Tattoo art extending across several people unites them in a remarkable way. Two friends bound by design may stand stronger than before. Two lovers joined at the hip, or in eternal embrace, are pledging permanent vows. It’s a risk, a vulnerable choice, especially true with romantic tattoos. That’s why these designs still function alone, beautiful with or without a partner. It’s a permanent union with a practical back-up plan, a physical metaphor for love itself.
Top: Abstract blackwork by Chaim Machlev.
Minimalist sketch pieces by MUSA.
Modern flowers by Fabien Batista from Belly Button.
Sacred geometry by Maïka Houde.
Quadruple back tattoos by Little Swastika (Artist pictured left).
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