15 Timeless Tattoo Ideas For You And Your Best Friend That'll Always Put A Smile On Your Face

Your relationship with your best friend is a special one, because best friends share everything, from chewing gum to real talk. There are plenty of things only your best friend is allowed to do, and getting matching tattoos is one of them — getting a tattoo with your best friend is a perfect way to show to the world that you two take the "forever" part of BFFs very seriously.

Here's your friendly reminder that tattoos are permanent, so don't get a friendship tattoo unless you think your best friend is your best friend (and there are ways to know if someone is truly your best friend), and you're ready to get a tattoo in the first place. Remember that peer pressure is not a thing that real best friends do, so don't feel like you have to get a tattoo just because your best friend wants one.

But if you and your best friend are ready to take the plunge, there are plenty of classic tattoo designs for best friends to draw inspiration from, from infinity signs to inspirational quotes. You can also get creative, and really, there's no limit to what design makes a cool friendship tattoo. If you're looking for some ideas, here are 15 timeless tattoos to share with your best friend:

1. Two Peas In A Pod

You and your best friend are like two peas in a pod, so why not make it literal and get two peas in a pod tattooed on your feet?

2. Yin And Yang

Yin and yang are opposing forces that are actually complementary. Two parts making up a whole, a meaningful symbol for your best friend and you, especially when each one of you have one half.

3. Peanut Butter And Jelly

Another perfect, classic, and totally delicious pairing. Who knew condiments on white bread could be so cute?

4. Anchors Down

Your best friend is your anchor, so commemorate your friend's ability to keep you grounded even when things get rough.

5. "Be The One To Guide Me But Never Hold Me Down"

There's something about a nautical theme that makes for a great tattoo, especially with a best friend (and a good inspirational quote doesn't hurt, either).

6. Missing Puzzle Pieces

Best friends fit together like two puzzle pieces, another metaphor to make literal with a tattoo.

7. Sun And Moon

Another complementary pairing, another cute tattoo idea.

8. Matching Mix Tapes

Back when mix tapes were a thing, I definitely made my fair share of mix tapes (or CDs, as the case may be) for my best friend. Even if you've lost the mix tape, you still have the memory, so make it a tattoo like these two ladies.

9. Girl Talk

You know you've got a real best friend when she'll pick up the phone any time of day and talk with you until all your problems are solved... or at least until you feel better about them.

10. Friendship Goals

Make promises to each other with your tattoos because since the tattoos will last forever, the promises will too.

11. Cartoon Best Friends, Like Winnie The Pooh And Piglet

Speaking of friendship goals, you could get tattoos of already famous cartoon best friends like Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

12. Twin Narwhals

Because why not?

13. Reminder Of How You Met

These two girls got matching flutes on their fingers because they met in middle school band, and even if you never played the flute, getting a tattoo that commemorates how you met is a sweet idea.

14. Two Cats High-Fiving

This is seriously the most amazing set of tattoos, ever. When you two are together, you can make the cats on your feet high five, and what's more hilarious than that?

15. Whatever You Two Want!

A timeless best friend tattoo is one you get with your best friend, even if the tattoos aren't identical or the designs don't match. It's a reminder of your friendship, whatever shape that may take, and that's what makes friendship tattoos so special.

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