Steph Barnes
September 26, 2017 2:45 pm

Matching tattoos are becoming increasingly popular, and not just for happy couples who’ve decided to brand themselves in the name of love. This year alone, we’ve seen so many BFFs and squads celebrate their friendships with meaningful (or…not) ink, and we’re kind of obsessed with the idea. Why? For the simply fact that in most cases, boyfriends/girlfriends come and go, but if you’re lucky enough to have a group of friends that’ll stick with you through all the drama life brings, then why wouldn’t you want turn that into art?

Seriously, we can’t think of a better way to pay homage to your wonderful #squad than by getting tattoos to remember your friendships and this very moment in your lives.

Here are 10 of our favorite squad tattoos if you need a little inspiration.

1A skyline.

Got a New York state of mind? This crew had their love of the city permanently etched into their skin, and you can too. If you and your friends are moving or have moved to a new city, why not mark the new chapter with a skyline tattoo?

2Outlines of states.

These state outlines could also be a great way to show love for your home turf.

3Initials.

If like the Pretty Little Liars, you also recently escaped the torment of an unstable serial killer, you can mark your freedom with adorable tiny initials.

4#ProjectSemicolon.

#ProjectSemicolon is a mental health non-profit organization that aims to “presenting hope and love to those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-injury.” If you or a member of your crew is currently struggling with any of the above issues or was in the past, this could be a great way to show your support, and mark the moment of hope in your lives.

5Puzzle pieces.

Does your squad complete you? No matter how far they go, you’ll always know they’ll help make you whole with these puzzle piece tattoos.

6Drinking buds.

Let’s get really honest with each other right now: What’s your life currently about? Are you spending most of your weekends getting drunk and rolling with the homies? Then celebrate that with these tiny and colorful drinking buddies tats. Sidenote: Hopefully you’re still young enough that the hangovers aren’t too rough. #yolo

7Infinity symbol.

Tattoos are a really awesome way to remember the events and people we hold dear. These delicate infinity tattoos will remind you of this moment and the lifetime of moments you’ll share with your friends.

8Fall tattoos.

We’ve been talking a lot about celebrating the present moment in your life with meaningful ink but look outside, it doesn’t get more “present” than the changing season — fall is here! And if brown leaves and pumpkin spice are on your list of favorite things, see if you can convince your crew to get these matching fall tattoos with you.

9Halloween ink.

And we all know fall pretty much means Halloween! Are you excited about the costumes, and candy, and terror All Hallows Eve offers? Then mark this moment of celebration with spook-tastic Halloween tattoos for you and your crew.

10Feminist statement.

A lot has changed since last November (and not all of it has been for the better), perhaps you took a real interest in the issues and have been spending most of your time working to make the world a better place. Maybe you and your girls have been volunteering with organizations that need a extra little help — remind the world, and yourselves just how powerful girls can be with these floral feminist tats.

Enjoy your new ink!

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