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100 Beautiful King and Queen Tattoos for Couples

by Sherri Owens

King and queen tattoos are extremely popular these days. There are many variations to the tattoos such as the playing cards king and queen, lion king and queen, skull king and queen, and many more. 

As a tattoo artist, I come across many couples looking for unique matching tattoo ideas. I often suggest the king and queen crown tattoos with an element of personalization such as initials or a memorable date. 

Since king queen tattoos are so varied, I’ve put together all the best and most popular designs that couples love getting inked. 

Popular King and Queen Tattoo Designs 

Here are the top picks for couples’ unique king and queen tattoos.

Crown Tattoos

When it comes to king and queen tattoos, there are many different, unique designs, especially crown tattoos. These are extremely popular and relevant to different beliefs or just personal preferences. 

Crown Tattoos and their Meaning

Crown tattoos are symbols of power. They are a classic tattoo design that represents victory, and strength. King and queen crown tattoos are a popular choice when it comes to getting matching couple tattoos. There are several unique royal crown tattoo designs. Some of these have deeper religious or spiritual meanings. For example, the three-point crown represents the Catholic Church beliefs of the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

Popular Crown Tattoo Design Ideas

Couple Crown Tattoo For Hands

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Tiny Crown Tattoo For Couple

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This less-is-more tattoo design with only crown on the hand near the thumb is always a great idea.

Black and Grey Crown Tattoo

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King and Queen Crown Tattoo

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You can also add a pop of color to your matching crown tattoos with the addition of blue ink.

Water Colored Crown Tattoo

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Stoneage Crown Tattoos

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You can get your crown tattoos inked on the sides or inside of your wrists as well.

Tiny Black Crown Tattoo

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Bold Black Crown Tattoo for Wrist

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Or go for a tattoo idea with larger crowns on the arms like these.

Large Crown Tattoo

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Sketch Style Crown Tattoo

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The Crowned King and Queen Tattoos

Crown and Letter Tattoo

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These couples’ king and queen crown tattoos are great because of the amount of detail in such a small tattoo. The design includes the crowned initials of the words king and queen with heart and spade symbols in red and black ink. 

Crowned Letters and Symbols Tattoo

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The tattoos communicate the bond of love and togetherness through each detail. The best place to get these tattoos are on your wrists so that all the characters in the design are prominent.

There are many ways to recreate this particular tattoo.

Black ink crowned king and queen

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The all-black ink-crowned king and queen tattoo shows solidarity and display the trappings of royalty and monarchy. You can get these tattooed on your wrists or fingers.

Black and Red Crowned K and Q Tattoo

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Right Hand King and Left Hand Queen Tattoo

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Another great way to enhance your king and queen couple tattoos is to use complementary colors in black and red ink like this one.

Small K and Q with Symbols Tattoo

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Playing Card Suit Tattoo

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Playing Card Suit Couple Tattoo

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King and Queen Fiancé Tattoo

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You can even do the same tattoo with the king of clubs.

K and Q Crown Tattoo with King of Clubs

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You can never go wrong with matching king and queen tattoos.

King and Queen Arm Tattoo

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Matching King and Queen Tattoo

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The use of the same ink color, pattern, and design for both tattoos shows the significance of being on the same page every step of the way with your lover.

Simple K and Q Crowned Tattoo

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Black Bold King and Queen Tattoo Piece

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Add more depth to your minimalistic king and queen crown tattoo by alternating between hollow and solid elements like these.

Elegant King and Queen Couple Tattoo

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Solid K and Q Crowned Tattoo

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Initials with Crowns

King and Queen Crowned Initials Tattoo

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Another perfect design for king and queen tattoos are crowned initials like these. The tattoo is based on black ink and intricately detailed crown designs.

You can also add the tiny heart details like this.

Black Ink Detailed Crowned Initials Tattoo

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Fancy King and Queen Crown Tattoos

Fancy King and Queen Crown Tattoos

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If you are in search of a sophisticated king and queen tattoo idea, this is the perfect pick. The font, as well as the crowns in the tattoos are unique, making them a popular choice. The design looks great when tattooed on the forearm.

Matching Crowned Date Tattoos

Matching Crowned Date Tattoos

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If there is a special date you've always wanted to remember, why not get a tattoo of it?

These king queen crown tattoos go perfectly with any special occasion dates that mean something to you as a couple.

King Queen Sketch Tattoos

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Add more substance to this tattoo with the dates in Roman numerals and the king and queen initials.

Chess Piece Tattoos

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Crowned Names

Crowned Names Tattoo

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This bold design with the names in black ink and shading is a great idea for king and queen crown tattoo.

