They say a mother is a daughter’s best friend. Yes, it’s true! After the teenage phase is over, a mother becomes a daughter’s go-to woman, her rock, and her confidante. As daughters grow older, they realize how much they depend on their mothers for everything and the depth of the unconditional love they have for each other. However, they seldom say it in words or acts.
Don’t make the same mistake. Call her every day, take her out to lunches and dinners, and cook her favorite dish once in a while. Shower your love and attention on her. But, if you are leaning towards something more permanent, here is an idea – get matching tattoos!
It’s time to show mommy how much she means to you. Worry not, we have the designs part all sorted. There are so many designs to choose from, and no matter how much you guys are different, you will find something you both like. All ready? Let’s go.
Mother-Daughter Tattoo Designs That Show Their Unbreakable Bond
1. Like Mother, Like Daughter Tattoos
Get a ‘same-to-same’ tattoo like your mamma dearest. You could get this cute mother-daughter tattoo in color or black. This will remind you of your childhood when you both had an amazing time hanging out together, playing on the swing, or just horsing around in your back garden. This is a very adorable tattoo as it will fill your heart with joy whenever you look at it.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: The arm, the thigh, or below the neck area. Ask your mom what she prefers and go for the same. Avoid the back area and the calf.
2. Our Bond Is Everlasting
This ‘I love you’ tattoo is a favorite among moms and their girls. It is super cute and can be done in your and your mom’s handwriting as well. You could also play around with the design and get flowers, cupcakes, or mamma-baby elephants instead of the cats. This tattoo is sure to capture attention as it is nothing but a bundle of cuteness.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: You can get this tattoo done on the wrist, shoulder blade, or the back of your hand, above the elbow. Don’t get it on large areas like the thigh or back.
3. Infinity Heart Tattoos
Getting matching infinity heart tattoos with your mom is the most adorable way of saying you both will love each other – now and forever. Your hearts will be connected, no matter where you go. This tattoo has a deep meaning and a beautiful message. If you have a sibling, all three of you can get this done together.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: It will look best on the shoulder blade, back of the neck, wrist, ankle, and on the collarbone.
4. Matching Infinity Tattoos
This is for those who like a little color. If you want something simpler, you can get it done without the flower. You can also put each other’s names between the lines. If you want this infinity tattoo, but don’t like it in blue, try pink, peach, red, or purple. The flowers will look just as bright and pretty as they are now.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: There are a few places this tattoo will look great on because of its shape. Do it on the side of the arm or the side of your body. You can also adjust the sizing and do it at the nape of your neck or wrist. Avoid the thigh area.
5. You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine
This tattoo is so adorable, it makes us want to rush to a studio and get it done, like, right now! You can also get this in your handwriting(s) and play around with the color of the sun. If you don’t want it in your handwriting, choose a quirky font to enhance this sunny tattoo. This is a definite eye-catcher and is going to make heads turn when you and your mom go shopping in your flip-flops.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: The best place is obviously on the side of the foot. However, if you don’t want that, get it done on the side of your arm or the side of your hand (adjust the font to make it way smaller). Avoid the thigh or the back area.
6. Daughter And Mother Foot Tattoos
Foot tattoos are awesome! They can be easily covered up but are still so cute, personal, and visible when you want them to be. You can get this flower-lined heart or any other tiny tattoo. This is a good place to get color tattoos as our feet are relatively more protected from the sun than the other parts of the body.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: Apart from the foot, this tattoo would also look good on the wrist.
7. Mother And Daughter Stick Figures
Even people who hate tattoos are not going to be immune to the charms of this one! This is a sweet tattoo idea for moms and daughters who live in different cities and only get to connect through the phone. We know the feeling! You start with ‘Hey Mama’ and go on for at least an hour. Even though you would never admit it to your friends, that is the best time of your day! Honor that moment by getting this beautiful tattoo made.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: This tattoo looks best on the wrist. But in case you already have a tattoo there and really want to get this one done as well, you can do it near your ankle or the back of your hand, above the elbow. But for it to be a perfect pair, you and your mommy have to get it at the same place.
8. Fingerprint On The Heart
This is a very personal tattoo. You can get your mother’s fingerprints and ask the artist to design a heart using it. Your mom can do the same using your fingerprint. It shows that her presence is always felt in your heart and soul. You could also include a heartfelt message on top.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: As it is quite a small tattoo, you can have it done anywhere – below the neck, wrist, behind the ear (without the message), or below the crease of your elbow.
9. Mother-Daughter Tattoos On Wrist
Isn’t this the cutest thing ever you have seen? Little birdies are not only cute but also look good on the wrist. If you have a sister, you can convince her to get the same one as well. It will look adorable! Also, if you want the hearts in red, great, but if not, you can just leave them bare or color them your favorite color.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: There is no doubt about it – this tattoo will look amazing on the wrist. But, if you want a different location, you can get this done all around your ankle (like a bracelet) or on your upper arm. Avoid the back, thigh, or hip area.
10. Badass Mother-Daughter Tattoos
If you and your mom are peas in a pod and like badass things way more than hearts and flowers, we have got something for you. This tattoo will bring out your personality as well as your mom’s. After all, you are your mother’s baby girl and so much like her!
