A matching couples tattoo needs to look cool both on its own and together with your partner. That’s just a must. So, that means you’ll need to come up with a very clever design – this is a kind of tattoo that requires a lot of thought and planning.
To help you get the creative juices flowing, we’ve rounded up 70 of the best couple tattoo ideas that are completely bangin’ in 2021. They’ll even impress your chosen tattoo artist!
Oh, and let’s just take a moment to say thanks to laser tattoo removal. Don’t sweat if your relationship doesn’t last as long as the tatt – getting it removed in 2021 is actually pretty easy.
5 Best Matching Couple Tattoo Ideas
These 5 ideas are the ultimate classics. If you want to get a timeless matching couples tattoo, this is the place to start.
Gained Strength from My Weakness
You don’t have to fall in love with the design to admire the sentiment behind this matching tattoo idea. You are strong where each other are weak – that’s part of being in a relationship.
A Scene That Means Everything
Every couple has a movie, song or TV show that’s theirs. Why not get a scene that means something important to you tattooed on your bodies? This is the iconic Fight Club ending, for example.
A heart split in two, with one side on your arm and the other on your partners – that’s a cliché matching tatt. But this design takes the half and half idea, making it fresh by incorporating lions.
Simple Design, x2
We love this! The guy has the tattoo on the front of his leg and the girl has it on her back leg. When they’re standing together, you can see the tattoos together as well. Cute.
Yin and Yang
Being in a relationship, being a couple, requires balance, compromise and equality. That’s what the yin and yang represent. You’re two halves of the same whole. How romantic is that?! This tattoo is great on fingers.
10 Couple Tattoo Ideas Small
A small tattoo is quick to get inked and is very intimate. You don’t have to show it off to the world either… and of course, it’s easy to cover up if things don’t turn out as planned!
These simply symbols instantly match up when you hold hands. It’s very cute and great for tattoo beginners who don’t want a complex, painful tattoo. Stars, star and moon, hearts… there are many ways to customize this.
Sun and Moon
Who in your relationship is the sun, and who’s the moon? This tattoo uses a new style to bring this old favorite matching tattoo to life. It’s a great small tatt for ankles, wrists and collarbones.
We love the symbolism! The figure of 8, the symbol for eternity, entwined with a simple love heart. Perfect if you really mean it when you say “I love you” and you’re confident you’ll be together forever.
I Love You 3000
This tattoo gets us right in the feels. It’s so romantic but it also speaks volumes. Loss, sacrifice, love, teamwork… everything is summed up in this simple quote from Avengers Endgame. We love it 3000.
For Cat Lovers
Did you spot the love-heart that forms between the cats when they sit together? This is an adorable tattoo that you can get with your partner, especially if you both love cats. Adapt for dogs too!
Maybe it’s a symbol of an inside joke, or maybe they shared a banana split on their first date. No one but this couple knows the significance of the matching banana tattoos. We’re jealous of their beautiful intimacy!
Line art is a popular design choice for matching couple tattoos. It’s great for small symbols like this or short script. You can also play with line colors – black and red are a classic and romantic combination.
This is a lovely idea. You could get the star sign of your partner tattooed on you, or you could both get a constellation tattoo that resembles the date you met. It’s a great minimalistic style to try.
Her Beloved, His Beloved
The “his and her” trend is great for home design, but what about matching couples tattoos? We like the idea, especially when it’s subtle and simple like this. The wrist placement is really awesome too.
We Finish Each Other’s Sentences
This is a tattoo full of meaning. It’s small but powerful and a romantic reminder to the partners that together, they are one whole. An amazing team. The font style was the perfect choice.
10 Cute Couple Tattoo Ideas
Love isn’t always cute rainbows and sunshine… so why not get a super cute tattoo to remind you that even though there are bad times, the good times are worth it?
They like to move it! This is a cute idea. Pick a duo of characters from your favorite film and have them tattooed on your arms – when you’re together, they match, when you’re apart, they’re still cute.
The Dip to Your Chip
You can’t have chips without dip. Does that sum up your relationship? Whether you’re a friendship couple or a romantic one, this is a sweet idea. Kawaii style is adorable. Bright colors are essential.
Rock N’ Roll, Man!
This tattoo is cute without being “My Little Pony” cute. The universal symbol for rock n’ roll is a great matching tattoo when you and your partner share the same musical vibes. Rock on!
Rocket to Saturn
Another cute idea that doesn’t involve identical tattoos. They’re made to match, but in a subtle way. If your partner rocks your world so far you’ve floated into space, this is a cool tattoo idea to consider.
They’re both tattoos of hats, but the styles are unique. Doesn’t that just sum up a relationship? You’re both similar, but also individuals. This is a cute tattoo that shows this perfectly with a great tattoo design.
