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Free tattoo fonts: 55 of the best designs

29. Blessed Day 

Free tattoo fonts: Blessed Day

Blessed Day is free for personal use, with commercial licenses available to purchase

Designer Billy Argel has some of the most popular tattoo-style fonts available to download online, Blessed Angel is another one of them. The design is free for personal use only. The commercial version is revised, with additional glyphs, and can be purchased on Argel's website.

30. Lime Blossom Caps Font

Tattoo fonts: Lime Blossom

Intricate and delicate (Image credit: Lime on 1001Fonts)

Lime Blossom Caps is a delicate all-caps font with very intricate floral embelishments. It's one of the most detailed designs on our list of tattoo fonts, and could also work well for the first letters of chapters in a book.

31. Scriptina 

Free tattoo fonts: Scriptina

Scriptina is by Apostrophic Labs

This elegant script font is one of Apostrophic Labs' most popular designs, with a whopping 5.7milllion downloads to date. Free for personal use, the typeface includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and a selection of special characters.

32. Champignon 

Free tattoo fonts: Champignon

Incorporate Champignon into your tattoo for an elegant design

Are you looking to get a verse of a song or some words of wisdom into your tattoo? Then maybe this Champignon font would work in your design? Created by designer Claude Pelletier, the typeface is free for personal use, with donations to the author gratefully received.

33. Angilla Tattoo 

Free tattoo fonts: Angilla

Måns Grebäck has created these edgy script tattoo fonts – free for personal use

Designed by Måns Grebäck, this script-based addition to our tattoo fonts list includes 357 characters, and is freely available – though only for personal use. You can also buy the font for commercial use for $59 here (opens in new tab). And don't forget to use the numbers for swashes (e.g. A1ngilla4 Tattoo8).

34. Los Angeles

Free tattoo fonts: Los Angeles

This font by Vicky Mardian is all up in your face Grand Theft Auto. We approve

As far as tattoo fonts go, they don't get much better than this. Designed by Vicky Mardian, this font evokes fond memories of LA drive-bys and botched drug runs. On the Xbox, of course. The above version is for personal use, with a commercial version available here for $20.

35. True Man Tattoos

Free tattoo fonts: True Man

This dingbat font is free for personal use, and features old school tats

If you're looking for a font-based collection of dingbat tattoo fonts, which can be used in personal projects, then True Man Tattoos is for you. Daggers through a skull? Sorted. Anchor? You bet. Horseshoe, shamrock, two dice and the number 13? You betcha!

36. Brother Tattoo 

Free tattoo fonts: Brother tattoo

Another creation from talented typeface designer Mans Greback

Another typeface from Måns Grebäck, Brother Tattoo is perfectly suited to quotes and sayings. This free demo version is available for personal use only and comes with a selection of glyphs, including letters, numbers and characters.

37. CM Tattoo Dragon 

Free tattoo fonts: CM Tattoo Dragon

Christopher Means clearly enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

This movie-inspired font by Christopher Means is free for personal use, and was inspired by the poster for the US remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

38. Tattoo Ink 

Free tattoo fonts: Ink

Type designer Ryan Splint created this Tattoo Ink font, which features scratch and angle fill effects

This Art Deco-style font was created by typography designer Ryan Splint. This particular font features lettering containing both a scratch fill and angle fill effect. And with over a million downloads on (opens in new tab), it's clearly a popular choice. As with most of the tattoo fonts listed here, it's free for personal use only.

39. Delinquente 

Free tattoo fonts: Delinquente

Personalise your tattoo designs with this gorgeous script font Delinquente by Måns Grebäck

Delinquente by type designer Måns Grebäck is a beautiful script font, perfectly suited to designs featuring quotes and sayings. Available free-of-charge for personal use only, the full font and commercial license can be purchased on Grebäck's website (opens in new tab).

40. Shit Happens 

Free tattoo fonts: Shit Happens

Incorporate this gorgeous typeface by Billy Argel into your tattoo designs

This is another one from font designer Billy Argel, who has developed a number of typefaces that would be suitable for text tattoos. But this Shit Happens design is by one of his most popular. It's free for personal use, with commercial licenses available for $39 at Argel's website (opens in new tab).

41. Canterbury 

Free tattoo fonts: Canterbury

Dieter Steffman's Canterbury typeface is free for both commercial and non-commercial purposes

This old English-style font is one of many designs by Dieter Steffman. Created in 2003, the set includes both upper and lower case letters, special characters and numbers 0-9. This typeface is also free to use for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.

