130 Best Family Tattoos You’ve Ever Seen on Skin


The phrase “family tattoos” is a bit ambiguous. It can refer to getting the word “family” tattooed, to a tattoo dedicated to your family, or to a tattoo that family members share. Whatever the case is, these tattoos definitely show a person’s love and devotion towards their family.

Family tattoos definitely express the strong bond family shares. Even though your siblings may not express their love on an everyday basis, you know they love you. People consider their family as the greatest blessing, and we all should appreciate our family. One of the ways to do so is to get a tattoo that will show your love not only to your family members but also to everyone else.

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Sometimes, family does not only refer to people who are your relatives. Your closest friends are relatives you have chosen. Therefore, these tattoos may also be dedicated to everyone who means so much to you and without whom you cannot imagine your life.

There are so many different family tattoos; there are so many different designs, placements, and reasons why people get these tattoos. What inspired you to search for them? And, where would you get your tattoo inked?

Before you answer our questions, take a look at these family tattoos we have handpicked for you. They will definitely give you some ideas, and help you make your final decision.

30. Finger Family Tattoos


29. Family Tattoos for Sisters


28. Family Times Infinity


27. In Memoriam


Family tattoos are also a great way to pay tribute to deceased family members, and to keep them forever in your memory and close to you. The wearer of this tattoo “split” the tattoo in two parts, on two hands. On one hand you can see a little girl, reaching out for something. But, when the arms come together, you actually understand that she let go of her balloon. Below the balloon, you can see the word “dad” and the date is probably the day when the wearer’s father passed away.

26. Family Tattoos Dedicated to Parents


25. Heart, Flowers, Family


24. Family Tree Tattoo


23. Tattoos for Fathers


22. “Family Comes First”


21. Remarkable Family Tree Tattoo


A family tree is a great idea for family tattoos. You may get a tattoo that shows the dates of birth of your family members, you may include their names, or you may combine both their names and their dates of birth. A tattoo like this may also show the dates when your family members passed away, but that would be too sad. It is always better to celebrate life.

20. Tattoos For Your Dad


19. Forever In Your Heart


18. Matching Family Tattoos


17. Family Is Your Strength


One of the ideas for family tattoos would be quotes. You can get a quote similar to the one in the image above, that directly mentions your family. Or, you may get a quote that reminds you of your family and perfectly displays your relationship, but does not include the word “family.”

16. Matching Tattoos for Sisters


15. Foot Family Tattoos


14. Ohana


If you watched Lilo and Stitch, then you must know what “ohana” means. “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” This is one of the most famous quotes from the cartoon, and it is quite touching.

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“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” This is one of the most famous quotes from the cartoon, and it is quite touching. But, cartoons can sometimes teach us a lot. And, if you and your family have watched this cartoon together and the mention of it brings back pleasant memories, then “ohana” family tattoos are the right choice for you.

A few images below you will notice a tattoo of one of the cartoon characters combined with the quote.

13. Spine Family Tattoos


12. Geometric Family Tattoos


Instead of tattoos you can see quite often, you may wish to share a unique tattoo with your family members. Geometric shapes can make amazing matching family tattoos. As you can see, each of the persons in the image above got three triangles tattooed. And, each person has one triangle colored. The colored triangles probably represent the eldest child, the middle child, and the youngest child.

11. Back Family Tattoos for Men


10. Arm Family Tattoos


9. Ohana Chest Tattoo


8. Elephant Tattoos


Elephants are large creatures and the symbolism behind elephant tattoos is strong. They can stand for strength, wisdom, luck, memory, happiness, nobility, and most importantly family and loyalty. They are very protective of their herd and their family members. They would even give their own lives just to save the ones they love.

If you and your family share a relationship like this, then it is a great idea to represent your family members and yourself as these beautiful, gentle giants.

7. Family Quote Tattoos


6. Simple Family Tattoos


5. Three Hearts Beating as One


4. Colorful Family Tattoos


3. Neck Family Tattoos


Neck family tattoos are guaranteed to look great. You can see one of the amazing ideas for your neck tattoo in the image above. This lady decided to tattoo the dates of birth of her family members. The days of their birth mean a lot to her because on those days her life changed for better.

2. Ohana Arm Tattoos


1. Beautiful Family Tattoos


Family tattoos can be placed anywhere on your body, they can be big or small, and they can literally be anything. But, that anything should remind you of your family members and your relationship. If you are not a fan of big tattoos, then check out this one. Each family member is represented as a flower. Of course, every flower is different, just like the members of your family. Not always do you have to make your tattoo perfectly clear so everyone else can understand it. The most important thing is that tattoo means something to you.

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