The strong desire of close people to unite in one with invisible bonds led to emerging of such notion as sister tattoos. No matter how two people are connected, either by blood or by strong friendship, sharing one image for two is one of the ways to show the appreciation and devotion to each other.
Thus such tattoos can be done by people who are not sisters or brothers by blood, but are those in their minds and souls, that’s why sister tattoos became one of the favorites among best friends.
In spite of the name sisters tattoos, they can be shared both among men and women as well, though the sketch may vary in design.
Things to know before making sister’s tattoo
In order for the sister’s tattoos to look beautiful on your body and perform its function in the best way, consider taking these small tips into account:
- Tattoos look more balancing if both of the people get inked in the same part of the body.
- For those willing their image to consist of two parts and unite in one, it is better to make them mirror like, while one person gets the tattoo on the right leg, the other one should put on the left one.
- Before choosing the place where to put your sister;s ink, ask yourself whether you would like it to be hidden or visible for anybody else?
The main types of sister’s tattoos
If you finally decided to celebrate your sisterhood or friendship, you will face a rather difficult choice, what kind of sister tattoo to apply ?
There are basically three main types to choose from for the women:
- Regular design representing the same image and shared by both.
- Same design inked exactly at the same part of the body which is rather unique and special for two of you only, which doesn’t mean nothing for the others, but carries warmth and deep meaning for you, as best friends.
- The last one and the most complicated one is to invent your own picture of the tattoo which will be understandable only when you stay next to each other.
The tattoo can be shared with more than one person, like fore example Miley Cyrus, Elsa Pataky and two other pals did: a matching tattoo in order to preserve their sisterhood and friendship in the ink. All of them have a small symbol inked between the fingers, wrist and forearm.
Which are the most common designs symbolizing the sisterhood or friendship?
For those in search of inspiration and some ideas on which symbol to choose for your sister tattoo, there are few options:
Usually, the symbol of heart is rather small in size and can be just matching, meaning both of the wearer have it on the same part of body or shared – each half of the heart belongs to each of the holder.
The picture of a moon and sun is rather symbolic when it comes to sister tattoos, as according to the Greek culture the moon represents sisterhood, while sun symbolizes light and truth.
When joined together, the moon and the sun show that two people are totally different but still remain the same.
The ancient symbol of eternity and limitless have found itself in the sister tattoos as well,meaning that your blood or mind connection sees no boundaries, neither limits and will be preserved forever.
- Initials or sentences.
They can vary from either sharing the same sentences or inking the names of each other or complement each other.
So whenever you stand by each other, you can read the whole message.
These are some of the most common ones among the sister tattoos, which are more female, but if you would like to make your design truly special and yours, the chosen image should be known and shared only by two of you.
Which part of the body should you put a sister tattoo on?
From the ancient times, wrists have been the most popular spot for tattoos, as this part you can always hide behind the long sleeves or show off.
Besides the wrists,
such body parts as ankles,
and neck are the most favorite ones for these types of tattoos.
Men sister tattoos or better say brother tattoos?
Men are not an exception when it comes to sister tattoos, and they do get inked in order to show their true devotion either to brother or best friend.
For men, it means much more than having tattoo with a name of beloved woman, as love can seize, while men’s friendship is rather hard to break.
Men mostly prefer minimalistic tattoos when it comes to siblings bonding or showing the true friendship.
You may commonly find the sentences inked either on the inner side of the hands,
One of the most favorite ones is the moon and sun as well and the more adventurous go for more male sketches.
The wish of people blood – related or no to create a special connection is often shown through sister tattoos: an another way to celebrate such event as having somebody so close in your life, as love, unfortunately, can sometimes vanish, but friendship will remain with you forever.
30 best tattoo designs sister’s tattoo
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Everyone who has a brother or sister knows that siblings drive you crazy. But when you need a friend, your brother or sister will be there for you. Siblings are best friends forever.
With the popularity of tattoos rising, we are now into an era where people are trying to make some bonds last forever. Tattoos are a great way to show your love is forever. With that in mind, we look at some tattoos that are perfect for a siblings love. As I said, the love between siblings is timeless. I am sure you will never regret putting one of these permanent marks.
1. Marked Sibling Zodiac Sign
Let’s start with a simple one. That is the Zodiac sign, something that is characteristic for every person. The Zodiac is rising in popularity recently, so it is no surprise it makes our list.
2. Roman Numbers One Two In Fire And Water
There is so much symbolism here. The only challenge is there might be some dispute who gets the I and who gets the II. But if you can get pass that argument, you will be great. I am sure one of you is fire and the other is water. Similar like Fire and Ice, George R.R. Martin’s popular saga.
3. Brother Sister Skulls
Yes, it looks a bit creepy. Yes, it is a bit alternative. But you cannot deny that the skull tattoo is an awesome way to be unique. And just look at how perfectly these skulls are executed.
4. Big And Lil Sis Heart And Feather Tattoo
Siblings not always have to be a brother-sister tattoo. You can also show the love between two sisters. And we all know the big sister will always take care of the little one. With a heart and leaf, there is also some symbolism there.
5. Gaming Themed Sibling Tattoo
In the past several years, gaming has went from an alternative sub-culture, to a mainstream one. Gaming is now more mainstream than ever. And with that in mind, we have to have some gaming inspired tattoo. It is a simple one, with just the buttons of a gaming joystick.
6. Brothers And Mates Quote
Quotes are always a nice idea. If you cannot bother with finding a symbol that shows your love and bond, you can always write it. Some people opt for symbolism, others go for quotes. And I cannot tell you which quote to use, since there are million suitable for siblings love. Or you might want to come up with your own quote.
