Toronto Wedding Tattoos Blog #003January 31st 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Matching Tattoos for Couples

Matching Fingerprint Heart Tattoos by Valerie @Victory.Tattoos

Love is a journey, and what better way to commemorate that journey than with matching tattoos? Matching tattoos for married couples have become the latest trend in expressing everlasting love and commitment. It's not just about sharing a last name anymore; it's about wearing your heart on your sleeve, quite literally. In this article we go over the four main elements of a tattoo: Idea, Size, Placement, and Style. But with matching tattoos, there's a bonus fifth element... So, grab your partner's hand and let's dive into the world of inked love stories! 

First comes the idea: Choosing the right design is crucial when it comes to matching tattoos. The tattoo idea should represent your unique bond as a couple. Consider symbols that have personal meaning to both of you – maybe it's the coordinates of where you first met, the silhouette of your favorite city, your wedding date, your partner's first initial, your shared pet's name or paw print, your favourite song, or so many other little symbols! The designs can be identical or they can each be a little different. There are no rules so the possibilities are truly endless!

Then comes the size: Deciding on the size of your matching tattoos is a significant step. Some couples prefer small, subtle designs, while others go all out with larger, more intricate pieces. Just remember, it's not about the size but the significance behind the ink. Whether it's a tiny heart on your finger or a majestic mural on your back, let the size reflect your shared style. The sizes of each person's tattoo don't need to be exactly the same either! 

Next up is location: The placement of your matching tattoos can add an extra layer of meaning. Some couples opt for symmetrical placements, like matching wrist tattoos or mirror-image ankle designs. Others choose more hidden spots, like behind the ear or on the ribcage, for a more intimate touch. Your artist will also be able to offer insight about different placement ideas. Just keep in mind that the locations don't always have to be identical, and neither do the tattoos! 

Finally, the style: There are so many different styles of tattooing. A few examples are: fine line, illustrative, realism, and traditional. Within each of those categories are a while bunch of other sub-categories. For example, under the realism umbrella are: black and grey realism, colour realism, micro-realism, and semi-realism. Each style is unique and beautiful in its own way. The most important part of tattoo style is figuring out which one you like best for your tattoo and then finding an artist that specializes in that style with both fresh and healed photo examples of their work. 

Now the fun part... the experience! Turn the tattoo experience into a memorable event by scheduling an "ink date." Choose a reputable tattoo artist and make an appointment for both of you (or have your artist come to you to commemorate a special occasion like a wedding or a vow renewal). It's a bonding experience that goes beyond the needle – you'll be creating a lasting memory together. Don't forget to celebrate afterward with a special dinner or a night out to show off your new ink!

Matching tattoos for married couples are not just a passing trend; they're a symbol of commitment, shared memories, and a love that's eternal. So, whether you're celebrating a marriage, renewing your vows, or just want to plan an exciting date with your forever person, consider getting inked together. After all, what's more permanent than the love you share?