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155+ Sister Tattoo Designs to Describe Your Bond

by Sherri Owens

The bond between sisters is a legendary one which is why there are so many designs for you to select from.

If you want to narrow down your options, I can help. As an artist, I have brought a lot of sister tattoo ideas to life and can help you find the perfect one.

Here are the most stunning options to choose from.

The Best Sister Tattoos

Here are the sister tattoo ideas you should consider:

Matching Heart Sister Tattoos

What better way to show sisterly love than with matching tattoos of hearts? This idea is also perfect for anyone looking for something uncomplicated.

If this is you and your sister's first tattoos, you may want something simple, subtle, or both. Don't worry, you can get a tattoo that requires minimal hassle and real estate on your skin.

Here are some sister tattoo designs that you should take a look at:

matching heart tattoos on the wrist

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matching heart tattoos for sisters

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heart sister tattoos

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mountains inside hearts tattoos for 3 sisters

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heart tattoos on 3 sisters

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Of course, your matching sister tattoos don't need to be simple tattoos. If you want something unique or complex, here is some sister tattoo inspiration for you:

large matching heart tattoos with flowers

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floral heart tattoo

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These linked heart sister tattoo designs are a beautiful and show that your hearts are linked.

matching dual heart tattoos

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black and red hearts tattoo

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matching heart tattoos with flowers

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If you're looking for sister tattoo ideas to show your birth order, then heart tattoos are a great way to do this. Best of all, this works regardless of whether there are just two of you or more.

matching double heart sister tattoos

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forearm heart tattoos

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matching triple heart tattoos

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heart tattoo behind the ear

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heart tattoos on the legs

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Sister Flower Tattoos

If you're looking for matching sister tattoos, flowers are a great option. They are beautiful and feminine, just like the bond between sisters.

If you and your sister are a fan of rose tattoos, here is a good selection to chose from. These sister tattoo designs are delicate and intricate, so if you're looking for small sister tattoos, you can consider these:

rose sister tattoos

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rose sister tattoos on the hand

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matching rose tattoos

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matching rose tattoos for sisters

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big rose tattoos

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rose sister tattoo with shading

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Have you thought about getting a lotus sister tattoo? Not only are these flowers incredibly lovely, but they hold a lot of meaning as well. They symbolize purity and enlightenment.

Here are some matching tattoo design ideas:`

matching floral sister tattoos behind the ears

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minimal lotus matching tattoos

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matching lotus tattoos on the wrists

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lotus sister tattoos

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Have another favorite flower? Here are the sister tattoo ideas you should go through:

lotus and fish sister tattoo

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fine line floral sister tattoos

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matching flower tattoos

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simple floral sister tattoos

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botanical sister tattoos

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matching sister tattoos on the ankles

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matching poppy flower tattoos on the fingers

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matching floral sister tattoo

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detailed floral sister tattoos

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half crescent sister tattoos with flowers

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floral heart matching tattoos

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matching floral tattoos

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flower tattoos for sisters

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These sister tattoo ideas with flowers show that your tattoos don't have to match to be like one another:

heart shaped flowers matching tattoos

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fine line floral matching tattoos

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coloured matching sister tattoos

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fine line floral sister tattoos

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matching tattoos for 4 sisters

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Plant Sister Tattoos

If you feel like the flower sister tattoo design is a bit overplayed, but still love botanicals and nature, then matching plant tattoos may be better suited to you. These can be just as beautiful as flower tattoos but are very unique.

3 plant sister tattoos

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matching plant sister tattoos

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plant tattoos around the wrists

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coloured leaf tattoo

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matching plant tattoos on 3 sisters

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Butterfly Sister Tattoos

A butterfly tattoo for women is a popular choice. It is a symbol of beauty, transformation, and strength.

So, using it for matching tattoos with your sisters only makes sense. While this tattoo design has been around for a while, it's far from old or tired. There are many different ways to get creative with it, resulting in some truly unique tattoos!

