You’re looking for the perfect soulmate matching couple tattoos – because you’re doing this.
You’ve seen tattoos on other people that make you jealous, and you’re thinking, “I’m ready!”
Even better, your partner is all in.
They want to do this with you.
Once you find the perfect tattoo designs and the perfect tattoo artist, you’re setting an appointment and researching tattoo after-care.
It’s time to stock up on Aquafor.
You’re going to love the couples’ tattoo ideas we picked out for you.
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What's in this post:
- What to Consider When Choosing Couple Tattoos
- 75 Soulmate Matching Couple Tattoos
What to Consider When Choosing Couple Tattoos
So, you and your partner have decided to get identical tattoos — or a set of complementary tattoo designs. You have some vague ideas, but you’re looking for an image that makes you think, “Yes! That’s what I want!”
You want the kind of tattoo you’d happily pay hundreds of dollars for – while completely sober. Because even if your relationship doesn’t last for decades, this tattoo sure will.
And you want that to be a good thing. Or at least you don’t want to bitterly regret ever sitting in that chair and saying something cringey like, “Tat me up, bro!”
Whatever your reasons for getting a couples tattoo, here are a few things to consider:
- Tattoos are very difficult and expensive to remove;
- No tattoo artist, however talented, is a mind-reader. Bring a picture;
- Spend time researching tattoos and artists before setting an appointment;
- Finger tattoos are the quickest to fade (with all the washing hands get);
- Tattoos over bony or sensitive areas hurt more;
- Wing eyeliner tattoos do not age well (according to tattoo artists)
- The skin around your tattoo will look red and inflamed for a bit; this is normal.
75 Soulmate Matching Couple Tattoos
Now that we’ve laid out the caveats let’s dive right into the list of some of the best couples tattoos out there.
We’ve divided them into categories to help you find what you’re looking for.
Simple Ideas For Couple Tattoos
1. Sun & Moon
These are a bit more visually interesting than basic sun and moon shapes. For something even more detailed and elaborate, look further down the list.
These can get larger and more detailed, too. This one is more subtle and can easily be added to later.
3. Paper Airplanes
Paper airplanes signify freedom and fun, along with unpredictability. If you like, you can add a meaningful date or word.
4. Match-up Arm Tattoos
From floating dandelion seeds to a flock of birds, the overall feeling is of freedom and exploration.
6. Leaf Tattoos (Maple, etc.)
Maybe you met in the fall. Or perhaps you both have an enduring love of maple trees or maple syrup — or long walks together under the trees.
Swallows represent hope for those who’ve lost loved ones. This one adds gently shaded colors for visual interest or to represent something shared.
8. Fern Leaf Tattoos
9. “I Am Yours, You Are Mine” Scripted Heart Tattoos with Date
The wrists or forearms are the best places for these coordinating tattoos. The date can be your wedding date or another meaningful date.
Cute Matching Couple Tattoos
10. “I am Groot”
This is for all the devoted Guardians of the Galaxy fans out there waiting patiently for the third movie in the series.
11. Robot Love Tattoos
12. Toothless and Light Fury Tattoos
Fans of the How to Train Your Dragon movies and spin-off series would recognize these two characters. It’s also perfectly okay if you both want Toothless tattoos.
13. Birds on a Swing
14. Tiny Penguins
15. Owl Couple
17. Sully and Mike (Monsters, Inc.)
Sully and Mike (of Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.) make a great team, mainly because their differences work to their advantage.
18. Bird on Branch (mirrored)
This tat would work well for fellow bird-lovers. If you have a different bird in mind, bring a picture.
19. Umbreon Tattoos
This is a great option for Pokemon fans who love the Umbreon character. You could look up other stylized Pokemon characters.
20. Honeybee Tattoos (for bee lovers)
This tattoo is a natural choice for bee-lovers. Make it as large or as small as you like, depending on your chosen location.
Deep Meaningful Matching Couple Tattoos
You and your partner will know what symbols and images have the most meaning for you both.
Some might represent your first meeting; others might tell a story about why you’re so good for each other or what you want to accomplish together.
21. No Matter What
Day and night, you want to be there for each other, no matter what happens and where you both might be.
22. Fingerprint Hearts
The heart uses two fingerprints and is finished with a ribbon infinity symbol.
23. Stylized Infinity Symbols
The image offers two different stylized versions of the infinity symbol, though you can also choose to both get one or the other.
