Would you get a couples tattoo?

Would you ever get matching identical tattoos with your significant other? Names are tempting fate we all know that, but how about finding something that you both like enough to get permanently inked on your skin to show your ultimate commitment to forever together?

Well, we did! And it was before we were married. The idea started out as a tipsy late night pub conversation (no we weren’t drunk when we got them!). We were on the way home and I was winding Paul up about us being together forever and did he mean it (I know how needy is that) and he joked what would it take to convince me?! Neither of us fancied a each other’s name so the idea of a matching tat was born.

I had wanted a small but detailed Asian style elephant tattoo for ages. I had been umming and ahhing, did I want it? Where should I get it? I love what the elephant represents; strength, peace, being wise and quiet and always calm. Plus it’s my favourite animal by a long way due to the time I spent with these amazing animals in Thailand. I was lucky because Paul’s already got quite a lot of tattoos he was not really that fussed about what it was as long as it was unisex (no butterflies or playboy logos were my instructions!!!) and so he was happy to get the elephant too.

We went to the tattoo shop together and came out with our little elephant.

As you can see, mine is on my lower back and his on his wrist. All of my tattoos are hidden and I like to keep it that way incase I need to cover them. We both loved the ink straight away and I still to this day love the sentiment of it. No matter how tacky you think it is there is no denying that having something permanently inked on your skin is the ultimate sign of forever. I feel that we always have a part of each other. I am proud of this tattoo and what it means to us both.

When you go about something like this you inevitably get a lot of, ‘but what if??’ reactions. Well, first of all, who wants to live life like that?? Live and LOVE for the moment. If you want to get a couples tattoo then GET IT. However, saying that is is understandable that people may think it’s a bit reckless and let’s face it we’ve all seen Tattoo Fixers and the sheepish people trying to cover their ex’s names! That’s why getting a symbol or something that represents your relationship is perhaps more safe and I think it means a lot more as well.

We love our tattoos and I feel like it was the first step we took towards making the ultimate commitment – we were married the following year! Our little elephant is very special to us both and will be forever.

What do you think?? I’d be interested to get people’s opinion on this!



  1. Through Hollies Eyes October 20, 2016 / 11:19 am

    I love this idea! A permanent symbol to be constantly reminded of your significant other. I would definitely do this with my boyfriend, but like you said, might have to leave it to a drunken conversation! X

    • Jessica Emily October 20, 2016 / 11:20 am

      Ah thank you! Yeah I love it and so does he! You should defo bring it up hehe x

  2. lovejennyxo October 20, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    I love that! I also hear the elephants symbolize luck(: I think it’s definitely something I would do with my boyfriend, but like you said no names or anything significant such as that because you never know but when its something that is symbolic to the both of you then definitely!! I always tell my sister that I want her and I to get one although thats easier because family is guaranteed. super cute post!

    xo, JJ

    • Jessica Emily October 20, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Yes I like the luck element too!! I’m so glad you like the idea 🙂 nice for families too I agree! X

  3. Emma October 20, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    I have tattoos and my partner doesn’t but even if he did I don’t think I would get matching ones. For me names are no no’s as you never know what could happen where at least matching ones that aren’t names work better. Me my mum and sister have been talking about getting matching elephant ones like this they are so cute!

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    • Jessica Emily October 21, 2016 / 6:26 am

      Yeah the elephant is such a nice tattoo I think I’ve always wanted one☺️ thanks for reading x

  4. samslifeadventures October 23, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    I love the idea of matching tattoos! I want to get another one to symbolise my OH but not sure what to get!

    • Jessica Emily October 23, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Hehe thank you so much! Hmm you’ll have to have a think ! X

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