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When it comes to cementing your lifelong commitment to your best friend, nothing says "We're tight" quite like matching tattoos. A tattoo, like your bestie, is there forever. Through thick and thin. Ups and downs. Good times and bad! When you've found your person, it makes sense that you'd want to make this commitment with them. People get tattoos for all sorts of reasons (and no reason at all), so why not, right? There are so many cute ideas for bestie tattoos, too. You can go with an inside joke, a meaningful symbol, or even a word that describes your relationship. Or, you can peep some of these celebrity friendship tattoos for inspiration!
We like to say celebs are just like us (when they're really not), but in some ways it's true! They have best friends, they have partners, and sometimes, they honor those relationships with meaningful tattoos. These celebrity friendship tattoos are between besties, casual friends, and even romantic partners - because your partner in love can be your partner for life! It's really cute to see how these famous friends take their bonds to new heights. It's also cool to see how many of our favorite stars are actually best friends IRL!
Game of Thrones fans know Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner as Arya Stark and Sansa Stark on the popular show. But getting cast on one of the biggest shows on television changed their lives in more ways than one. The two developed quite the bond on-set, and are known to be thick as thieves nowadays. We get it - when you spend so much time being bad-asses together, you become real close, real quick! To cement their friendship, Maisie and Sophie got matching tattoos that say 07.08.09. So what significance does that particular date hold for the pair? Turns out that's the day the two first met after securing their respective GOT roles. Loves it!
Cousins are basically your first built-in best friend, right? Studies have shown that being close to your cousins is beneficial for all involved, and it looks like Hailey Bieber and Ireland Baldwin have taken that advice to heart. The famous cousins inked their lifelong bond with batching finger tattoos that read "Baldwin" in a really pretty script. In case you need a Baldwin family tree refresher, Hailey is the daughter of Stephen Baldwin, and Ireland is the daughter of Alec Baldwin. Sounds like Hailey and Ireland are keeping the family closeness going with their cousin-friendship and matching celebrity friendship tattoos!
We guess it makes sense that celebs are friends with other celebs, but it's sort of funny when you find out just who pals around together. But in this case, it makes a whole lot of sense! Miley Cyrus and Elsa Pataky are more than just friends - they're officially sisters-in-law now. Elsa is married to Chris Hemsworth, and Miley just married Liam Hemsworth. We know in-laws can be tricky, but it looks like Miley and Elsa have a great relationship. They got these little waves (drawn by pro surfer Kelly Slater) tattooed on their fingers with two other friends. That's a tight-knit group right there!
Miley Cyrus makes another appearance on our list of celebrity friendship tattoos, and this one might be even sweeter than her SIL tattoo! Miley and her friends Katy Coyne and Wayne Coyne got matching ink to remember Miley's dog who passed away. We know how special pet tattoos can be, and we know how hard it is to lose a furry friend. We seriously love that Miley got a tattoo to remember her fur baby, and we love even more than her friends supported her and got the same tattoo. Surely Miley appreciated the support during what was surely a very difficult time.
OK, this one is hilarious. In the caption Mandy writes, "That moment when you realize the silly joke tattoo you got with your band 8 years ago means that your sweet stunt double has to have it drawn on too.....". She then adds the hashtag #babiesonmyfeet, which means that little doodle is ... a sperm. Now, we have so many questions about that we don't even know where to start. But clearly, there was a running joke back in the day between Mandy and her band, and that running joke had something to do with sperm. And now that sperm is a permanent (and very weird) reminder of it.
The best celebrity friendship tattoos are the ones where you have literally no idea what it could possibly mean. We all have secret jokes and inside slang with our friends, so it's no surprise that celebs and their friends do too! These cute little ghosts belong to Hilary Duff and The Walking Dead's Alanna Masterson, who've been best friends forever. At the bottom of each ghost it reads, "Ride or die", which is what true friendship is really about. Hilary and Alanna are so tight that this isn't even the first set of matching tattoos they have: the friends also have matching hearts on their wrists. You know what they say - friends who get inked together, stay together!
Celebrities seem to have a lot of friends, which we guess is what happens when you're out and about at all the hip places and parties. Kelly Osbourne and model/actress Cara Delevingne are apparently pretty close friends. Close enough to share matching tattoos, anyway! Osbourne shared this picture of her and Delevingne with matching heart tattoos on their fingers. One is an outline of a heart, and the other seems to fill it in. So sweet! We're dying to know how the two met and how they spend their time together. Besides getting tattoos, we mean. We know they've done that at least once.
