63 Cute Best Friend Tattoos for You and Your BFF
The tattoo you choose can be a symbol of how much someone means to you. That is why many people decide to have a tattoo to celebrate their best friend. You can have matching tattoos or maybe have a special design created that means something to you both. So, if you have an amazing best friend and want to get a new tattoo, you are in the right place. We have found 63 of the most awesome best friend tattoos.
1. Pinky Promise Tattoo Idea
A pinky promise is sacred between friends and cannot be broken. So, it is no surprise that this promise has become a popular tattoo. It can be a symbol of the commitment of being friends and that you won’t break promises to each other. It is a fun and unique tattoo that you both can have.
2. Cute Best Friend Tattoos
Our next tattoo idea is so cute! Each friend has an illustration of a girl listening into a tin can phone. It shows that the friends are always there to listen and talk to each other whenever each other needs it. We love how the tattoos match up to make one whole design.
3. Heart Outlines
You don’t have to have a big tattoo to show you care. Maybe try a small tattoo like the black outline heart featured. Each friend can have this tattoo as it will suit everyone and it is subtle. A design like this is great as a first tattoo too. You could even have some color added to the heart.
4. Together Forever BFFs Tattoo
A meaningful quote always makes a great tattoo. Here we have two best friends that each have half a quote tattooed. It reads “Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but not in heart”. This is a beautiful quote that shows they will always be friends no matter what.
5. Matching Anchor Tattoos
Small tattoos are very trendy right now. These BFFs opted for this cute and small anchor tattoo design. Anchor tattoo is the representation of stability and loyalty.
6. Beautiful Rose Tattoos
Next, we have a beautiful rose tattoo idea. Each friend has had a rose tattooed with an infinity design. It shows that they will be friends forever. If roses are not your thing you could have any flower tattooed. Maybe each other’s favourite.
7. Elephant Tattoo Idea
Our next tattoo idea features matching elephants. Elephants are symbols of honor, strength, protection, patience and more. This meaning makes elephants a great choice for best friend tattoos. As the tattoos match, you both have a meaningful tattoo but it looks great as a single tattoo too.
8. Lotus Tattoo Idea
Lotus tattoos are beautiful. You can have a matching lotus design with your friend. You both can decide on the design and colors together to create a lotus unique to the both of you. These enlightening tattoos will look awesome on anyone.
9. Soul Sisters Tattoo Idea
Next, we have a soul sister tattoo idea. Soul sisters are the women we look to for advice, the friends that accept us and the people who have similar souls and attitudes. These two have had matching soul sister tattoos designed. These are cute tattoos and we love the idea.
10. Cute and Quirky Peanut Butter and Jelly Tattoo
Some people cannot have peanut butter without jelly. The same can be said for friends. These two have had a cute and quirky tattoo designed. One has a peanut butter bread and the other has a jelly bread. Both together makes the perfect sandwich. It is a symbol that you can’t have one without the other and that the two friends are best together.
11. Beautiful Moon and Sun Tattoo Design
Our next tattoo idea features a moon and a sun tattoo. These best friend tattoos match but also look great as single tattoos. You both could design the sun and the moon to make them unique to you both. The moon and the sun are needed together so these are perfect symbols of friendship.
12. Matching Bird Tattoos
Birds can improve our moods with their singing and they are a symbol of freedom and free spirits. So, it is no surprise that birds are popular tattoo choices. These two friends have had matching bird tattoos created. You can recreate something similar with any bird of your choice. Maybe choose the bird you both like the best.
13. Creative Salt and Pepper Design Idea
Here is another quirky and creative idea. These best friends have had a salt and pepper design. One friend has a salt pot and the other pepper. This is a great symbol of friendship because you can’t have salt without pepper. You can have a tattoo like this placed anywhere on the body.
14. Stylish, Minimal Circle
If you are looking for simple and subtle best friend tattoos, this next idea could be what you are looking for. Each friend has a black circle outline tattooed on their wrists. These are cute tattoos that will suit anyone. Maybe you can have the tattoos recreated with your favourite colors instead of the black outline.
15. Pretty Olive Branch Tattoo
Olive branches are popular tattoo designs. They are a symbol of peace and goodwill. Olive branches would be a great design idea for friends because it shows you care and want to keep a good relationship. Not only that but olive branches look pretty too.
16. Heart Tattoos
If you liked the heart outlines featured earlier in the post, then you may like our next idea too. These heart outlines have a different design and also have a cute star. We love these tattoos because they are meaningful, matching and look gorgeous. You can also recreate these in different colors.
