21 Creative Best-Friend Tattoos You'll Want to Get ASAP

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If your best friend is truly your soulmate, there's a good chance the two of you have talked about everything under the sun. Breakups, makeups, families, relationships, friendships — you've probably covered it all. Because you're so close to each other, you've probably also talked about different ways you could commemorate your friendship. Matching piercings or bracelets are a couple of ideas that come to mind first, but if you want something more permanent, we bet the idea of getting best-friend tattoos has come up at least once or twice.

If you two are actually ready to take the plunge, or you're just poking around for best friend tattoo ideas, we've got you covered. Whether you want something different but still meaningful, or you're both looking to make a statement with matching best-friend tattoos, there are countless creative ideas, big and small designs, that suit every kind of relationship. No matter if you have been friends forever or recently met and just clicked, these inspirational designs will be all the push you need to make your bond permanent.

Check out some unique best-friend tattoos ahead that are truly outside of the box and save them for your next ink appointment. We recommend sending your favorite to your BFF immediately.

Lotus Best-Friend Tattoos

If you're a fan of fine-line tattoos, you'll love this cute lotus design. The lotus is a symbol of purity and strength.

Plumeria Best-Friend Tattoos

Looking for a simple design? A classic flower is the best way to go. These matching best friend tattoos feature a plumeria, a symbol of beauty.

Best-Friend Quote Tattoos

Whether you want to get your favorite saying or something sentimental to signify the friendship, a quote like this "And Yet I Bloom" design is a great idea. It would make a perfect meaningful best friend tattoo.

Best-Friend Number Tattoos

If you have a date that is special to you or you're into angel numbers, this mini design is a great choice and is one of our favorite best friend tattoo ideas.

Zodiac Sign Best-Friend Tattoos

If you and your best friend happen to have the same zodiac sign, it would make such a cute best friend tattoo. The size and placement is totally up to you.

Meaningful Best-Friend Tattoo

If you have the type of "soulmate" friendship, show your love for each other with this cute "I love you to the moon and back" saying. The quote can start on one person's body and end on the other's, which makes it such a meaningful best friend tattoo.

Best-Friend Word Tattoo

Despite sending a heartfelt message, this funny best-friend tattoo will also earn you a laugh from others because it's also a play on words.

Best-Friend Initial Tattoos

Looking for a subtle way to show that you have a true ride-or-die friendship? These finger initial tattoos are it.

Best-Friend Anchor Tattoos

What makes better bestie tattoos than matching anchors? Whether your best friend is your anchor in life or the symbol has another special meaning, it makes a great matching best-friend tattoo.

Butterfly Best-Friend Tattoos

If you and your best friend love butterflies and flowers, these best-friend tattoos would be perfect for you. Butterflies symbolize transformation, and if you and your best friend have known each other awhile, you've definitely seen each other undergo some huge transformations.

Birth Flower Best-Friend Tattoos

We love the idea of getting birth-month flowers as matching friendship tattoos. It works whether you were born in the same month or not.

Best-Friend Wave Tattoos

Ocean-lovers? These waves make the cutest matching best-friend tattoos, especially if you and your bestie spend plenty of time at the beach.

Cup of Tea Best-Friend Tattoos

Are you and your best friend each other's cup of tea? If so, these are the perfect small best-friend tattoos for you.

Detailed Feather Best-Friend Tattoos

Birds of a feather flock together, and these matching feather designs make such cute best-friend tattoos.

"Friends" Logo Best-Friend Tattoos

We love a double meaning, and these matching "Friends" friendship tattoos are absolute perfection. If you all love the show as much as you love each other, why not get these matching best-friend tattoos ASAP?

Harry Potter Best-Friend Tattoos

We solemnly swear we are up to no good getting matching friendship tattoos with a Harry Potter theme. If you met or connected over the fact that both of you love the series, this is a great idea for a best-friend tattoo.

Tiny Hearts Best-Friend Tattoos

These tiny little hearts make the perfect small best-friend tattoos. If you want to show off your friendship but you aren't sure about getting a big tattoo, these micro hearts are a great option.

Constellation Best-Friend Tattoos

If you want similar best-friend tattoos but something that isn't exactly the same, these unique star patterns would be perfect. You can each choose your favorite constellation, or a series of star designs you love.

Lock and Key Best-Friend Tattoos

Is your best friend your other half? Then these lock and key images would be such unique best-friend tattoos.

Sun, Moon, and Stars Best-Friend Tattoos

If you and your friends are each other's sun, moon, and stars, these would make the best meaningful best-friend tattoos.

Smiley Face Best-Friend Tattoos

These tiny smiley faces make the perfect small best-friend tattoos, especially if you always leave each other smiling. These tiny tats can be placed anywhere, but we love the wrist placement.

— Additional reporting by Renee Rodriguez

Renee Rodriguez is a staff writer and social producer for POPSUGAR. She writes across all verticals, but her main areas of expertise focus on fashion and beauty content with an emphasis on reviews and editor experiments. She also produces social content for POPSUGAR's TikTok and Instagram accounts.

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