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

Little Swastika, Connecting Love Tattoo

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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.

Minimalistic abstract tattoo by Luka Musil.

connecting couple tattoo by Maika Houde

connecting couple tattoo by Maika Houde

Work in progress and result of this stunning connecting couple tattoo by Maika Houde.

Work in progress and result of this stunning connecting couple tattoo by Maika Houde.

Friendship connecting tattoo

Friendship connecting tattoo

Conceptual connecting tattoo

Conceptual connecting tattoo

When knuckles tattoos are revealing a strong meaning.

When knuckles tattoos are revealing a strong meaning.

A bridge between two friends, brothers or lovers. By Xoil.

A bridge between two friends, brothers or lovers. By Xoil.

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Other split tattoos by French tattoo artist Xoil.

Other split tattoos by French tattoo artist Xoil.

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by Roxx

by Roxx

Gorgeous work by Roxx.

Gorgeous work by Roxx.

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#ChaimMachlev #Dotstolines #geometric #mandala #dotwork

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Geometrical work by Chaim Machlev of Dotstolines.

Geometrical work by Chaim Machlev of Dotstolines.

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#geometric #mandala #dotwork #halfmandala

#geometric #mandala #dotwork #halfmandala

#geometric #mandala #dotwork #halfmandala

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#geometric #mandala #dotwork

Mandalas are great for split tattoos and very elegant on feet.

Mandalas are great for split tattoos and very elegant on feet.

Here by Thomas Hooper.

Here by Thomas Hooper.

Tattoo by Kris Davidson

Tattoo by Kris Davidson

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Amazing pieces by Dillon Forte!

Amazing pieces by Dillon Forte!

Nice geometrical connecting tattoo.

Nice geometrical connecting tattoo.

Thumbs tattoos by Boff Konkerz.

Thumbs tattoos by Boff Konkerz.

Traditional Japanese also fits when it comes to split tattoos. Gorgeous piece by Fabio Gargiulo.

Traditional Japanese also fits when it comes to split tattoos. Gorgeous piece by Fabio Gargiulo.

#polynesian #tribal #maori

#polynesian #tribal #maori

Great piece by Jubss Lili Contraseptik.

Great piece by Jubss Lili Contraseptik.

Wings by Daniel Meyer.

Wings by Daniel Meyer.

Tribal version.

Tribal version.

The design doesn't change if she closes her hand ! :)

The design doesn't change if she closes her hand ! :)

Old school hand skull by Hans Pasztjerik.

Old school hand skull by Hans Pasztjerik.

Old school split shark !

Old school split shark !

Amazing dagger on fingers ! :o

Amazing dagger on fingers ! :o

Two example of the impressive work of Marco Galdo.

Two example of the impressive work of Marco Galdo.

A clever placement for this tattoo, reminding to its owner not to sink !

A clever placement for this tattoo, reminding to its owner not to sink !

Cross tattoo by Marina Alex.

Cross tattoo by Marina Alex.

Butterfly tattoos, of course, are making great symmetrical split tattoos on hands.

Butterfly tattoos, of course, are making great symmetrical split tattoos on hands.

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Two-faced character by Nick.

Two-faced character by Nick.

Many tattoo designs are continuing in the other leg or arm.

Many tattoo designs are continuing in the other leg or arm.

Cupcake girl, Split cupcake tattoo

Cupcake girl, Split cupcake tattoo

Very cute friendship tattoo !

Very cute friendship tattoo !