16 Couples Tattoos That Are Better Than Diamond Rings
‘Tis the season for love. At least, that’s what our packed calendars are showing us. If all this romance has you thinking about your own happily ever after, but you’re just not feeling that band, some ink might be more your style. Let these 16 simple yet bold statements of foreverness inspire your next date… at the tattoo shop.
1. Finger Hearts: Possibly the most basic matching tattoo would be a beautifully simple line drawing of a heart. If the two of you are feeling extra adventurous, forgo the ring finger for another favorite digit. (via @elora94adams)
2. Infinity Symbol: Nothing says forever better than a little infinity symbol. Tucked away on the side of your ring finger, it’s a great alternative to a band, but still subtle enough to share the spotlight with some bling. (via @inkstinctionshawn666)
4. Lightsabers: We’re totally loving the unique nerdy-ness of this tattoo. Not only is it a great idea for true Star Wars fans, but it’s also a clever example of how a shared hobby can make a great matching tat. (via @kayjaytay)
6. Watercolor Cranes: Pairing a watercolor inking technique with a whimsical paper crane outline (and topped with king and queen crowns), these tats are ideal for an artistic powerhouse couple. (via @tatuajes_mexico)
12. Minimalist Rings: Maybe the most obvious switch out for a metal ring is a straight-up inked ring on your ring finger. You could do an all-blank ink band, matching-colored ink band or just a simple line-art version. (via @itsjustcortney)
Would you ever get a matching tattoo with your main squeeze? Share your thoughts below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!