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40 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.

We've scoured the web to find you the top examples of free tattoo fonts for designers.

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 don't cost a penny!

 

But how do you find free fonts in a tattoo style that rock – the diamonds among the rough? We've done it for you – just scan the list below...

01. Reditum tattoo font

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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02. Lina Script tattoo font

Hustlers 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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03. Angel Tears tattoo font

Mardian tattoo font
Packed with character, Angel Tears has a beautiful handmade air to it

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 low-fi, distressed look to your designs.

FORMAT: OTF

04. Tribal Dragon tattoo font

Antlers tattoo font
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.

FORMAT: TTF

05. Echinos Park Script tattoo font

Head case tattoo font
Ramp up the style with Echinos Park Script

A stylised cursive font from Måns Grebäck, Echinos Park Script has a touch of calligraphy to it and stacks of character. It's free for personal use and perfect if you’re looking for a handwritten feel.

FORMAT: TTF

05. High on Fire tattoo font

High on Fire tattoo font
Create big, bold tattoo designs with High on Fire

If it's big and bold that you're after, then look no further than typeface High on Fire by Billy Argel. The free version of this design is partial and only available for personal use. The full font and commercial licenses can be purchased directly from the designer.

FORMAT: OTF

06. Precious tattoo font

Precious tattoo font
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.

FORMAT: TTF

07. inuTattoo Script tattoo font

inuTattoo Script tattoo font
This free tattoo font was inspired by the swirls often accompanying tattoos

inuTattoo Script Font was inspired from tattoo lettering with swirl tattoos and was created by Indonesian designer inu mocca. Try out the poster Vector with border for a headline that will catch eyes.

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08. Pentagon tattoo font

Pentagon tattoo font
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 will have fun experimenting with this design.

FORMAT: TTF

09. Little Lord tattoo font

Little Lord tattoo font
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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10. Spring tattoo font

Spring tattoo font
Spring showcases the illustrative elements of tattoos

This free tattoo font entitled 'Spring' combines the illustrative elements of tattoo designs with the traditional, calligraphy style typography that is often etched with ink.

FORMAT: TTF

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