35 Sweet Matching Relationship Tattoo Designs & Meanings – Only Love (2017)
Relationship tattoos can be a great option for the love birds. These are types of tattoos that are drawn on the body, just like any other tattoo. The only difference with these tattoos is that they tend to be incomplete.
They will either be incomplete, or they will be a single character, which is obviously male or female. The other partner will have the other half or the other character of the tattoo, so they will only be complete when the two are close together.
Meaning of the couple tattoos
The couple tattoos have no any other special meaning than to show affection for each other. They are also used as a sign of showing completeness between the two people. Some will be designed as a commitment to be together through every challenge.
On the other hand, some will be drawn to show a lifetime union, especially after getting married.
There are others that will be designed with romantic words, which complement the other partner. Conversely, others will have words that are incomplete, like a sentence that will only be complete when the two are close together.
Generally, it is all about expressing the completeness that the couples have in each other.
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The placement of the couple tattoos will depend on the couple and also the type of that tattoo. Smaller tattoos are placed in smaller areas and they don’t entail a lot of details. One thing about these tattoos is that they need total commitment, since they tend to be permanent.
For that, the couple applying the tattoo must be fully committed and determined to be together forever.
- Wrist and arm
A number of the couple tattoos are placed on the wrist, especially the inner wrist. They will contain different characters, ranging from heart tattoos, cupid characters and even words. When the two people put their wrists together, you will be able to see the completeness of these tattoos.
They can also be placed on the arm, either on the inner section or on the outer arm. The characters will also vary from one couple to another.
Another common area that the couple tattoos are placed is on the fingers. They will either be placed on the side of the fingers or on the outer part of the finger.
Depending on the type of the tattoo, they will either be placed on the base or in the middle part of the finger, but not on the tip. The exact placement on the finger will be same for both partners.
- At the back, near the shoulder
They can also be placed at the top left or right of the back, near the shoulder. These are areas that are most suitable for the characters that are literally meant to appear perfect and complete from a distance.
The tattoos can also be applied on the leg, especially along the side, near the ankle, though it can be in the middle section of the leg. They can also be drawn on the muscles at the back of the leg.
The couple tattoos can also be drawn on the side of the palm, which will have slightly bigger characters, which will be visible to the public when the love birds walk hand-in-hand.
Other areas that the tattoos can be placed, which tend to be more personal, include the thigh, especially on the sides, the side of the chest, or even slightly above the waist. These tattoos that are drawn in the hidden areas tend to be drawn for the sake of intimacy.
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Types of the relationship tattoos
Basically, there are so many types of couple tattoos, whereby, every couple will have their own type and design of the tattoo. Some are completely unique, while others are the common male and female characters and symbols. Here is a look at the common types of couple tattoos;
- Couple character tattoos
You can have a number of elegant designs of tattoos that are split to each partner. For instance, you can have two characters of a male and female skeleton that are dressed. These tattoos can be used to show that they two people are committed to be together till they die.
- Key and lock tattoos
One partner, mostly the man, can have the key tattoo, while the lady can have the lock tattoo.
This set of tattoos is mostly meant to show that the two are close enough to each other. This shows that they always know how they can keep each other happy, no matter how depressed they are.
The key and lock can also be replaced by a combination lock system. The key can have a keychain, if you need it to look more elegant. The amount of detail included will depend on the couple and what they prefer.
This is quite common and it will mostly contain a single word that is split into two. They can take the word, Love, and write it on their palm. One partner will have the LO and the other will have VE, making it complete when they hold hands.
The word that they choose depends on what they want, but it must be one that shows love and affection.
- Love quotes tattoos
Others will have a set of words, more of a dedication that is written on their hands to always keep them going. The set of words can be written as a question, then the other partner will have the answer.
The worlds can be made more elegant with an additional of some flowers and other drawings. They can also be written in plain English or calligraphy.
Another unique couple tattoo is a ring tattoo, which is a perfect replacement of the wedding ring. With this option, the couple who choose it will have it everywhere they go. It is not like the wedding ring that can get lost or might fade when used in water.
With these tattoos, they can take any shape, but they are mostly simple, though some will have animal characters.
Generally, the couple tattoos will be designed with an aim of matching the other partner’s tattoo. All for the sake of showing completeness in each other.