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Tips for Successful Script Tattoos

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

Have you ever come across words that made such an impact on you, that you wanted it tattooed on your skin forever? Well, here are some tips that may help you get the most out of your script tattoo idea!

There are many things to consider when getting script tattoos. Sometimes, it’s better to keep it short and sweet. Script usually tends to take up a lot of room, as they need to be large enough to be legible and to last over the test of time as your body ages and changes in shape and size. Narrowing it down to just highlight the genius of it will keep your tattoo from looking over-quoted and still aesthetically pleasing.

Placement is very important, as text is very linear-it goes against the natural flow of your body as you are made of curves, cylinders, dips, and tapers. Another option is to ask the artist to design custom script work for you, so that it can highlight and flow with that area of your body.

Font is also very important! It can set the tone and delivery of the very words that mean so much to you. For example, you wouldn’t want to remember your dear grandma’s name in graffiti font, would you? Your script tattoo may deliver a very specific attitude depending on the font used, so keep that in mind during your search. Try previewing the words in a couple different fonts that you like before your consultation/appointment.

Different font styles will also age differently. Tiny script tattoos that are supposed to look hand-written may be pretty hard to read in a couple years, as your body is constantly changing in size and shape, not to mention gravity, our best friend.

Of course, you can’t forget spelling!! Double-check, and triple-check! Especially if it is in a foreign language that the artist is not familiar with, it will also be very helpful to have a larger version of the text so that the artist doesn’t accidentally leave out any key details.

We at Speakeasy Tattoo hope that these tips help you and your tattoo tell your tale!


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