A Precious Memory
You and your partner could get special memories inked on each other, like this small polaroid photo of the couple kissing. They could be the same photo angle or even the same event from different angles.
This is a lovely idea. Paper airplanes are childish, simple, clean, and utterly romantic. The way they soar through the air, just like your heart when you see their smile. It’s great for fingers, toes, and ankles.
Match Up Arm Tattoos
Wow! This tattoo idea is so cool. Starting on the woman’s arm, it flows into the man’s arm… but only when they’re holding hands. Oh, and each tattoo looks great separated as well. Absolutely perfect.
Live Like Jack and Sally
Whether you’re a fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas or Blink-182 (or both), this cute tattoo idea is great for you and your partner. You’ll need a talented tattoo artist to capture their likeness.
I Am Groot
If ever there was a need to use the heart eyes emoji… this is the time! This is an adorable couples matching tattoo design. You don’t need to use Groot – just pick any character you like.
5 Married Couple Tattoo Ideas
Getting married is an amazing thing. Your wedding may even be the greatest event of your life (and if not, we hope your honeymoon sure is!) so why not get a tattoo to celebrate?
I Love You, Honey
These sweet red words translate to “I Love You, Honey”. Why not get a small line from your wedding vows tattooed here instead? It’s a beautiful way to get matching couple tattoos after your wedding.
Symbol and Numbers Tattoo
Why not take the style of this design, but use a romantic symbol and the date of your wedding underneath? You could use the date you met, or any other memorable occasion like an anniversary.
Married with Kids
Incorporate your kids into your couples tattoo. This tattoo idea uses a heartbeat with a date to commemorate a very special moment for the whole family. We really love how sentimental and wholesome this tattoo is.
No Matter What
Getting married is like taking a “no matter what” vow. Through better and worse, you’ll stick together. That’s what this tattoo can represent! It’s a great way to remind yourself of what is important in life.
A sweet design that looks great tattooed on your wrists or ankles. For him, she’s the only woman he loves. For her, he’s the one she’s been dreaming of. It’s an unbearably romantic sign of their love.
5 Couple Name Tattoo Ideas
Anyone can get a tattoo of a heart on their shoulder… but getting your partner’s name tattooed on you? That’s the ultimate sign of dedication.
Sometimes a classic idea is the best, like these matching tattoos. Using the first initial of their names inside a heart, they’ve instantly created a bond and promise through their tattoo design. It’s a lovely romantic symbol.
Have your partner’s initials tattooed on your arm, and have your partner get yours. This is a really cute couples tattoo and we love the tiny red heart that’s embedded in the middle. It’s cute and romantic.
Forearm Matching Name Tattoos
We love the script for these tattoos and how well they flow into the heartbeat and cross. It’s also a great matching couples tattoo for newlyweds. You could incorporate the date of your wedding too.
Big and Bold Font
When you love someone, you’ll want to shout about it from the rooftops. Well, the COVID restrictions have made that difficult… but you can still get their name tattooed boldly on your body!
Besides the name, there’s plenty of opportunity to embellish your new ink with lovely designs. This tattoo uses a feather and birds to create the eternity symbol. What symbols will you use?
10 Couple Finger Tattoo Ideas
Tiny tattoos on your fingers are a lovely way to say “I love you”. Every time you hold hands, it’s an opportunity for your matching tattoos to align.
The Perfect Shape for Fingers
This couple have rose tattoos on their arms, but the size and shape of this design is perfect to go on your fingers instead. And what better symbol of love than a classic rose?
Get one half of a design on your finger, and your partner will get the other. Only when you are together can you see the whole tattoo! Simple symbols like love hearts and stars work great here.
Fine Line Hearts
The placement on the inside of the finger is important – it won’t be seen easily, so if keeping your relationship more private is important to you, think about placement carefully. Oh, and the hearts are cute.
Hugs and kisses, coming your way! The key with finger tattoos is to keep it short and sweet. Well, it doesn’t get much shorter than this. The X for kisses, and O for hugs, is an ideal symbol.
The Place He Proposed
The Eiffel Tower is not just a symbol of Paris, the city of love and romance, but it’s also the place where this guy proposed to his girl! That’s a romantic finger tattoo for couples.
Romance? No Thanks.
We love this tattoo because who said that matching couples tattoos have to be roses and love hearts? These matching skulls show a different, deeper, darker kind of love. And we really love that! So unique.
Three hearts overlapped is a neat way to make the cliché heart tattoo a little unique. The placement on the finger works, but this would also look nice in a larger size, on the wrist or ankle.
Congruence is all about agreeing, coinciding and flexing to be the same. What better symbol for a relationship? We think this is really neat when inked. You could also use star signs in this finger tattoo placement.