If you like traditional matching sister tattoos, here are some options for you:

matching butterfly tattoos

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butterfly tattoos with birth year

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butterfly sister tattoos

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half butterfly matching tattoos

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matching butterfly tattoos on the hand

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large butterfly tattoo on the hand

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triple butterfly tattoo behind the ear

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fine line butterfly sister tattoo

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small matching butterfly tattoos on the shoulder

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If you want your tattoos to be similar but still reflect your independent personalities, these sister tattoos may be better suited to you:

coloured butterfly tattoo

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dark butterfly tattoo

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floral butterfly matching tattoo

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Sister Bird Tattoos

Bird tattoos make the best sister tattoo designs. This is because birds are often spotted together, making them natural soulmates. At the same time, they are also a symbol of freedom.

This kind of matching sister tattoo is a great way to symbolize a relationship where you live your own independent lives, but are still very much connected.

small bird tattoos for sisters

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sister bird tattoo

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sister tattoos with flower and birds

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heart and bird sister tattoo

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sister tattoos with birds

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matching bird tattoos

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bird and flower matching sister tattoo

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This tattoo is especially beautiful as it contains an infinity tattoo incorporated with the birds ink. It's a sign of everlasting love and commitment.

matching infinity sister tattoos with birds

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Sun and Moon Sister Tattoos

A sun and moon tattoo is a good symbol for sisters. While sisters tend to complement each other, they are also usually quite different.

Due to this, the sun and moon symbols make for great sister tattoos. What's more, you can get really artistic and creative with these sister tattoo designs.

If you want something simple and traditional for your sister tattoo idea, here is a good one. There is a sun on one sister and a crescent moon on the other.

matching sun and moon tattoos

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simple moon tattoo

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sun sister tattoo

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fineline sun and moon tattoos

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minimalistic sun and moon sister tattoos

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sisters with sun and moon tattoos

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simple sun and moon matching tattoos

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If you want to combine both flowers and the sun for your sister tattoo ideas, these may be right up your alley:

detailed sun and moon sister tattoos

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black ink sun and moon tattoos

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Want both symbols represented in the same sun and moon sister tattoo? Here are some examples you can show your tattoo artist:

matching luna tattoos

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sun, moon, and angel wings sister tattoos

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sun and moon wrist tattoos

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Of course, if there are three sisters, you may want to include a star tattoo in there as well:

3 sisters with sun, moon and star tattoos

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matching sun, moon and star tattoos

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Sister Sister Tattoos

The word sister is a powerful one. It denotes so much more than sharing parents or blood. It is the definition of an unbreakable bond, shared experiences, and a love that continues to grow and evolve.

Due to this, simply getting the word sister or sisters tattooed on your body is a beautiful idea.

This is a simple yet strong statement - my sister - what more do you really need to say?

sister tattoos with wording

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If you feel like your sister tattoo needs some flourish, then a heart is just the way to do this. Look at how adorable these matching sister tattoos are!

family wording tattoo

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sister wording tattoo with a heart

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matching lineal sisters tattoo

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sisters tattoo with hearts and colour

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sisters tattoos with hearts and names

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This is truly exquisite because it features a lifelike heart. What better way to say that your sister will always remain in your heart?

sisters tattoo of a real heart

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Prefer flowers instead? Well, here are some ideas for your sister tattoos that you can borrow from:

sisters wording tattoos with a rose

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rose and sisters word tattoo

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sunflower and wording sisters tattoo

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colourful sisters tattoo with a rose

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floral and wording sisters tattoos

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matching sisters tattoos in pink and blue

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floral sisters tattoo

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This can be also a great idea if you aren't actually related but still share a powerful bond.

If you have multiple sisters, it can be a fun idea to get sister tattoos that label each sister as the oldest one, middle child, youngest sister, etc.

These sister tattoo ideas may work for you in that case:

sisters tattoos with dates

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4 of 4 sisters tattoo

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Big Sister, Little Sister Tattoos

You probably grew up wearing big sis and lil sis necklaces or bracelets. Well, if you are ready to take things up a notch, there are some adorable matching tattoo designs that you can borrow from.

