Our siblings are often our first true friends and become our closest confidants. Sibling tattoos are a great way for brothers and sisters to show their love and devotion and often times these tattoos match or play on a theme. While mom and dad might not like the idea of you getting tattoos, how can they be mad about expressing solidarity with your beloved sibling or siblings?
We decided to take a look at some of the most recently shared images of sibling tattoos to bring you the freshest ideas for your sibling tattoos. We have to admit, we were completely blown away by the level of creativity and inventiveness we found. Here are 25 sibling tattoo ideas for all types of family make ups. Whether you’re one of two or one of five, we’ve found the best ways to help you all share in your sibling joy together.
5 out of 5
These minimal tattoos are very neat and let you know who came when in this group of five siblings. If you’re looking for a lowkey way to get a matching tattoo, here’s an excellent design that will work for any number of siblings, but especially for big families.
Count ’em 1, 2, 3
Another way to do this is by employing the good old fraction. As this set of three has done, you can get cute matching tattoos that tell a story of who was born in what order.
Again, minimal shapes are fantastic tattoos that aren’t too on the nose. These three triangles for a trio is pretty clever.
Now, if you’re not designing for a group, the job gets easier. These sisters chose a beautiful, contemporary design that marries the features of their faces. These are some gorgeous tattoos.
Another smart choice is to get matching quote tattoos. The sentiment “no matter where” is apt because no matter where these two end up, they’ll always be there for each other.
With a little bit of luck, you can come up with a matching tattoo design for any number of siblings. Here, we have three hands with fingers crossed. We imagine the image holds symbolic relevance for these folks or maybe they just all were hoping for more good fortune.
Two Become One
Here we have an example of more elaborate designs that both share the same theme. These two halves of a wolf’s face are gorgeous and fit together perfectly. The image was shared with the following caption: “the wolf teaches us about the value of family, faithfulness, responsibilities & to trust your intuition.”
Bart and Lisa Boogie
If you and your sibling grew up watching or reading the same things together, you might enjoy tattoos of characters from your favorite stories. This brother and sister pair got dancing Bart and Lisa Simpson. A truly creative and fun idea.
Big Back Tattoos
Now, most siblings are going to go for smaller designs even micro tattoos are preferred. However, these two sisters wanted big tattoos and the results are dramatic. Remarkable work for the artist to get them to match at that scale.
Again, we see basic shapes employed for these sisterhood tattoos. However, this design theme is a touch more elaborate with an arrow element. Tattoos such as these do not look out of place at all when the other sisters aren’t around.
A Nautical Theme
Here we find a ship and an anchor tethered together by a dotted line. These tattoos are shared among a brother and sister. A wonderful idea that really works together or apart.
We’ve got matching pinky promise tattoos on our hands. This very simple design works well inverted. Like the crossed-fingers, but with a bit more intimacy shared between these two siblings.
Siblings and Friends
We imagine this brother and sister grew up enjoying episodes of the classic TV sitcom, Friends together. The tattoo is inspired by one of the most beloved episodes of the show entitled “The One with Unagi.” Here we have, the two with unagi.
A Couple of Tree Huggers
According to the caption for this image, these siblings got matching tree tattoos in honor of their father who was a tree a farmer. We love a sentimental tattoo and these were well thought out by this pair.
The Family That Games Together…
While the last tattoos were a touch uninspired, here we find a group of five brothers and sisters who clearly played a good deal of Super Mario together growing up. The pixelated designs of iconic characters and objects from the game are so inventive.
Brothers on the Same Path
These two brothers got matching compass tattoos. The compass is a popular symbol because it stands for adventure, direction, and purpose. It’s made more meaningful when it’s shared because it means these two are headed in the same direction, together.
These two sisters got very cosmic and creative with their tattoo design. Done in simple black ink, these fine line beauties are stunning.
Fressia flowers are some of the most popular around the world. These matching designs imagine the flowers in almost abstract terms. These are stick and poke tattoos done without a tattoo gun. It’s amazing how matched the artist managed to get them.
Well, you can’t get more heartwarming than this! This very simple tattoo design of two sisters hugging is a treasure that was smart to repeat. Designs inspired by an old family photo are great ways to pay tribute to the ones you love.
Jamming Out Together
Here we have a rather unique object as subject matter: the jam jar. The “fam-jam” tattoos are the perfect nostalgic object turned art. The more specific, the better is often the case with sibling tattoos.
Bro, Sis, and Shoes
“You’ll never have to walk alone,” is repeated on the tattoos for these three sisters. While the designs are mostly the same the watercolor effect on display is done in different colors for each. Really sharp tattoos here and a great idea.
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Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles are three of the best, animated characters out there. The superhero sisters known as The Powerpuff Girls are so endearing. These three sisters must have an affinity for the show! What a cute idea!
These adorable ankle tattoos shared by sisters are tethered together by a simple string. Many of us had the pleasure of making paper cup telephones as children and these tattoos reimagine that show and how the experience connected us to one another. We love the heart and infinity symbols incorporated into the design as well. A very sweet duo!
There you go! 25 sibling tattoo ideas that you can run with. Remember, if you’re part of a big family compromises will have to be made. Go for simpler, smaller designs if you have many siblings. If the tattoos are just going to be shared between two people, we’re sure you can think of something unique from your childhood or something you both share! Go forth and tat-it-up with your brothers and sisters!
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
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