Even though she used to steal your clothes, tell your parents when you stayed out too late and embarrassed you in front of your friends, your sister is one of the most special women in your life. If you're lucky, she's become your best friend, making her the perfect candidate for a matching tatt. Consider these four adorable ideas when you two stop butting heads and start planning your first ink session.
1. A distance-relevant quote
"Is your sis the cheese to your macaroni?"
Maybe you and sis decided to venture into the world separately after high school. She had a penchant for travel and you couldn't imagine living more than a few miles from your family. Use a tattoo as a balm for the pangs of heartache you endure being so far away from your sister. A cute quote or an outline of the state your grew up in is the perfect tattoo for siblings who live in far-flung places.
2. A hers and hers tattoo
Is your sis the cheese to your macaroni? Is she the yin to your yang? Does she go right when you go left? If so, then why not get complementary ink to embrace your differences? Whether it's a lock and key, Mickey and Minnie or even a sentence split between the two of you, body art is an awesome way to solidify your respect for one another. It can serve as a reminder of your love for your sister the next time she drives you crazy.
3. An excerpt from your favorite kid's book
The only thing better than having parents tuck you in at night was a bedtime story. Reminisce with your sis about your favorite fairytales or children's books to come up with a tattoo design that's a nod to your youth. According to Inked Mag, "Alice in Wonderland" comes to life on your skin. You and your sis can take the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and other quirky characters with you everywhere you go. As the elusive tree-dwelling cat would say, "if you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take."
4. A symbol of love
You can say, "I love you," in so many different ways that is just makes sense to let your tattoo do the talking. This one should be obvious. An idea will sprout organically when you and your lady sibling are telling hilarious childhood stories – even those you've vowed never to bring up in public. Even if you two wind up getting matching tatts in Cancun, don't freak out. There's no need to tell mom and dad when you can just get laser tattoo removal.
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