Want to keep it simple? Then you can you can get a lovely and delicate big sister, little sister tattoo or big sis, lil sis tattoo.

miniature 'big sis' 'lil sis' tattoos

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matching big sis lil sis tattoos

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big sis little sister tatoos on the hand

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matching sister tattoos with simple wording

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cute sibling tattoos

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simple sister tattoos

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sisterhood tattoos with wording

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Powerpuff Girls Sisters Tattoos

If you grew up watching the Powerpuff girls with your sisters, this cartoon is probably still pretty important to you. Each sister may have identified with a particular Powerpuff girl based on their individual personalities.

So, a Powerpuff Girls tattoo only makes sense. Of course, this sister tattoo is ideal if you have three sisters. If this isn't the case, you can each choose the Powerpuff tattoo design that resonates with you.

powerpuff girls sister tattoos

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creative sister tattoos

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If you want to pay homage to all of your sisters, you can get the Powerpuff trio in one single tattoo.

black powerpuff trio tattoo

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powerpuff trio sister tattoo

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Cartoon Sister Tattoos

Maybe the Powerpuff girls weren't your favorite but it's possible that you and your sister had a TV show or movie that you loved to watch together.

One of the sweetest sister tattoo designs to get is Winne the Pooh. He and the other occupants of The Hundred Acre Wood taught us about love, friendship, and loyalty - important parts of sisterhood too.

Based on this, here are some sister tattoos that you can get to honor these memories and messages:

winnie the pooh and piglet sister tattoos

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pooh tattoo

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childhood cartoon sister tattoos

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Another cartoon character that taught you about love and family was Stitch from Lilo and Stitch! Thanks to them, you know the true meaning of Ohana.

Ohana tattoos on two sisters

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matching Stitch sister tattoos

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colourful Stitch sister tattoos

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artistic coloured Stitch tattoos

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This sister tattoo based on My Neighbor Totoro is especially cute. It also works if you want to get a different kind of big sister, little sister tattoo.

Totoro sister tattoos

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Sister Tattoos of Drawings

A really cool sister tattoo design to consider is one where the tattoo looks like a drawing.

Not only is this idea an incredibly cute one, but it can also feel quite nostalgic - a throwback to your childhood.

You have the option of making your matching sister tattoo look like something you and your sister would have drawn as kids. Or, you can give the sister tattoos a more artistic feel.

Sister Tattoos of Drawings

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cute sisters drawing tattoo

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simple tattoo of a drawing

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fineline sisters tattoo of a drawing

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cute sisters line work tatoo

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coloured sisters tattoos with year

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artistic sisters tatoo of a drawing

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small sisters wrist tattoos

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If you're looking for a slightly more grown up version of this, here is a great idea - these are matching tattoos but not quite.

sisters connection tattoo

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Of course, this sister tattoo is something else. It works well if you have a childhood photograph of you and your sister that you really love. Then, with a few artistic details, you can turn this photo into a drawing:

tattooed drawing of two sisters

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Here is a beautiful sister tattoo for sisters on a swing set.

sisters on a swing tattoo

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Parts of a Whole Sister Tattoos

Do you feel like your sister completes you and vice versa? You have probably been each other's rock for most of your lives, practically a soulmate.

If this is the case, it only makes sense for each sister to get one part of a whole tattoo. When they are put together, they create a sister tattoo.

This can be done for two sisters, like the sister tattoo ideas below:

matching half flower tattoos

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butterfly tattoos on hands

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cute little matching butterfly tattoos

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artistic sunflower tattoos

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However, if there are three or even more of you, you can still get sister tattoos that all add up to one image.

heart puzzle tattoos on 3 sisters

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Pinky Promise Sister Tattoos

How many pinky promises do you think you made with your sister? A promise to never tell, a promise to share, a promise to keep a date... the list goes on.

So, it's only fitting to get tattoos of the gesture. You can get a sister tattoo with realistic looking hands or those embellished with hearts.

The options for these sister tattoos are endless. Check them out!

Pinky Promise Sister Tattoos

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Pinky Promise matching Tattoos

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pinky promise tattoo

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pinky promise sister tattoos with wording and date

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pinky promise sibling tattoo

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Have a sister's bond that is stronger than even death? Here is a tattoo that can show this:

memorial pinky promise tattoo

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Sister Tattoos with Sayings

Sure, a picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes, there is nothing quite like a quote tattoo.

