Script tattoos present a unique challenge that many people don’t think about until they get a word, name or phrase tattooed on their body and end up regretting it later down the road. These sorts of tattoos always sound spectacular in the moment until you think about how much language, beliefs and significant others change over time.
A lot of script tattoos are bound to have their meaning lost or altered as the years go by. While that may sound a bit pessimistic, it’s more a fact of life than anything else. People change, ideas change, even the meaning of words change.
As we’ve said before, the best sort of names to get tattooed are of people who’ve passed on or children. Your idea of someone who’s passed and the significance he/she had on your life isn’t likely going to change, and a parent’s love for their child is (or at least tends to be) unconditional and unchanging. Outside of these two reasons, be wary of getting a script tattoo.
That isn’t to say script tattoos are any less creative, intricate or cool-looking than more traditional designs. In fact, script can be used creatively within a design to emphasize a tattoo’s meaning more than any picture could possibly convey. It doesn’t have to be used as a label either. Many of the designs featured in the gallery below integrate the script into the tattoo’s overall artistic design.
Of course, if the script has a powerful enough meaning, getting a tattoo of the words in a beautiful and unique font style can make a script tattoo hold just as much meaning as any other traditional design. The gallery below shows quite a few examples of the various kinds of script tattoos possible today.