12 Adorable Best Friend Tattoos That Are As Simple As They Are Meaningful

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Best Friend Tattoos That Are Simple But Also Adorably Cute

Sometimes the only way to seal a friendship is with some amazing ink!

I remember going with my friend to get a tattoo. It was the first of her tattoos and she wasn’t the least bit scared of the pain. I watched as the needle entered her skin... and I nearly fainted. 

“I’m never getting a tattoo!” I told her. 

Well, never say never — 20 or so tattoos later, and I’m still itching for some more. It really is like eating potato chips; you can’t just have one!

(Actually, some people can, but not me. I’m hooked!)


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When my husband and I got married, instead of getting wedding bands, we decided to get matching tattoos on our ring fingers. And of course, it didn’t stop there. I have a long distance friend I’ve been close with for more years than I can count, and although we couldn’t go together to get our friendship tattoos, we put our heads together to decide on a matching design and then went to have them done on the same day in our own states.

It’s an amazing feeling to share a matching tattoo with someone, as it signifies a connection you may not be able to get otherwise. 

Don’t get me wrong. I'm well aware that some people get matching tattoos and wind up regretting them later, especially celebrities, but I think that for most of us regular folks, it’s an exciting thing to do and I can say from experience that it brings two people together in a truly special way.

Recently, two of the stars of my favorite show, Game of Thrones, got their own set of matching tattoos. 


Last Fall, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, who play Arya Stark and Sansa Stark respectively, had the date “07.08.09” tattooed on their forearms in peach. Both are from the UK, so the date actually reads August 7, 2009, which is the day they both found out they had been cast on Game of Thrones. They’ve since become the closest of friends, so it makes sense they wanted to express this ultimate level of friendship.

To give you some more inspiration, we gathered 12 adorable best friend tattoos that are as simple as they are deeply meaningful.


Always there for each other.
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Women are known to be talkative, so what better way to capture that moment than by getting a tattoo of two of them chatting through a string telephone?

The mushrooms from Super Mario Brothers.
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Not only is this one of the COOLEST matching tattoos I've seen, but it's a perfect way to honor their childhood love of Nintendo games!

These friends must be two "bees" in a pod! *wink wink*
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Bees are seen as a symbol of family and sweetness (because of, you know, their honey making skills) so this is a perfect tattoo to express the close bond between two friends.

A simple heart can mean so much more.
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You don't need an elaborate full sleeve tattoo to show your love and devotion; a tiny heart speaks volumes.

Beautiful doves on the shoulders of two friends.
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Doves are a symbol of love. If you're looking to show your best friend just how much they mean to you, a simple dove will do the trick!

Pucker up for these lovely kiss tattoos.
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Getting a tattoo of your friend's pout is definitely the ultimate sign of a long lasting friendship. MWAH!


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As they say, birds of a feather flock together!
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Robins are known to represent renewal, and it looks like these friends are happy to show their commitment to each other.

To infinity, and beyond! Buzz Lightyear is always a good source of inspiration.
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This tattoo is pretty self-explanatory; these friends are set to be together forever, and beyond!

A date acknowledging an important time in your life is simple, yet unique.
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These friends didn't play around. They made sure it was evident they are "BEST FRIENDS" and we LOVE it!

Two hands showing a pinky swear is so clever and different!
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Pinky swears are unbreakable, just like this friendship.

You can't go wrong with a four leaf clover.
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Four leaf clovers bring good luck, but I think they've already found their pot of gold in their friendship.

A lock and key behind their ears keeps it simple and hidden!
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These two friends will be forever connected by their tattoos, and now they never have to worry about losing the key to their friendship!


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Liza Walter is a writer who focuses on current events, pop culture, and true crime. She loves cheese, Game of Thrones, her husband, and son. Not necessarily in that order. You can follow her on Twitter @NerdyLiza.