Cara Delevingne really loves getting tattoos with her friends! She makes a second appearance on our list of celebrity friendship tattoos, this time with a cute toe tat she shares with Margot Robbie. The two starred in Suicide Squad together, and apparently wanted to leave each other's mark on their ... big toe? Cara and Margot each got a cute little smiley face on the bottom of their big toes. The feet in this picture both belong to Cara, but Margot told Jimmy Fallon that she definitely has the same happy face on her toe. It's certainly an odd place for a tattoo, but we suppose when you meet on a movie like Suicide Squad, anything goes.
You may know her from Modern Family, but Sarah Hyland also keeps it modern when it comes to her friendships! No woven friendship bracelets or matching BFF necklaces for this crew. Sarah and a few friends used their leisurely weekend time to get matching arrow tattoos, and we love this idea. All the arrows are a little different, so each one is a bit unique. Quite like a group of friends! Sure, you can go full matchy-matchy. But it's so cool to get tattoos that are the same but different, so it matches each person's personality. Even in a group of friends, we have our own identity!
OK, so the majority of us don't have a group of friends who we met and bonded with while we starred on a hit TV show. But still, that doesn't mean we can't appreciate this particular friendship tattoo! Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Janel Parrish, Sasha Pieterse, Ashley Benson, and Troian Bellisario all worked together on Pretty Little Liars. While there were plenty of secrets and lies and backstabbing on the show, it appears as though this group developed a pretty tight bond. When they finished filming the seventh and final season of the show, they all went out and got their character's first initial tattooed on their "shhhh" finger. Perfect.
Hailey Bieber makes another appearance on the list of celebrity friendship tattoos, but this time it's for a cute little matching tattoo she got with fellow model Mari Fonseca. We imagine the two have a lot in common, what with all the jet-setting and runway-strutting and looking impossibly lovely. The friends got the Portuguese word "gente" (which means people) tattooed on their back and hip. Apparently getting that finger tattoo with her cousin-bestie Ireland gave Hailey some ideas for more friendship tattoos, and she seems to have no shortage of friends with whom to get them. They chose the word to pay homage to their Brazilian heritage.
Sure, when you spend over a year in New Zealand filming one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time, you're going to bond with your co-stars! The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed (with the same principal cast) between 1999 and 2000, and all three movies were filmed together. So this group spent a lot of time together. To commemorate the films, some of the cast decided to get a symbolic tattoo. Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, and Sean Bean each got the word "nine" in Elvish on different parts of their bodies. Why nine? Well, to symbolize one of the nine rings in the movie, of course.
We've seen a lot of celebrity friendship tattoos between women on the list, but there's always room for a little bromance! Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran probably have a lot in common. They're both young, extremely talented, and British. And as it turns out, they're really good friends! Such good friends, in fact, that they got matching tattoos. Harry and Ed both have a tattoo of Pingu, a British cartoon penguin. Why Pingu? Because it was both of their favorite cartoon characters as kids. But their bond doesn't end at the penguin. Ed actually tattooed Harry back in 2013, with a little padlock on his wrist. Goals!
Having siblings is like a roller coaster. There are ups and downs and twists and turns. You might not always get along when you're younger (sibling rivalry is real!), but if you play your cards right, you grow up to become the best of friends. We're all familiar with the Jonas brothers, right? Joe, Kevin, and Nick captured tween and teen hearts as The Jonas Brothers band. Since they retired as a band, we've seen some solo action from each of them, but they don't really do the whole group thing anymore. That doesn't mean they don't have each other's backs, though! Nick and Joe got matching tattoos a few years ago, which is just adorable. But guys - what about Kevin??
Drake and Rihanna have been on-again-off-again for as long as we can remember. Lately, they appear to be more off-again, but by all accounts, they remain close as friends. It's so great when you have a connection with someone that lasts beyond a romantic relationship! While this entry on the list of celebrity friendship tattoos might have started in a romantic way, it certainly qualifies as a matching friend tattoo now. To commemorate a date to an aquarium she and Drake went on, Rihanna got a small tattoo of a camouflaged shark on her ankle. Drake ended up getting the same shark tattoo a short time later. All together now: awwwwwww!
These two crazy kids in love had us feeling all the feels when they finally tied the knot in December 2018. They've had their share of ups and downs, but it seems like they made their way back to each other after some years apart. When they first got together, their relationship took some by surprise! However, after Liam Hemsworth posted a picture of he and Miley's matching tattoos, it was written in the stars. The couple have a Theodore Roosevelt quote tattooed on their arms. Liam's reads, "If he fails, at least fails while daring greatly", and then the quote is finished on Miley's arm: "so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat". Ahh, young love!