Tattoo Lettering

Many tattoo designs have lettering incorporated into them. Lettering can be the tattoo or be part of the tattoo to complement the image. A name, a date or even a biblical scripture, tattoo lettering can complement the image you choose. Some tattoo artists are more talented with lettering than others.

Basic script is fairly easy for most artists but if you are looking for something fancier, look for an artist who is well known for his or her lettering skills. Many former graffiti artists are well known for their tattoo lettering.

Once you’ve found a tattoo artist you want to do your work, you can go to the next step in your research. The font. There are hundreds of choices and many of them can be found on the internet or any word type of program.

Once you have found a selection of fonts that strike your fancy, put the words or word you have chosen in the font to get the full effect. Some fonts have lettering styles that may give the look of a particular letter a confusing appearance and may cause confusion when people are trying to make it out. Not something you want for a tattoo.

It is common to utilize handwriting for memorial tattoos. Trust your judgment but also get others to look at your choices and give their opinion. It’s always a good idea to get a fresh pair of eyes to take a look.

Most importantly – spelling! I don’t think I even have to elaborate on this one.

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