24. Yin-Yang Balance
The yin and yang represent balance, and the reversal of day over night to night over day suggests sexual polarity, which is essential to passion.
25. Compass Finger Tattoos
Maybe you both rely on each other for your sense of direction — or some aspect of it. Or perhaps you share a passion for travel.
26. Day and Night Tattoos (Polarity)
27. Matching Wolf Tattoos
Couples who love camping together may find this tattoo both fitting and meaningful, especially if they already have good memories attached to the image.
29. Olive Branch Tattoos
30. Origami Birds Tattoos
31. Turtle Love Tattoos
Turtles symbolize patience, love, and courage, all of which are essential to a long-term relationship.
32. Viking Symbol Tattoo
This is a meaningful option for couples proud of their Viking heritage. This particular symbol is called Aegishjalmr, or the “helm of awe and terror.”
33. Chrysanthemum Tattoos
Though chrysanthemums originate from China, their name comes from a Greek word Chrysos, which means “gold” and anthemon, which means “flowers.”
34. Tree with Heart in Roots
35. Matching Dragon Tattoos
If you’re both dragon fans, you have hundreds of tattoo designs to choose from, varying in size, color, and detail. This is just one possibility.
36. Music Symbol Couples Tattoos
Sweet, simple, and symbolic, this is an excellent option for couples who share a love of music.
37. Lighthouse and Sailing Ship Tattoos
Unique Matching Couple Tattoo Ideas
38. Anchor and Ship Wheel
39. Koi Fish Yin and Yang
The koi fish are positioned and colored to suggest the yin and yang symbols.
40. Tree and Owl tattoos
One is the owl, and the other is the owl’s home. One of you may be exactly what the other has been looking for their whole life.
41. Skulls & Crowns
This design brings together the King and Queen of Hearts and two artfully drawn skulls with crowns askew on their heads.
42. Lion and Lioness Half Tattoos
43. Mandala Two Halves
Mandalas and other geometric patterns are popular options for couples’ tattoo designs.
44. Geometric Pattern
45. Flower of Life Geometric Pattern
46. Pixel Character Tattoos
This could work for a couple who share a love of retro video games, online gaming or game development.
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47. Butterfly DNA with Ant or Mantis
48. Gemstone Heart with Detailed Rose Tattoo
49. Cranes Tattoos
The crane symbolizes beauty, harmony, and grace. And these gorgeous tattoos are the perfect way to honor the presence of all three in your relationship.
50. Bow and Arrow Tattoos
A stylized bow and arrow like this one bring attention to your complementarity as a couple.
51. Owls on Branches with Symbols
52. House with Balloons (inspired by Pixar movie Up)
Fans of the Pixar movie Up may want matching tattoos like this one or something similar.
53. Herbal Tattoos (Lavender, etc.)
Choose a couple of herbs that work well together — like rosemary and thyme.
Minimalist Couple Tattoo Ideas
56. Script Initials
57. “Her One” and “His Only” with Mismatched Fonts
58. Soul Mate Script Tattoos
59. Roman Numeral Date Tattoos
60. Crescent Moon and Musical Note Tattoos
61. Song Track Tattoos
62. Black Line Couples Tattoos
These work well at or near the wrists as permanent wristbands. If the relationship changes, you could always modify your band somehow to reflect that.
63. Skulls and Flowers
Long-Distance Relationship Tattoo Ideas
64. Sunset or Sunrise
65. Sun and Moon
This tribal-inspired design is a more stylized take on the sun and moon tattoos.
66. World and Compass Tattoos
67. Split Earth Tattoos
68. Small World Tattoos (with tiny planes)
Wedding Band Couple Tattoo Ideas
70. Wedding Band Tattoos
71. Name Script Ring Tattoos
72. Simple Black Line Wedding Bands
Gay Couple Tattoo Ideas
While many of the above tattoos would work equally well for couples of all orientations, we’re including a few designed specifically for gay and lesbian couples.
73. Four Leaf Clover
The four-leaf clover is a symbol of gay rights in Uruguay.
74. For the Women
75. Rainbow Heart with Heartbeat
Now that you’ve looked through all 75 designs for couples’ tattoos, we hope you found at least a few worth considering. Getting a couple’s tattoo is a risky commitment, so make sure you both really want the tattoos long-term.
Whatever happens, you want this to hold good memories for you both.