12 Super-Geeky Matching Tattoos Only Your Nerdy Best Friend Will Appreciate

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12 Nerdy Matching Tattoos And Tattoo Ideas For Best Friends
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How close are you with your best friend? Do you tell each other everything? Do you talk every night? Nothing compares to the love, companionship, and support of a best friend. Really, they are like your family.

But while that's cute and all, if you and your bestie really want to show off your #squadgoals, why not get matching tattoos?

That means coming up with no ordinary tattoo ideas; instead, getting best friend tattoos means finding something you both truly love.

And how do you cement your ride-or-die relationship? With nerdy tattoos, of course. Why? Because best friends always have something they secretly nerd out over.

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You guys are so close in personality that you’re both normally obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Disney, comic books, 1980s Atari games, or something very, very particular to the two of you.

Do you both share a passion for geek literature like Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, or, heck, even the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide? Maybe you both get incredibly geeky over your favorite Harry Potter character, or maybe an undying obsession with aliens and UFOs?

No matter what nerdy thing you're into, there are plenty of tattoo ideas to inspire you.

Part of the fun of having a true friendship with someone is that you can let your freak flag fly around them, without worrying they will judge you, end your friendship, or even spread rumors about you. (Hello, high school!) You don’t have to pretend that you don’t dress up for Comic Con, or you don’t re-read the Game of Thrones books every year. Especially now that your favorite series is over.

Yes, a best friend knows your weirdness — and they love you for it! That’s why your matching tattoos should reflect that. Because that type of friendship is rare.

Thanks to the power of Instagram, we're lucky enough to provide you this handy list of epic tattoo ideas for you and your best friend. And these 12 amazing tats are perfect examples of just how super-geeky you both are. You should feel honored to share with your best friend. Forever.

1. His and Her Hipster Rubber Duckie Tattoos
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Perfect for real-life Ernie and Berts.

2. BFF Magnet Tattoos
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Perfect for science nerds to geek out over magnetism together. And you can use them to explain why you’re always together.

3. Super Weird Matching Unicorn Tattoos
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Perfect for fantasy fans who want to look like a painting on the side of a 1970s van (That’s what makes it cool.)

4. UFO Night-Time Encounter Tattoos
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Perfect for fans of Twin Peaks, Gravity Falls, or season 2 of Fargo.

5. Super Mario Brothers Power-Up Mushroom Tattoos
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How awesome are these tattoos for old-school Nintendo fans? Do you double in size when you touch them?

6. 80s Horror 'See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil' Tattoos
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Great for Freddy Krueger fans, or just fans of horror, in general.

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7. Bob’s Burgers Tattoos
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If you love Bob's Burgers and the Belcher family, these tattoos make a great addition. Because there’s a point when BFFs have to ask themselves, "Am I a Tina or a Louise?"

8. Lord of the Rings Elvish Writing Tattoos
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Have a buddy who's into Lord of the Rings? These are great for J.R.R. Tolkien fans who wish they were really Hobbits.

9. The Ladies of Stop-Motion Animation Tattoos
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The two best friends connected by a tin-can phone is one of the clichés of the matching best friend tattoo genre, but making the BFFs Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas and the title character from Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride? That takes it up a nerdy notch.

10. Marauder’s Map Tattoos
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These are an amazing idea for the besties who love sneaking out of Hogwarts at night.

11. Media Player Command Tattoos
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Perfect for that particular kind of nerdy friend who can talk you into getting matching audio control panel function tattoos on your feet. (Don't even pretend you understand it.)

12. The Deathly Hallows Tattoos
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Is your best friend the kind of person who would follow you on a seven-year quest to destroy the lord of all evil magic? If so, this is the perfect tattoo for you guys.

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Tom Burns is a husband, a dad, and a veteran of the educational publishing industry. After years of obsessing about what his daughter was reading, he founded Building-a-Library, a website devoted to helping parents find the right books for their kids.