17. Cute Avocado Tattoo
Next, we have another cute and quirky idea. These two friends have had half an avocado tattooed on each other. The two halves when put together make a whole. It is a fun and meaningful idea that shows the two friends are not complete without each other.
18. Cute Sunshine Tattoos
The sun brightens up the day, the same can be said for friends. You and your bestie can have a sunshine tattoo to show that you will always be there for each other and that you will both bring positivity. You can have a cute sun designed like the one featured or something different.
19. Unique Yin and Yang Feathers
Yin and Yang is a symbol about how to opposite energies harmonize each other. This meaning makes the symbol great for best friend tattoos. These two friends have taken this idea and turned it into a very creative tattoo. Instead of the classic symbol they have had feathers created. We love this unique idea.
20. BFF Tattoo Idea for 3 Friends
Celebrate friendship with this super cute and creative tattoo design. This idea is perfect for 3 best friends.
21. Matching Compass Idea
Compass tattoos have been symbols of guidance. The compass is meant to guide people in the right direction. With that said it is no surprise that compasses have become popular best friend tattoos. These can be a symbol of how friends can guide each other and help each other overcome challenges in life. It is a way to say that you will be there for each other.
22. Creative Yin and Yang Tattoo Idea
Next, we have another yin and yang tattoo idea. These two have chosen a more traditional look. One friend has the yin and the other has yang. We love these tattoos because they are creative and unique. Tattoos like these will suit any friends.
23. Anchor and Heart Tattoo
Last on our best friend tattoos list are these heart and anchor tattoos. Anchors are symbol of security and stability which makes them great designs for friendship tattoos. For your tattoo, you could just have the anchor or add the heart to which is a symbol of love.
24. Colorful Moon Tattoos
If you are looking for a small tattoo, this idea could be for you. Here we have two cute colorful moons. This is a stylish design for you and your friends. We love this idea because the tattoos match but will look great as a single tattoo too. Recreate blue and purple moons or use two different colors of your choice.
25. Matching Map Tattoo Idea
Next, we have a matching tattoo idea. This design features a heart outline with a map and airplane. A tattoo like this is perfect for friends who love to travel together. You can have a similar tattoo to this one or maybe try having a section of map that shows where you have been together. Maybe a map of your favorite country or vacation destination.
26. Space Theme Tattoos
Do you and your BFF love space? Then this idea is could be perfect. These two have had cute space theme tattoos. One person has a rocket and the other has a planet. These are great designs because, again, they match through theme but look cool as a single tattoo too. You can have any planet and any rocket design.
27. Pretty Matching Roses
Flowers are very popular and pretty tattoo ideas. Here we have two friends that have chosen rose tattoos. A rose is a beautiful choice for a tattoo and it will never go out of style. Recreate these tattoos or choose a yellow rose, as yellow roses are a symbol of friendship.
28. Cute Cactus Tattoo Idea
Our next idea is super cute! These tattoos are feature two different cacti designs. This is a quirky and unique idea that gives you a matching friendship design and shows your love for trendy plants. It is perfect for the friends who love fun tattoos and have a green thumb!
29. Star Sign Tattoos
Do you and your friends love astrology and reading each others horoscopes? Then this idea is for you. These friends have all had matching star sign tattoos. This is such a stylish idea. You can recreate this look or have the star signs tattooed elsewhere on the body.
30. Compass Tattoo Design
Next, we have a compass tattoo idea. Compass designs are perfect for best friends because they symbolize strong friendships that last and that no matter where you are, you both will always come back to each other. It is a cool tattoo idea that also has a beautiful meaning too.
31. Animal Tattoos
Are you and your BFF animal lovers? Then this idea could be perfect. These two have had cute animal tattoos. These match because they are tattooed in the same style but will look cool as individual tattoos, too. You can recreate your and your friend’s favorite animals or maybe choose an animal that represents you.
32. Matching Mandala Tattoos
Mandalas are very popular tattoos. Our next idea features two people who have matching mandalas. This is a stylish tattoo idea for you and your friend. You can make the mandala unique by either both of you working on the design or maybe creating a different design for each other.
33. Tiny Initial Tattoos
Next, we have a tiny tattoo idea to share with you. These two have chosen to have matching initial tattoos. The initial you choose could be for a word that means something to your both or maybe you can have initials of each others names. This is a subtle and stylish idea. You could get something like this as a first tattoo.
