We meet new friends as we go through the stages of life. But some of us are lucky to have that one constant companion through thick and thin. What better way to celebrate that friendship than getting something that’ll also last forever?
If you and your best friend are planning to take the leap and finally get inked, you came to the right place. Here are 75 of the cutest and most creative BFF tattoos that other besties have gotten. Feel free to take inspiration from your favorite ones to design your own.
#1 Together on adventures
These best friends from France immortalized their friendship and shared their love for travel in the best way possible. Translated to English, their matching tattoos say, “Let’s go on an adventure.”
#2 Sun & mountains
These nature-loving Canadian besties may have gotten a simple pair of matching tattoos, but they gave it a little twist by having them mirror each other. The subtle colors used also gave the scenery a dash of life.
#3 Take my hand
The best thing about having a sister is that you get to grow up with your best friend. And although you two may part ways as you grow older, you can keep each other close with a cool tattoo like this one.
#4 Cheezit buddies
Looking for a small yet cute tattoo to get with your best friend? Take cues from these creative girls who decided to get their favorite snack stamped on their ankles.
#5 Floral ink
Getting inked on your arm is one way to go. Doing so will remind you of the good times you’ve spent together whenever you see your matching tats.
#6 Skull besties
If flower designs are just a tad too girly for and your best friend’s personal style, go for something darker yet still creative. The positioning of these skulls is also strategic, showing how being together completes the picture.
#7 Pinky promise
Seal your friendship promise with your sister by getting something like this cute pair of identical pinky promise tattoos. The outline design of the tat definitely makes it timeless.
#8 Moon & stars
Say you love your best friend to the stars/moon and back with these adorable black and white tattoos. They may be tiny, but they get the message across.
#9 Smokey the Bear
Are you and your best friend environmentalists? What better way to commemorate your strong bond than with a pair of Smokey the Bear tattoos? We particularly love how these two added their own touch to the popular campaign character.
#10 You complete me
Mandalas are a popular choice of design for tattoos. Modify it into a cool best friend tat by getting half of the whole design on each of you.
#11 Mug outlines
Not a fan of large tattoos? Scared of needles? Don’t let these prevent you from getting a symbolic designed inked with your best girlfriend.
#12 Crescent moons
More and more friends around the world are getting matching tattoos. Case in point is this pair of Korean best friends who just got these cool minimalist moon tats.
#13 Childhood drawings
Get a little more creative by getting out those old drawings you did as a child with your friends. Stick drawings can make for cute matching tattoos.
#14 Peanut butter to my jelly
Who says mothers and daughters can’t be best friends, too? Just take a look at these peanut butter and jelly matching tattoos a mom and her daughter got.
#15 Pizza lovers
Who doesn’t love eating pizza? Certainly not these two! They even got matching tattoos of their favorite food on their wrists to express how much they love the cheesy treat.
#16 Winnie the Pooh inspired
No other cartoon has probably exhibited what friendship should be like than A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. Take inspiration from the loveable characters and get something like this Piglet and balloon tattoo with your best friend.
#17 Birthday present
This girl got the best present for her best friend for her birthday. After thirteen years of friendship, they got a Lord of the Rings-inspired mountain range tattoos as a reminder of all the good times.
#18 Something that won’t get lost
When your sister is also your best friend, you get fantastic Christmas presents like this. Since friendship rings can easily get lost, she opted for something more permanent with these mandala ring tattoos.
#19 Of the same feather
As the old saying goes, “birds of a feather flock together.” And these BFFS certainly took the saying to heart.
#20 Dino sisters
Young kids are often fascinated with dinosaurs. These sister best friends aren’t an exception.
#21 So connected
At first glance, these simple tattoos may look like your typical hand design. But if you look closer, you’ll notice how the two inked hands are connected together.
#22 Colorful raspberries
Not a fan of old school black ink tattoos? Show off you and your best friend’s sunny disposition with something like these adorable raspberries.
#23 Coffee connoisseurs
Are you and your friend coffee lovers? Take inspiration from these unique matching tattoos featuring old school Italian moka pots.
