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Legible Fonts for Tattoos

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I'm getting a tattoo that's a word. However, I'm brown skinned and many people my shade and darker often use fonts that I find illegible. So, with your vast knowledge of fonts, what's a good one for a tattoo?

If it matters, my tattoo will read: La Fierté. It's French for "pride" and will represent my Louisiana Creole pride.

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I'd definitely stay away from something thin and cursive. But i'd say something thick and elegant for something like Pride to be tattooed on.

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i'd try comic sans :P

Argh, beat me to it!

It WOULD be legible!

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Here's a tattoo font sheet, pick one:

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Make sure have a good tattoo artist, that's the most important. A legible font can become a mess in a hurry with the wrong person.

Size and placement on your body will also affect this. So, any more info?

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I seriously hope they break up!

In which case he really has a limited dating pool to choose from. Too bad his girlfriend's name isn't Jennifer. Better chances then.

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"Uh, nice, but... my name is Brandi." Sheesh.

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One of my friends has "univers" tattooed on his arm in Univers. Looks great. I would use a bold classic sans serif. Just make sure you use an artist that is known for text.

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My buddy got "with your shield or on it" tattooed on his arm in JokerMan. He thought it looked awesome.

We are no longer friends.

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I would have stabbed him in the tattoo. It would have improved it. Fu***ng Jokerman.

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I would have stabbed him in the tattoo. It would have improved it. Fu***ng Jokerman.

Apparently he was busy stabbing himself in the arm with heroin needles, so he likely saw something more out of it then.

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