Matching Tattoo Ideas for Brothers & Sisters

By David Coodin

Tattoos are an excellent way to express yourself. Whether you want to memorialize someone, show off an interest or just be creative, putting a permanent design on your skin can turn your body into a work of art. Deepen a bond with your sister or brother by getting matching tattoos. Matching tattoos will bind you together for life and allow you to share something intimate and special.

Tattoos turn your body into a work of art.

Meaningful Tattoos

Brothers and sisters often share deep bonds and experiences. Memorialize these bonds with matching tattoos. You can get something as simple as your last name tattooed. If you have a family crest, consider sharing it on your bodies. You could get matching tattoos of the name of the town in which you grew up, or of a picture of your childhood home. If an important member of your family has passed away, consider both getting his name, initials or face tattooed on your bodies.

Common Interests

Because brothers and sisters grow up together, they sometimes develop common interests. If there is a particular band you are both obsessed with, get matching tattoos of its name or logo. If there is a painter or visual artist that you both adore, get tattoos of one of her paintings or artworks. Perhaps you both like a particular animal, comic book character or city in the world. Get matching tattoos of any of these and share your interest on your skin.

Funny or Playful Tattoos

Brothers and sisters sometimes share private jokes. Memorialize one of these with a tattoo of a word or picture that symbolizes the joke. You might get matching tattoos of a famous sister and brother duo, such as the Gyllenhaals or Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty. Consider a fictional brother and sister combo, such as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia from the "Star Wars" franchise.

Interlocking Tattoos

Sometimes tattoos can "match" not by being identical, but by being two parts of a whole. Consider deepening your bond by getting a tattoo of a key on your arm while your sibling gets a tattoo of a lock in the same place. Alternatively, you might get half of a poetic phrase while your sibling gets the other half. Have it designed so that when you put them together, the entire phrase becomes legible.