Lettering Tattoos & Lettering Tattoo Designs
A large number of pop and rock stars and other celebrities have all tended to favor lettering tattoos over the last ten years.
In fact, this definitely seems to be one of the latest trends in tattooing and is increasing in popularity for many people.
This style of tattooing allows you to be as unique as you want and there are many different types of lettering fonts for you to choose between.
Probably the most popular font for lettering tattoo designs is the Olde English style. These allow you to have words that include more detail in the letters themselves and is by far the most highly-effective and attention-grabbing way of going about it. Additional lines, curves and tails are present in Olde English and this usually looks best when it is done in all black ink.
Other popular styles of lettering tattoo designs include the graffiti style. This results in a very contemporary look to the finished piece and enables the wearer to introduce far more color. This style is definitely very trend setting and is a really good idea to fill in spaces to complete a half or full sleeve design.
Of course, for lettering tattoo designs, you can opt for any font style you like. When you browse through the tattoo galleries you will be spoilt for choice and every single preference will be catered for in some way, shape, or form. Also, you can go for the typical all black shading or you can plug for a different color, the choice is yours.
You may even want to steer away from your own language and go for lettering from another. Chinese lettering tattoos are very popular and you can either go for one symbol on its own, or have several to make an even bolder statement. Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese – there is no end to the number of languages that you can choose between. You may even want to stick to another European language and just translate a meaningful message accordingly. French and Spanish are too common other languages where this happens regularly.
As for placements on the body, for lettering tattoos, you are not restricted at all. After all, the size of the finished piece will always be down to your own personal taste and will be dependent on the number of letters actually featuring in the tattoo. Women may well prefer to have their lettering tattoo designs placed at the bottom of their back and this does look particularly tasteful for them. On the other hand, it has become very fashionable for men to have larger lettering tattoo designs placed on the under side of their forearm, running in a straight line up the length of the arm. Some even have the letters placed under the bicep and this is an excellent way of squeezing an additional tattooed piece onto the top of your arm.
Whatever you do, you must make sure you check out the spelling or the translation of your lettering tattoo designs. Never rely on the tattoo artist, as the chances are they won’t have the first clue. If you are looking to have a completely separate language on your body, qualify the translation meticulously before going ahead. This is especially imperative when you might be contemplating having a tattoo that involves more obscure Chinese symbols, for example.