Many tattoo designs have lettering incorporated into them. Lettering can be the tattoo or just play a part in the tattoo composition. Many times words are used to compliment the image part of the tattoo. 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 using a stencil to guide them but if you are looking for something fancier, look for a tattoo artist who is well known for his or her lettering skills. Many former graffiti artists who transition their career into the tattoo world are the best choices for 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 misperception when people are trying to make it out. Not something you want for a tattoo. You want the font to be easy to read or else you’ll be explaining what you intended to anyone that notices the piece.
People like to get names and birth dates of their children. This will truly score you some points with your kids.
It is common to utilize handwriting for memorial tattoos. A person’s portrait with their name and the dates they were born and passed are an extremely popular choice. In this case the emphasis is usually on finding an artist adept with portraits as the text is secondary.
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.