Friends Who Ink Together Stay Together: How To Choose A Group Tattoo

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You and your best friends might have outgrown your camp bracelets and BFF necklaces, but you’re still ride-or-die. If you and your friends or even your siblings are thinking of stepping up your game, it might be time to consider matching tattoos.

Matching tattoos have been around for a while, and at least 14% of Americans have at least one tattoo. But that doesn’t mean choosing a design that works for all of you will be easy.

To help you out, here are a few things to consider when you’re considering group tattoo designs.

Consider a tattoo size that works for everyone

Before you consider your potential tattoo designs, it’s a good idea to start with the size of the tattoo. A tattoo’s size will determine where it’ll be going on the body and what designs will work best. For instance, you wouldn’t want to get a hyperrealistic lion tattoo the size of a quarter.

Ask your group or friend which size tattoo they would feel comfortable with. Some people prefer smaller tattoos because they’re easier to hide at work while others might prefer larger tattoos.

Think about who you’re getting the tattoo with

You might have a wider or more limited selection of group tattoos depending on who you’re getting a tattoo with. Friends who get matching tattoos will have different design ideas than siblings who are getting matching tattoos.

Group tattoos for siblings could be matching designs like a matching flower. Or the designs could be directly related to family like a DNA strand design, your birth order by number, or your birth date if you’re twins or triplets.

Figure out if you prefer script or imagery

Some friend groups or siblings have a specific saying or quote that they might all want a tattoo of while others might prefer having a matching image or set of images.

If you know your group wants a script tattoo, you can narrow down your list of potential quotes or sayings according to the size of the tattoo you want. Once you’ve narrowed down your quotes, you can choose from different fonts to find your group tattoo.

If you know you want an image, ask your group whether you all want the same tattoo or if you want a tattoo set. For instance, a matching sunflower tattoo versus a sun, moon, and star tattoo on three different people. From there, you can choose a certain style of tattooing that you like and look at which images you like best in each style.

Need professional help with your tattoo designs?

The best person to ask when it comes to choosing a group tattoo for you and your friends or family is a tattoo artist. Elite Ink is a Detroit tattoo shop that offers tattoos, tattoo removal, tattoo cover ups, and piercings. To schedule a consultation with us, contact Elite Ink today.