Sometimes, words and names begin to be as obsessive that you need to keep them forever on your flesh: the first name of a loved one, a word that describes your rules of life, a sentence written by a talented writer/songwriter or something wise you wish could lead your path.
Lettering is probably one of the most personal and meaningful types of tattoos and that's why it is very important to get the right design and tattoo artist.
1. First, make sure to choose the best looking fonts: the size, spacing and readability are extremely important. Even if you want something very small, your tattoo has to be clear and readable from a good distance, or when aging it will completely be illegible.
2. Then, check the spelling more than twice with your artist and relatives. Don't spend the rest of your life with one of those awful mistakes that you can see around the web.
3. And finally: Think it through! What could sound cool one moment, is just painful, ridiculous or pointless later. Especially, if you've got the location wrong (no offensive words on your face, neck and hands please, be polite and act like a grown up). That being said, lettering allows all the fancies, associated with other elements, various fonts or creative tattoo style. Just make sure that your local artist has something in her/his portfolio close to your own desire.