Tattoo Lettering Guide

Instead of getting a design, why not get a tattoo lettering if you cannot make up your mind? While there are hundreds of tattoo designs which you can choose from, they can be sometimes too overwhelming that you no longer know what it is that you want. For this reason, there are several people who choose getting a quote tattoo instead.

Nowadays, text tattoos becomes more and more trendy these days since more and more people choose words, names, short quotes and meaningful sayings to express themselves through their tattoos. If you have already decided what to tattoo on your body, the next important thing to consider is what kind of lettering you would like to apply on your tattoo.

tattoo texts

Nobody would like that their tattoo looks boring and unattractive. So you should do some research and choose your tattoo font or a tattoo lettering style that will give more color and personality to your tattoo.The most popular tattoo fonts are script fonts.

tattoo font

Keep it short and sweet. Whether it be from a poem, a movie line, verse from the bible or lyrics from the song, choosing the short quotes seem to have the most impact. 

arm tattoo lettering

For short quotes, the best places would be foot, wrist, back of the neck, ankle and arm. For longer lettering tats, ideal body parts would be the rib cage, shoulder blade, back and hip area.

tattoo quotes in the back

Just remember, once you have these words tattooed on you, the journey does not end there. You need to take care of your lettering tattoo to make it readable and ever glowing all the time. 

tattoo lettering for inspiration

Aside from the message being tattooed on one’s body, they also have to carefully choose what font they want. There are so many fonts which they can choose and the most famous ones include Gothic, Tribal Scroll, Old English, Medieval, Arial, or even a Script Calligraphy. Aside from the fonts mentioned, there are also some people who choose script characters from other cultures like Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and also even Khmer. 

Tibetan tattoo lettering

Script fonts usually look personal and unique, something like calligraphy and handwriting. Old English fonts are also used a lot in tattoo designs, since they have a distinguished look and evoke some medieval meanings. Other popular fonts used in tattoos include: Celtic fonts, graffiti fonts, blade fonts etc.

itlaian old english font tattoo
If you do not like any font, you can always ask the experienced tattoo artist to do freestyle for you, which is a personal design by tattoo artists. But it is always good to first check out what your tattoos will look like in so many amazing lettering styles through our handpicked tattoo fonts. 

tattoo lettering long quotes

If you are not satisfied with our tattoo fonts you find, feel free to check out other fonts. We suggest you generate at least 3 different designs for your tattoos, then take them to your tattoo artists and discuss with them which one would fit best. Also, you may consider these tattoo symbols as your tattoo designs. 

religious tattoo quotes

Nowadays, more and more people are choosing to get a tattoo lettering instead of a tattoo design. This might be because they are more personal and unique. But whatever decision you choose, you have to keep in mind that they are permanent.

calligraphy tattoo