Most people look at getting a name tattoo design to honor someone they love or value in their life. Often people getting name tattoos get their lovers name, child's name, or a close friend or relatives name inked onto their body. This is a very personal decision and indicates to the person how much they mean to you should you decide to get a name tattoo design on your body.
Name tattoos come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and fonts, which make choosing the right design a tough decision with so many different options to choose from. Here are 2 pieces of advice I will share with you when looking for name tattoo designs.
#1 Decide on the font or calligraphy style
There is a wide variety of different fonts and lettering that can be used to design your name tattoo, so it's important that you look through a range of different styles before making your decision.
A popular trend is to get the persons name inked in another language, making the tattoo much more meaningful. Common designs in other languages are Japanese (kanji), Chinese symbols, as well as Hebrew and Arabic.
#2 Decide on the Design and Locate It
Often, the hardest part of getting a tattoo design is deciding on and finding the tattoo design. I have found the best place to start looking for designs is browsing through online tattoo galleries which feature thousands of tattoo designs. These galleries usually have a whole range of different styles of name tattoos as well as lettering and calligraphy to help you get started.
Also don't forget to consider where on your body you want your name tattoo design placed. Do you want it on a highly visible location like the back of your neck, or in a not so visible place, such as the ankle? It's important to ask yourself that question before getting inked.