Relationships don't always last forever, but tattoos certainly do. If you and bae can't wait to seal your love with some matching ink, there are so many creative ways to commemorate your 'ship. But going all in and getting each other's names or initials might be risky if the relationship doesn't go the distance. Luckily, whether you want a bold design or something a bit more subtle, there are plenty of couples tattoos that don’t have initials you can base yours off of. Naturally, there will always be naysayers who can't get behind the idea of having matching tattoos with a partner. But if you and your SO are both on board, follow your bliss.
Thankfully, couples tattoos aren't limited to just hearts or the date of your anniversary in Roman numerals. Any shared memory, hobby, or passion can be transformed into a cool design that'll always make you think of your partner. As with any tattoo, the most important step is finding a tattoo artist whose work you're both excited about, and doing plenty of research. Your tattoo artist should be working at a credible shop that follows the proper health and safety regulations. Also, it's important that you and your partner can decide on a design you both love. It'll be on your body forever! Depending on how complex your tattoo idea is, it might take some ongoing discussion between you and the artist to fine-tune the final design, and that's OK. Here are some fun design ideas inspired by couples tattoos done right.
1. Something To Commemorate Your First Date
2. Something That Pays Homage To A Character You Both Love
3. A Symbol That Reflects Your Connection
4. A Classic Motif With A Twist
5. Something In A Meaningful Spot
6. Reminders Of The Promises You've Made
7. Two Elements That Interact In A Clever Way.
8. Something With Complementary Symbols
9. Designs That Are Similar Enough, But Still Different
10. Something That Nods To A Shared Interest
If you have a shared interest, like astronomy, it's easy to extract inspiration for beautiful tattoos.
Couples tattoos can be a creative way to express your utter devotion to an SO. That said, to avoid regrets, spend time thinking through any pros and cons. With the right prep, you'll have a beautiful reminder of a meaningful relationship that will last a lifetime.