Are you and your partner are looking to get tattoos that match? We say just go for it! Of course it is important to think before you ink, and make sure the design and placing of the tattoo is exactly where you want it so you, and others, can admire it for many years to come. But often when it comes to getting couples tattoos people deliberate for all too long. So you worry about what might happen in the future? Sure there are examples of people who have gone for it, got matching tattoos, or even the names of their partners done and then have split. But tattoos are all about expressing how you feel, and if you feel like you want to shout to the world about your love, and cement it with some matching ink, then maybe that is something you will never regret, regardless of whether you end up going your separate ways, or staying madly ridiculously in love for ever and ever (let’s hope it’s the latter!)
Tattoos are about capturing moments, expressing feelings and showing a little bit more of who you are. If you get a new tattoo to symbolise something special in your life, it can always serve as a reminder of a happy time, or can push you to be strong, remind you of what you had and lost, inspire you to do better – so what’s not to love about that?
Couples tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years with many celebrities leading the way such as Beyonce and Jay Z who have made getting inked for your loved one the new must-have accessory. Classy matching tattoos can look super cute and are an expression of how happy you are in your relationship right now. Moreover if you find yourself thinking of your sweetheart all the time and still have that passion/ desire/ attraction for your partner, even after a long time of being together, then you should hold this feeling close to your heart and do everything possible to revel in it.
Why not put all that you feel for each other and all that you have together in the form of a special tattoo? The great thing is you can let your imagination go wild! Couples tattoos used to mean simply getting your partners name or initials etched onto your skin, perhaps inside of a heart or another romantic symbol. However nowadays we see with many couples coming in to get tattoos that they want something unique and creative.
Every couple is different and will have words, shapes, objects and memories that are special to them that can easily be turned into a fantastic tattoo, the meaning of which they can keep just for them, or choose to explain to the world. Of course getting something symbolic rather than your partners name or initials also means if you were to part ways only you would have to know you got that tattoo because of your ex!
Of course one of the hardest things to do once you have decided to go for it with a couples tattoo is to decide on what you are going to get! It might be that one of you already has some really great ink, and the other simply gets a similar, or the same design to match. However it is important that it needs to be something that both of you are really excited about, and really love. Don’t feel pressured into getting a tattoo that matches your partners if it is not something you are keen on. The thing is that even if there is one bit of hesitation on one person’s side then you should really think hard about going ahead. A tattoo is for life after all (or an expensive and painful removal job at the very least!) so picking a great design that is in a size you feel comfortable with is imperative to end up with a great piece of art that you can both enjoy.
Anything that you both share a passion for equally could be used as matching designs, and remember they don’t have to be exactly the same to look great and still be obvious that they are matching. A simple symbol for example such as the circle is a popular choice, representing eternity this can look cool and classy. You could chose different sizes or get the tattoo done on different areas of your bodies to ensure that you are both happy and thrilled with your new tattoo once it has been finished.
Designs that complement each other: Instead of something that looks the same you can each go for a different motif, but one that complements your partners. This could be like one verse of a poem on your body and the following verse on your partners. You can even select a song that you consider your “couple” song and get the musical score of this on each of your bodies. It could also be the rendering of half a heart on your body with the corresponding half heart on your partner’s. You could go for a key and lock or a pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that fit together when you hold your tattoos next to each other.
Quotes or writings in an exotic language is another popular choice that can look super cool as a couples tattoo. As word tattoos go some of the most fascinating are ones written in a typography that is really beautiful. Some of the languages that come to mind are Greek, Latin, Japanese or any other language where they have great sayings that have an elegant look too. Another wonderful thing about getting some writing in a foreign language is that very few people are going to be able to understand it! That way you can get a sentiment that really means something special to the pair of you, and only decide to share it with others if you choose!
Finding a suitable couples tattoo that will look good and that both of you will enjoy entails some discussion, a lot of research and mutual agreement. Once you have the matching tattoo on your body, you can not only flaunt the beautiful piece of body art, but also display your love and commitment for each other for all the world to see. Be sure that this is what both of you want before getting it done, and make sure there is no pressure to do it if you suspect your partner is uncertain. Do not spend too much time thinking about the future or the longevity of your relationship, after all a tattoo is something beautiful that can represent a time in your life, and you will enjoy that whether you are in a relationship or not.
Check out these images of Cool Tattoo Designs For Couples which inspire love and romance for sure.