20 Fancy Lettering Tattoos

jessicapaige in Tattoo Ideas

To commemorate a feeling or place, mantra or name of a loved one, a word or particular expression can have deep and powerful meaning.

Lettering Tattoos
With hundreds of thousands of examples to choose from, things can get a little confusing when it comes to deciding which style is right for you. There are various trends to consider while searching for your perfect font. The 90's brought us colorful Graffiti, Chinese Kanji, and the Ambigram - though these styles are relatively ancient now.

Today, we get an overwhelming amount of requests for script lettering which in my opinion is one of those trends (kind of like skinny jeans) that is here to stay and within good reason. It's classic. It looks pretty. It fits the body well.  Cursive or Calligraphy script and it's fancier version the double line are seemingly very popular among tattoo collectors, followed by Blackletter or "Chicano" style for the wearer looking for a larger and more detailed & badass piece of art.

Below are a few different lettering examples by well-known artists in their field...

fancy lettering tattoo
fancy lettering tattoo

"Loyalty" in Chicano style by Norm Will Rise

"Always Have, Always Will" made by BJ Betts

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"Attitude" Nami Chang

"Queen Moth" with Filigree made by BJ Betts

fancy lettering tattoo
fancy lettering tattoo

Macko Tattoo

elaborate lettering tattoo
elaborate lettering tattoo

"Cursed" in negative space, "Blessed" double line- both made by BJ Betts

"So Cal" Chicano style by Big Meas

fancy lettering tattoo
fancy lettering tattoo

Simple double line with shading - Tim Hendricks

"Motor City" - Tim Hendricks

fancy lettering tattoos
fancy lettering tattoos

Chris Stuart

fancy lettering tattoo
fancy lettering tattoo

Serenity Prayer in Blackletter/Olde English made by Scott Bakoss

elaborate font tattoo
elaborate font tattoo

Big Meas

fancy lettering tattoo
fancy lettering tattoo

Fancy & clean double line cursive with gradient shading by Rodrigo Canteras

fancy lettering tattoo
fancy lettering tattoo

NEWMAN! A little Blackletter & Chicano style also by Rodrigo Canteras

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Tough as nails "Death is the Final Sleep" - Big Meas

strength tattoo fancy lettering
strength tattoo fancy lettering

Small & delicate made by Luke Wessman

fancy lettering tattoo
fancy lettering tattoo

Simple cursive made by Luke Wessman

fancy lettering tattoo
fancy lettering tattoo

More simple cursive - Maneko

above eyebrow lettering tattoo
above eyebrow lettering tattoo

A clean, simple one by Big Meas

fancy lettering tattoo
fancy lettering tattoo

"Stay True" - Big Meas

fancy lettering drawing
fancy lettering drawing

And for the tattooer or collector looking to brush up on their knowledge, You can purchase BJ Betts guide to all things lettering here -> http://www.saltwatertattoosupply.com/-BJ-Betts_c_21.html his work is among the top in the industry.

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@Jessica Paige

New York Native. Dreamer, traveler, collector, headbanger. NY Ink Season 3 Social Media & Writer for Tattoodo

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