'll always say to keep it simple and straightforward...or write all your ideas down and start throwing out the ones that won't really work well as a tattoo or don't exactly capture the close bond you may share.
Maybe you want a visual, a design motif, or maybe you'd like lettering....it's all about your personal style, and the style of your bro, right?!
“My brothers keeper tattoo” is really popular...but we'll always advise you to check out a real lettering pro before getting a piece permanently put onto your bod. Remember that there's always a perfect artist for a perfect tattoo...once you've got your idea, pick the style, and find a tattooist who is a boss when it comes to that particular aesthetic.
Sibling Tattoos for 3
We also wanted to give a nod to those siblings out there who have a few more than two, right?
You'd think sibling tattoos for 3 would be difficult...but not really. All the same advice above applies here: stick to things that remind you of the other ones, inside jokes, games you used to play with one another, memories, or family photos.
If that's not really workin' for you, maybe think about text or designs that represent you all really well. If you'd like matching sibling tattoos remember that they don't have to be exact...we really like the piece below that has 1 of 3, 2 of 3, and 3 of 3. Really simple idea, but sweet and straight to the point. People will immediately get what it's all about.
If you're looking for more sibling tattoo ideas, and you feel like you've exhausted every imaginative avenue out there, maybe your best bet will be to hit up a tattoo artist that all of you really admire. Let them handle it from there...sometimes getting a surprise piece isn't the worst way to go.
More Sibling Tattoo Ideas
We hope that this article has been helpful for you. We would love it if getting your sibling tattoos could be an experience that you'll never forget and, of course, we want you to get the highest quality pieces possible.
You can use our insane archive of tattoo imagery for more unique sister tattoos, or check out our artist and studio pages to book an appointment for your best bro tats today. We're always here to help...and make sure to upload and tag your new ink once it's finished. Our community is made better when you're an active part of it, and that includes your siblings too!