7. Upward Bold Arrows
The thing with arrows is that they symbolize so many different things. For example, they can symbolize courage, moving forward, defense, protection from harm, and so much more. That makes them perfect for a siblings love. It depends on what design you chose, that will be the symbolism behind it.
8. Rugrats Characters Tattoos
Rugrats was such a popular show in the late 90s. The show showed everything from a baby point’s of view. Everything looked bigger and more mysterious. Kids loved it. And if you were one of those 90s children, I am sure you remember Rugrats. If you watched the show with your brother/sister, now it is time to remind yourself.
9. One Of Three Tattoo
Now this is a tattoo I love. So simple and elegant. There is no special symbolism behind, just a tattoo showing who is the first sibling, the second, and the third.
10. Light Saber Tattoos
Luke and Leia are two of the most popular brother and sister combo in the movie world. Yes, they kissed once, but they had a special bond. I am sure you and your sister/brother have a special bond as well. A theme from the Star Wars saga is a nice way to show that. And I am also certain there are many Star Wars fans here.
11. Mermaid Squad Fish-scale Tattoo
Fishes were sacred in the Ancient Greece and Roman mythology. The mermaid was a special and unique creature. The meaning of the tattoo is hard to explain, as only the bearers know exactly what they wanted to achieve. There are many different symbolism explanations of the fish scale. But one thing is certain. It looks beautiful.
12. Each Others Keeper And Protector
I said previously that sometimes you can just write what you feel about your brother/sister. And you do not have to look for some special meaning and quote. As shown here, all you need to show is that you keep each other safe and protected.
13. Triangle Siblings Armor
The triangle is one of the oldest symbols. It is also one with the most explanations. Connected with the number three, the triangle is the symbol of the Holy Trinity. Or just the trinity of your mind, body, and soul.
14. Two Players Tattoo
We have another gaming inspired tattoo. And it is one right out of the Super Mario world. Mario is one of the most popular and iconic video games ever. It is no surprise it makes it to the tattoo world. And I love it is not the classic Mario and Luigi tattoo.
15. Night And Day Tattoo With Quote
They say that siblings are total opposites of each other. And that is true in most cases. With that in mind, a night and day tattoo is a perfect way to show it. The quote is just that little extra bonus.
16. Elephant Lines
For those of you that do not know, elephant hold each other’s tail with the trunk as a way to stay together. Calves always hold their mother’s tail with their trunk to keep up. And while this is a sibling tattoo, the elephant line is a perfect way to show the bond that never dies.
17. Bart And Lisa Tantrums Tattoos
I talked previously about some of the iconic brother and sister duos, like Luke and Leia. Well, Bart and Lisa are right up there in the iconic ranks. If you want a twist to your tattoo, make them vivid and lively, just like you are after drinking some Tantrum (energy drink).
18. Stick Figure Family
Some people just love to get creative and artistic. And if you fall into that category, here is a tattoo that you will surely find cute and adorable. These drawings look like a 5-year old made them. But who cares.
19. Pinky Promise
If there is something that is eternal and timeless, that is the pinky promise. We all remember giving pinky promises when we were little. That pinky promise is a bond that can never be broken. Same as the siblings bond.
20. “Never Walk Alone” With Arrows
For the soccer fans out there, this is the theme song of the fans of the Liverpool FC. Just try and find them singing it on YouTube. But soccer aside, the quote “you will never walk alone” is a powerful one for a siblings tattoo.
21. Harry Potter Fan Siblings
There are all sorts of cultures and subcultures that have made it into the tattoo world. Harry Potter is definitely one of those. Some would say the little wizard is more than that. The last movie aired years ago, but people are still hooked up on Harry. And if you want to bring some Potter magic to your world, a tattoo is a nice way to do it.
22. Connecting DNA Tattoo
Sometimes, you do not need to complicate things. You do not need symbolism or anything mysterious. You need a plain and simple showing of the bond. And that is your DNA. The same DNA flows through your veins, and on your tattoo.
23. Jigsaw Puzzles And Quote
When it comes to matching tattoos, jigsaws are on the top of the list in terms of popularity. Be it for a mother daughter, siblings, or a couples tattoo, jigsaws are just the missing piece you need. The quote is just a bonus, and you should definitely write something personal.
24. Universe Foxes
The universe fox is probably one of the most suitable for a side ribs tattoo. But what I like the most about the tattoo is the colors it brings to the table. Not many tattoos are as colorful.
25. Three Parts Of A Home
When brothers and sisters work together, there is nothing they cannot achieve. And they definitely make the home feel whole. The simple tattoo is just perfectly drawn, with sibling representing a separate part of the house.
26. Tiny Sun And Moon Tattoo
Not all tattoos need to be big. And besides, some of us want a small and subtle tattoo. Nothing more, and nothing less. If you are looking for a small tattoo, the sun and the moon is the way to go. You can put it anywhere, and it will look awesome.
27. Hakuna Matata
The Lion King is a transcendent movie. And the saying Hakuna Matata is one that we all remember. No worries till the end of your days. Just like Timon, Pumba, and Simba were unorthodox brothers, you and your siblings can form a mighty alliance.
28. Couple Of Cardinals
The cardinal is easy to spot due to its coloring. The bird has its own history, legends, and myths in the Cherokee stories. But the important part here is the mom’s handwriting on top of the bird.
29. The Hook The Anchor And The Horseshoe
Three symbols that you might say they do not go together, but they do. They are all symbols for good luck. And it is luck to have good brothers.
With that in mind, I am looking forward to seeing your siblings tattoos. I want to see how you and your siblings have put a stamp on your eternal bond.