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Top 95 Best Pinky Promise Tattoo Ideas – [2020 Inspiration Guide]

The pinky swear signifies a promise that cannot be broken and is a popular emblem for tattoo designs about close friendship or serious bonds.

To make a pinky promise is the locking of the small fingers of two people to signify that a promise has been made between them.

While purported to be a means of promise between small children, the solemn oath of a pinky promise extends between adults as well, particularly people that have been friends since a young age.

Most versions are a variation of two simple black line hand designs clasped at the small finger, however some of the 95 designs below take pinky promise body art in a different direction.

1. Floral Pinky Promise Body Art

Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Nothingsrs
Source: @nothingsrs via Instagram
Floral Pinky Promise Tattoos Frankxtattoos
Source: @frankxtattoos via Instagram
Floral Pinky Promise Tattoos Eternaletchings Tattoostudio
Source: @eternaletchings_tattoostudio via Instagram
Source: @lisajeanthemeanmachine via Instagram
Floral Pinky Promise Tattoos Fine Line Ink
Source: @fine_line_ink_ via Instagram
Floral Pinky Promise Tattoos Imagine Ari Studio
Source: @imagine_ari_studio via Instagram
Floral Pinky Promise Tattoos Callie Rose Tattoo
Source: @callie_rose_tattoo via Instagram

2. 2. Forearm Pinky Swear Ink Ideas

Forearm Pinky Promise Tattoos Lundensartwork
Source: @lundensartwork via Instagram
Forearm Pinky Promise Tattoos Milos Tattoos
Source: @milos_tattoos via Instagram
Forearm Pinky Promise Tattoos Pearlblondeflicks
Source: @pearlblondeflicks via Instagram
Forearm Pinky Promise Tattoos Verusch101
Source: @verusch101 via Instagram

3. Matching Pinky Promise Designs

Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos 5n0wb4ll (knaeppeank)
Source: @5n0wb4ll (knaeppeank) via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Blok Tattoo
Source: @blok_tattoo via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Bloodyinktattoo
Source: @bloodyinktattoo via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Elcuervonegrotattoo
Source: @elcuervonegrotattoo via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Hennatattootre
Source: @hennatattootre via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Hristina.mord
Source: @hristina.mord via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Inkaddict.studio
Source: @inkaddict.studio via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Inkpatcham
Source: @inkpatcham via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Itsa Fnln
Source: @itsa_fnln via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos James Studio85tattoo
Source: @james_studio85tattoo via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Justsal
Source: @justsal via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Lunexcry
Source: @lunexcry via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Marta Dinah
Source: @marta_dinah via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Maygan Valle
Source: @maygan_valle via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Nuclearbettys
Source: @nuclearbettys via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Wildstyle Ink203
Source: @wildstyle__ink203 via Instagram
Matching Pinky Promise Tattoos Yella Inky Tattoos
Source: @yella_inky_tattoos via Instagram

4. Linework Pinky Promises

Leg Pinky Promise Tattoos Dim3.14ink
Source: @dim3.14ink via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Allisoneartisticdesign
Source: @allisoneartisticdesign via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Backtobasicstattoo 2
Source: @backtobasicstattoo via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Backtobasicstattoo
Source: @backtobasicstattoo via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Bigcitytattoofl
Source: @bigcitytattoofl via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Blackscorpion13
Source: @blackscorpion13 via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Codeytattoo
Source: @codeytattoo via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos D.velcas
Source: @d.velcas via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Jbarretttattoo
Source: @jbarretttattoo via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Jessie.sandmann
Source: @jessie.sandmann via Instagram
 
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Ryn.sharp.tattoo
Source: @ryn.sharp.tattoo via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Tattsbytanner 2
Source: @tattsbytanner via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Tattsbytanner 3
Source: @tattsbytanner via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Tattsbytanner
Source: @tattsbytanner via Instagram
Outline Pinky Promise Tattoos Thetattoomovement
Source: @thetattoomovement via Instagram

5. Rib, Chest, and Sternum Art

Rib Side Pinky Promise Tattoos Bleytattooist
Source: @bleytattooist via Instagram
Rib Side Pinky Promise Tattoos Screamerztattoo
Source: @screamerztattoo via Instagram
Rib Side Pinky Promise Tattoos Tattoosbysabra
Source: @tattoosbysabra via Instagram
Sternum Pinky Promise Tattoos Kastro Kalikoe
Source: @kastro_kalikoe via Instagram

6. Black and Gray Shaded Promise Tattoos

Traditional Pinky Promise Tattoos Lone Duck
Source: @lone_duck via Instagram
Shaded Pinky Promise Tattoos Flyboii
Source: @_flyboii via Instagram
Shaded Pinky Promise Tattoos Carlatattoos
Source: @carlatattoos via Instagram
Shaded Pinky Promise Tattoos Mara.brito
Source: @mara.brito_ via Instagram
Shaded Pinky Promise Tattoos Pptatuajes
Source: @pptatuajes via Instagram
Shaded Pinky Promise Tattoos Pranks213
Source: @pranks213 via Instagram
Shaded Pinky Promise Tattoos Titisatori Tattoo
Source: @titisatori_tattoo via Instagram

