Script Tattoos

I have done hundreds of script tattoos and have even perfected my own style of script. Whether it’s a family name, name of a loved one, or your hometown my script tattooing is creative yet easy to read.

Lettering is a classic category when it comes to tattoo design. It’s probably also one of the most popular. Unfortunately, lettering tattoos are the ones that most commonly to fail with an artists that doesn’t fully understand the style due to several possible errors.

No matter how good your artist is, it will end up smudging a little over time. That’s normal, and it will be barely noticeable for decades, but your skin will age and you can’t expect to retain the crisp look of the first days.

If this is your first tattoo, you might be tempted to get something small, but lettering consists of intricate lines crossing each other over. If you consider that those lines will end up smearing a bit, this could harm readability. If you’re going for single-line lettering, make sure it’s big enough so readability lasts. A good tattoo artist should be able to predict this and make the right technical choices for you. Let’s face it; if you’re getting a word or a sentence tattooed you probably want it to be readable for a long time.

I’ve seen countless lettering tattoos where I could tell that the person made it themselves, just because of the lack of technical aspects. It’s easy to fall in love with a swirly font, but you may not have the necessary perspective to make a creative decision to make something you will love for years. What artists have is a level of skills and expertise that allows them to create artwork that you will love forever.

If you’re not a lettering artist yourself, hire one. Usually, tattoo artists draw their designs themselves so have them do the artwork. Don’t play cheap on this one. Remember – this will be on your skin for the rest of your life.