An entire range of tattoo designs are available in various styles, intricacies and colors. People get letter tattoos done so as to memorialize a person or event of immense value. Also adding to one's image, people mark their respect for accomplished personalities by etching their names as body art. It has been studied that around 24 percent of the people in America between the age group 18 to 50 years carry at least one tattoo on their body.
Beautiful monograms and initials are designed precisely to project this notion through body art. Such monograms are usually seen on the shoulders, chest and lower back. If you wish to create a monogram having the initial letters from your first, middle and last names, fonts with particularly brandished waves combined with lines changing between thick and thin exquisitely turns mere letters into an amazing artwork. A slightly different alternative may be to get a monogram tattoo that speaks of a life changing event like a new last name after marriage, proclaiming a new beginning and a new aspect to one's identity.
Before going ahead with tattooing a phrase or word in a foreign language, refer to a person who can offer a translation of the required name or any other expression. Images out of certain languages that use the hieroglyphic pattern of representation can be created to symbolize characters. Ancient Egyptian and Mayan are a few of the many that have used character symbols as opposed to alphabets in their writings. One may settle for a word or phrase which may be symbolic to one and can be developed into a tattoo once it's true and correct representation has been cross checked. To keep one's tattoo authentic, one may also use words from languages like Greek, Hebrew, Pali.
English of the past:
Old English fonts look best on upper arms, shoulders and on the chest areas. It is best to keep a phrase short while using the Old English font on tattoo so as to avoid congestion. Just like in ancient writings that used this style of font, an illuminated letter box is used to highlight the first letter of the desired word or phrase which may be even be a name or any other word. In Old English, the first letter of the first word has always been intricately decorated with lines framing it in such a manner that it creates a kind of text box.
The alphabet tattoos are progressively becoming a favourite among artists and tattoo appreciators as it allows more freedom and ability to experiment. They are also used so as to enhance certain features of the body tracing the entire length of it, such as the arms or the back.