Paired tattoos for lovers: 50 great ideas to say you're together forever

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Paired tattoos are a whole universe with its own laws and rules. The themes are vast: from symbolism to humor. Pair drawings are applied in love as a sign of the strength of the relationship.

They are created as a deployed message. Techniques for drawing: minimalism, linework, realism, old skool, chicano, dotwork, traditional, blackwork and minimalism.

What does this painting tell me? "The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Buonarroti

"The Creation of Adam" (Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Rome, 1508-1512) is the fourth of nine central compositions in the cycle of frescoes on the theme of the creation of the world commissioned by Michelangelo Buonarroti to decorate the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Pope Julius II.

"Michelangelo painted God in the ancient spirit: he is real in his bodily and divine incarnation. Clothed in a simple pink tunic, God sweeps over the created world, surrounded by angels without wings. The female figure to his right is Eve, still awaiting her creation, but already conceived by God. As she flies, God turns, rushes toward Adam and extends his hand toward him.

This movement toward his creation embodies the energy of life that the Creator intends to impart to man. The figure of the Creator is mirrored in the pose of the reclining Adam, created in his image. But at the same time, Adam's pose also repeats the outlines of the rock: he is still only part of the landscape around him. There is literally not enough of a spark of life force to breathe a soul into him.

Hands almost meet. Michelangelo places this gesture in the very center of the fresco and pauses to intensify the impact of the images. We can practically see how the energy through the brush of God is transmitted to the hand of man. Choosing this moment from the story of the creation of man, the birth of the soul, Michelangelo equates it with a creative epiphany. In his view, the ability to create and create is the most precious gift given to man from above.

Between the two hands outstretched to each other, a miracle is performed that is inaccessible to our vision. Leonardo da Vinci already made the gesture, but while the angel in his Madonna in the Grotto was only pointing to the miracle, God's gesture here embodies it. This gesture would later be repeated by many other artists, agreeing or arguing with Michelangelo's belief in man and in the power of creation.

"The first thing I feel here is a moment of unique encounter that is full of energy and power. God rushes toward Adam to breathe life into him. Now their fingers will close, and the flaccid body will be born, will gain strength and life, and fire will light up in Adam's eyes. But at the same time, I have the subtle feeling that God and his entourage are moving in the other direction, flying away from Adam. This is indicated by the figures of the woman and the baby, they seem to be pushing away from him, and thus set the reverse motion.

Why? I assume that unconsciously Michelangelo was not painting the meeting here, but the moment of parting following it. God represents both the paternal and the maternal at the same time, their union leading to the birth of the child, the infant Adam. The maternal nature of God is conveyed through the red veil, which I associate with the mother's womb, with the maternal universe, the womb, in which many future lives, potential human "I "s, are conceived. The hands of Adam and God stretched out toward each other are like an umbilical cord that was severed a moment ago, and it is this moment of separation that I observe in the painting.

And in this case, Adam's melancholic pose conveys not the absence of life, but the sadness of separation. He does not yet know that it is only through this separation that he can be born as a human being, as a separate self. The fingers of God and Adam in the painting are like an artist's brush, and I find this very important. Michelangelo unknowingly lives the story of separation from two sides, both as Adam and as the Creator.

I see here not only the sadness of a child abandoned by a parent, and the sadness of an artist forced to say goodbye to his child, his painting. But also the artist's determination to take this step. For only when he finds the strength to part with his creation will the painting be complete and can live its own life.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and outstanding master of the Renaissance. Throughout the world the name Michelangelo is associated with the frescos on the plafond in the Sistine Chapel, the statues of David and Moses, and St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome. Michelangelo's art embodied with great power both the deeply human ideals of the High Renaissance and the tragic sense of crisis of the humanistic worldview characteristic of the late Renaissance era.

Tattoos for couples in love

Tattoos on two arms for girls and guys is a trend of our timeThrough which people show love, devotion and common interests. This is a symbol for 2 people, which remains forever. Order them can representatives of different age categories, social statuses and professions.

