50 Mother-Daughter Tattoos That Are Simply Breathtaking

Michele Zipp | Jan 22, 2018 Beauty & Style
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  • Mother & Daughter Stick Figures

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    Many moms and daughters rely on phone convos to stay in touch, so this adorable stick figure tattoo idea couldn't be cuter. No matter how far away they are, they are always connected.

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  • Orchids

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    Tattooed by artist Matt Headley in Kansas, these orchids were done on Mother's Day. What a perfect what to show mom that you'll love her forever. Aww!

  • 'To the Moon & Back'

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    Done by Dawn Webb of Paradise Tattoo in Florida, these sweet moon tattoos have one of the best parent/child sayings ever. Who needs a rustic sign with the saying when they can have this gorgeous reminder instead?

  • Smile

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    The amazing mom here is the one who suggested she and her daughter get this sweet tattoo. It's a beautiful way for each of these women to remind themselves that happy times are always just around the bend. I'm smiling just looking at it.

  • Birds in Flight

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    Some mother and daughter relationships are so symbiotic they are just an extension of one another. I love how this flock of birds travels from mother to daughter -- amazing placement by tattoo artist AJ at Brave Soul Studio in Maine.

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  • Sweet Mini Tattoo

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    While counting down the days to her wedding, this daughter and her mom got these matching butterfly tattoos since they would no longer be sharing a last name. But they will forever share this.

  • Tiny Hearts

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    The tiny hearts tattooed behind this mother's and daughter's ears are so delicate and pretty. I love the simple, but powerful statement a tiny tattoo can really have -- especially when it has such a deep meaning. 

  • Sunshine.

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    These stunning mother-daughter tattoos were done by Matty Tattz and Holly Green at SkinFlix Tattooz in Northampton, Pennsylvania. Who needs a Hallmark card when we can get a tattoo like this? Love it!

  • Anchors for Generations

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    This anchor is a tattoo that three generations decided to get. First, mom and her two daughters got it, and then grandma (who is 67 years young) decided to get her anchor the following week. I love the slight differences in each one, yet they are all one another's anchor.

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  • Fingerprint on the Heart

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    This is literally a one-of-a-kind tattoo. Tattoo artist Sean Miller of Relentless Tattoo Company in Buffalo, New York, created these special tattoos for a mom and her daughter.

  • A Sweet Melody

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    With the lyrics of a timeless song parents often sing to their little ones, these simple tattoos allow a mom and daughter to remain individuals while staying connected. 

  • Signs & Symbols

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    Nothing bonds a mother to her daughters quite like a meaningful tattoo, especially one that looks culturally and spiritually significant.

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  • A Rose by Any Other Name...

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    Roses aren't just for the romantic. These meaningful floral pieces carry an important message of love between a mother and daughter. 

  • A Promise

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    Mother and daughter relationships are always evolving, And when getting to a certain age, moms and their daughters finally become best friends -- and there's nothing cooler than that. 

  • A Shared Passion

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    When a passion is shared with Mama, why not commemorate it forever with a tattoo? This subtle design is a nod to Alfred Hitchcock's horror film The Birds -- a "spooky" passion the mom passed to her daughter.

  • Happy Hobbies

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    Moms teach us so much, and how to excel at pastimes is just one of them. We love this deeply personal tattoo. We can't imagine how many hours these two bonded over a pair of knitting needles.

  • Tea Time

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    Always make time for mom ... and don't forget to share a cup of tea with her! These two certainly won't ever forget with their lifelong reminders. 

  • Hold Tightly

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    Never let go with these gorgeous and elegant matching hand tattoos. I love the bold black and white outline here -- it is traditional yet striking. 

  • A Wise Choice

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    Women often get their wisdom from their mamas, and what better way to honor that than with a tattoo of the cutest, wisest animal out there?

  • Mama Bear

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    A mama bear will always protect her cub, and this tattoo is a forever reminder of that fierce love. The galaxy coloring that fills this design is a gorgeous touch. 

  • Sunny Days

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    What grows more than flowers? A mother's love for her daughter -- Every. Single. Day. These heartfelt sunflowers are a cheery reminder of that. 

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