We’ve talked about couples tattoos, we’ve talked about tattoos for different seasons & events, but what we haven’t talked about is best friend tattoos. We all have that special friend in our lives that brings out the best in us. Someone inspiring, fun, & whom we connect with on a different level than of our other friends. We love this person to death & would do anything for them. And a lot of times, our connection with this person can be so special that we want to get a tattoo to represent that. For that reason, we’ve put together a little article of some cute, fun, & meaningful best friend ideas. So, if you’re ready to show off your bestie in a way unlike any other, read on to learn more!
1. Yin & yang
Nothing represents two halves of a whole like a yin & yang symbol. The best thing about these types of tattoos is not only that they’re small & simple, but that you can use them to represent anything. They could represent the hard times you’ve gone through together, half of your soul split with your best friend, & more. This design helps to show the world just how meaningful they are to you, & how they ultimately complete you, unlike any other. And honestly, what could be more special than a friendship like that?
For more matching best friend tattoo ideas like this, check out Cosmopolitans, “28 Best Friend matching Tattoo Ideas” for more.
2. Sun & moon
A beautiful tattoo that symbolizes a perfect balance is the sun & moon. The best part about this tattoo is the meaning; one cannot exist without the other. And honestly, when you have that special bestie in your life, it definitely feels that way. You can even get creative with this & research your zodiac signs to match with it as well or pick them based on the night owl or early riser in your friendship. Overall, this is an awesome tattoo that’s super simple that you won’t regret getting!
3. Music Notes
An adorable tattoo idea to also consider getting together is music notes. This is especially cute if you guys are two musicians or music lovers already, but it’s still symbolic if you aren’t. You can get pretty creative with this idea & get matching music notes, or even a few music notes from your favorite song together (we know you have one). Overall, this is a super cute idea & one of the most popular tattoos out there because of it!
4. Lotus flower
The symbolic meaning of the lotus flower is perfect for a best friend tattoo. We have many friends throughout our life, but a true friend that changes our world, as a best friend does, is a rare flower, just like the lotus. The lotus also represents growing out of the darkness into something beautiful. Therefore, if your friend has ever helped you out of a bad time in your life or helped you to see the light in a dark situation, she’s your own personal lotus flower. And truthfully, the symbolism of that as a permanent mark on your body is one of the most beautiful treasures.
For more floral tattoo ideas & symbols, check out our post, “5 Powerful & Symbolic Floral Tattoo Ideas”.
Nothing represents a beautiful friendship like a compass. This is a super cute idea for besties because of the symbolism of it. When you think about it, a compass can point in many different directions & lead you anywhere. But the powerful symbolic meaning for friendship in the compass itself is that out of all the different directions it could point, it pointed you two together. Not to mention, a compass helps you to find your way when you’re lost, & honestly, isn’t that what a best friend does too? Talk about powerful! Consider this meaningful design for you & your bestie next time you’re at the tattoo shop!
6. Peanut butter & jelly
Although this tattoo idea doesn’t need much explanation, this is another cutesy piece of art to represent how well you two go together. Of course, you can do other pairs such as two halves of a heart, an X & O, or a teacup & kettle, too! This is just a simple & animated way to show how you two need each other to be the best that you can be. And when you come together, you create something even better!
For other cute bestie ink like this, check out, “63 Cute Best Friend Tattoos for You & Your BFF”.
The next ideas are quotes. Surely there has to be some sort of quote you & your bestie vibe with or live by. While these can vastly vary, a few ideas could be quotes from your favorite song, TV show, or quotes you found online that represent your friendship. The best way to do this is to get the quote cut in half so that you can each have a piece of it to complete it. This is just another subtle way of creating a meaningful tattoo with your bestie that you’ll never forget.
8. Disney characters
The next idea is Disney characters. Chances are you & your bestie are Disney fans or part of some sort of fandom if you’re not. And a fun geeky idea for this is to get two characters tattooed on yourself that represent you two. For example, Minnie Mouse & Daisy Duck are adorable characters, but they’re best friends, so they would be a great best friend tattoo duo! There are thousands of different character duo’s from books, video games & movies you could choose from, but overall, a slightly geeky tattoo like this is always welcome between besties! And hey, it gives you two something else to fangirl about, so really, it’s a win-win!
9. F.R.I.E.N.D.S Logo
And lastly, a slightly cheesy but fun idea is getting the Friends logo. If you’re a Friends fan, you know how strong all their bonds are on the show, & nothing says, “I’ll be there for you” like the logo where the song came from. Of course, this is circumstantial, assuming that you love the show, but honestly, who doesn’t? Have some fun with this subtle tattoo & show off your best friend in a totally unique way!