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20 Father-Daughter Tattoos Perfect For A Daddy’s Little Girl

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What’s the tea with father-daughter tattoos? You and your father might not always see eye-to-eye, but you’re well aware that man would do anything for you. You’ve gone through thick and thin together and you’ve earned the right to tease each other, scream at each other, and poke fun at each other.

With that out of the way, though, what’s the best way to pay thanks to the guy who’s done it all? You might be on the right track with a cute card or a fruit basket, but we’re thinking of something far more permanent – like a tattoo. You know you’d want to flaunt a matching tattoo with your father.

Sure, your father might have been wary of you getting a tattoo back when you were 18, but now that you’re all grown up, we’re sure he’ll be far more supportive – especially when he’s getting inked right next to you. So, you need to figure out whether that’s something your father would want to do.

After all, he’d do anything for you. Ahead are some inspiring father-daughter tattoo ideas, ranging from sweet and simple to quirky and downright chucklesome.

1. A matching lion and cub tattoo

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What better way to commemorate your relationship with your father than to get a matching tattoo of a lion and a cub? Lion tattoos usually symbolize strength, bravery, courage, and fearlessness, and when combined with a cub tattoo, they represent the power of a family.

2. A father-daughter thumbprint tattoo

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Whenever you’re unsure of the best way to pay homage to your father-daughter relationship, you might want to consider getting a matching thumbprint tattoo. You can work with your tattoo artist and come up with a cute design the two of you are going to want to wear – well – forever.

3. A father-daughter portrait tattoo

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What about a father-daughter portrait tattoo? You can bring a photo of the two of you to your appointment and work with your tattoo artist to come up with a style that works for you. Whether you opt for an outline, a realistic portrait, or something completely different, we’re rooting for you.

4. An ornamental father-daughter tattoo

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What’s great about ornamental tattoos happens to be the fact that you don’t need to come up with a special meaning to explain why you decided to get a matching tattoo – ornamental tattoos a purely decorative. We suggest you come up with a design that works for you and your pops.

5. A father-daughter handprint tattoo

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We can’t think of a better way to show your pops your affection and appreciation than with a matching handprint tattoo. With a tattoo like that, you’re going to carry your father’s hands with you everywhere you go and you’re going to feel like the two of you are permanently intertwined.

6. A matching mantra father-daughter tattoo

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Matching mantra tattoos are perfect for fathers and daughters who know exactly what they want to say to each other. With “love you more” and “love you most” tattoos, the two of you are going to feel closer than ever – and that’s the point of getting matching tattoos with your old man.

7. A matching tattoo of a father and daughter holding hands

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We’re pretty positive you’ve never seen a tattoo as adorable as a tattoo of you and your father holding hands. Whether you bring a photo to your appointment or allow your artist to freehand the entire thing, you’re going to leave the tattoo parlor with a smile on your face.

8. A matching “I love you” tattoo

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What’s one thing you want your father to always remember? Get a matching “I love you” tattoo with your old man and make sure the two of you are always on the same page about that – no matter how hard things get, no matter how long you go without seeing each other, the two of you love each other.

9. A matching coffee cup tattoo

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What’s one thing that reminds you of your father? Whether that’s the cup of coffee you share together each morning, the “I love you” you utter when you leave for work, or the fresh bread you bake on the weekends, you can get that memory permanently etched onto your body.

10. A father-daughter typewriter tattoo


We already talked about getting matching mantra tattoos, but the font you opt for matters, too. We don’t why, but typewriter tattoos carry much more meaning than your regular mantra tattoos. “Cambio es bueno” might not be the thing you want to get tatted, but you get the bigger picture.

11. A matching tattoo of a skull and a rose

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When we think of matching father-daughter tattoos, our minds don’t go to skulls – but maybe your mind does. When you and your father share a specific hobby, feel fond of something, or bond over something, you might want to get a tattoo of that exact thing to pay homage to your relationship.

A tattoo of a skull with a rose might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s up to you to decide.

12. A father-daughter tattoo of Harry Styles’ lyrics

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We’re itching to get matching tattoos with the two of you, too!

Harry Styles’ lyrics are always a great tattoo idea, so when you’re looking for inspiration for your next father-daughter ink, you might want to check out Harry’s latest albums.

13. A father-daughter skull tattoo

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We’ve got another skull tattoo coming your way! Whether you’re obsessed with skulls or want to play a prank on each other with the most unassuming tattoo motif ever, you might want to go with a matching skull tattoo. Add a couple of elements that make the tattoo more personal and you’re good to go.

14. A matching script tattoo

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Whenever you’re struggling with matching tattoos, remember that you can get a tattoo of a quote, a lyric, or even a word that means something to both of you. Maybe you want to get a tattoo of a letter your father wrote to you or a note your father left you when you were little. Whatever the case might be, opt for something meaningful and mindful.

15. A matching olive branch tattoo

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Why not get a matching olive branch tattoo with your pops? Olive branch tattoos typically represent peace, prosperity, and power, but they can carry a myriad of meanings depending on your perception of them. Olive branches, for example, might hold a special place in your and your father’s heart.

16. A matching father-daughter tattoo of a mountain

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With a matching mountain tattoo, you and your father can relieve all the weekends you spent together hiking, swimming, and fishing. When you and your father share an obsession with the great outdoors, there’s no better tattoo than a matching mountain tattoo.

17. A fine-line father-daughter tattoo


Whether you’re a first-timer or getting tired of elaborate tattoos that take too much time, effort, and energy, you might want to experiment with fine-line tattoos. Fine-line tattoos are quite popular among tattoo-getters, and they’re a great way for you to honor your relationship with your father.

18. A father-daughter line-art portrait tattoo

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What about line-art tattoos? Line-art tattoos are perfect for modern minimalists who want to get a father-daughter tattoo that’s elegant and effortless rather than elaborate. Line-art tattoos are, of course, made of lines, but these lines are detailed enough to depict the desired design and tell the story.

19. A birth date father-daughter tattoo

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Some of the best tattoo motifs are the simplest, too. When you want to do something special for your father, you might want to get a matching tattoo of your birth dates. You can even experiment with dates that signify something special for both of you or simple numbers that carry some sort of significance.

20. A Skyrim-themed father-daughter tattoo

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We’re ending the article with one of the coolest tattoos we’ve ever seen – a matching Skyrim tattoo for a father-daughter duo obsessed with video games. Whether you and your pops love playing video games, watching movies, or playing a specific sport, you can always opt for a tattoo motif that represents that.

With that out of the way, good luck coming up with your own spin on these father-daughter tattoos!