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20 Mother-Daughter Tattoos That Are *So* Sweet

Sending this link to my mom RN.
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Two things have happened to my very bored, very-tired-of-being-at-home self this week: (1) I've come suuuuper close (a little too close, TBH) to giving myself bangs, and (2) I've spent a stupid amount of time researching mother-daughter tattoos. And lucky for everyone who has to look at me every day, I'm leaning towards trying the latter...not the former. Like, sure, matching tattoos can look kiiiinda cheesy, but after you peek through these 20 insanely pretty mother-daughter tattoo ideas, you'll see what I'm talking about. (Mom, if you're reading this, I've got my eye on number one, three, and five, soooo...get ready. Love you, bye!)

This Stick-and-Poke Mother-Daughter Tattoo

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Everything about this mother-daughter tattoo is pretty as f*ck. Make sure you go to a tattoo artist who specializes in stick-and-poke tats if you and your mom are looking to recreate this one.

This Mother-Daughter Heart Tattoo

One heart tattoo? Cute. Three heart tattoos? Goals. This mother-daughter tattoo idea is so sweet and subtle (especially when it's placed on the wrist like so).

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This Mother-Daughter Lavender Spring Tattoo

BRB, texting my mom to convince her we need these matching lavender sprig tattoos immediately. Like, can we just take a moment to appreciate the itty-bitty lines and watercolor ink?

This Mother-Daughter Travel Tattoo

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Going to college? Moving across the country? Um, yeah, you and your mom need these matching tattoos. I mean, look how cute and subtle that tiny lil heart is!

This Mother-Daughter Finger Tattoo

I love a good finger tat, and this cute mother-daughter tattoo is definitely no exception. You can't go wrong with a clean and simple heart, IMO.

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This Subtle Mother-Daughter Tattoo

Don't feel like going totally matchy-matchy with your mother-daughter tattoos? No prob, you'll love this subtle option. The placement and ink is super similar, but you and your mom can pick your own designs.

This Mother-Daughter Tulip Tattoo

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The soft, watercolor strokes on this tulip mother-daughter tattoo is so damn enviable. It looks like an actual painting (!!!). Just make sure you stock up on tattoo lotion to keep this bb nice and fresh.

This Mother-Daughter Wrist Tattoo

Obvi your mother-daughter tattoo doesn't just have to be between you and your mom. Invite your sister, friend, cousin, whoever and recreate this cute wrist design.

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This Mother-Daughter Elephant Tattoo

The precise, geometric lines on these mother-daughter elephant tattoos are pretty hard to beat. You don't even realize it's an elephant until you really look at it, which is beyond cool.

This Mother-Daughter Stem Tattoo

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I love the bright ink on these minimalist mother-daughter tattoosThe aqua blue looks so pretty against the earthy green, right?

This Mother-Daughter Mountain Tattoo

This tiny ankle tattoo is perfect for any mother-daughters who are going for something low-key and easy to hide. It's a great way to show off something meaningful without making a major statement.

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This Mother-Daughter Floral Tattoo

I love how these mother-daughter flower tattoos are positioned sliiiightly different. It's a good opportunity to get something matching and personal. Win win.

This Mother-Daughter Sun Tattoo

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What's not to love about this sweet mother-daughter tattoo? It's simple, meaningful, and just plain pretty. TBH I'd be pretty stoked to have that on my wrist every day.

This Mother-Daughter Script Tattoo

You can't go wrong with a classic script tattoo for your mother-daughter ink. Whether it's a name, date, or an inside joke, you'll end up with something aesthetically pleasing and substantial.

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This Mother-Daughter Hummingbird Tattoo

Looking for something bold and colorful? Pls consider this stunning hummingbird design which, IMHO, is kinda the perfect mother-daughter tattoo.

This Mother-Daughter Double Heart Tattoo

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These linked hearts are so damn cute for a mother-daughter tattoo. Go for black ink to keep things classic, or throw in a watercolor hue to mix things up.

This Mother-Daughter Rose Tattoo

Mother-daughter ankle tattoos are kinda the best of both worlds: They're super easy to conceal if and when you need to (hellooo, jeans) but you can also show it off v easily (looking at you, summer).

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This Mother-Daughter Sunflower Tattoo

Sunflowers don't even have to be your favorite flower to appreciate this pretty mother-daughter tattoo. It's such an ideal design for your forearm.

This Mother-Daughter Ankle Tattoo

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I love the colorful detailing in this mother-daughter ankle tattoo. Those pink petals are too cute against the green leaves.

This Mother-Daughter Tiny Tattoo

Go for slight variation in your mother-daughter tattoo by playing around with size—this big and little star is such a sweet duo.


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