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: The calf, upper arm, and thighs are good places for this tattoo.
11. Mother-Daughter Disney Tattoos
Have you seen Beauty And The Beast? Well, then you know what this tattoo is all about. Your mom can get Mrs. Potts tattooed on her while you can get little Chip on you. Awww, cho chweet!!!
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: You can get this tattooed just anywhere, and it is going to look adorable – 100% guaranteed! But it will look especially good if you get it done on your arm.
12. To The Moon And Back Tattoo
This will look amazing if you get it done in each other’s handwriting. You could also add a crescent moon at the side, but it is not necessary. Also, text tattoos tend to look good on their own. The phrase ‘To the moon and back’ signifies the amount of love you have for each other – it can cover the distance to the moon and back! It is a very simplistic tattoo with a deep message.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: This tattoo will look good on your forearm, the back, around the wrist, and the nape of the neck. Don’t get it done on the thigh or the foot.
13. Roses And Butterflies Tattoo
If your mother loves roses and all things pretty, you both can get this tattoo done. You can also add ‘Mom’ and ‘Baby Girl’ to the tattoo. If you both don’t want a color tattoo, it is better to skip this one, because it will not come out so well in black. However, you can tweak the colors of the tattoo as per your wish. Also, you can keep the tattoo and placement the same but change the colors.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: Get it done on your arm or thigh. As this is a big tattoo, it will need some space. If you want, you can also do it on your back.
14. Matching Hamsa Tattoos
Like mama, like daughter! Get this amazing Hamsa tattoo if you both are the modern hippie-turned-yoga enthusiast kinds. Maybe you both can show it off at the yoga class! Just have fun with it, and let your personalities shine through.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: You can get this done on the arm, below your calf, or the middle of your back. You can also get it done on the thigh.
15. Mother-Daughter Butterfly Tattoos
This one is especially cute because it is one of a half and becomes a whole when you guys are together. The message is also very loving and beautiful. You can get the tattoo in any color you want – bright colors like yellow, blue and red will look great. But, if you are not a colored tattoo person, shades in black will look lovely as well.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: You can get this tattoo done on your arm, your thigh, the area below your knee, or on the side of your body. The only thing to remember is, the color and placement have to be the same for both of you.
16. Half Flower Mother-Daughter Tattoos
This is a lovely tattoo and very few people, if any, can find it distasteful. The colors are lovely, the writing is beautiful. All in all, this is a 10/10. Instead of ‘mother’ and ‘daughter’, you can also get your names or something special that you call each other inked. Make it more personalized, and keep the colors muted and classy.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: This tattoo will only look good on your forearm. If you decide to skip the writing, you can get it done on your leg as well.
17. Avocado Tattoo
There is only one word for this tattoo – adoracado! This is such a unique tattoo, and once again, two parts of a single unit, which is what makes it so special. If you want, you can get this in green as well! This tattoo is a hit among sisters and partners as well because it is so damn cute.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: You can get this done practically anywhere. The wrist or arm would be a good, visible place. Avoid large areas.
18. Mother-Daughter Symbol Tattoo
This is a symbol representing mother and daughter, and it is just too adorable for words. Also, it is super tiny, so you won’t have to convince your mom too much!
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: This would look great on the wrist, the arm, or the back of the ear.
19. Shaolin Symbol Mother-Daughter Tattoo
This is another symbolic mom and daughter tattoo. However, it is larger, so you need to get it done on an area that has ample space. Get it in black, red, or pink – whatever you like!
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: Get it done on your arm, shoulder, collarbone, or the upper back.
20. Chinese Mother And Daughter Tattoo
This is a Chinese tattoo. It is colorful and bright and a bit bigger, so you need more space for it. If you and your mom like Chinese designs, you could go for this one.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: You can get this done on your arm or thigh.
21. Mother-Daughter Bee Tattoos
This is as sweet as a whole pot of honey. Have you seen anything as cuddlebuggy as this cute tattoo? I am sure your mom is going to absolutely love it too! Also, this is super tiny, so it is easy to hide and not too painful to get done.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: Absolutely anywhere! It would look absolutely adorable on your finger, wrist, ankle, above the elbow, on the back of the hand, and behind the ear. Avoid the waist and back.
22. Our Love Is Everlasting
Get an Everlasting Love tattoo with your mamma. This is a very simple design that reflects that you live in each other’s hearts and cause it to beat. It is a very classy design, without colors or fillings. It will also cause minimal pain, and your mommy will definitely be in for it. Instead of the heartbeats, you can get each other’s names written as well.
Where To Get This Tattoo Done: This is a simple tattoo that can be sported almost anywhere. However, avoid getting it done on the middle of your back or the thigh. Your arm, wrist, back of the neck, shoulder, and collarbone are good places for this tattoo.
You can make changes to any of them to make it more personalized and suitable for both of you. The bond between a mom and her baby girl is very special, and when you are lucky enough to have such a beautiful relationship with your mother, don’t think twice about getting a matching tattoo done. Go ahead and give her some TLC!