Matching tattoos can be some of the most personal and meaningful pieces of ink you can ever own. It’s a great way to commemorate any form of relationship, making it a perfect pick not just for couples but for friends, too. Think of it as a grown-up version of a friendship accessory, only this time it’s permanent.
Since this type of ink is meant to last forever, picking the best design may not be an easy feat. There are a lot of good designs to choose from, but if you are looking for a cute, quirky, and minimal ink inspo, we got you covered. Below, we listed ten matching tatts that you and your besties can consider. Scroll down below and get ready to screenshot your faves!
10 Minimal Matching Tattoo Designs for Best Friends
A small tattoo of a heart makes an elegant choice for friends who want a dainty yet discreet design. When done as simple linework like the tatt below, it can have such a minimal yet chic vibe. It's also a great pick for anyone who's getting inked for the first time!
If you and your besties never fail to put a smile on each other’s faces, you can't go wrong with a smiley. This ink is ideal for anyone who fancies a no-fuss, quirky design. Placing this on the side of the finger or the ankle can alsso achieve the cutest peek-a-boo effect! Just take a cue from the photo below!
3. Cartoon Characters
An ink version of your favorite characters from the same show is another fun idea you can consider. Here, the artist simplified the drawings by using a series of clean linework and light shading for a finish that doesn’t look heavy on the skin. For a more minimal approach, you can ditch the shading process and have it done with clean lines and thin detailing.
4. Butterfly Wings
Butterfly tattoos are loved for how they represent beauty, femininity, and transformation. A connected design in particular can be reminder that your best friends are with you no matter where you go. To dress up this ink, you can customize the size or the color or add more details that can make it more eye-catching.
5. Palm Trees
A tiny palm tree stamp is a great option for besties who love going on beach or island getaways. A glimpse of this tattoo can take you back to your favorite vacay moments together, or even inspire you to plan a new one! For an IG-worthy placement, try putting yours somewhere visible like on your triceps!
6. Lightning Bolt
For such a small design, you'll be surprised that a lightning bolt can be such a meaningful ink. It can symbolize strength, enlightenment, and intuition, or be a Harry Potter reference! And since it one comes in such a dainty size, it will look good no matter where you decide to get it inked.
For BFFs who want to embrace their inner moonchild, a small tattoo of this celestial body is a no-brainer. To make this ink more true to your friendship, you can look up the exact moon phase that was in the sky on the day you met and have that stamped!
A dainty cloud tattoo is another beginner-friendly idea for a matching look. Here, the artist opted for a fine line style to create a clean look. You can also customize it by adding other elements that best complements the design or your relationship.
A great way to dress up a classic star design is by playing around with size and color. For example, the tattoos below feature not just one, but three dainty stars that come with a candy color finish. It’s definitely a compliment magnet and a conversation starter!
Some of the best times with our friends are spent over food, so why not get your favorite treat inked? Any design can leave the cutest mark on the skin, but to keep the design subtle, you can ask your artist to use thin outlines and light shading. You can opt for any dish, dessert, or beverage that is close to you, either way, this ink will come with an interesting backstory.