Your Guide to Script Tattoos

Published December 13, 2022
By Celebrity Ink

Forget symbolism, get your message across with a custom script tattoo! Aside from a portrait tattoo of a loved one, custom lettering is often one of the most personal tattoos you can get.

Whether it’s initials, a single word, or an entire quote there’s no limit to what your script tattoo can say.

Key traits of Script Tattoos:

  • Made up of letters, numbers, words or phrases. 
  • Ability to use personal handwriting or digital printed fonts. 
  • Can be designed across a range of styles, including fine line, traditional, minimalistic and free hand. 


Popular script tattoo designs include: 

  • Cursive
  • Numbers
  • Quotes
  • Names
  • Foreign language tattoos
  • Custom Script

Now that you know more about script tattoos, let’s dive into each of these popular designs.



Go cursive when choosing the font of your new script tattoo! Cursive is a very fluid style of writing that gets its name from its smooth and curvaceous lines. Choose this style for a more decorative and elegant look or combine your cursive tattoo with other styles for an impactful statement piece.



From dates to angel numbers, the possibilities are endless when it comes to number tattoos. This style of script tattoo is a simple concept but carries a lot of meaning to the individual. If you’re looking for some new ink with sentimental meaning, these tattoos will definitely catch your eye. 



Each one of these designs have a personal story and meaning behind them. For motivation all year long, choose your favourite quote as your new script tattoo. When you have decided on your quote, we’ll help you with placement and font ideas to ensure you get the most out of your new piece. 



Getting a name tattooed on your body is a big deal. People will gawk at you, and there are a million questions you'll have to answer about why it's there. Perhaps you'll be asked whether this is some sort of commitment or if it's just a tattoo. 

A name tattoo on your body is a great way to remember someone or something and to always keep that person close. It could be of your parents, siblings, friends, or someone who significantly impacted your life.


Foreign language tattoos 

Using a foreign language can add depth to your next script tattoo. By showcasing a feeling, song lyrics or simply your heritage, these designs require careful consideration. With over 7,000 languages in the world, when going for a foreign language tattoo proper research is necessary so you don’t end up with something with a completely different meaning. 


Custom Script 

With literally thousands of fonts to choose from, why go with something ordinary when you can be extraordinary with a custom script?

Whether you combine different fonts or mimic someone’s handwriting, there are plenty of options to make your new script tattoo personal to you. 

This tattoo style can go ANYWHERE on the body depending on the font size. When you have your script where you can see it, you’ll constantly be reminded to live by what it says.

It’s best to keep long script tattoos in a simple font, but feel free to embellish a single word or two. Once you’ve chosen your preferred typography, the size of the tattoo and placement on your body, our artists will ensure you get a piece you’ll be proud of. 

For some extra inspiration on your next script tattoo check our gallery here

Get your next tattoo at Celebrity Ink

The team at Celebrity Ink can provide you with not only a tattoo that tells your story but also detailed aftercare information that goes beyond the question of how long does a tattoo take to heal.

Our team sets standards in tattoo design while working alongside you to bring your vision to life. Whether you’re seeking traditional tattoos, realistic designs, mandalas, or any other, we have artists specialising in a range of tattoo styles that can provide you with the tattoo you have envisioned.

Book a consultation to discuss your tattoo design, get in contact with the crew at Celebrity Ink, and we will lock you in for your next ink session.
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