Is It Bad Luck To Get Matching Friendship Tattoos?

Whether you've been friends since you were in diapers or have only known each other a few years, there's nothing like a bond with your best friend. You can always count on them whenever you need a laugh, some advice, or just a shoulder to cry on. You've been there for each other through thick and thin. Therefore, commemorating your friendship with matching tattoos may be your thing. Perhaps, the two of you have an inside joke or a certain quote that means a lot to you, and want to remember it forever.


Regardless of the design though, the question here is, are matching friendship tattoos bad luck? After all, we know getting the same ink as your partner isn't a good idea (seriously, please don't do it), but what about your best friend? It's an entirely different dynamic, so it makes more sense than getting matching tattoos with someone who could break your heart at any time, right?

Tattoo artists say it's a bad omen

We hate to break it to you, but many tattoo artists agree that getting matching tattoos with someone very special to you (aka your best friend) is considered back luck for the relationship, Tattoo Twist states. It's essentially like putting a bad omen on your friendship, even if the two of you are like sisters. You may start arguing more or get into a fight that's so hurtful, it completely ruins your relationship. Of course, that's on the extreme end of possibilities, but there's a chance it can happen. You're better off getting a pair of friendship necklaces instead.


You have to remember, friendships can end just like romantic relationships — no one is immune to breakups. It's a tough pill to swallow, but it's important to keep that in mind before you and your BFF decide to get matching tattoos. Obviously, you want to believe you're going to be best friends forever, but there's still a possibility things might not work out that way. 

Things to consider beforehand

If you don't believe in superstitions and still want matching ink with your bestie, there are some things you should consider. First and foremost, consider this — is your friendship any less special without these tattoos? Is this a spontaneous decision the two of you made together? After all, getting a tattoo is a big and permanent thing, so it's crucial to think it through before sitting in the artist's chair. 


When it comes to the design itself, pick something small, and whatever you do, you should not get their name tattooed anywhere on your body. In other words, steer clear of inside jokes, direct quotes, and personal information about each other. Think of it this way, getting something like a heart or flower is a basic design that doesn't blatantly recognize your friendship. This way, if things do go south, it looks like an ordinary tattoo you got yourself.