The phrase could be something you and your sister - or sisters - say to each other all the time. Or, it could be a moral that you live by. Either way, this is the perfect tattoo to get if there is a lot you want to express about your relationship with your sisters.

One particularly beautiful phrase is: no matter what, no matter where, and no matter when. This tattoo does work best for 3 sisters. Even if there's just two of you, you can pick the two phrases that you like the most.

matching tattoos with sayings

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matching tattoo with wording and butterfly

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matching butterfly tattoos with saying

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'no matter what' sister tattoo

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3 sister tattoos with sayings

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Another sweet and nostalgic way you can say this is with To Infinity... And Beyond! Look at these lovely sister tattoos:

'to infinity and beyond' sister tattoos

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matching sister tattoos on the leg

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sister tattoos with disney font

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This is an interesting and unusual sister tattoo: I'll keep you safe, I'll keep you wild - it perfectly describes the relationship between two very different personalities that love each other.

sweet sister tattoos with wording

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This sister tattoo is a slight variation of this:

'you keep me safe' tattoos for sisters

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These sister tattoos are yet another wonderful idea for sisters who play different roles in each others' lives. The anchor tattoo shows a down to earth sister while the wings tattoo is someone who is supportive yet carefree.

feather and anchor sister tattoos

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This is another beautiful sentiment - wherever you are, I will be with you:

script tattoos on sisters

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This, too, has a lovely quote and image to boot: There is no better friend than a sister and there is no better sister than you:

joining butterfly sister tattoo

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This is a fun sister tattoo idea for anyone who is a Friends fan:

Friends tv show inspired sister tattoos

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In case you and your sister have favorite lyrics, these are two great sister tattoo ideas:

sunflower matching tattoos

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matching text tattoos on the leg

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Do you think of you and your sisters as peas in a pod? Well, here is a sister tattoo that showcases it along with each person's unique personality traits!

text tattoo with peas in a pod

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Koi Fish Sister Tattoos

Did you know that koi fish are the symbols of love and affection? Due to this, it makes perfect sense to get sister tattoos that feature them.

This pair of koi fish circling each other is a good reminder of how you and your sister will always be there for each other.

Koi Fish Sister Tattoos

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These are wonderful sister tattoos if you balance each other out, personality-wise. They have a yin and yang feel:

Koi Fish Sister Tattoos in black and red

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black and red koi fish tattoo on the hand

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The Sisterhood Sister Tattoos

You don't have to be related to someone to consider them a sister. If they are a soul sister - someone who understands you and will always be there for you, then it's just as meaningful as if you shared the same blood.

You may want to celebrate the spirit of sisterhood - all the wild and wonderful ways that women are joined together.

This would be the perfect sister tattoo in this instance. It also works well for a group of feminists who are joined together by holding up their sisters in a tough world.

The Sisterhood Sister Tattoo

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Is There a Symbol for Siblings?

The most common symbol for siblings is the Trinity knot. This is a never-ending knot that is made up of three pointed sides, hence the name.

For the most part, this is used as a symbol for three siblings. However, it has been adopted as a sign of sibling or familial love across the board.

What is the Symbol for Sisterhood?

There isn't a single symbol for sisterhood. However, one of the most commonly used is the Celtic Sisters Knot.

This symbol consists of the triquetra or stylized triple spiral woven inside a heart shaped symbol. This is meant to depict the three stages of a woman's life - maiden, mother, and wise woman.

One of the reasons this symbol stands out is because it's made up of unbroken lines and curves. This signifies an everlasting love that can't be broken.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Tattoo Can I Get for My Siblings?

There are a lot of different tattoos that you can get for your siblings. It's all about what binds you together or what you have in common. Naturally, it has to be a design that you like and really speaks to you.

2. Should I Get a Matching Tattoo with My Sister?

This is a personal decision. Just remember that the tattoos are forever so choose something meaningful and classic - a tattoo that you won't regret.

You should also make certain that you are both on board and comfortable with the idea of matching tattoos.

There you go - from hearts and flowers to drawings and sayings - these are all the sister tattoos you can choose from. All you and your sister need to do is to figure out which designs feel right.

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