What do Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and this Gal have in common? Well, besides being badass, we've all gotten matching tattoos. That's right, even the Inked Magazine writer has fallen privy to the temptations of a matching tattoo.
But don't get it twisted, matching tattoos can be great. There's nothing wrong with getting a matching tattoo with a friend, family member or loved one. BUT, we do advise our readers follow a few rules so that they don't make any fatal mistakes,
The biggest rule of matching tattoos is to try getting an image or symbol instead of a name or initials. If you get, say a waffle, tattoo with your best friend and then the two of you go separate ways—at least you still like waffles! Also, it's more creative to get something symbolic to your unique relationship and it's more discrete to the outside world.
Now, I know what you're going to say. "But I want to get my _____'s name tattooed on me!" And we're not saying you should avoid that entirely. After all, there's practically no harm in getting the name of a family member or deceased loved one—as blood is forever and we're 100% for honoring the deceased.
But for the love of all that is good, please stop getting your girlfriend or boyfriend's named tattooed. Trust me, I've talked to dozens of tattoo artists and every single one has a story about covering up a name tattoo.