What to keep in mind
when getting a quote tattoo
Keep in mind that your tattoo will be a ‘moving’ thing: as you move your body, you move your skin. That’s why tattoos on or around your joints can look a bit distorted. Instead, consider more ‘flat’ surfaces, like your arm, back or rib cage. Also keep in mind the angles of which you can read the tattoo from, and if anything might be blocking (parts of) it.
Although a small text tattoo can seem classy, don’t take it too far: the lines will need to be very fine and thin, but you don’t want the readability to get less — otherwise, over time, your text tattoo will look like nothing more than just a scribble on your skin.
Some fonts are better for big tattoos, some for smaller. Other than that, you can also match the font to the sentiment of the tattoo, and of course, your style. A good platform to discover, test and use quality fonts is fontstand — play around with it!
If you do decide to get a tattoo in Hebrew, Chinese, Arabic or any other lettering you can’t read: check it with a native speaker, preferably two. Don’t just rely on Google Translate for this: a small difference in a symbol can mean a big difference in the actual word you are trying to write.