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The most popular pair tattoos are used by couples in love, as well as by spouses who have lived together for many years. In this case, it is more difficult to find a suitable drawing than a sketch for 1 person. When selecting, it should be borne in mind that for the fair sex are not suitable elements characterized by brutality, and men are not suitable delicate sketches.

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Paired tattoos can be in the form of complex or simple images, for example:

  • 2 wedding rings;
  • Drawings that are composed on the principle of a mosaic in a single whole or acquiring a special meaning in the combination. The surrounding people can see the whole composition if the couple embrace or hold hands;
  • words which, when combined, become a phrase;
  • an arrow and a heart;
  • symbols of feminine and masculine beginnings.

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A paired tattoo does not always consist of 2 parts making up for each other. It is possible to use 2 independent images, for example, if:

  • The guy is fond of soccer, the girl chooses a tattoo of the appropriate subject - the image of a ball, a soccer field, a soccer player;
  • girl is passionate about music, the guy puts the image of a musical instrument, sheet music, treble clef.

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As the canvas for the tattoo is the body and the process is painful and expensive, it is necessary to approach the choice of symbol with great responsibility.

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Often the paired tattoo of lovers is represented by:

  • The date of the first meeting or the birth of the first child;
  • Various drawings corresponding in meaning, for example, a key and a lock, a nut and a bolt or a socket and a plug of an electric appliance;
  • identical designs, such as a pair of hearts or favorite cartoon characters;
  • A portrait of a loved one or an inscription of his or her name.

Inscriptions in Russian and foreign languages

Tattoo in the form of a word or phrase - an opportunity to reflect the main feature of paired pictures. All you have to do is divide one phrase into two halves so that you can read it only when connected.

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For example, "One Love, one heart" or "I lived it every day... and no regrets".

Paired tattoos, which are inscriptions, and like other images can be large and miniature. The font of the inscription can also be different. Someone prefers to wear on the hand a word or phrase in the style of minimalism in a standard font, and someone adorns himself with whole compositions.

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Often on the hand of a girl you can see a tattoo in the form of the inscription "Sister". This means that she has a sister who wears exactly the same tattoo.


The best sign of love and fidelity are rings, the tattoos of which symbolize trust and strong union. The theme of a king and queen is also popular. You can choose as a monochrome sketch of chess or cards, as well as colored drawings in the style of newskul.

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Animals, birds, insects

Tattoos on two arms for girls and guys can be made using the following sketches:

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  • The wolf and the moon. Such a tattoo denotes the connection and affection of 2 lovers;
  • Silhouettes of a deer and a stag. They will symbolize fidelity;
  • Tattoo with a small image of birds with bright feathers and large beaks. They are applied to the wrists. One wearer has one bird and the other has a second bird. When they join hands, a complete picture is formed: birds sit on the same perch and look at each other;
  • The wolf and the she-wolf. These sketches are done in the Dotwork style. Just like a pair of deer, wolves are a symbol of loyalty. They also symbolize strength;
  • 2 bats perched on a branch as a symbol of family union. The black male is applied to the male hand and the multicolored female is applied to the female hand.

Geometric designs

Geometric drawings such as pulse beats, identical in partners, are very popular. Another version of geometric designs are arrows. They are depicted in such a way that if the lovers hold hands, the arrows will point at each other.

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"Save and Preserve."

Taken from the Bible, the phrase "Save and Preserve" is inscribed not only individually, but also together with a loved one. For example, the word "save" may be on the hand of a woman, and the word "preserve" on the hand of a man. When joined, the hands form a complete phrase.


A good way to demonstrate endless love is to place sketches of hearts on the hands. There are a huge variety of different options:

  • large hearts;
  • small hearts;
  • watercolor paired tattoo with an outline of a heart on a man's arm and the heart itself on a woman's arm.

Abstract patterns.

An interesting option - small barcodes. At the bottom of such images are painted numbers indicating an important date, such as the day the girl and the guy first met or when the spouses got married.

