Tattoo Fonts and Tattoo Lettering for Your New Tattoo
Tattoos are as unique to the person who owns them. Although many tattoos have similar design elements, influences such as a tattoo artists personal style, positioning of the tattoo and type of skin play a part inn the overall result of a new tattoo.
A popular design aspect is scripting or lettering itself. Tattoo fonts are the styles available in lettering. There are thousands of founds available to add your own individual style to the words.
Some factors to consider when choosing your tattoo design
- Style of lettering.
- Type of Font.
- Will the outline of the words contribute to the design?
- Any additional pictorial content.
- Solid, shaded or shadowed coloring.
- What is the message the owner is trying to convey.
Scripting and lettering are favoured when a persons tattoo is a
- Memorial tattoo of someone who has passed away.
- Birth of children.
- Names and Dates.
- Personal anniversaries or celebrations.
Whichever style, of font or lettering you choose, it is important that you look after your tattoo with correct aftercare procedures.
An Ambigram is a word that can be read forwards or backwards, it can also be a combination of two words, intertwined into one. You can read an ambigram from which ever side you want, left to right or right to left. Those enjoying word games, grammar or those who marvel at the written English language idiosyncrasies, often get a thrill from tattooing their own favorite ambigram.
Black Block Lettering
Heavy, dark black lettering is often used to make a statement as well as ensuring its visually pleasing to the brain with its symmetry. This style of font makes reading the quote or statement possible from a distance as the wording stands out.
Scripting is one of those styles that has common design elements, but each and every tattoo is unique and different. A tattoo artist will add their own flair to scripting using the elegantly, flowing curving lines.
Scripting is the most commonly chosen font for memorial tattoos, particularly those bearing a persons name. The graceful decorative flourishes add a personal touch fitting the memory of a loved or departed one.
Unusual and Modern Fonts
As humans we are forever on a journey to make ourselves unique, different or appear unusual in a world where there is so much that the same.
Enhancing an uncommon saying with an equally unusual font has developed many truly rare tattoos.
Cursive fonts are adaptations of hand writing (cursive writing),often taught in schools prior to 2005. Cursive fonts are as diverse as they are many. Influences include regions of the world, era of time and the personal preferences of writer. This style of font was often used in official documents and also within the Church writings.
Tattoo Fonts & Tattoo Lettering From All Genre'sClick thumbnail to view full-size
Always Check the Grammar and the Spelling
The most important thing you must remember when getting a quote tattooed is to check the spelling and grammar.
This should preferably be done during the initial design phase of the tattoo. Perform another check of actual design on your, prior to getting tattooed. Double check every word and letter individually via a spellchecker. Read it out lout as your ears may pick up a mistake your eyes didn't.
Put the entire phrase into a grammar checker before you start. It is better to take an extra minute to double check you will not be getting a misspelt tattoo, with incorrect grammar.
If every tattoo artist were honest, they would all admit to miss spelling something at some point throughout their tattooing career. Continue checking the spelling throughout the entire tattoo session. That way you can catch any mistakes as the tattoo progresses. Remember, the tattoo studio is their workplace and things can easily go awry when one's at work.
Reviewing the grammar and spelling on your new tattoo lettering is wholly your responsibility. You are going to be the person wearing it - so make the effort a avoid a major forever mistake.
Common spelling errors found on tattoos
- Your not "you're".
- Believe, there are three 'e'.
- Too not to.
- Regrets, does not have an 'a' in it.
- Awesome, has and two 'e' in it.
- Honor, leave out the 'u'.
Don't get caught out!
Did you double check the spelling and grammar on your tattoo?
Although writing and scripting is one of the first skills a tattoo artist is taught, it is also one of the most technically intense to tattoo.
For a quote to look awesome it needs to be consistent in size, style and most importantly, appear straight on a bumpy canvas- your body.
Practice and talent are required by a creditable artist to give you a tattoo you will love.
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Further Styles of Tattoo Fonts and LetteringClick thumbnail to view full-size
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