Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday and Tattoos

Tattoo Quotes

One of the hottest trends with tattoos these days are tattoo quotes or word tattoos, as they are also called.

That is where the tattoo is made up of letters and words instead of a picture or sometimes combined with a picture.

For years tattoos were mostly art work, but today tattoo sayings, words, quotes seem to be what everyone is looking for.
But before getting a tattoo of letters there are some very important things you must consider.

As you get older your body and skin will age. This will cause your skin to sag, wrinkle and stretch. The tattoo on those areas of your body wil experience the same changes and it will be reflected in the way it looks.

So, it is critical you think ahead before getting a tattoo with letters instead of a picture, especially if you want the phrase to still be readable as you get older. For example, if the print is to small or too close together, in later years it could turn into a blob of ink that is hard to make out.

Keep in mind that tattoos with letters are best placed on parts of the body that will experience the least change over the years like ankles or wrists.


  1. My father got a tattoo on his forearm while he was in the Navy, as a kid of 18. When I was a child, that tattoo was vibrant, crisp and beautiful (it was an eagle, US flag and anchor). In the later years of his life, though, it faded and became kind of a mess, little more than blobs of color. It was hard to make out the elements of the tattoo. It made me sad to look at it, because it kind of represented my Dad in a way. :( He got old and so did his tat. He aged better than it did, though.

  2. Aw Tali, that's sweet and sad. And a very good point, too.