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Another symbol of endless love, loyalty and a strong union is a tattoo in the form of fingerprints, each of which is shaped like a heart. These tattoos are small and are usually applied to the wrists. Each fingerprint is enclosed in a symbol of infinity.

The story of a masterpiece: Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam

There are many, many frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Each is worthy of hours of tourist attention, years of art historian's labor, and the rapturous words "Mamma mia!" But there is a main exhibit in this extravaganza - "The Creation of Adam." Why this fresco is considered the pinnacle of Michelangelo's work, tells Snezhana Petrova.

"The Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo (1511)

The subject is "And God created man in his image." That's how one sentence can describe the fresco. Or rather, it was a fresco painted to make the events behind a single sentence appear before people's eyes. "The Creation of Adam" is part of the composition on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The Creator, looking as if only after talking to Aristotle, all antique, in fluttering robes, floats along with the angels in endless space. Behind God's shoulders is Eve, who is still in the planning stages, but will soon keep company with the first man. Adam himself is a stunningly beautiful, perfectly built young man. Even the angels seem to be surprised at how beautiful God created him. The figure of the Creator is mirrored in the pose of the reclining Adam, which reminds us in whose likeness man was created. God's right hand, stretched out toward Adam, almost touches his fingers. Obviously, the very process of the Creator's address to his creation began shortly before the events in the fresco. And it is this process that is the reason why Adam, hitherto indifferent to the world, gradually awakens to life in both body and spirit. Attention is fixed on the fingers, which are about to join together. Apparently, it was Michelangelo who the filmmakers then stole this move from. Remember all those scenes where one character is on the verge of falling down and asks for help, the other tries to hold him down, their hands reach out to each other and... intrigue!

Although, of course, in the sixteenth century, this storyline had other connotations. By the fact that their hands were not touching, Michelangelo emphasized the impossibility of connecting the divine and the human. In fact, this fresco is not about the creation of man as a species, but about the creation of a person. After all, God appears here not as a breeder, but as energy, a particle of which is about to be given to man as well. Between the two outstretched hands, a miracle is being performed that is inaccessible to our vision.

Michelangelo did not paint frescoes before painting the Sistine Chapel

Prospectors are looking for hidden symbols that Michelangelo allegedly coded in the frescoes. And as we know, he who seeks will find. The hunters see the secret meanings of human body parts, from the brain to the phallus.


The initiator of the painting of the Sistine Chapel was Pope Julius II. Important events were to be held here, so the setting had to be appropriate.

For lack of money the father gave Michelangelo to be raised by peasants

Michelangelo never did any frescoes, and it is unlikely he planned to. And cooperation with Julius II in general began on another project - the sculptor was ordered to the tomb for the pope. But then Bramante, Michelangelo's jealous and rival, intervened in the story. It was Bramante who convinced Julius that the tomb during his lifetime was not for the good, and Buonarroti lost his order. But Bramante's intrigues did not end there. He persuaded the pope to commission Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, just in need of a refresh after the restoration.

Sistine Chapel ceiling (image enlarges by clicking)

Michelangelo accepted the challenge. He chose the materials and designed the scaffolding himself. The work had to be done on the verge of physical capacity. After the painting of the chapel Buonarroti could only read for a long time holding the text high above his head. Plus arthritis, scoliosis and an ear infection. All this is payback for a masterpiece. Not to mention the stresses. My father would go off to war and forget to pay for the materials, or after a long period of downtime begins to force the terms, or declares that we must add blue and gold (because it looks too poor). In general, what can I say - the church is not an easy customer. But Michelangelo did it all. The Pope was pleased. The frescoes themselves amazed people even before they were finished. All the same Bramante let Raphael into the Chapel to study the frescoes of the vault while Michelangelo did not see them. In fact, we do not know the true coloristic solution to the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Hundreds of years of all sorts of trouble, soot, dirt, and failed restoration attempts have resulted in some of the work done by Buonarroti being lost.

