24 Decorative Ambigram Tattoos For 2013

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.

Dynamic Tattoo

Dynamic Tattoo

Short lines broken with sharp angles look dynamic in this two arms tattoo design.

Dynamic Tattoo

Mirror Image Tattoos

Mirror Image Tattoos

One tattoo is the mirror image of another, in these stylish inner wrist ink designs.

Mirror Image Tattoos

Simply Revenge Ambigram

Simply Revenge Ambigram

Strong thick lines with sharp spikes spell out ‘revenge’. Whether the ambigram is viewed from the top or bottom, revenge remains constant.

Simply Revenge Ambigram

Flowy Letters Tat

Flowy Letters Tat

The double lined letters are interlinked to make up this powerfully shaded word tattoo.

Flowy Letters Tat

Stylish Font Word Tattoo

Stylish Font Word Tattoo

Take a look at the vertical line, stylized loops and sharp angles in this tattoo.

Stylish Font Word Tattoo

Reverse Ambigram Tattoo

Reverse Ambigram Tattoo

This tattoo cleverly uses a medieval font to ink ‘Carpediem’ as an ambigram. The ‘p’ in the straight view becomes a ‘d’ when viewed from the opposite direction.

Reverse Ambigram Tattoo

Medieval Font Ambigram Tattoo

Medieval Font Ambigram Tattoo

Every letter of this powerfully inked medieval font tattoo, can represent more than one thing. The ‘Y’ at the end can also be an upside down ‘R’.

Medieval Font Ambigram Tattoo

Double Design Ambigram Tattoo

Double Design Ambigram Tattoo

The double lined letters with plenty of spaces look confusing. The ‘y’ can also be read an ‘h’.

Double Design Ambigram Tattoo

Powerful Word Tattoo

Powerful Word Tattoo

The powerful play of lines and angles gives a stylized feel to this text tattoo.

Powerful Word Tattoo

Watching Eye Wolf Ambigram

Watching Eye Wolf Ambigram

The bold letters in a tribal design depict ‘wolf’. The eye shaped ‘o’ is the highlight of the design.

Watching Eye Wolf Ambigram

Everything Is Interconnected

Everything Is Interconnected

Strong flowy lines with plenty of loops give an attractive look to this arm tattoo.

Everything Is Interconnected

Stylized Tat

Stylized Tat

The elaborate loops give a powerfully symmetrical look to this stylized tattoo.

Stylized Tat

Family Tat

Family Tat

Bold lines and large loops with dense shades in each letter spell out ‘Family’.

Family Tat

Amazing Ambigram

Amazing Ambigram

Done with huge stylized curves in a cursive flow, this ambigram tattoo says ‘Paula’. It reads the same from the top and bottom.

Amazing Ambigram

Stunning Hand Tat

Stunning Hand Tat

Powerful lines, broken edges and sharp corners play together in this stunning hand tattoo.

Stunning Hand Tat

Power Of One Ambigram

Power Of One Ambigram

This stunningly simple ambigram reads ‘una’ from above and below. The sharp angles and interlinked lines are powerful.

Power Of One Ambigram

Strong Flow Tattoo

Strong Flow Tattoo

Straight lines flow till a certain point and shape into curves, in this playful medieval font text tattoo.

Strong Flow Tattoo

This Is Life Tattoo

This Is Life Tattoo

Huge loops and straight lined letters with slanted ends, look powerful in this word tattoo.

This Is Life Tattoo

Karmick Tattoo

Karmick Tattoo

The straight lined letters with the pointy middles give a boldly symmetrical look to this spiritual tattoo.

Karmick Tattoo

Dancing Word Tattoo

Dancing Word Tattoo

Dense lines shade off into finer flowy ink designs, in this dancing word tattoo.

Dancing Word Tattoo

Cute Devil Word Tattoo

Cute Devil Word Tattoo

Bold broad lines with tiny tails on some of the letters, give an elegant look to this tattoo. Note the horns, the tail and the wicked halo, which express the idea of the devil.

Cute Devil Word Tattoo

Hand Ambigram Tattoo

Hand Ambigram Tattoo

This text tattoo uses a brilliant ambigram. Inked in a stylized font, ‘A’ and ‘i’ read the same even when you turn the tattoo upside down.

Hand Ambigram Tattoo

Simply Complex Atheist’s Tattoo

Simply Complex Atheist's Tattoo

The simple lines of this flowy tattoo cleverly spell out the same word, from both directions.

Simply Complex Atheist’s Tattoo

Playful Lines Tattoo

Playful Lines Tattoo

The play of dense and fine lines looks graceful in this medieval font text tattoo inked on the arm.

Playful Lines Tattoo

 

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