Simple and Tiny Crowned Names Tattoo

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One Love One Life Crown Tattoos

One Love One Life Crown Tattoo

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If you want to show true dedication to your significant other through a tattoo, get these king and queen crowns with the perfect love notes of “one love” and “one life” tattooed on the wrists or forearms.

Crowned One Love One Life Tattoo

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One Love One Life Couple Tattoo

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Colored One Love One Life Crown Tattoo

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Add more definition to your one love, one life tattoos with solid details.

Tiny One Love One Life Tattoo

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Personalize your one love, one life king and queen tattoo ideas with a date you never want to forget.

His and Her Memory Tattoo

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Special Message Crown Tattoos

If you want a personalized tattoo, you can choose to get special messages that is meaningful to both of you.

King and Queen Crown with Message Tattoo

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This tattoo of a crown with personalized messages in red and black shading on the arm or wrist are so unique.

One Love One Heart Tattoo Art

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One love one heart is a great statement for a couple tattoo that represents a union that is meant to last forever.

The Crowned Lock and Key

Crowned Lock and Key Tattoo

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This is the perfect tattoo for those who hold the keys to each other’s hearts. The crowned lock and key with the use of blue and red ink linking tattoos are an interesting choice for king and queen tattoos.

Spelled Out King and Queen Tattoos

Text Style King and Queen Tattoo with Tiny Crown

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Bold Text King and Queen Tattoo

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Simple and Classy King and Queen Crown Tattoo

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What better way to say king and queen than to spell it out in matching tattoos for the world to see?

King and Queen Text Tattoo For Hands

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Large King and Queen Text Tatoo

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These cute king and queen with crowns tattoos show that triumph and royalty are great for couples. They are ideally placed on the hands or wrists.

Cute King and Queen with Crowns Tattoo

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King and Queen Lettering Tattoo

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Take this design up a notch with these intricately detailed crown tattoo additions.

Detail Sketch of Crown and Simple Text Tattoo

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Bold Inked King Queen with Crown

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Pencil Sketch Style Crown Tattoo

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This is the perfect representation of king and queen tattoos. It's ideal to get these tattooed in black ink on the arm, close to the wrist.

Colored Ink Word King and Queen Crown Tattoo Ideas

Add a touch of color to make your tattoo stand out.

Water Colored Theme K And Q Crown Tattoo

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Ornamental King and Queen Crown Tattoo

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A splash of red can never go wrong for a couples’ king and queen tattoo.

Red Theme Couples King and Queen Tattoo

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Tattoos with colorful royal crowns and jewel details are another elegant design.

Tattoos with colorful royal crowns and jewel

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Large Word King and Queen Tattoos

Make your matching king and queen tattoo bolder with larger sizes on the forearms like this one.

Larger Size King And Queen Tattoo on Forearms

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King and Queen Crowns With Inked Initials 

You can even personalize your king and queen tattoos with the addition of your initials.

King and Queen Crowns with Inked Initials 

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The Lion King and Queen

The Lion King and Queen

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These lion king and queen crown tattoos are a great choice for animal-loving couples. The king and queen of the jungle are known for their courage. 

Similarly, these king and queen lion tattoos are a display of power, strength, and resilience; perfect for those who are determined to stick together through thick and thin. 

The best placement for the king and queen hand tattoos is close to the wrist, or if you wish to go for larger tattoos, they would look great on your arms or back as well. 

You can also go for the lion king and queen couple tattoos with significant dates in a boho touch on the arm.

Lion King and Queen Anniversary tattoos

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For fans of large king and queen lion tattoos, this is a unique idea. The details of the characters are perfectly justified on the larger forearm area, and the tattoos turn out great.

Lion and Lioness Sketch Tattoo

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The King and Queen of Hearts Tattoo

King and Queen of Hearts

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I love how this king and queen of hearts tattoo is so minimal and yet fully endorses love and solidarity with the use of the same color ink and design. 

Black and Red King and Queen of Hearts

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The wrist is definitely the best place to get this king and queen of hearts tattoo inked on. 

King and Queen of Hearts on Wrist

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You can also go slightly rogue with this cool tattoo design.

King and Queen Love Tattoo

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With the addition of cute tiaras, you can make these king and queen tattoo ideas look amazing.

King and Queen Tattoo with Cute Tiara

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Playing Cards Tattoo

King and Queen Playing Cards Tattoo

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These king and queen of hearts picture cards from the deck are a unique design for couples’ tattoos. The tattoos look perfect on the arm with the amount of detail on them.

King and Queen Tattoo on Ribs

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You can also get these king and queen card tattoos near the waist or the chest.

For playing cards, king and queen tattoos the hands seem to be a great place as well.

