Best Friends Tattoo: You, who is more outgoing, get the one on the line to remind you of me - giving you a place to land sometimes. As I, the more shy one, get the flying birds as a reminder of you. to serve as inspiration to fly on my own.
Elephants are extremely protective of their young and members of their herd. This offers symbolism to people getting tattoos who place the value of their families above everything else. Elephants will die to protect their family.