Are you considering getting a Japanese or Chinese "symbol" as your next tattoo? Stop! Stop right there! Read this before you etch your mistakes permanently on your body.
The font or lettering of a tattoo adds even more meaning to the words you choose. Learn more about how the shape of words impacts their meaning.
A guide to getting text tattoos, with important tips on font selection, tone, exotic foreign phrases, etc. This article also covers ideas and inspirations for lettering, script, and quote tattoos, with lots of good photos.
Love. The most powerful drug of all. Who in this world cannot say that at some time or other they've heard a beautiful song with a slow, rolling intensity that builds to a soaring crescendo and contains inspiring lyrics that tout the pain of loss or the joy of love?
They say what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger and stranger. If that's true, wouldn't you want a permanent reminder of the fact that you survived?
Latin is a language we can all relate to, as many modern words are derived from it. It's a dead language now, but it was once spoken throughout Europe and is still widely used in tattoos.
In Shelley Jackson's "Skin" Project, Ineradicable Stain, a group of people have agreed to have one word from a manuscript tattooed on their skin. The goal is to have every word from the book represented by an individual.