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13 Small Matching Tattoo Ideas That Are Perfect for Couples

Looking for a low-key ink?
13 Small Matching Tattoo Ideas That Are Perfect for Couples
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Looking for a low-key ink?

Matching ink is always cute, but truth is, it's also one of the most meaningful tattoos you can stamp on your skin. For one, you can see it as a permanent promise of love and commitment between you and your significant other! It's such a great way to show the world what your other half means to you. After all, any design shared with your lover is special and even the smallest, delicate tatts can prove you’re really in it forever.

Choosing a design that resonates with you and your lover will always be an exciting experience but if you are in need of major inspo, we got you covered. Ahead, we list 13 tiny and dainty matching tattoo ideas you can take into consideration. Keep reading and who knows, you’ll find your best match here!

Small Couple Tattoo Ideas

1. Constellation

A celestial motif such as each of your sign's constellation can make the most personal tattoo design. Here, the artist did a more minimalistic approach by using thin lines for a more delicate feel. You can also add a more whimsical and playful vibe by opting for a colored finish!

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PHOTO BY Instagram/handitrip

2. Rings

Promise rings are a great way to pay homage to your loyalty to your partner, but if you are really serious about forever, why not get it inked? This specific design resembles a black band to give the ring a more defined look. If you prefer a more dainty feel, you can ask your artist to play with thinner lines or light shading.

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3. Yin and Yang

Is your partner the yin to your yang? Consider getting this design stamped. It’s a popular option if you want to celebrate how your differences complement each other. Ink on your wrist, arm, or even at the back of your neck, regardless, it will look good at any placement.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/little.tattoos

4. Sun and Waves

A clear outline of the sun and a wave makes the perfect design for any couple who absolutely loves the beach. To add your own personal touch to the ink, you can also add other summer elements to complement the design.

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5. Moon and Sun

Another celestial-themed design you can consider is a sun and moon tattoo. This tattoo comes in a series of small, dainty linework that leaves a clean yet playful finish touch on the skin. It’s also a great choice for any couple who’s about to get ink for the first time!

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6. Heart Tattoo

For couples who want to keep their matching ink sweet and simple, a tiny heart tattoo makes an elegant pick. This basic linework sets beautifully on the skin and can be easily customized with any color of your choice. 

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PHOTO BY Instagram/coupletattoo_palma

7. Smiley

Looking for a cute and quirky design? This might be perfect for you. Here, the artist used delicate strokes to mimic a smiley face. Made to complement any placement, this one leaves the prettiest accent on the skin. A glimpse of this can definitely put a smile on your face. 

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8. Semicolon

A semicolon tattoo has become a symbol of overcoming mental health hurdles and can be one of the most meaningful designs you can get inked. It can also serve as a reminder that you always have each other’s back as you fight this silent battle. 

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9. Anniversary Date

Commemorate the day you called it official by getting your anniversary date tattoed. This design gives a clean look that won't look too overwhelming. You can opt to have it inked at your forearm or your inner wrist, or anywhere that have a special meaning for both of you.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/redi.tattoo

10. Paper Plane

Paper plane tattoos are perfect for the couple who loves traveling or those who recognize no distance. This ink is ideal for the minimalist, but if you are feeling creative, you can add details like a map, clouds, or even stars for more visual interest. 

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PHOTO BY Instagram/wittybutton_tattoo

11. Wine

Are wine nights a must for you and your S.O? Consider this simple yet quirky design to commemorate your favorite couple activity.

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12. Lock and Key

A small, simple version of a lock and key tattoo holds enough meaning by itself. It’s also a great way to celebrate your compatibility with each other!

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13. Initials

Keep your other half close to your heart by having both of your initials inked on your skin. To dress up this classic design, you can play with the font, size, and placements!

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