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Best Free Tattoo Fonts

Tattoos can come in any shape and form, but when it comes to fonts, there are some options that are more likely to be chosen due to their striking design. It is possible to find a wide variety of options that suit different styles. There are unique symbols, classic handwriting and designs based on art from around the world. If you are planning on getting a tattoo and want to find the perfect font for it, you can browse through out list of the best tattoo fonts available. Just keep in mind that some designs are only free when they are intended for personal use. If you want to use them for commercial purposes, you may need to buy a license from the designer. While these fonts are ideal for tattoos, they will suit many other projects.

Tribal

For a while, tribal tattoos were everywhere and although their popularity has decreased, they are still a favorite choice for many. Tribal is an eye-catching font designed by Apostrophic Lab and there are two styles available. It can be used for commercial purposes.

Medieval Scribish

Medieval scribish has a bold, thick design and it is an all-caps font that can be used for commercial purposes without requiring a license. It makes a strong statement, while keeping a classic look.

Ananda Namaste

Based on Devanagari Sanskrit scripts, Ananda Namaste is a fantastic font that will appeal those who want something special and beautiful for their tattoo. The font was created by Ananda K. Maharjan in 2011 and it can be downloaded for free (even for commercial use) from her DeviantART page.

Blackletter

If you are looking for a Gothic-style font, Blackletter is just what you need. Created by Dieter Steffmann, this beautiful font is available for both personal and commercial use and there are two versions available: standard and outline. Blackletter is elegant and eye-catching.

Vid’s Norse

Rather than using Latin characters, Vid’s Norse is based on Nordic runes, which makes it the perfect choice for Viking style tattoos. It is available for free for both personal and commercial use.

Death in the Shadow

Death in the Shadow is a beautiful, bold design that will add a dark, poetic touch to your tattoo. It is legible, unique and it can be downloaded in TFF. Although it would also look great on posters, cards and more, if you want to use it for commercial purposes, you will need to contact the designer ( Maelle K.) first.

Dragon is Coming

Apart from having a cool name, this font created by Maelle K, offers a stylish design that will bring elegance to your tattoo. It is ideal for tattoos with a deep meaning and it supports extended characters. Dragon is Coming is available for free, but if you intend to use it for commercial purposes, don’t forget to contact the designer first.

Tattoo Ink

Tattoo Ink combines thin lines with outlines that are filled-in and it is a great option for lovers of retro tattoos. It is an all-caps font that will look great with pin-ups and other classic designs. Tattoo Ink by Ryan Splint is available in TFF and it can be used for commercial purposes without purchasing a license.

Bombora

Although Bombora will remind you of tribal designs, it is actually a style inspired by surfing. Brian Kent was inspired by an “often dangerous, always spectacular” offshore reef break. The font will look great not only when used in tattoos, but also in graphic design projects.

Crux

Many people opt for crosses when getting a tattoo and Crux by Woddcutter, is a font that gathers a collection of cross designs, giving you an easy way to create the tattoo that you want. There are different styles available and the font can be used for free.

Tattoo Heavy

Tattoo Heavy is a bold design with unique strokes and it is ideal for tattoos that only include a few words. It has a Heavy Metal feeling that also makes it perfect for band logos and album covers. Just keep in mind that if you want to use Tattoo Heavy for commercial purposes, you need to contact its creator, Rob Verhelst.

True Man Tattoos

True Man Tattoos by Imagex is a dingbat font that uses common tattoo designs. The glyphs have detailed designs and they can be used as tattoo templates. True Man Tattoos can be downloaded in TFF format. If you want to use it for commercial purposes, make sure that you contact the designer first.

Tengwar Annatar

J.R.R Tolkien fans will love this font based in the Elvish language. It is the perfect choice for a tattoo inspired by The Lord of the Rings and other works by Tolkien. There are four styles available and you can use it for commercial purposes for free.

Unzialish

Unzialish is is a simple, appealing font with a touch of art and epic inspiration. It supports extended characters and it is available for free, even for commercial use. You can download it in TFF format.

Angilla

Måns Grebäck is a Swedish designer that has created a great selection of fonts and Angilla is one of the most appealing options for tattoos. Its thick strokes and elegant look will also look great on posters. It is free for personal use and a commercial license is also available.

Delinquente

Delinquente was designed by Måns Grebäck and it is a stylish, captivating font that will make your tattoo stand out. Delinquente has intense, rebellious traces that will look good on tattoos, posters and more. Keep in mind that the font is only intended for personal use.

Mardian

Designed by Vicky Mardian (but available from the same creator of Delinquente) Mardian is a stylish script that will suit those who prefer a classic design. The font is only available for personal use, but if you want to use it for commercial purposes, you can purchase a license.

Brother Tattoo

This handwritten tattoo font by Vicky Mardian has a retro hint and casual, yet stylish strokes. You can downloaded in TFF format, but if you want to use it for commercial purposes, you will need to purchase a license.

Glagolitsa

Glagolitsa is inspired by an old Slavic alphabet that was used for centuries and it is ideal for those who want to make their tattoo really unique. This font gives you the chance to use the Glagolitic script in your tattoo and other design projects. It adds a touch of mystery that will keep others wondering the meaning of your tattoo. It can be used for commercial purposes for free.

Nurkholis

Nurkholis uses lowercase characters of the Latin alphabet, but it has an Arabic calligraphy hint. It looks unique and complex, but is still legible. It can be used for personal and commercial purposes, but for the latter, you need to contact the designer (Gunarta) first.

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