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Matching Tattoos: Are They a Good Idea?

Matching tattoos have been a trend lately and people have been wanting to match with friends, family and loved ones. There are some considerations to take into account when planning to match with another. It is always a good idea to sit down and think about the pros and cons before booking an appointment. 

It is important to think about placement with matching tattoos. You can lessen the pressure of a matching tattoo by placing it somewhere that could be easily hidden if you would like. You also don’t need to be pressured to place the tattoo in the same places. Your partner could get it on their wrist and you could place it on your ankle. It is all up to you and where you want the tattoo to be. 

Keep in mind size doesn’t equal meaningfulness. A small and simple tattoo can be just as special as a full intricate sleeve. At the end of the day the day, the ink is going on your body so you should do what is going to matter the most to you. 

When people think about matching tattoos they tend to think they are going to be identical. Your tattoos don’t have to be copy and paste. Sometimes opposites attract and that can be a great way to embrace your differences. There are plenty of ideas for similar but unique tattoos that can play into a variety of relationships such as a romantic partner or your best friend from 5th grade. When you and that person decide to get a matching tattoo talk it over and decide together whether you are wanting identical or otherwise. 

One of the biggest things to consider when planning a matching tattoo is being comfortable with the fact that it could become a reminder of a past relationship. You need to be ok with knowing that maybe your relationship with that person won’t last.Remember that the more fun you have with the experience the happier you will be later down the road. If that relationship does end you can hopefully look at that tattoo as a reminder of better times you shared with them. Worst case scenarios cover-up tattoos are always an option. 

In the end a matching tattoo can end up being a great bonding experience, just remember at the end of the day it is your body and you can choose what you would like to have tattooed on it or not. 


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