34. Botanical Best Friend Tattoos
Our next idea is another design for the friends who love plants. Here we have two botanical tattoo ideas. These are very beautiful tattoos that would suit anyone. A design like this where one tattoo is a flower and the other is a plant, would be great for men and women who are friends. You can also recreate the look where both of you have flowers too.
35. Cute Russian Doll Tattoos
If you both love cute and quirky tattoos, this idea is for you. Here we have two matching Russian nesting doll designs. If a few or a group of you are having the tattoo, you can all have dolls that get smaller like the dolls do in real life. It is a unique idea that will look great as an individual tattoo too.
36. Delicate Floral Tattoos
Next, we have another floral design. These two friends have chosen a delicate floral tattoo. This is such a pretty idea. You can have a similar design to this created or maybe choose a flower you both love. To make the tattoos unique, you could even have each others favorite flower tattooed.
37. Trendy Ankle Tattoos
Ankle tattoos are so stylish. There are lots of ankle designs to choose from and these two friends have an ankle bracelet style tattoo. We love these tattoos because they match but have different designs, too. Recreate these ankle tattoos or come up with an ankle design that represents you both.
38. Cool Half Tattoo Idea
Another popular tattoo is a half design. These tattoos can feature anything, from flowers to animals. Usually, one half is tattooed on one body part, such as the foot, arm or hand and then the other half is either placed on the opposite side or on someone else. Here we have two friends with a stylish lioness design. It is a super cool idea that is not complete until you both are together.
39. Beautiful Rose Tattoos with Initials
Love the initial tattoos? Then this next idea could be for you. These two friends have chosen to have an initial but have paired it with a stunning rose design. It is a beautiful tattoo idea for you and your friends. Recreate this look or choose a design that includes both of your favorite flowers.
40. Tattoo Idea for your Furry Best Friend
Not all of our best friends are human! If your friend is furry with four legs, this next tattoo could be for you. Here we have a tattoo of a dog with a human. This is such a cute and unique idea. You can recreate a tattoo like this with a design that looks just like your dog, cat or any other animal you consider to be your best friend.
41. Tropical Palm Trees
Our next tattoo features tropical palm trees. A tattoo like this is perfect for the friends who love warm places and vacations. If you travel together or go to the beach together, this tattoo would be a great choice. It is a trendy tattoo that would suit anyone and it is small enough to be placed anywhere on the body.
42. Shell Tattoo Idea
Next, we have another beach inspired tattoo. These friends have all chosen to have a shell tattoo. This is a pretty and stylish design idea. Not only is this tattoo great for the friends who love beaches, but also for the BFFs who love mermaids too!
43. Stylish Arm Tattoos
If you want a tattoo with your best friend that matches but is stylish too, then this design is for you. These two have chosen trendy arm tattoos. Each tattoo has a cool pattern. Even though the patterns are slightly different they match and compliment each other beautifully. Create a similar tattoo to this or come up with your own designs.
44. Cut-Out Watercolor Heart
The next tattoo idea we have to show you is unique and stylish. These two friends have both had a colorful tattoo design. One features a heart and the other features a square with a cut-out heart. The design looks like the heart was taken from one tattoo to put on the other person. This is a beautiful way to show the world the bond between you and your BFF. Recreate this or try a similar design in a different color.
45. Brave Matching Tattoos
You and your friend may have a word or quote that means something to the both of you. If you do, then you should consider a tattoo like this one. These two have chosen to have the word brave tattooed. This would be perfect if one of you or both of you have had a tough time. Try a tattoo like this or you can choose a different word or quote.
46. Matching Lotus Design
Looking for a trendy and beautiful tattoo design? If so, check this out. This matching tattoo features a lotus with a mandala design. We love this because it has combined two of the most popular tattoo designs into one piece of body art. Try a stylish tattoo like this or you can have a different mandala pattern.
47. Gorgeous Crystal Tattoos
If you and your BFF love crystals, then this could be the perfect idea for you both. Here we have two different designs. One features a large purple crystal and the other has beautiful crystals with a moon design. You can recreate these different designs or you can have matching ones. Your birthstones would be cool crystals to try, or you could choose a crystal in a color you both like.
48. Matching Watercolor Flowers
Our next tattoo idea features a stunning floral design. This is actually a temporary tattoo which is available on the Instagram page below. It has been placed on the arm and it has a gorgeous watercolor design. You and your best friend can try temporary matching tattoos like these. Temporary tattoos are great for events like vacations and festivals. You can be brave and get the flowers permanently inked too. Recreate these or try different flowers. You can also have the flowers placed anywhere on the body.
