Sure, BFF necklaces or bracelets are good ways to pledge your friendship, but why not try something a little more permanent? For the BFFs that know their love will last forever, matching tattoos will prove you’re ride-or-die no matter where life may take you.
Because all friendships are unique, you may have a special design idea in mind, but you may also want to see some more inspiration before taking the leap together. BFF tattoos can be exact matches, slightly related, or complete opposites—this type of ink is as individual as you and your BFF. Ahead, 30 stunning tattoos for you and your best friend.
Moon And Sun
For the BFFs who are complete opposites, a moon and sun is a great way to symbolize your friendship. Getting a design that’s simple linework creates a minimal tattoo that will go with any style.
Lotus flowers are all about purity of mind, soul, and body. If your BFF helped you find your zen, matching lotus flowers are a great way to show your spiritual friendship. The overlapping petals give it a minimal design, rather than a realistic one.
Why not get a little matching whimsical dinosaur with your BFF? The simplistic nature of it and the overlapping back scale lines makes it feel hand-drawn, while the color brightens it up.
Are you and your BFF the kind of people to call happy hour “wine o’clock?” Then consider matching wine glass tattoos! The design here is basic enough that the bare elements are present, but enough detail is paid to show the wine in motion.
Remind yourselves that you’re shining gem with these matching diamond tattoos. Placement on the inner wrist means it’ll always be visible to the person getting it, but it’s slightly hidden nature makes it feel personal.
Key To My Heart BFF Tattoo
Is a simple heart tattoo too simple to signify you and your BFF's love? This heart key design is a great way to show that you each have the key to each other’s hearts.
Do you and your BFF love to spend the summer at the beach or kill time at the pool? These matching lawn chairs are a great way to show off your favorite activity with your bestie, and the color adds a sense of fun to the otherwise inanimate object.
A BFF is basically half of you, so why not show just how you complete each other by getting two halves of a coconut tattooed. This is a great idea for fans of tropical flavors or destinations, and the placement makes it intimate and personal.
Butterfly BFF Tattoo
Butterflies hold a deep representation of the self, and many cultures consider it a symbol of the soul. Keep the soul of your BFF with you at all times with a butterfly tattoo in your bestie’s color — they can get yours, too!
Watercolor Heart BFF Tattoo
For the besties who love to explode with color, these matching watercolor heart tattoos are a great way to show it off. These tattoos also “fit” into each other, meaning one is the outline and one is the inside of the design. It’s a great way to show that your BFF completes you like no one else!
Harry Potter BFF Tattoo
For the besties who bonded over Harry Potter, why not get the well-known Deathly Hallows symbol! The thin outline gives the generally clunky design a lighter and delicate feeling.
Keep your best friend right where you can see her—on your ring finger. This also makes a great ring replacement tattoo.
Creation of Adam Tattoos
We love this modern, minimalist take on the Creation of Adam painting on the Sistine Chapel. Ink on your wrists, the back of the neck, shoulders, or anywhere else you see fit—just be sure to have your tattoos pointing in opposite directions as if they're reaching out for each other.
Floral tattoos are popular at ink studios everywhere, but these matching tulip tattoos stand out from the typical roses and vines.