The artist's fate

Tuscany. March. Another child is born to the family of an impoverished Florentine nobleman. Michelangelo. Money was catastrophically insufficient to feed all the children, so the father of the family got out as he could. For example, Michelangelo was given to the common people in the village. It was there that the child learned what clay was, how to work with it. He could not yet write or read, but he was already wielding a chisel to his utmost. Michelangelo had learned to work with clay before he could read and write.

Later in his apprenticeship with professional sculptors, Michelangelo was noticed by Lorenzo de Medici. And if Lorenzo de Medici noticed someone, it means that this person is guaranteed orders, income, a happy life. After his patron's death in 1492, Michelangelo had to make his own way. His main customer was the church. He worked alternately in Rome and Florence. Mostly engaged in sculpture.

A portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Jacopo del Conte, 1540.

Michelangelo was a terrible, even terrifying perfectionist. He could abandon a half-done work if he noticed that something was not quite what he had in mind. He even burnt many of his drawings shortly before his death. The same fate awaited his sketches - Michelangelo did not want anyone to see the agony in which art was born.

In his old age Michelangelo wrote passionate sonnets to his 40-year-old muse

Buonarroti gravitated toward sculpture in the first place, but he was also a painter and an architect. Whatever the client desired. A generalist genius. He even wrote poetry. This talent revealed itself with particular power in his seventh decade, when the maestro began to write messages and sonnets to Vittoria Colonna.

Michelangelo died quietly and peacefully at the age of 88, giving, according to his own will, his soul to God, his body to the earth, and his property to his family.

Where to score and in what style

When depicting such a tattoo, 1-2 colors and the technique of realism are used. Traditionally, one of the colors is black. Also the drawing is supplemented with roses, performing a tattoo in the chicano style.

It so happens that in these techniques, the tattoo of the hand praying with a cross, looks the best. This symbol is equally suitable for men and women, only girls prefer to apply a smaller picture size. The image is complemented by rosaries, crosses, a chain, the names of loved ones and philosophical phrases.

The execution time of the tattoo in the salon depends on the complexity of the work and will be one to two sessions. Because of the simple subject and the palette of two colors, the picture is considered difficult to perform, so we advise to do it with a well-known master, so that the tattoo will be your pleasure and successfully complemented the image.

Creation of Adam" mural

Description of the iconic fresco of the great artist.

Analysis and interpretation of the Creation of Adam

The famous fresco is based on a biblical story from the book of Genesis, and was commissioned by Pope Julius II, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. The iconic work is key to both religious art and the Renaissance. The original concept of the building included only a depiction of the twelve apostles, but when Michelangelo began the work, he expanded on the original idea and by the time it was completed had managed to depict more than 300 figures from classical mythology, the Old Testament and the Book of Genesis, in which the Creation of Adam is the central fresco of this work.

Created in 1511, the work illustrates the story of how God endows Adam, the first man on earth, with life. Powerful images show the spark of life passing from finger to finger, and unparalleled graphics infuse the composition with spiritual and physical energy.

The painting is arranged in a rectangle measuring approximately 3 by 6 meters. On the left, the muscular figure of Adam combines all the features of male beauty, and the color rendering demonstrates harmony in human proportions. He slowly and lazily extends his languid left hand toward God, an elderly bearded man surrounded by a group of angels. His face is filled with apathy, and there is not even enough energy to fully straighten his arm. The Lord's life charge is conveyed by his right hand. The characters' fingers are depicted a few millimeters apart, which is perfectly visible against the neutral background. It is worth noting that this is the first time in the history of art that God has been placed horizontally in a painting.


Such a popular work has given rise to a mass of interpretations and interpretations. Some historians and art historians claim that the figures around God represent the human brain with anatomical precision. Others suggest that the red cloth surrounding the Lord symbolizes the human womb, while the green scarf below represents the freshly cut umbilical cord.

However, not all questions about the mural have precise answers. A mass of theories is devoted to the initialization of the woman at the left hand of the Almighty. It is possible that she represents Eve, who has not yet been created, which, although contrary to the original, still has the right to exist. The enigmatic symbolism suggests a host of permissions, but it also raises even more questions. There is a theory that God's outline, in the form of an even oval, is related to the incomplete ellipse that forms his creation.

