I have always quite wanted some text tattooing but up to now i cant think of any particular wording that i find important enough to have tattooed onto me.


I think because these days tattoo is seen as art on the body, and text isent really art.

But i have text on my knuckles hehe

Are you going to bark all day little doggy or are you going to bite?

I have a text tattoo.

It is simple and I don’t think of it as a masterpiece of art.

I adore tattoos and love seeing the more detailed works that others have.

When I get a non text tattoo I will be extremely careful where I go because I will want a very skilled tattooist who can complete very detailed tattoos.

My text tattoo isn’t the most interesting or best tattoo but it is meaningful to me.

I like small text, paragraph text, tiny outline tattoos (eg. A star), huge back pieces, sleaves etc.

I will be getting tattoos that are meaningful but also others that don’t have much meaning.

I have no problem with people getting any types of tattoos since it is their choice.
Who are we to judge?

‘He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for’

I would rather see the art of a beautiful tattoo that can express a 1,000 words, than to see text that covers the canvas for additional art.


I was interested in this thread because I am thinking about getting some text tattooed on my ribs. It sort of ties into the meaning of the tattoo that I already have on my left side but it is long, it’s 12 words. I don’t see anything wrong with text tattoos, I think it’s more unappealing when people have random tattoos all over that don’t seem to have any connection at all, like stickers. If you’re getting more than one tattoo you really should figure out a way to make them look good together so you don’t look like a kid who got a bunch of fake tattoos out of a vending machine at the grocery store.


My text tattoo I’m thinking about doing is simply “VEGGIES” across my lower abdomen like below my abs in either a thick black bold font with a peice of broccoli on one side and a red bell pepper on the other or designing vegtables to spell VEGGIES. Not sure yet but its funny and I’m a vegitarian and its good motivation to keep that up and not grow a big gut haha.


I don’t have anything against text tattoos, I am considering getting one/two (one that’s mostly text, another that has text in it but is a bigger piece). I have a friend who only has text tattoos though. Roman numerals, letters, and a phrase, and now wants ANOTHER phrase, all on her back in different fonts. Really, really not looking that great. I think they can look good when text is used sparingly on the body, with good font and usually I like it when other imagery is incorporated or its part of a larger piece. Conversely, I also have seen super simple one word tattoos in a ultra simple serif typewritery looking font that I haven’t hated. I wouldn’t really say those are spectacular tattoos by any means though. Cute maybe. However I definitely prefer tattoos with text that area little more creative and “different”.


Above post reminds me of a conversation I had with my friend and some other people while we were waiting to get into a concert. We were discussing text tattoos and this guy said he wouldn’t get lyrics tattooed on him because if he started he wouldn’t be able to stop and he’d look like a high school notebook. lol