#24 They also come in threes
When it comes to friendship, it’s always the more, the merrier. So, it isn’t surprising to see best friends that come in threes.
#25 Cubist dogs
Their love for Picasso and dogs came to life in these cubist tattoos. They may be small and minimalist, but the design definitely captured their interests.
#26 SpongeB ob and Patrick
SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star are some of the most iconic cartoon friends ever. So it’s no surprise that these two BFFs took inspiration from them for their matching tats.
#27 ‘Owl’ always love you
Here’s another variation to the birds of a same feather theme. This time, though, the BFFs opted for something a little more cartoony with this owl design.
#28 Elk friends
The best tattoos have a story behind them. These matching elk BFF tattoos came about after two friends’ bond-forming cross-country trip.
#29 Intergalactic design
Remember that time when space and galaxy-designed stuff was all the rage? We bet these besties got inked right around then.
#30 Unicorn buddies
Having a best friend is as special as a unicorn. And this trio of BFFs immortalized this thought with beautiful and colorful wrist tattoos.
#31 Written in the stars
Sometimes, the stars just align for two people to meet and form a connection. These BFFs know this by experience.
#32 Never too late
When these two sisters were little, they weren’t really fans of the ‘weird’ Japanese movie their dad brought them. Growing up, though, they learned to appreciate it and now sport little Totoro tattoos.
#33 Best ghoul friends
Who says Halloween only comes once a year? This set of ghoul friends certainly don’t think so.
#34 Not a lone wolf
Like wolves, people are stronger when they join together. These matching wolf tattoos are undoubtedly the perfect one to get for wolf brothers or sisters.
#35 Magical friends
The Harry Potter series certainly made a whole generation’s childhood better. And it also led to many close friendships, as shown by this pair of besties with a mutual love for the magical story.
#36 Cupcake in threes
What better way is there to show your love for your BFF and sweet treats than with these adorable cupcake tattoos? The pastel color scheme fits perfectly.
#37 Cartoon macaws
Customize your BFF tattoo by incorporating you and your best friend’s initials in the design. They did it perfectly with this colorful macaw tattoo.
#38 Partners in crime
Remember all the (mis)adventures you and your BFF had in your heydays with something like these matching mischievous cats tattoos. Get a little creative and incorporate an interactive element to the design.
#39 Big sister
Your big sister will always be your big sister, no matter how much time passes. Keep this in mind with something like this witty pair of big cat and little cat tattoos.
#40 Perfect together
Some best friends bond because of their similarities, some bond because of their differences. If you and your best friend are the latter, nothing else will perfectly encapsulate your closeness than a yin and yang tattoo.
#41 Promises to keep
Despite fundamental differences, sisters share a bond that’s hard to break. Defy distance and keep your promises to each other close with matching promise tattoos.
#42 Bound by heart and blood
Sisters have a connection that transcends sharing the same blood. This thought is brought to life in these well-designed heart tattoos.
#43 Sea unicorns
Unicorns may just be a product of people’s imaginations. Thankfully, their sea counterparts are more than real, and this pair of sisters appreciate the nearly magical sea creatures.
#44 Watercolor flowers
Watercolor tattoo designs are becoming more popular these days. The trend has even reached the wrists of these BFFs from Korea.
#45 Sisterly love
Gestures of love need not always be grand. Sometimes, opting for something simple like these plane and heart outline tattoos will more than do the trick.
#46 Matching constellations
At a glance, these tattoos may look like your generic night sky design. But a closer look reveals that the tattoos feature the Big Dipper and Little Dipper constellations making it the perfect template for sister designs.
#47 Studio Ghibli-inspired
Are you and your best friend big fans of Studio Ghibli films? Why not opt for something like these matching soot sprite tattoos?
#48 Leaf sisters
Nature lovers will always find leaf designs to be a great go-to when looking for their next tat. Another useful trick is to design matching tattoos with subtle differences to express each person’s individuality.
