40 Amazing Mother Daughter Tattoo Ideas

Mother daughter tattoos you say? Don’t we wish all moms were this cool? Matching tatts are a great way to show off the special relationship between two people and what relationship is closer than a mother and her daughter? Unlike romantic relationship, mom and daughter will last the distance.

Tattoos really have come a massive way in the last 10 years. Not just in terms of art and designs but in terms of becoming more socially acceptable. What we mean by that, is years ago it would be unheard of for your mother to condone you getting a tattoo, let alone thinking about getting a matching one with you!

Nowadays it’s quite common place for a mother and daughter to go in to a studio and get tattoos at the same time. Of course it makes perfect sense really, there is a very strong bond between mother and daughter and a tattoo can be a great way of commemorating that, as it is, after all – for life.

We have put together 40 of our all time favourite mother daughter tattoo ideas to show you.

Birds of a feather


First off is this gorgeous design of three bluebirds sitting on a tree branch. The first thing you will notice is that the tattoos are in different locations, one on the arm and the other on the hip. Mother and daughter tattoos do not need to be in the same location, they don’t even necessarily need to be the same design.

You will also notice that one of the bluebirds is bigger than the others. This is possibly symbolic of the mother bird and her two daughters or similar.

You are my sunshine


You are my sunshine, my only sunshine tattoo. In beautiful cursive script. In case you were wondering these words are actually lyrics from the infamous 1975 Johnny Cash song. These particular lyrics are perfect for mother and daughter, especially as daughters are often referred to as ‘Sunshine’.

Matching clovers


There are many different types of clover tattoos, including the lucky four leafed clover. We love this modern take on the clover that’s made up of three interlocking love hearts.

Tribal Swirls


Some more examples of some beautiful tribal style swirl tattoos. Tribal tattoos have a very rich history behind them and if you’re descendants of a certain tribe than this can be a great way of acknowledging that, or you may just simply love the design as we do.

My Only Sunshine


Another example of the classic Johnny Cash lyrics, this time tattooed on a mother and daughters feet. We really love how the tattoo starts on one of their feet and finishes on the other, thus not getting to see the full picture until the two are together. Hopefully this style gives you some inspiration of other designs that you could do like this with your mother/daughter.

Bees Mother Daughter Tattoos


The bee is a very noble and hard working creature, as such they hold a lot of meaning in many cultures. There are also many different ways to get a bee design done including ultra-realistic 3D designs or more cartoon style ones like the ones above.



Another example of two mother and daughter tattoos that compliment each other when put together. This water colour style is relatively new and take a very skilled tattooist to pull it off well. We particularly love the abstract form of the one on the left. The blue ink area in particular that looks some what like a dog or teddy bear.



Traditionally sailors would get anchors tattooed on them as a reminder of home. Nowadays it’s a great way of acknowledging where you came from. Too many daughters, their mother is like their anchor in life and so it makes perfect sense why a mum and her daughter would get matching tattoos like this.



What better to get for a mother and daughter tattoo design than an actual symbol of mother and daughter!? These exquisite foot designs are also topped off really nicely with the three daisies that surround them. Normally when people get a certain number of something tattooed like ‘3 daisies’ the 3 has some kind of deeper meaning or symbolism to them. It could be as simple as them having 3 pet cats together or something more significant such as living together for a certain amount of years.



Here is another great example of how mothers and their daughters can both go in and get tattoos together that do not necessarily have to be of the same thing. You could simply pick a theme such as animals or birds as in the picture above. Birds are very common tattoos for females to get because in many ways they are symbolic of when a girl becomes a woman and takes flight on her own course through life. They could also signify moving on/spreading your wings from a dark past.



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