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Couple Matching Tattoos to Commemorate Love

Have you ever thought of wearing a set of twin or matching tattoos for couples with your sweetheart? When two people fall in love, have the feeling to hook up with each other and want to share all future experience together, it is something that is worth commemorating.

A friend showed me her tattoo the other day saying that she would never think of getting herself inked, but the idea of getting a pairing design to permanently commemorate the relationship with her future husband came suddenly, and just can’t resist. They deem it as a permanent love-inspired symbol that says “I love you forever!”

Becky & Adam's Wedding

Many new marriages are now blessed by a pair of identical inks on the body of the two partners being some sort of love representation and body adornment for the wedding.  Also, inking is often carried out by couples who want to celebrate their anniversaries with something unique. The practice has become a modern way to declare love for two lovers.

There are many tattoo ideas that are suitable for couples. The designs can literally be anything.  They can be a pair of identical symbols, or a tattoo that is split into two portions with half of it appears on each person’s body. It can also be a Yin and Yang design, or anything of natural duality like the sun and moon, left and right praying hands, male and female symbols, or anything that is significant to the couple.

Below are some examples that couples often consider.

1. Having a pair of identical hearts, or matching hearts to signify that life isn’t that perfect without having the loved one to be around.

2. Having two gold rings on the ring fingers of two partners to mark an everlasting marriage or relationship.

3. Having a matching tattoo constructed with the names of two peoples that splits in a creative way.

4. Having an image of the partner inked on each other’s body. But, you have to be very sure that this is what you really want to do. Tattoo is permanent but the love and passion can change and diminish overtime.

In fact, the list of design ideas can go on and on. The twin and matching tattoos can be made on the arms, legs, back of ear and lower back. Just be very sure that the romance will last for many years to come if you really want to bring your loved one to a studio for some work done together.

Ste Mere Eglise, Liberty Jump Team couple

Tattoo of Yin Yang – A Symbol of Ultimate Power

Although the Yin Yang, or the Tai-Chi symbol (太極圖) is famous in China, it is also popular for the people in the West. The Chinese believe that all natural things act in pairs, and their polar forces are interrelated. Everything that exists in this world has natural duality such as high and low, hot and cold, light and dark, and man and woman.

The Yang depicts the sun, and the moon is represented by the Yin. The two balanced, but contrary forces are the fundamental and governing elements of the natural world. The traditional Chinese medicine and martial art were also developed base on this principle.

The symbol is originated from a Chinese book called I-Ching, 易经–a profound book which was written based on observation of the nature and universe. It was the foundation of the Chinese philosophy.

Yin Yang tattoo is represented by different forms of Tai-Chi emblems, and it is a figure of ultimate power. The symbol has a symmetrical fish-like pattern which is enclosed within a circle.  The two equal portions consist of different color tones with one half darker than the other and with a large dot in each division. Both parts join together to bring harmony to the whole universe.

Given below are the representations of Tai-Chi figure.

  • Yang, denoted by the dark side, signifies the creation, strength, swiftness, solidity, heat, intensity, and dryness. The sun, fire, daylight and masculinity are represented by the dark portion.
  • The natural elements which are characterized as Yin (bright side) are the earth, water, femininity, night and moon. They possess the dark, yielding, cool, wet, destructive and slow attributes.

Modern Yin Yang tattoo can be very innovative.  The two symmetrical halves can be replaced with a pair of fishes, geckos, or tigers. The Tai-Chi emblem can be designed as the stigma of a flower, or in a heart shape. If you prefer a large pattern, consider intertwining the symbol with a dragon, tiger, star, or a pair of wings. Likewise, you can also choose Celtic or tribal styles to make a unique statement for you.

The artwork is ideal to be sported on the collar, upper back, arm, leg, shoulder and chest. Some people may even consider sporting one on the hip. You can join an online gallery for multitude of remarkable and creative artworks.

I don’t realize such a simple design can be so creative until I see those amazing work of arts!