Tattoo Lettering: How to easily create unique tattoos with a meaning…
When I found out about this I thought it was so cool and useful I needed to share it with you…
It’s a GREAT way that not a lot of people know of, that will allow you to get creative and easily come up with an almost endless amount of cool tattoo ideas.
Adding tattoo lettering to a tattoo is the perfect way to add some extra meaning to it. A word or a set of words can also make out a great tattoo on their own.
You may already know that you can find quite a few “fonts” (lettering styles) in software programs like Paint or Photoshop, but you may not be aware of how to get access to up to 100,000 fonts and see exactly what your tattoo will look like in REAL TIME…
Have a look at these lettering tattoos I just created in a matter of minutes using this method…
Let’s say that you for some reason happen to want a tattoo with the same style and words as Angelina Jolie’s tattoo here below…
Here’s what I came up with…
Or maybe you like this style better…
Now this is where it gets really cool…
Below I have added tattoo lettering with two of the tattoos our new artists have drawn for us.
Each of the tattoos above took me about 15 minutes to make using a simple program called Paint that comes free with Windows. If you’re not familiar with Paint, don’t worry, I’ll explain everything step-by-step in a minute…
Again, the designs above are simply examples I put together really quickly, I’m sure you can do a lot better if you spend a little more time tweaking. The reason both of these are religious type designs is simply because I found it easier to come up with ideas for tattoos in that category.
Ok, it’s time to show you how you can do this too…
Follow this link and then come back here. The site should be pretty self-explanatory.
By the way, sorry for the bad “I Love Mark” joke
If you for some unexplainable reason have decided that you don’t want an “I Love Mark” tattoo, simply change the text in the “custom preview” box and all fonts will instantly change to display that text.
Close to the top of the page you’ll see a bunch of different categories. Some of my favorites are Retro, Medieval and Celtic (great if you want to add lettering to a celtic design). Want a tattoo in arabic or with arabic letters? Check out the arabic category. As you can see, there are lots of possibilities here.
All the tattoos on the site I linked to above are 100% free for personal use, which means it’s OK to use them for your tattoo.
How to create your lettering tattoo using Microsoft Paint (for Windows users):
1. Click the “Download PC / Mac OS X” button
2. Save the .zip file to your hard drive
3. Open the .zip file and extract the .ttf file(s) (sometimes there are more than one) to your WINDOWS —> fonts – folder on your computer.
4. Go to the start menu in Windows and open Programs —> Accessories —> Paint
5. Once in Paint, click File —> New OR File —> Open if you have a tattoo design on your computer that you would like to add text to.
6. Click the “T” in the toolbar, click somewhere in the workspace and type away!
7. To change the font to the one you just downloaded and to change the size, click View —> Text toolbar in the top menu. If you’ve followed the steps above the font you downloaded should show up in the font list in the toolbar that just opened.
To change the text color, click Colors —> Edit colors in the top menu.
If you didn’t already know how to do this, the steps above may seem complicated at first, but when you’ve done it once and know how it works it’s actually really easy.
When the text looks the way you want it to you can print it out and bring it to your tattoo artist!
If you want access to more (100,000+) and even better quality fonts, check out this site. It will also allow you to “custom preview” just like the site I showed you earlier. Most designs there cost a little money, but if you find a great one it’s probably well worth it.
What really excites me about this is the fact that you can customize ANY tattoo design with tattoo lettering and make it totally unique. Let’s say you have a TattooMeNow membership which contains several thousand designs. Using the method I’ve just told you about you could add your own “twist” to any of the designs, and as you’ve already seen, there are literally thousands of great-looking fonts to choose from.
And with the new artists we’ve hired and the launch of our new site you’ll soon have access to even more great designs. So click the button below to get started right away!
That’s it for now!
PS. Did you like this post? Getting some ideas? Please leave a comment below!