Text tattoos are very hot and trendy these days as a lot of tat enthusiasts opt for words, short quotes, meaningful sayings and even lyrics from a poem or song as designs for their ink. Having texts tattooed on one’s body is a good alternative as they can convey powerful and strong messages. With an image, one associates it with symbolism; with words, the meanings can be direct and straight to the point.
One primary concern for text tattoos is what fonts or style of lettering to go for. One very popular type is the script fonts which looks like it has personal touch because its similar to calligraphy and actual human handwriting. They are perfect for short and expressive texts. Designs vary from flowing scripts to rounded ends and elegant swirls to light-hearted types.
Old English font is being used by those who wants to have some medieval forms or historical flair to their text tattoos. This font belong to the blackletter family, often referred to as “gothic”. It has a distinguished formal look and commonly used in certificates. Famous celebrity with english font tattoos include musicians Tommy Lee Jones and Travis Parker.
Celtic fonts contain Celtic looking alphabet usually rounded or angular. They are great match for tattoo designs with Celtic theme like the armbands or tribal ones. Other styles of fonts used for tattoo are graffiti, gangster, blade, classic roman and even those with added characters like speedy and flame style. Other cool designs which are becoming a favorite are the typewriter style font which are very readable and looks really fresh and preppy.
There are a lot of Websites online where one can find free font tattoos so they can preview the design first before going for one. When deciding , one has to make sure that it will match the personality as well as the message being conveyed in the tattoo. Even more importantly, pay attention to correct spellings or grammar within the text of the tattoos.