Things to know before making sister’s tattoo
The main types of sister’s tattoos
Which are the most common designs symbolizing the sisterhood or friendship?
Which part of the body should you put a sister tattoo on?
Men sister tattoos or better say brother tattoos?
30 best tattoo designs sister’s tattoo

The strong desire of close people to unite in one with invisible bonds led to emerging of such notion as sister tattoos. No matter how two people are connected, either by blood or by strong friendship, sharing one image for two is one of the ways to show the appreciation and devotion to each other. 


Thus such tattoos can be done by people who are not sisters or brothers by blood, but are those in their minds and souls, that’s why sister tattoos became one of the favorites among best friends. 

In spite of the name sisters tattoos, they can be shared both among men and women as well, though the sketch may vary in design. 

Things to know before making sister’s tattoo

In order for the sister’s tattoos to look beautiful on your body and perform its function in the best way, consider taking these small tips into account:

  1. Tattoos look more balancing if both of the people get inked in the same part of the body. 
  1. For those willing their image to consist of two parts and unite in one, it is better to make them mirror like, while one person gets the tattoo on the right leg, the other one should put on the left one.

twin sister tattoo on leg

  1. Before choosing the place where to put your sister;s ink, ask yourself whether you would like it to be hidden or visible for anybody else?

sister tattoo with moon and sun on edges

The main types of sister’s tattoos

If you finally decided to celebrate your sisterhood or friendship, you will face a rather difficult choice, what kind of sister tattoo to apply? 

There are basically three main types to choose from for the women:

  1. Regular design representing the same image and shared by both.

sister tattoo with a butterfly and a moon

sister tattoo with heart and handshake

sister tattoos шт cartoon style with Mario mushrooms

  1. Same design inked exactly at the same part of the body which is rather unique and special for two of you only, which doesn’t mean nothing for the others, but carries warmth and deep meaning for you, as best friends.

rebel sister tattoo

sister sea tattooon hands with wheel and anchor

sister tattoo graphic day and night

  1. The last one and the most complicated one is to invent your own picture of the tattoo which will be understandable only when you stay next to each other.

sister tattoos with nomber on hand

sister tattoos on wrist lettering heaven and hell

The tattoo can be shared with more than one person, like fore example Miley Cyrus, Elsa Pataky and two other pals did: a matching tattoo in order to preserve their sisterhood and friendship in the ink. All of them have a small symbol inked between the fingers, wrist and forearm.

Which are the most common designs symbolizing the sisterhood or friendship?

For those in search of inspiration and some ideas on which symbol to choose for your sister tattoo, there are few options:

  1. Hearts.

same simple heart tattoo for sisters

colored sister tattoo with heart on thigh of girl

sister tattoo double heart on sholders

Usually, the symbol of heart is rather small in size and can be just matching, meaning both of the wearer have it on the same part of body or shared – each half of the heart belongs to each of the holder.

  1. Moon.

nursing black tattoo on crook his arm with moon and sun

Dual tattoo yin-yang with moon and sun for sisters

cool sister tattoos with moon and sun on back

The picture of a moon and sun is rather symbolic when it comes to sister tattoos, as according to the Greek culture the moon represents sisterhood, while sun symbolizes light and truth.

sister tattoo with moon and sun on hand

sister tattoos on back with moon and sun face

When joined together, the moon and the sun show that two people are totally different but still remain the same.

  1. Infinity.

sister tattoo with infinity and birds

sister tattoos infinity with inscription on legs

The ancient symbol of eternity and limitless have found itself in the sister tattoos as well,meaning that your blood or mind connection sees no boundaries, neither limits and will be preserved forever.

  1. Initials or sentences.

sister tattoos on back with name family letters

big and litle sister tattoos on hands

They can vary from either sharing the same sentences or inking the names of each other or complement each other.  

So whenever you stand by each other, you can read the whole message. 

These are some of the most common ones among the sister tattoos, which are more female, but if you would like to make your design truly special and yours, the chosen image should be known and shared only by two of you.

fun miss poppy sister tattoos

old school style sister tattoos

Which part of the body should you put a sister tattoo on?

From the ancient times, wrists have been the most popular spot for tattoos, as this part you can always hide behind the long sleeves or show off.

sister tattoo with berries in realistic style

Besides the wrists,

tattoo with a flower on hand for sisters

such body parts as ankles,

sister tattoo on leg in botanical style

identic tattoo with pineapple on his feet sisters

sister tattoo on leg with fingerprint


small tattoo on fingers for sisters

one sister tattoo on finger with flower

small sister tattoo with initials on fingers

and neck are the most favorite ones for these types of tattoos.

identical sisters tattoo with eye on neck

sister tattoo Indian style behind the ear

Men sister tattoos or better say brother tattoos?

Men are not an exception when it comes to sister tattoos, and they do get inked in order to show their true devotion either to brother or best friend.

tattoo for brother and sister in children's cartoon style

brother and sister in form heart with infinity tattoo

For men, it means much more than having tattoo with a name of beloved woman, as love can seize, while men’s friendship is rather hard to break.

tattoo for brother and sister with sign infinity

Men mostly prefer minimalistic tattoos when it comes to siblings bonding or showing the true friendship.

sister brother realistic tattoo with picture of handshake

tattoo for a brother and sister with their date of birth

You may commonly find the sentences inked either on the inner side of the hands,

tattoo for brother and sister in Indian style

geometric design brother sister tattoo on shoulder

tattoo for brother and sister on arm with a compass and rose


brother sister moon tattoo on leg

Tattoo for brother and sister with cartoon characters

brother sister leg tattoo with animals


Sholders brother tattoo sister with letters

brotherly tattoo on shoulder in realistic style

forever linked desing brother sister tattoo on sholders

or back.

kindred tattoos for brothers and sisters

desing brother sister tattoo rune on back

brother sister tattoo on back in indian style

One of the most favorite ones is the moon and sun as well and the more adventurous go for more male sketches.

brother sister tattoo moon and sun on sholders and back

Watercolor sun and moon tattoo on sholders for brother and sister

The wish of people blood – related or no to create a special connection is often shown through sister tattoos: an another way to celebrate such event as having somebody so close in your life, as love, unfortunately, can sometimes vanish, but friendship will remain with you forever.

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