Cursive Tattoo Fonts
Deciding to get an ornate text tattoo is a big deal and you’ll need to look through lots of cursive tattoo fonts before you choose. Because the ink will always be in your skin, you want to make sure the font you choose is perfect for both the location on your body and the word or words being written. Here are some tips to guide your search.
- Lucida Handwriting. Standard computer fonts that are classified as cursive – Lucida Handwriting, for instance – are rarely used in fonts because they are so common in everyday life. Of course, when used correctly, their notoriety can make a tattoo look modern and even ironic.
- Dearest. If you want an ancient look to your font, choose something that has thick vertical lines and thin horizontal lines like Dearest. This design choice will make the tattoo look as though it was written with a quill, making it look well before your time.
- Precious. Possibly one of the most popular types of cursive tattoo fonts, calligraphic tattoos look elegant, complex and graceful. Precious in particular is a font that ads elegance to a tattoo design. The intricacy of the tattoos curlicues is what will decide whether the tattoo appears feminine, masculine, gentle or abrasive.
- Kerning is the space between letters in a particular font. Think about how your tattoo would look with more or less space between each letter.
- Similarly, the term leading refers to the distance between lines of text. It’s an important design aspect to consider if you’re getting more than one line of text.