60 Eloquent Sibling Tattoo Ideas- Show The World Your Special Connection

Brothers and sisters share a unique bond and if you are lucky enough to have a brother or a sister or many of each then you will understand exactly what we mean.

Your siblings may have driven you insane when you were young, but as you get older you realize just how important they really are to you.

Matching tattoos are no longer only for best friends and couples –more and more brothers and sisters are opting to have sibling tattoos as a symbol of their special bond and their devotion to each other.

The reality is that it is only as you grow up that you realize how important family is. Sometimes it takes a sad event like the loss of a loved one for you to understand just how much you need your family and how much they need you.

Having great brothers and sisters is like having best friends – only with your siblings, you can be sure of their trust. They’ll always be there for you! So why not celebrate your connection with a special tattoo?

But what if your sibling is not really the tattoo type? What if they are more conservative and not quite adventurous as you? Don’t worry – many of these designs are small enough even for the first timer and discreet enough to be easily hidden away. (But you’ll always know it’s there.)


Designs For You And Your Siblings To Consider

A sibling tattoo can be of anything – complex or simple – that you feel links you together. The meanings of some designs may be obvious to others while other designs are a little more cryptic. Here are just a few of the possible design options for your tattoos:

Shapes – If you are looking for a design that is simple and easy to cover then perhaps look at shapes. Small black circles, squares, and triangles all look cute and you could fill them in with different patterns or leave them as outlines.

DNA strands – If you both love science, then modern matching DNA strand tattoos may make the perfect brother/sister tattoo. This is a design to consider if you both want a medium size color tattoo.

Numbers or Birth dates – Numbers are a popular choice for brothers and sisters, twins and triplets. These could be funny in the form of 1 / 2 and 2 / 2 or roman numerals. Having birth date tattoos is also trendy and even better if you share the date!

Names or Quotes – You could choose a simple tattoo with the name of your sibling while they have a tattoo with your name on it. You may could your surname or the name of a family member who passed away.

Quotes that are significant to both of you can also make an interesting tattoo design. Some people like sayings such as the “my sister’s protector” and “my brother’s keeper” combination.

Minimalist lines – If shapes aren’t quite your thing, but you still want a simple design then why not consider minimalist lines? Two or three short lines with angles or curves make a cute basic design that siblings can wear as matching tattoos.

Puzzle pieces – Puzzle pieces are a fantastic symbol of interconnectedness and therefore a great choice for sibling tattoos. These can look good either as simple black outlines or full-color pieces.

Infinity – The infinity symbol is a beautiful token of your love for each other, a love that goes on indefinitely. Usually girls tend to make such a tattoos adding flowers as a colourful accents.

Sun and Moon – The sun and moon designs are small tattoos that can be designed as simple black outlines or color pieces and show how much you mean to each other.

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What A Sibling Tattoo Means

Special bond: This type of tattoo is a symbol of the special bond and feeling of interconnectedness that you feel with your sibling. It’s a sign of your commitment to each other and the special place that you occupy in each other’s hearts.

Protection: Brothers and sisters always look out for each other and love each other unconditionally. A tattoo, especially one with special words or a quote can be interpreted as a sign of protection.

Family Values: Not all families are as close as yours. Having a family that is close means better support which is important for success. Families that stick together should be proud of that and what better way to show this than by getting a tattoo that reminds you of your family’s values?

Legacy / Heritage: You should be proud of your family and your heritage – a tattoo can be used not only to show your love for each other but also for your family’s legacy.

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Best Placement For Matching Tattoos

Most of these tattoos are small to medium designs and can be used on any area of the body. Try and find an area that you both agree on so that you can have matching tattoo placement as well.

Common placements for this type of tattoo include the feet, ankles, forearm, wrists, and shoulders.

In Short…

Your siblings are your best friends – they know you better than anyone else and they are the ones who are the most likely to stick by you through thick and thin.

If you love your brothers and sisters then why not ask them about getting a sibling tattoo as a sign of your love for each other and to show the world that you’ve got each other’s backs?

You could choose from any of the designs we discussed or get something that only the two (or three or four…) of you will understand – have fun!

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