52 best free tattoo fonts

26. Blessed Day 

Tattoo fonts: Blessed Day

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

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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.

27. Original Gangsta 

Tattoo fonts: Original Gangsta

Original Gangsta is available as free download for personal projects only
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Since we have quite a few elegant, soft script fonts in this list, we thought we'd add one that's a little more meaty. Original Gangsta is a design by Gilang Purnama Jaya of GP Typefoundry and is available free for personal, non-commercial use only.

28. Scriptina 

Tattoo fonts: Scriptina

Scriptina is by Apostrophic Labs

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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.

29. Champignon 

Tattoo fonts: Champignon

Incorporate Champignon into your tattoo for an elegant design
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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.

30. Angilla Tattoo 

Tattoo fonts: Angilla

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

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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. And don't forget to use the numbers for swashes (e.g. A1ngilla4 Tattoo8).

31. Los Angeles

Tattoo fonts: Los Angeles

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

32. True Man Tattoos

Tattoo fonts: True Man

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

33. Brother Tattoo 

Tattoo fonts: Brother tattoo

Another creation from talented typeface designer Mans Greback

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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.

34. CM Tattoo Dragon 

Tattoo fonts: CM Tattoo Dragon

Christopher Means clearly enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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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.

35. Tattoo Ink 

Tattoo fonts: Ink

Type designer Ryan Splint created this Tattoo Ink font, which features scratch and angle fill effects
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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 nearly a million downloads on dafont.com, it's clearly a popular choice. As with most of the tattoo fonts listed here, it's free for personal use only.

36. Delinquente 

Tattoo fonts: Delinquente

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

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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 Mawns.

37. Shit Happens 

Tattoo fonts: Shit Happens

Incorporate this gorgeous typeface by Billy Argel into your tattoo designs
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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, with over half a million downloads, is by far his most popular on Fontspace. It's free for personal use, with commercial licenses available at Argel's website.

38. Canterbury 

Tattoo fonts: Canterbury

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

39. Tribal 

Tattoo fonts: Tribal

Personalise your tribal tattoo designs with this typeface by Apostrophic Lab
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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. 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.

40. Tattoo Lettering 

Tattoo fonts: Tattoo Lettering

Choose between an open design (shown above) or black fill when incorporating this typeface into your designs
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If it's a cartoon-feel you're after in your tattoo design then this typeface by Gaut Fonts 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.

41. Drunk tattoo 

Tattoo fonts: Drunk Tattoo

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

42. VTC Nue Tattoo Script

Tattoo fonts: VTC Nue Tattoo Script

Incorporate this delicate script font by Larry E. Yerkes into your tattoo design
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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, this VTC Nue Tattoo script font being one of his most popular designs. Free for non-commercial use only.

43. Lupus Blight 

Tattoo fonts: Lupus Bright

Lupus Blight typeface offers a more delicate approach to tribal tattoo designs
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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, who has a number of other tattoo-inspired font designs online. The typeface is available for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.

44. Ink In The Meat 

Tattoo fonts: Ink In The Meat

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

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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.

45. Hustlers 

Tattoo fonts: Hustlers

Go for a retro-style design with Hustlers
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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, with more than 300+ glyphs, including various special characters.

46. Mardian 

Tattoo fonts: Mardian

Mardian is a great tattoo font for various styles
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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 from font foundry and reseller Aring Typeface.

47. Antlers 

Tattoo fonts: Antlers

Antlers is a striking tattoo font with an obvious influence

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Created by Måns Grebäck, 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.

48. Head Case 

Tattoo fonts: Head Case

Try something a little different with Head Case
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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.

49. Echinos Park Script 

Tattoo fonts: Echinos Park Script

Ramp up the style with Echinos Park Script
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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.

50. High on Fire 

Tattoo fonts: High on Fire

Create big, bold tattoo designs with High on Fire
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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.

51. Prison Tattoo 

Tattoo fonts: Prison Tattoo

New York designer Socialh does a great line in tattoo fonts
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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.

52. Unzialish

Tattoo fonts: Unzialish

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

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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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