#49 Initials and poppies
These besties strayed away from the typical rose floral designs and chose something that has personal meaning to them. This dainty poppy design is what they came up with.
#50 Simplistic but meaningful
Although admittedly a basic design, these matching triangle tats perfectly captured these three besties’ time together. And in the end, that’s all that matters.
#51 Cats and dogs
We particularly love how witty and creative this design is. See how the puppy is wearing a kitten hoodie and vice versa?
Besties can also come in fours. What better way is there to mark their friendship than with a tattoo of the most important word that fits into just four letters? It’s perfect.
#53 Cherry blossoms
Friendship can grow and blossom in the most unexpected of circumstances. Celebrate these unique chances with something as beautiful as this cherry blossom tattoo.
#54 Panda buddies
Pandas are the perfect design template for black ink tattoos. Case in point are these matching BFF tattoos of the adorable Asian bear.
#55 Flock of friends
Not everyone is lucky to have an entire group of best friends. For the lucky ones, consider immortalizing your gang’s bond with something like this connected flock of birds.
#56 The same feather
We have another variation of the birds of a same feather concept again. This one takes things a bit more literal, though.
#57 Childhood memories
If you and your childhood besties grew up obsessed with dinosaurs, this tattoo idea may be the perfect one for you. It’s simple and small, yet still carries a ton of beautiful memories.
#58 Friendship metamorphosis
The best kinds of friends are those that have been with you through the good times and the bad. Celebrate the best friend that’s been with you through your growing up stages with something symbolic like a butterfly tattoo or two.
#59 My heart beats for you
Here’s a little twist to the usual heart design tattoos. Its symbolic placement on the wrist also adds more meaning to the wonderful idea.
#60 Multiple meanings
This hand symbol has long been associated with rock n roll. But did you know that it actually traces back to the Hindu religion?
#61 Celebrity BFF tattoos
Way back when, supermodels Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne were inseparable. Proof of it is this matching tattoo of their last name initials.
#62 Out of this world
People with besties who aren’t really fans of needles will find this simple and minimalistic design the best alternative. It’s understated yet still leaves room for customization.
#63 Pinky promises
We’ve all made pinky promises when we were young. Although we’ve broken some of them, there are still promises we’d like to keep forever. So, here’s a next-level way to remember those.
#64 Friendship roses
There’s nothing wrong with going the classic route and getting a rose-themed tattoo with your best friend. Hey, those designs are timeless for a reason.
#65 In it for the long haul
Like humans, elephants can form lasting bonds with their fellow elephants. So, what better way to profess that you and your BFF are in it for the long haul than this matching design?
#66 Sun, moon, and stars
This concept is perfect for best friend trios. Each of you gets one celestial body signifying how your love for each other would last as long as the sun, moon, and stars.
#67 Together and apart
Growing up doesn’t always mean growing apart. Keep your best friend close to you by tattooing their location on your arm and vice versa.
#68 To infinity
Nothing says best friends forever quite like an infinity tattoo. Get the symbol inked somewhere that you can see it to serve as a constant reminder of your friendship.
#69 The evil eye
These best friends forever chose the ‘evil eye’ as the basis for their friendship tattoo. They added a heart and lashes, though, to add a feminine flair.
#70 Meet in space
This pair of outer space-themed tattoos looks so cool when joined together. Tattoos that complete each other’s concept are the perfect choice for best friends.
#71 Tetris friends
Here’s another variation of the same concept of the previous tattoo. This time it uses the Tetris game concept of matching blocks.
#72 Night and day
This night and day concept works well for besties who may be living on different coasts. It can also work great for friends with polar opposite personalities.
#73 Say it with lyrics
Another excellent tattoo idea for best friends is opting for meaningful lyrics. A good example is the one below, which uses some words from an Alanis Morrisette song.
#74 Lemon & lemonade
Here’s another witty tattoo idea. As the saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
#75 Apart yet still connected
Although technology has made physical distances seem smaller, being apart can still be a problem. Express your promise to stay connected with something like this string telephone tattoo.