Friendship Symbol Tattoos

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Looking for friendship symbol tattoos? Are you searching for the perfect way to show off your awesome relationship with your best friend? Almost everyone can name that one special person in their life that they call their “best” friend.

Looking for friendship symbol tattoos? Are you searching for the perfect way to show off your awesome relationship with your best friend? Almost everyone can name that one special person in their life that they call their “best” friend.

This is the person they can call anytime and no matter what, they will be there. So what better way to show your best friend and the world how much they mean to you than by getting a tattoo dedicated to your friendship?

There are many ways to symbolize friendship. Here we will offer not only the traditional symbols of friendship, but also some unique and original friendship tattoo designs. These designs can be used individually or incorporated with names, phrases or other symbols to create the perfect friendship tattoo.

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Friendship Flower Tattoos

Flowers are a common subject for tattoos, not just because of their beauty, but also because each flower has a certain symbolism attached to it.

This list of flowers all have a meaning that can be related to friendship, some of these flowers are unusual and would make beautiful and unique friendship symbol tattoos.

Abor Vitae – True Friendship
Baby's Breath – Happiness
Camellia – Excellence and Steadfastness
Cardinal Flower – Distinction and Splendor
Pink Carnation – I will never forget you
Red Carnation – Admiration
Chrysanthemum – You are a wonderful friend
Daisy – Gentleness, Innocence and Loyal love
Forget-me-not – Faithful love and memories
Oak-leaf Geranium – Friendship
Iris – Your friendship means so much to me
Jonquil – Affection returned
White Periwinkle – Pleasant memories
Pink Rose – Admiration
Pale Rose – Friendship
Rosemary – Constancy and Loyalty
Spearmint – Warmth of Sentiment
Wallflower – Friendship
Zinnia – Thoughts of absent friends
Pink Zinnia – Lasting Affection

As you can see from this list, there is a flower for practically any friend. You could even use several of these flowers together and get a bouquet as your friendship tattoo.

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Friendship Bracelet Tattoos

Everyone remembers the friendship bracelets that were passed around during school years to symbolize best friends or groups of friends. These, too could be tattooed as a permanent friendship symbol tattoos.

These originated from a Native American tradition of giving these brightly colored woven bracelets as a symbol of peace and friendship.

The colors of the turquoise stone and the lapis lazuli are both considered to promote friendship and loyalty, and would be a beautiful addition of bright color to your friendship bracelet tattoo.

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Friendship Lettering Tattoos

It isn't a very common practice to see friends ink their friends name in their tattoo, however, there are lettering tattoos that can be symbolic of their friendship. Kanji has a beautiful symbol for the word friendship.

You could also translate the word friendship into another language to add originality. Here are a few of the more common translations for friend you can use in your friendship tattoo designs.

French – Ami
Spanish – Amigo
Dutch – Vriend
Italian – Amico
German – Freund

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Matching Tattoos

Friends that are very close will sometimes choose to get matching friendship symbol tattoos. Many times these are similar to the necklaces or bracelets that come in two pieces, with each piece being half of the whole symbol.

In most cases these are heart symbols with the phrase “best friends”. There are other designs friends can choose to get tattooed that symbolizes the strength of their friendship as well.

Tattoos With Meaning

Pineapple – As unusual as it may seem, the pineapple has long been a symbol of friendship and commitment.

Claddagh – The Claddagh symbol is a Celtic design showing two hands holding a heart topped by a crown. The expression used to explain the symbol is “With my two hands I give you my heart, and crown it with my loyalty”.

Turtle – Another unusual friendship design is the turtle. The turtle is a symbol of harmony and long life. With matching tattoos of turtles you will always be reminded of the harmony you share and the long life of your friendship.

Whatever way you choose to display your friendship in friendship symbol tattoos, the most important thing is to always remember why you chose to do it. There is an old proverb that would also be a beautiful lettering tattoo in honor of a friend that reminds us what our true friends are for:

"A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away."
- Arabian Proverb

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