Some people enjoy this style of tattoo, but some artists can’t stand it.
A lot of the hatred that artists feel has to do with the placement, the legibility, and the overall appearance. But if done right, these tattoos can come out looking pretty good.
Let’s look at a few examples, shall we?
Placement is a big thing.
Everyone has a reason for wanting a tat in a certain spot.
Seriously, what would you think upon seeing this on someone’s hand?
If you feel the need to explain then make it simple.
Tattoos are self-expression after all.
It’s not that big of a deal, but it does help if people can understand the meaning behind it.
As long as you know what it means, you shouldn’t be worrying about what people think.
The meaning behind your tattoo is for you, no one else.
Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves…or their forearms.
It might look awkward, but then again, who cares?
Seriously, some folks do tend to repeat themselves.
The purpose of a tat is different for everyone.
There could be some symbolism there.
Some folks don’t want to ask what is meant by a tat.
Legibility and font count as well.
Of course, it’s awkward to ask someone if you can see their tattoo when it’s not clearly visible with clothes on.
Ribs are a tough spot to get tattooed, ouch.
Some people want a meaningful tat without all the pain.
Make sure that you’re ready to explain a typographic tattoo to anyone who asks.
Even if you can read it the font might confuse some folks.
It looks pretty, but again, it’s distracting.
Arrangement makes a difference.
Some people need to be reassured.
That’s really all that matters, right?
A bit of a lean can have a different meaning.
People come up with new ways of saying things all the time.
Some people like to be walking advertisements. Ah well.
There’s no shortage of cheese with some tattoos.
How you present the tattoo is up to you.
That might get a confused look or two.
Seriously, this feels like it would beg the questions that would come.
It’s a little more impressive to memorize certain passages.
Is this how you want kids to learn the alphabet?
You’ve got to wonder what’s happening in a person’s life with stuff like this.
You do have to wonder ‘why’ sometimes.
Is this a trend or something?
Someone needs to work on their penmanship.
Am I the only one that thinks this looks sloppy?
I guess they didn’t want to waste the paper.
Really, who’s going to be bold enough to get that close and read it carefully?
Some folks have something in mind, but I’ll be damned if I know what.
Design can be a distinguishing factor.
The only critique is that giraffes don’t have much of a choice when standing tall.
What is up with that cursive r, beside the front point?
Even the English translation is kind of tough to comprehend, for some folks.
Stay gold Ponyboy!
I know I can, but it’s a stretch.
It’s just a strange way to display it.
What the heck does it say?
Can the wearer read it?
…it’s not entirely accurate.
Hey, it’s a free world.
Hopefully, that’s not a nickname.
Oh, deal with it.
Well, it’s not wrong.
The question of why keeps popping up.
I think that’s called the sun.
Harry Potter-themed tattoos are still a thing.
There might be people that don’t understand this.
It’s not bad, but it’s not the best.
I can see ridicule coming with this one.
Imagination, it does some strange things.
Sometimes this style goes wrong.
Some people like to keep track I guess.
I mean, it’s a choice.
It’s not a horrible way to think.
It’s one of the best ways to go, yeah?
And then and then and then…you get it.
Some folks today might get this without a prompt.
It doesn’t always look that great.
It’s not a great choice, but it’s a choice.
I’m getting It vibes here…
I’m sure it does, but I’ll be danged if I know what.
It means something, just not sure what.
It’s been done over and over, but hey, people want what they want.
WTR? (Why’s That Radass?)
No matter what type of tattoo you pick, it’s yours and you’re the only one that needs to be satisfied by it. With that in mind, typographic tattoos can look just as great or just as ridiculous as any other tattoo. Be sure you know what you want, and what your artist can accomplish.