49. Sun and Moon Tattoos
Next, we have two cool tattoos. One features a sun and one has a moon design. Both tattoos have been tattooed on the foot. We love this idea because the sun and moon are connected which can creatively show the bond between you and your best friend. Try the moon and the sun or you can choose the moon and stars too. Either one would be cute.
50. Coordinates Tattoo
If you and your best friend are apart, then you could choose a tattoo like this. These two friends decided to have a tattoo of the coordinates of where they are in the world. So, no matter how far apart they are, they will always have a reminder of each other. You could even have a coordinate tattoo of somewhere else, maybe your favorite place.
51. Matching Floral Tattoo Idea
Like the matching flower tattoo ideas? Then check out this design. These two have chosen to have beautiful matching orchid tattoos. As you can see, it is a pretty piece of body art and will suit everyone. You can recreate this or you can try an orchid in a different color. The orchid can be a symbol of harmony, hope and more, so it has a positive message too.
52. Funny Taco Tattoos
The next tattoo we have to show you is perfect for the best friends who love to have a laugh. Here we have a unique taco tattoo. The taco is split in half and one half is tattooed on each person. There is a message on each design that reads “Taco About Awesome”. It is a fun and cool tattoo, it is great for those who love tacos too.
53. To Infinity and Beyond
Toy Story is all about the importance of friendship, so consider a tattoo like this one. This design features the quote from the movie “To infinity and beyond”. Half the quote is tattooed on one person and the other half is tattooed on the other. It is a cute tattoo that celebrates your friendship and the awesome movie Toy Story.
54. Cute Matching Elephants
Next, we have another cute tattoo. This one features adorable elephants with a red love heart. Elephant tattoos are perfect for friends because they are pretty, suit everyone, and because they symbolize things such as loyalty, strength and more. Recreate this or try a different elephant design.
55. No Matter What, No Matter Where
If you like meaningful quotes, then this next tattoo is for you. Here we have a quote that reads “no matter what, no matter where”. Half of the quote is tattooed on one person and the other half is tattooed on the other person. It is a beautiful quote that shows that you will be there for each other no matter what.
56. Geometric Heart Design
Like heart tattoos but would like a trendy and edgier design? If so, this tattoo idea could be perfect for you. These two have chosen to have a matching design tattooed on the wrist. The design features a heart with a stylish geometric pattern. We love the geometric design and it will suit everyone.
57. Matching Butterfly Tattoos
Butterflies are not only beautiful to look at in person, they also look amazing as tattoo designs too. Don’t just take our word for it, check out this next idea. Here we have two butterflies and one is tattooed on each person. You can choose a butterfly in any color and with any pattern on the wings. It is a pretty tattoo idea and it is perfect for friends.
58. Unicorn Tattoos
Unicorn tattoos have become super popular and with cute designs like this, we can see why! Two people have chosen to have a unicorn tattooed on their wrist. One has blue hair and the other has pink. These are cute and pretty designs. You can recreate these or try different hair colors.
59. Moon, Sun and Stars
Earlier in the post we shared a moon and sun tattoo idea. If you loved that, then you may like these tattoos too. Here we have three people with a small sun, star and moon design. This is such a stylish idea. Recreate the simple black ink design or you can add some color for a bolder piece of body art.
60. Matching Koi Fish Tattoos
Looking for a unique tattoo idea? Then check this out. These two have an elegant black fish design. The tattoos match and they are tattooed in the same place. A fish can symbolize different things but some common meanings are courage and faith. Try a similar tattoo to this or try a different type of fish.
61. A Bouquet of Flowers
This next tattoo is perfect for three sisters or three best friends. These ladies got tattooed a bouquet of flowers that feature a piece of bellflower, lavender and wheat.
62. Pretty Floral Tattoos
Next, we have another floral tattoo idea to show you. These tattoos are matching and have a pretty pink floral design. This is again on the same person but we think that one tattoo on each friend would look gorgeous. Recreate the pink look or try a different colored flower.
63. Matching Leaves
Like unique and stylish tattoos? If so, this could be just what you have been looking for. Here we have two matching botanical tattoos. Each person has a large leaf tattooed on their shoulder. This is an unusual design and it not only matches for you both, but it looks great as an individual tattoo too.
We hope you have found the perfect best friend tattoos for you and your BFF!