40 Handy Fonts For Tattoos

A text tattoo is a favorite choice for many. Some have the text inked with an image and some have only words in the tattoo design. While choosing to have a text tattoo done, take time to decide the font as it can make your tattoo look more awesome. Look up different kinds of Fonts For Tattoos online and add your own creative ideas to the mix. You can make many kinds of special effects with the wording, or add an extra level of meaning to the design, simply by choosing a smart and suitable font.

The choice of the right font while inking a tattoo is often confusing. Either you will have to rely on the choice of fonts the tattoo artist presents to you, or you will have to do your own research, choose a font and show it to the tattoo artist. You can also combine elements of different fonts and come up with your own design ideas. There are different types of fonts, some elaborate, some formal and some others really basic and simple. The kind of font you choose can create the tone for the design. If you prefer antique fonts like ancient hieroglyphs of the cool Egyptian kind, you can choose them to add a mysterious look to your tattoo. If you prefer sharp-edged fonts for the design they can give a formal and neat look to the art pattern. You can also go for soft and curvy fonts to give a fun and playful look to your tattoo. A good way to decide on a font for your tattoo is to go with what your heart says. If you go with the flow and keep looking you will find the right font for your unique tattoo. Once you find it, you will know in your heart. Tattooing always comes from the heart.

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Dot Cross Font

The dot cross font is called so because the dot on ‘i’ is a ‘x’. The font is a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters.

Dot Cross Font

Dot Cross Font

Digital Tattoo Font

This font has a digital feel to it. The letters here are written in a particular squarish manner.

Digital Tattoo Font

Digital Tattoo Font

Roundish Tattoo Font

The letters have been written in a roundish manner. These are fat roundish letters. The O for instance is so plump that the inner circle has been reduced to a dot.

Roundish Tattoo Font

Roundish Tattoo Font

Hippie Design Font

This font is sure to be a favorite of the hippies or the hippie minded. Fun random designs can be seen in these letters.

Hippie Design Font

Hippie Design Font

Sleepy Sleepy Font

This font has a slow sleepy feel to it. The letters are curvy, wide in the middle and tapering at the edges.

Sleepy Sleepy Font

Sleepy Sleepy Font

Funny Smiley Font

The font has a funny sense with the O designed as a smiley with two eyes in it. The dot of the ‘i’ is a ‘x’.

Funny Smiley Font

Funny Smiley Font

Trees Shape Font

This is a great font to choose for a design with trees. The projecting roots and branches have a very vivid look.

Trees Shape Font

Trees Shape Font

Scrawl Font

The scrawl style of this text creates a style that is a challenge for a tattoo artist. This is a really cool sketchy feel font for a tattoo.

Scrawl Font

Scrawl Font

Illustration font

This font has a casual illustration feel. If you are looking for a cool arty font this can be a good idea.

Illustration font

Illustration font

Squarish Digital Font

This font is a digital font style with the squarish letters. The letters are filled with solid color.

Squarish Digital Font

Squarish Digital Font

Gothic Design Font

This gothic font has a metallic feel in its texture. The pixels within the font add to the metal feel.

Gothik Design Font

Gothik Design Font

Casual Random Font

This is a random font that looks like a scribble. Especially the O here is pure scribble.

Casual Random Font

Casual Random Font

Horizontal Stripe Font

This woody look font has casual stripes running through the letters. The horizontal lines are done with a felt pen style feel.

Horizontal Stripe Font

Horizontal Stripe Font

Intricate Design Font

This font is done in an artistic intricate design. This tattoo has an old-fashioned feel to it.

Intricate Design Font

Intricate Design Font

Favorite College Font

A common font in college jerseys, this font will remind you at once of the fun and excitement of college days.

Favorite College Font

Favorite College Font

Thin And Thick Line Font

This straight font is a combination of thin and thick lines. This combination enhances the appeal of the font.

Thin And Thick Line Font

Thin And Thick Line Font

Western Movies Font

The font has a western movie feel to it. If you love the posters of old western flicks you can choose this cool looking font.

Western Movies Font

Western Movies Font

Indented Design Font

The italics style design here can be a great choice for a text tattoo if you are looking for a retro feel formal font.

Indented Design Font

Indented Design Font

Blood Dripping Font

This horror theme font here has a cool blood drip like effect in the letters. A favorite for anyone with a taste for the bizarre.

Blood Dripping Font

Blood Dripping Font

Caligraphy Font

If you are looking for a calligraphy font this can be a great choice. It’s a perfect old-fashioned font that never goes out of fashion.

Caligraphy Font

Caligraphy Font

Broken Parts Font

This broken parts font is trendy and would look great in a word tattoo. It has a fine graphic design style feel in its bold lines.

Broken Parts Font

Broken Parts Font

Lines Font

This font is made of simple lines and curves. A great choice if you want an elegant and large-sized font for your tattoo.

Lines Font

Lines Font

Freehand Sketch Font

An indented freehand sketch font that has a speedy feel to it. It would look great in word tattoos if you enjoy fun fonts.