42. Tribal 

Free tattoo fonts: Tribal

Personalise your tribal tattoo designs with this typeface by Apostrophic Lab

Tribal tattoos are still extremely popular, so if that's the design you're going for, check out this version of tribal type by Apostrophic Lab (opens in new tab). The free font includes a full set of upper and lower case letters, numbers and a selection of special characters. It is also free for use in both commercial and non-commercial projects.

43. Tattoo Lettering 

Free tattoo fonts: Tattoo Lettering

Choose between an open design (shown above) or black fill when incorporating this typeface into your designs

If it's a cartoon-feel you're after in your tattoo design then this typeface by Gaut Fonts (opens in new tab) is a great starting point. The download includes two sets, one open (as shown above) and the other with a black fill, both of which include uppercase letters, numbers and special characters. Free for non-commercial use only.

44. Drunk tattoo 

Free tattoo fonts: Drunk Tattoo

We wonder what the inspiration for this typeface was...?

This casual, handwritten typeface was designed by Xerographer fonts. We wonder if they created it after a heavy night out? The font set features a full set of upper and lower case letters, but no numbers. The download is free for non-commercial purposes.

45. VTC Nue Tattoo Script

Free tattoo fonts: VTC Nue Tattoo Script

Incorporate this delicate script font by Larry E. Yerkes into your tattoo design

This delicate script-style font was designed by Larry E. Yerkes of the Vigilante Typeface Corporation. Yerkes has created a number of typefaces and now has quite a collection in his dafont library (opens in new tab), this VTC Nue Tattoo script font being one of his most popular designs. Free for non-commercial use only.

46. Lupus Blight 

Free tattoo fonts: Lupus Bright

Lupus Blight typeface offers a more delicate approach to tribal tattoo designs

We know this is the second tribal-inspired font on the list but this typeface offers a somewhat delicate take on what is normally quite a bold and heavy design. The lettering was created by Graham Meade (opens in new tab), who has a number of other tattoo-inspired font designs online (opens in new tab). The typeface is available for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.

47. Ink In The Meat 

Free tattoo fonts: Ink In The Meat

Design a gorgeous text tattoo with script-style font Ink in the Meat by Billy Argel

Another from type designer Billy Argel, Ink in the Meat is one of his most popular downloads. The free version of this font is partial and doesn't contain any numbers. Ink in the Meat is free for personal use, with commercial licenses available at Argel's website (opens in new tab).

48. Hustlers 

Free tattoo fonts: Hustlers

Go for a retro-style design with Hustlers

This retro-style design was created by Gilang Purnama Jaya of the Decade Type Foundry. This free demo version includes both clean and rough styles. Get the full version to use more than 300 glyphs, including various special characters.

49. Mardian 

Free tattoo fonts: Mardian

Mardian is a great tattoo font for various styles

This gorgeous tattoo-style script font was created by designer Vicky Mardian. This download is free for personal use only, with the full font and commercial license available to purchase (opens in new tab).

50. Antlers 

Free tattoo fonts: Antlers

Antlers is a striking tattoo font with an obvious influence

Created by Måns Grebäck (opens in new tab), this striking font, titled Antlers, will certainly make your tattoo design stand out. Available for personal use only, this typeface includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.

51. Head Case 

Free tattoo fonts: Head Case

Try something a little different with Head Case

For a tattoo with a difference, check out designer Jonathan S. Harris's Head Case design. This playful font is available for personal use only, with commercial licenses available to purchase from Tattoowoo (opens in new tab).

52. Echinos Park Script 

Free tattoo fonts: Echinos Park Script

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.

53. High on Fire 

Free tattoo fonts: High on Fire

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.

54. Prison Tattoo 

Free tattoo fonts: Prison Tattoo

New York designer Socialh does a great line in tattoo fonts

New York-based designer Socialh regularly experiments with an array of typography styles. We love this fun, playful tattoo font, which is available to download free for any personal use.

55. Unzialish

Free tattoo fonts: Unzialish

Unzialish is the perfect choice for any Celtic-style tattoo design

This exotic, slightly elvish-looking tattoo font was created by designer Manfred Klein and is the perfect choice for any Celtic-style tattoo design. 

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Rosie Hilder
Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Acting Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where her blogging prowess led her to become Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on art and design magazines, including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw, and got the 'Apple bug' when working on US title, Mac|Life. In 2018, she left the world of print behind and moved to Creative Bloq, where she now takes care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach through trying to please the Google Gods, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves ours readers as best it can. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between.