Colorful King and Queen Playing Cards Tattoo

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King and Queen On One Tattoos

King and Queen Tattoo on Shoulders

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These two cool king and queen tattoos with crowns and both partners’ names is quite unique. The tattoos on both the shoulders are prominent; a great way to personalize them. 

Chess King and Queen Tattoos

His and Hers Chess Piece Tattoo

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King and Queen Forever Chess Piece

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These are the ideal chess king and queen tattoo ideas for chess lovers.

King and Queen Bold Chess Tattoo

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Nothing says checkmate better than the respective crowned king queen chess piece tattoo on the forearms and wrists.

Queen and King Tattoo

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This cool king and queen tattoo is the ultimate symbol of being the ruler of your life. With both the king and queen chess pieces tattooed on the arm, this design is an inspiration to own your life.

Watercolor Chess Piece Tattoo

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If you are a couple that enjoys adding a dash of color to everything in life, try this king and queen chess piece tattoo with additional hues.

King and Queen Chess Symbol on Wrist

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Skull King and Queen Tattoo

Skull King and Queen Tattoo

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For those who love cool king and queen tattoos, the king and queen skull design is a great symbol for “till death do us part”.

Til Death King and Queen

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Skeleton Love Tattoo

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Minimal Design King and Queen Tattoo

If you are more inclined to like minimalistic goth tattoos, this is a great match for you.

Minimalistic Goth Tattoos

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You can also get these tattoos in single-color ink such as this one in black.

King and Queen Gothic Tattoo

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Bleeding Hearts Tattoos

Or go for the unique skeleton king and queen tattoo with bleeding hearts on the hands.

King and Queen Skeletons Tattoo

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Black King and Queen Skeleton Piece

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You can also get these king and queen skull tattoos in smaller sizes on the hands near the thumbs.

Romantic Skeleton King and Queen Tattoo

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Large Skull King and Queen Tattoos

The gothic tattoo design is detailed with skulls, roses, and a heart in black and red ink. The king and queen skull tattoos look perfect on a larger area, so the arm is the best place to get it done.

Skull King Proposing Queen with a Rose

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Here is another tattoo idea in case you are someone who enjoys large tattoos. You will like these skeleton king and queen couples’ tattoos on the shoulders and arms.

Skull King and Queen Kissing Tattoo

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Gothic King and Queen Tattoo on Arms

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King and Queen of Hearts as Skeletons

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Here is a king and queen tattoo design for those who love over-the-top designs.

Skeleton King and Queen Romance Tattoo

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Crowned Rose and Skull Tattoo

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These crowned rose and skull tattoos are amazing designs.

Skull King and Queen Tattoo Inked on Legs

If you're a couple that wants to get tattoos inked on unusual parts of your body, get these king and queen tattoos on your legs.

Skull King and Queen Tattoo on Legs

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His and Her Tattoos

His Queen and Her King Tattoo

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This is a beautiful king and queen tattoo for every couple. The detailed crowns with the words “his queen” and “her king” with the use of blue and red colors symbolize both passion and calm in a relationship.

Couple King and Queen Tattoo on Hands and Ribs

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You can also get your "his and her king and queen" single-color tattoos on different body parts such as the forearm and ribs. 

Crowned Her King and His Queen Tattoo

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The wrists are always a great place to get your matching king and queen tattoo.

The Boho King and Queen Tattoos

King and Queen Tattoo Design with Boho Art

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An aesthetically pleasing king and queen tattoo design with boho art crown details near the wrist shows so much personality.

Arrow King and Queen Tattoo in Boho Art

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This arrow king and queen tattoo in boho art on the arm is also a great choice for couples.

Ring Finger Tattoos

King and Queen Chess Piece Finger Tattoo

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Guess what adorns these fingers along with the pretty rings? Matching tattoos, of course. These matching king and queen chess piece finger tattoos are simply the perfect size.

Hand Poke King and Queen

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Here is another cute matching king and queen with a crown tattoo perfectly sized for the ring finger.

Wedding bands fit for a king and Queen

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Couples can also get these pretty crowned names tattooed on their ring fingers.

What Do the King and Queen Tattoos Mean?

The king and queen tattoo popularity symbolizes honor, commitment, and an unbreakable bond. What is a king without his queen?

Which is the Best King and Queen Tattoo Design?

The classic king and queen tattoos are royal and a great way to express the eternal love and bond you share with your partner. The most popular king and queen tattoos are the crowned king and queen from the deck because of their perfect sizing and representation of a strong couple. 

Getting Your Favorite King and Queen Tattoos 

Now that you have found that special someone, it's time to get one of these matching king and queen tattoos. You can choose your favorite tattoo ideas from among these variations and show off what a close bond you have!

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