Freehand Sketch Font

Freehand Sketch Font

Black Lines Font

The thick black lines of this font have a solid and rich feel. A good font especially when you are writing a name in the tattoo.

Black Lines Font

Black Lines Font

Funny Alien Font

This funny alien font has antennae jutting out from all sides of the letters. One can almost hear the aliens speak in this font.

Funny Alien Font

Funny Alien Font

Graffiti Font

A graffiti style font with curves this font can be a favorite if you are considering a tribal design artistic looking tattoo.

Graffiti Font

Graffiti Font

A Big Font

If you are looking for a big tattoo font with a rounded design this font can be a cool choice. Big and heavy, these letters are impressive.

A Big Font

A Big Font

Painting Style Font

Looks like someone has carefully painted this font. The arty look with curvy lines would look great with a creative tattoo design.

Painting Style Font

Painting Style Font

Spikes Font

The spikes coming out from all the letters creates a peculiar feel in this small-sized tattoo font.

Spikes Font

Spikes Font

Thin Line Font

The text written in thin lines makes a good choice if you are looking for a classical and elegant tattoo font.

Thin Line Font

Thin Line Font

Big Broken Font

The big broken font here is great for tattoo designs in which you have one bold text. The many broken parts create multiple angles.

Big Broken Font

Big Broken Font

Modern Font

Definitely a modern style font, the letters have a simple beauty. The curve in the O looks attractive.

Modern Font

Modern Font

Brush Indented Font

The indented tattoo font with stylish strokes has a look like it has been painted directly with an artist’s brush.

Brush Indented Font

Brush Indented Font

Antique Text Font

If you have a retro theme design in mind for your tattoo this antique style lettering with a solid black background could be a good choice.

Antique Text Font

Antique Text Font

Sharp Gothic Font

This gothic font here has sharp corners coming out of the letters. It creates a powerful impression of mystery.

Sharp Gothic Font

Sharp Gothic Font

Poster Style Font

The poster style font here is a good one to use if you want an eye-catching poster style design for your tattoo.

Poster Style Font

Poster Style Font

Distort Feeling Font

The distorted feeling of this font arises from the narrow centers and the wide edges of the letters.

Distort Feeling Font

Distort Feeling Font

Favorite Gothical Font

Done in lowercase this is a powerful font and can go really well with a mysterious gothic theme tattoo design.

Favorite Gothical Font

Favorite Gothical Font

Diagonal Stripes Font

This font is sure to win hearts with its three-dimensional design and diagonal stripes.

Diagonal Stripes Font

Diagonal Stripes Font

Impressive Design Font

The impressive design font here has slanted edges in some letters and straight edges in some, together creating a rock solid feel.

Impressive Design Font

Impressive Design Font

Spider Font

If you plan a design with spiders or spider webs for the tattoo this webspider theme small font is an ideal choice.

Spider Font

Spider Font

Strong Font

This font with straight lines and a grunge feel is a good choice if you want your tattoo to drive a thought into someone’s mind.

Strong Font

Strong Font

Curvy Text Font

This curvy text font may be the favorite of anyone looking for a stylish curvy text to tattoo.

Curvy Text Font

Curvy Text Font

Strong Pattern Font

This strong pattern font has a powerful impact. The emerging patterns from the letters and the powdery feel look awesome together.

Strong Pattern Font

Strong Pattern Font

Half Paint Font

The artistic and playful font letters here have one half of each letter filled with paint, and the other half left empty.

Half Paint Font

Half Paint Font

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  • http://techgyo.com Shrinivas

    Good collection of fonts.. Brush Indented font looks cool

  • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

    Gothic Font really looks awesome in a Tattoo!

  • Jai

    I think the only font that suites tattoos is the Gothic Design font. The other fonts are very messy to look at.

  • http://www.blogged.jimdo.com Ben Stuart

    Diagonal fn would look intresting as a tatoo I think. Nice collection of fonts.

  • http://www.technikant.com/ shubham

    My favorite Roundish Tattoo Font i will surely use these font for tattoo on my hand.

  • Marie

    I think Trees Shape Font is good for tattoo in my own idea. ^^

  • trr

    Are you on drugs? The “Gothic” fonts are called Blackletter fonts. Gothic fonts are sans serif. These are all nasty homemade rubbish. If you have to be a sheep and get inked, at least use a typeface from an established foundry, or better yet use an established font that won’t look pathetic in five minutes.

  • Salaxzar

    These are very great tattoo fonts here Sunalini. I love the Indented Design Tattoo.

  • Bhring Nath Prasad

    All the fonts are so cute and classy i liked Strong Pattern Font very much.

  • http://www.crunchyhub.com Sai Kumar

    Hi, You have listed some awesome free fonts for tattoos. From the above list i really liked Roundish Tattoo & Caligraphy Fonts which are really awesome. Thanks for Sharing!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikhil.sharma.982845 Nikhil Sharma

    Very spectacular indeed. I recommend if you’d like to have a text tattoo, it’s better to have Favorite Gothical Font than the usual fonts.

  • Tarun Jaitely

    Free hand sketch font is my pick from this collection. Rest are also good.

  • Kuldeep

    Very nice collection of fonts for inspiration.