7. Skeleton Friendship Inspiration

Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Audreyartistetattoo
Source: @audreyartistetattoo via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Joca182.tattoo.ink.minimal 2
Source: @joca182.tattoo.ink.minimal via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Allisoneartisticdesign
Source: @allisoneartisticdesign via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Anvikit
Source: @anvikit via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Bentantlers
Source: @bentantlers via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Capilli725tattoo 2
Source: @capilli725tattoo via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Darcyjordantattoo
Source: @darcyjordantattoo via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Ellewesttattoo
Source: @ellewesttattoo via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Hooliganz Art
Source: @hooliganz_art via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Killakay1 2
Source: @killakay1 via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Killakay1
Source: @killakay1 via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Killbillyink
Source: @killbillyink via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Pencilandparchment
Source: @pencilandparchment via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Regina Phalange Tattoo
Source: @regina_phalange_tattoo via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Sarah Vangoghtattoos
Source: @sarah_vangoghtattoos via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Triple6tattoos Studio
Source: @triple6tattoos_studio via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Vladninjamonkey 2
Source: @vladninjamonkey via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos Vladninjamonkey
Source: @vladninjamonkey via Instagram
Skeleton Pinky Promise Tattoos melissafreeman.tattoo
Source: @melissafreeman.tattoo via Instagram
Traditional Pinky Promise Tattoos Ninodeoro
Source: @_ninodeoro_ via Instagram

8. Small / Minimalist Pinky Designs

Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Carl Domachowski
Source: @carl_domachowski via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos 5n0wb4ll
Source: @5n0wb4ll via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Whiskeyandinktattoo
Source: @whiskeyandinktattoo via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Adrixell Tattoos510
Source: @adrixell_tattoos510 via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Backtobasicstattoo
Source: @backtobasicstattoo via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Cherry Sundaetattoos
Source: @cherry_sundaetattoos via Instagram
 
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Faisalaslam0
Source: @faisalaslam0 via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Folk.tattoo
Source: @folk.tattoo via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Hannaeyetattoo 2
Source: @hannaeyetattoo via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Hannaeyetattoo
Source: @hannaeyetattoo via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Has Tatt
Source: @tattoos has_tatt via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Laurenjaynetattoos
Source: @laurenjaynetattoos via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Moomanutattoo
Source: @moomanutattoo via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Santychryst
Source: @santychryst via Instagram
Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Stichtag 97
Source: @stichtag_97 via Instagram

9. Color Pinky Promise Tattoos

Small Minimalist Pinky Promise Tattoos Cuongle.tattoo
Source: @cuongle.tattoo via Instagram
Traditional Pinky Promise Tattoos Caddydaddys Tattoo Piercing
Source: @caddydaddys_tattoo_piercing via Instagram
Traditional Pinky Promise Tattoos Nessaa Gee
Source: @nessaa_gee via Instagram
Traditional Pinky Promise Tattoos Roxy Shetatts
Source: @roxy_shetatts via Instagram
Traditional Pinky Promise Tattoos Samm.c.tattoo
Source: @samm.c.tattoo via Instagram
Watercolor Colored Pinky Promise Tattoos Gumbiesink
Source: @gumbiesink via Instagram
Watercolor Colored Pinky Promise Tattoos Shelbi Kathlene
Source: @shelbi_kathlene via Instagram

Pinky Promise Tattoo FAQs

What do pinky promise tattoos symbolize?

The pinky swear signifies a promise that cannot be broken and is a popular emblem for tattoo designs about close friendship or serious bonds.

To pinky swear, or to make a pinky promise, is the locking of the small fingers of two people to signify that a promise has been made.

While purported to be a means of promise between small children, the solemn oath of a pinky promise extends between adults as well, particularly people that have been friends since a young age.

What elements can I add to my pinky promise tattoo?

Pinky promise ink is generally simple and straightforward. Most versions are a variation of two simple black line hand designs clasped at the small finger.

There are many design elements that can be added to a pinky promise design to give it more personal meaning. These include:

  • One hand being a skeleton (means ‘until death’)
  • Addition of flowers (the rose for example is a symbol of friendship)
  • Script, quotes, and captions
  • A loveheart
  • Using color or red ink to augment the central promise

Another popular design element of the pinky swear tattoo is that they are often done as matching tattoos for friends wishing to immortalize their closeness and friendship.

What do skeleton pinky promise tattoos mean?

Imbuing your pinky promise tattoo with a skeleton adds finality to your promise. It essentially means ‘until death’ to symbolize the strength of the promise and strength of bond between two people.

Also, adding the skeleton to the pinky promise design idea is a great change up method from the traditionally simple linework version of the tattoo.

While still a simple concept the skeleton injects different detail and personality into the pinky swear design.

Where should I put my pinky promise tattoo?

One of the best parts of the pinky promise tattoo concept is its simplicity – the meaning and execution of the tattoo are clear and straightforward – which means it’s a tremendously versatile design element.

Most pinky promise tattoos can be placed anywhere. In general, their often small size means that covering them up or making them more visible can be left to individual preferences and matters of personal taste.

Can married couples get pinky promise tattoos?

While wedding ring tattoos are very popular for those ink enthusiasts that want ink to reflect getting married, some couples prefer not to get hand or finger tattoos and want a different option.

A pinky promise tattoo to signify the serious bond of matrimony – that whole death till us part thing – is a brilliant option for couples’ tattoos.

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