Split tattoos represent a unique design cut in 2+ pieces, tattooed on 2+ different parts of the body, & sometimes even on different people!
Either in a humorous goal (hidden messages on knuckles, two-faced characters ) or artistic purpose, they symbolize the ambivalence of the human being, his complexity and link to others. Split tattoos are often found in symmetrical limbs such as hands, forearms, feet and legs, but artist working on optical effects have succeeded in using whole bodies to display their designs.
Split tattoos can also be a very bold move toward commitment to a relationship, from family to friends and of course, the risky couple tattoo. It is perhaps not a good idea to share an intricate tattoo with someone if you start arguing any time you have to pick a movie … But if you think love is going to last, what could be more romantic than a tattoo that can only be readable if you are touching each other ? German Tattoo Artist Little Swastika have gained some fame with his impressive pieces needing more than two persons to be complete.
Want to show some love to a significant other or just to yourself ? Take a look a these 50 terrific connecting tattoos, from old school to dotwork, tribal to abstract, tenderness to epicness …
Little Swastika, Connecting Love Tattoo
Fan of the neo-tribal abstract work of Little Swastika or not, you have to admit this is impressive.
Minimalistic abstract tattoo by Luka Musil.
connecting couple tattoo by Maika Houde
Work in progress and result of this stunning connecting couple tattoo by Maika Houde.
Friendship connecting tattoo
Conceptual connecting tattoo
When knuckles tattoos are revealing a strong meaning.
A bridge between two friends, brothers or lovers. By Xoil.