Couples often decide to get tattoos together. They want to show their relationship this way and celebrate their love. Name tattoos are the most popular, but there are many more unique designs to choose from.

Tattoo Ideas for Couples

Many couples choose to get matching tattoos to celebrate their love. Classic designs range from simple pictures to meaningful dates that represent important moments for the couple.

Some of the most popular designs include roses, various variations of hearts, Celtic knots, birds, especially pigeons, and words. The simplest of these tattoos are simply the partner’s name written on the skin of the person getting the tattoo.


Other tattoo ideas using words include the partner’s birthday, the wedding date, a saying they both like such as “Love will conquer all,” the lyrics of their favorite song, or the names of their children. It is common to use a love symbol that they have taken a liking to, for example kanji, which means “love”, “adoration” or “soul mate”.

Aside from the already classic images of matching tattoos, there are many different ways you can show that you are a couple in your own unique way.

Modern and creative tattoo ideas for couples include, for example, a tattooed ring on the ring finger of the left hand, a ying and yang split in two, a ball and chain, a phrase that starts on one person’s wrist and ends on the other, matching lip marks, puzzle pieces that fit together with their edges, an animal that has great meaning to both of you, a lock or padlock and a key, peanut butter and jam, wedding bells with a date in their center, two rings joined together.

It has been a well-known fact for many years now that many of Hollywood’s hottest couples like to show their love by getting matching tattoos.
American rapper Eva and her chosen one, Stevie J., decided to get matching tattoos. His tattoo reads “Sleazy” (Dirty) and hers is “Sleazy’s Girl”.

Dean McDermott’s tattoo reads “Truly Madly Deeply Tori.” (Truly Madly Deeply Tori.) The inscription on his arm is a tattoo for his wife, Tori Spelling. McDermott also has a portrait of Tori tattooed on his left arm.


David Beckham and his wife Victoria (Posh Spice) have matching tattoos that say “I am my beloved, my beloved is mine” in Hebrew. David also has Victoria’s name tattooed in Hindi on the inside of his arm, while she has his initials tattooed on her wrist.
If you have already decided to get matching tattoos with your loved one, you will probably have to endure the complaining of family and friends who disagree with your decision.

It’s not that you or they are right. The truth is that you have already made that decision – if you want to get that tattoo then no one is going to stop you from doing it. Just look at the situation rationally. If you have doubts, you can try to choose a symbol that you both like instead of getting names tattooed.

This way, however, even if it doesn’t work out the way you planned, you will always have a symbol with you that will remind you of that time in your life, but won’t be an awkward to explain name.