Influence on art

The creation of Adam demonstrates the full power of the gesture in the visual arts, which has influenced many modern works.

A quarter of a century after completing the ceiling masterpieces, Michelangelo was called upon by Clement VII to create the fresco The Last Judgment on the altar wall. Combined with other works, it makes the master not only one of the most influential artists of his time, but also one of the most famous painters in the history of the visual arts.

Creative tattoo ideas

Interesting options for a paired tattoo are as follows:

  • A girl and a flying balloon. On the male part of the body the girl is depicted, and on the female - the balloon;
  • Tattoo of chess pieces. Especially relevant are the king and queen;
  • night landscape. The 2 parts of the picture merge into a single whole when the lovers hold hands;

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  • 2 feathers applied to the wrists. As a rule, one of these feathers is white and the other is black. Such a tattoo is chosen by girlfriends or sisters;
  • An image of a cup of tea and a tea bag speaks of an unbreakable bond. This option can be chosen by girlfriends, sisters, lovers. It is not uncommon to see it on the hands of mothers and daughters;
  • Fairy tale characters will be a symbol of optimism and gentle union. For example, watercolor tattoos with a sketch of a fairy and Peter Pan. The first on a woman's hand, the second on a man's hand;
  • A small tattoo depicting hands with crossed little fingers symbolizes strong friendship and support;
  • Space-themed images. They are not only beautiful, but also mysterious. For example, friends and brothers who want to demonstrate friendship, decorate their hands with drawings of constellations.

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Choosing a paired tattoo on two hands is not easy. It is important to take into account personal preferences, the nature of the relationship between the girl and the guy and the uniqueness of the image. Individual tattoos from other people should not be completely copied. In order for the tattoo to accurately reflect the preferences of those in love, a unique sketch should be created.

The Creation of Adam - 1510 Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Vault by Michelangelo

The Creation of Adam fresco is without a doubt one of Michelangelo's most famous works. For the first time in the history of world art, the Creator God and the man he created are on equal footing.

The Creation of Adam

1510; 280x570 cm; frescoThe vault of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

The compositional and semantic accents in this painting are identical: the hands outstretched by God and Adam are about to touch each other with their fingertips, which creates a tense and exciting expectation of "the divine spark" from this touch and gives the viewer the feeling of being involved in the great sacrament of human creation.

Adam lies in all the splendor of male nudity, but he is not yet alive. He can only raise a powerless finger. And the Lord Almighty comes down to meet him. In his huge, developing cloak is the whole world. In the center is a face - Eve or not, it is a human face, looking straight at Adam, challenging him. And God's finger touches the man's finger.

In Luke and Matthew, God's finger is identified with the Holy Spirit, the mediator between the Creator and his creatures. The touching of the fingers, a gesture suggested by the artist as a symbolic embodiment of life itself, reveals the essence of the relationship between man and God, their unbreakable bond.

In addition, by placing the figure of the first man on a sloping surface, the artist creates an illusion for the viewer as if Adam were on the very edge of the earth, at the precipice. Perhaps that's why these two arms stretched toward each other, symbolizing the connection between the two worlds - the earthly and the divine. And the Lord's hand is tense, his gaze stern, and resolute.

Adam is still weak, he does not yet feel the breath of life, but, obeying an unknown impulse, he, as if from the last forces, extends his hand - note how much hope and expectation in his eyes directed to God! And the artist captures that exciting moment when in response to his not yet fully realized, but obvious search for the divine man receives the soul - the highest reward of the Creator.

In this work Michelangelo once again proves his ability to "sculpt" the relief of the human body in painting. Ascanio Condivi, Michelangelo's pupil and biographer, stressed that

his admiration of the beauty of man was one of the manifestations of his genuine admiration of beauty in general - be it a beautiful trinket, a majestic mountain or a fabulous forest: like a bee collecting honey from flowers, he was able to find beauty in nature

Michelangelo (1475-1564)

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