26 Riveting Word Tattoo Ideas

Sometimes, words become as important as life itself. There are certain words that lift us up on the darkest days, and these words become important forever. We want to keep them close to us as a reminder, and what better way to do this permanently, than with a tattoo? Text tattoos are a wonderful way to preserve deep and meaningful words and phrases from books or songs. The words hold a personal meaning for the tattoo wearer.

The permanent nature of a tattoo means that the words that are inked fade on our skin, as a natural part of aging. Be it a tattooed prayer on the forearm, or a message in words to cherish the memory of a dear departed one, these tattoos become an integral part of us. Word Tattoo Ideas often draw on the contours of the body for inspiration. Meaningful sentences are often inscribed following the natural arch of the foot, for example. The length of the word tattoo often determines where it is inked. If it is a very long phrase or lyrics of a favorite song, the back is a great canvas. Words are also inked in a vertical design, on the arm or the foot. Typography is often used to enhance the meaning of a word tattoo.

Wonderful Tattoo Idea

The ‘S’ is shaped as a musical note, in this tattoo celebrating the wonderful traveling feet of a wanderer and the joy of music.

Wonderful Tattoo Idea

Wonderful Tattoo Idea

Bordered Decorative Text Tattoo Idea

Flowy and decorative long loops border the inked message on the upper chest.

Bordered Decorative Text Tattoo Idea

Bordered Decorative Text Tattoo Idea

Wrist Words Idea

The inner wrists display tattoos saying ‘Hope’ and ‘Faith’, with stars surrounding the words.

Wrist Words Idea

Wrist Words Idea

Heart Belief Tattoo

The ‘B’ is inked as a red heart in the ‘Believe’ word tattoo. A neat combination of the ideas of believing and loving.

Heart Belief Tattoo

Heart Belief Tattoo

Word Curves

See how the simple one word ‘Embrace’ follows the natural arch of the woman’s foot.

Word Curves

Word Curves

Contoured Word Tattoo Idea

A line of text is inked along the contour of the foot. The curvy ink design looks sensuous.

Contoured Word Tattoo Idea

Contoured Word Tattoo Idea

Name Tattoo Idea

The stylized ink design with the word ‘Sara’ comes with a gorgeous rose tucked into the lower curve of the ‘S’.

Name Tattoo Idea

Name Tattoo Idea

Dancing Text Tattoo Idea

In this stylish text tattoo, the lines loop and dance, making it difficult to know which are the words and which are the decorative elements.

Dancing Text Tattoo Idea

Dancing Text Tattoo Idea

Cute Word Tattoo Idea

Check out the cute word tattoo ‘Freaky’ with the ‘y’ ending in a quirky loop, and pink hearts decorating the design.

Cute Word Tattoo Idea

Cute Word Tattoo Idea

Small Hand Text Tattoo Idea

Written in a small hand, this one word cursive font arm tattoo simply says ‘animus’.

Small Hand Text Tattoo Idea

Small Hand Text Tattoo Idea

Vernacular Text Tattoo Idea

Three lines of Tamil words in the English script are inked, in this upper arm tattoo. Below, a few capital letters are written in a cursive font.

Vernacular Text Tattoo Idea

Vernacular Text Tattoo Idea

Old Style Memoriam Tattoo Idea

Inked within a scroll, the memorial text promises to cherish the memory of a special one, forever.

Old Style Memoriam Tattoo Idea

Old Style Memoriam Tattoo Idea

Prayer Tattoo Idea

In this religious tattoo, a prayer to the Almighty is inscribed in permanent letters, on the upper arm.

Prayer Tattoo Idea

Prayer Tattoo Idea

Upper Back Words Tattoo Idea

The two line tattoo celebrates the divinity of nature over the manmade world of long words. The text is framed within vine decorations.

Upper Back Words Tattoo Idea

Upper Back Words Tattoo Idea

Medieval Font Tattoo

In this run-on word tattoo, ‘playhard’ is written in a stylized medieval font, with angles and vertical lines in the design.

Medieval Font Tattoo

Medieval Font Tattoo

Stronger Tattoo Idea

Lush holly leaves are inked around this deep and meaningful sentence on the upper back.

Stronger Tattoo Idea

Stronger Tattoo Idea

Joyous Words Tattoo Idea

Intricate flowy lines dance through the phrase ‘created by god’, in this joyful tattoo.

Joyous Words Tattoo Idea

Joyous Words Tattoo Idea

Bat Typography Tat

This stunning upper back tattoo cleverly uses the forms of bats, to ink ‘No Mercy’.

Bat Typography Tat

Bat Typography Tat

Words Weave

Inked in double lined letters, the wrists display simple words that weave the deeper patterns of life.

Words Weave

Words Weave

Seize The Day

Inked in a stylized font with sharp angles and vertical lines, this Latin tattoo advises to seize the day.

Seize The Day

Seize The Day

Rounded Curves Tattoo

Rounded lettering with generous curves and loops make up this tattoo saying ‘Cellar Door’.

Rounded Curves Tattoo

Rounded Curves Tattoo

Impactful Words Tattoo

‘Protect me from what I want’, says this meaningful inner wrist tattoo, inked in a very slanty flowy font.

Impactful Words Tattoo

Impactful Words Tattoo

Skin Script

The full length of the arm and a part of the upper back showcase permanent text.

Skin Script

Skin Script

Infinite Faith Symbol

In this deep infinity symbol tattoo, a part of the loop is styled in the form of the word ‘faith’. A stunning way to combine infinite love and faith.

Infinite Faith Symbol

Infinite Faith Symbol

Survivor Word Tat

The inner wrist is inked with the words ‘Still Breathing’, in this cursive font tattoo.

Survivor Word Tat

Survivor Word Tat

Old Font Tattoo

The sharp angles and loops look stunning in this one word medieval font tattoo on the stomach.

Old Font Tattoo

Old Font Tattoo

 

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on Zombie Tattoos, Shark Tattoos, Fish Tattoos and Southern Cross Tattoos.

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