43 free tattoo fonts for your body art

Be inspired by these free tattoo fonts that you can put to use in your body art designs.

In recent years, tattoo-style typography has become a big influence on all areas of design – from graphic design and illustration to web and app design and beyond. As a result, there are now hundreds of tattoo typefaces available online for use in your projects, and many won't cost you a penny!

But how do you find free fonts in a tattoo style that rock – the diamonds among the rough? We've scoured the web to find you the top free tattoo fonts for designers.

01. MOM tattoo font

Tattoo font: MOM
MOM is inspired by old-school tattoo lettering

Inspired by old-school lettering, designer Rafa Miguel created tattoo font MOM. "I'm a big fan of American traditional tattoos, this is a just a tribute to the great artists that use this style," he comments on Behance. MOM is available for free for both personal and commercial use.

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02. Reditum tattoo font

Tattoo fonts: Reditum
Add a touch of class with Reditum

The first of a number of stunning scripts in this list designed by talented fontsmith Måns Grebäck, Reditum is a calligraphic font that's guaranteed to add a touch of style to your designs. Free for personal use, it comes complete with a number of glyphs and standard ligatures.

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03. Lina Script tattoo font

Lina Script tattoo font
Designers Vicky Mardian and Måns Grebäck collaborated on Lina Script

This slick tattoo-style script font has a cheeky touch of graffiti to it. Designed by Vicky Mardian and Måns Grebäck, a full commercial licence will set you back $59 but you can download a free demo for personal use.

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04. Angel Tears tattoo font

Tattoo font: Angel Tears
Packed with character, Angel Tears has a beautiful handmade feel

Angel Tears, by Billy Angel, boasts a gorgeous hand-drawn feel. With 128 characters – including upper case, lower case and punctuation – it'll add a distressed look to your designs.

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05. Tribal Dragon tattoo font

Tattoo font: Tribal Dragon
You get a basic Latin caharcter map with Tribal Dragon

A playful upper-case tattoo font, Tribal Dragon was created by prolific font designer Jonathan Harris and is free for personal use.

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06. Blackletter tattoo font

Tattoo fonts: Blackletter
You can use this tattoo font for both personal and commercial projects

Created by Dieter Steffmann, this tattoo font is licensed as freeware, which means that – unlike most on this list – it's available for both commercial and personal projects; no questions asked.

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07. Crux tattoo font

Tattoo fonts: Crux
Download these brilliant designs for free

Crosses are a staple of tattoo design, and this dingbat font by Spanish designer Woodcutter brings together a range of brilliant designs that you can download for free.

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08. Precious tattoo font

Tattoo font: Precious
BoltCutterDesign have created a number of free fonts

Designed by BoltCutterDesign, Precious Regular is a traditional, calligraphy inspired tattoo font that you can download today. The graphic design company have also created a wide range of free fonts, so be sure to check out their site.

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09. Pentagon tattoo font

Tattoo font: Pentagon
Go for a different tattoo font with Pentagon

Pentagon is a less traditional free tattoo font offering but by no means is it dull. You can download Pentagon for free if it's for personal use – we think plenty of you'll have fun experimenting with this design.

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10. Little Lord tattoo font

Tattoo font: Little Lord
Enjoy another free font from designer Nick Curtis

Designer Nick Curtis has produced over eleven hundred fonts - almost five hundred of them freeware fonts, which have been downloaded and enjoyed by over three million people worldwide.

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