Thumbs aren’t as popular for matching tattoos as fingers. But this koi fish matching couples tattoo shows that it can still be a great place to get inked with your partner. The koi fish are lovely too.
A simple letter can hold so much meaning! This is a really nice tattoo. When you’re only tattooing a single letter on your skin, then choosing the font is the most important decision. Artists give great advice!
5 Gay Couple Tattoo Ideas
One beautiful thing about tattoos is that anyone can get one. Age, sexual orientation, race… none of that can stop you decorating your body with ink to celebrate your relationship.
Four Leaf Clover
Did you know that the four leaf clover is a symbol of gay rights in Uruguay? It’s a beautiful matching tattoo to get with your partner! Check out the initials around the clovers too. So sweet.
For The Women
We love this tattoo. It celebrates femininity and romance. The line work is both delicate and strong. It’s an ideal matching tattoo idea for celebrating your lesbian love. We’d love it even more if it were mirrored.
This gay couple eternalized their love by tattooing “always” on each other. It’s super romantic and shows their commitment to each other. We love it and wish them much happiness for their long and fulfilling lives together.
This tattoo is utterly sublime. We love that the sharp line art highlights the beauty in masculinity. It’s an idea matching tattoo to celebrate your gay love for each other. You could add watercolor splashes as rainbows.
Proving that love is love! This tattoo is used by gay couples, straight couples, and all other types of couples (or triads, or… the list is endless). The love heart is a universal symbol amongst all humans.
5 Couple Tattoo Ideas King and Queen
The king and queen tattoo idea is a classic. He gets the king tattoo and she gets the queen tattoo. Together, your love rules! Check out these 5 ideas.
The King and Queen of Hearts
Simple crowns above a stylized heart. It is very simple but the meaning is incredibly obvious when they match. Treat the person you love to this tattoo to show they’ve conquered your love.
A Q under one crown and a K under the other. This is a really cool king and queen tattoo idea for couples! Good placements include the hip, wrist, ankle and thigh. You could color it too.
Names and Crowns
This is a neat idea. Why not get your partners name tattooed on, with a crown above it? It still has that king queen theme going on, but it’s just a bit more personal and romantic.
Even though the tattoos match, the placement doesn’t always need to be identical. We love that this king and queen style matching tattoo set works so well, even though they’re far apart on each other’s bodies.
Classic King and Queen
Let’s finish this part of our couple tattoo idea list with a classic. We love crowns and how elegantly they’ve been tattooed. In case you didn’t get the message, king and queen are inked underneath.
10 Couple Tattoo Ideas Minimalist
The minimalist tattoo trend is here to stay and it’s a great style for couples tattoo ideas. Here are 10 of our favorite styles to get your imagination riled up.
These sweet puffin tattoos are celebrating many happy years of marriage! We love the simple design and simple colors used. We also think the placement is epic – the same spot on both arms matches up very nicely.
These very simple and elegant triangles speak volumes. Did you know that a triangle is the strongest shape? That tells you a lot about their relationship! The matching shape and placement on the back leg is perfect.
The caption of this tattoo image posted on Instagram reads: “999 represents taking whatever hell, whatever bad situation or whatever struggle you’re going through and turning it into something positive.” It’s the complete opposite of devilish 666!
Two stags (male deer) in this cute geometric style makes for an awesome minimalist couples tattoo! We love the subtle differences and similarities that make it obvious that these matching stag tattoos are for a romantic couple.
Simple Line Art
This tattoo is great for siblings and couples, as it has more of a friend vibe than a romantic one. We think the style is cool though. It’s better than getting a portrait of their face!
Superman and Wonder Woman
An iconic duo and a brilliant idea for a couples tattoo. You could have the symbols enlarged and colored, but we think this minimalist logo style is much cooler and sweeter. Pick any iconic duo!
Long Distance Relationship Tattoo
No matter where life takes you, this tattoo will always bind you together. It’s a great tattoo to get for a long-distance relationship or just when you take that first vacation together – make permanent memories.
Sunset or Sunrise?
Whether it resembles a romantic sunset or a symbolic sunrise, this minimalist couples tattoo is really cute. It will also look great in numerous placements, so it’s really quite a flexible design to get inked on.
Matching Arm Bands
This tattoo is just like wearing matching jewelry. It doesn’t have a romantic vibe or lovey dovey hearts imagery, but it’s great for couples nonetheless. A symbol that you are truly simpatico in your romantic relationship.
Two inked lovers with matching tattoos. So lovely! When your love for each other is so powerful that it becomes explosive, this is the tattoo design you’ll want to get.
Oh, and don’t forget to check out all our tattoo guides at Saved Tattoo for even more inspiration.