Words are not just a string of letters, when it comes to design. An artistically designed lettering uses a combination of lines, curves and spaces to create an impact. Text designs often play with meanings and make new meanings of the word that is depicted. Take ambigrams for example. This is a lettering style in which you can play with many different ideas, while looking at the words from more than one direction. The clever designs of ambigrams makes for powerful tattoo ideas.
The strange and interesting world of ambigrams attracts many tattoo artists. In an ambigram tattoo, if you look at the letters from one direction, they make one meaning. When you look at it from another direction, the letters may make a totally different meaning. Another way to ink Ambigram tattoos is to use mirror reflections as an idea. In these tattoos, the letters carry the same meaning, from whichever direction you may you look at them, up or down. The letters are cleverly styled so that they can express more than one meaning. A ‘p’ looked at from top may become a ‘d’. The symbolic play makes ambigrams amazingly complex and unique. Playing with stylized Old English fonts also creates fascinating ambigrams. Check out these stunning tattoos.
Short lines broken with sharp angles look dynamic in this two arms tattoo design.
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