40 Awesome Text & Word Tattoo Designs

Say it all with the power of words.

40 Awesome Text & Word Tattoo Designs | TattooBlend

It’s amazing how powerful and thought-provoking a single word can be. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but sometimes a word can be worth a thousand photos as well.

A word or phrase of encouragement or perhaps a meaningful quote that’s just too good to pass up, text tattoos are as popular as ever these days. Whether you’re getting a tattoo of a loved ones name or a multi-paragraph quote, the uniform nature of written (or typed) words is a fascinating thing. Certain artists have individual fonts which are so elegant that they inspire multitudes of text tattoos just based on the sheer beauty of the font. Below is a gallery of 40 quotes and creative word tattoos you’re sure to enjoy. Don’t forget to save your favorites!



This adorable painted love tattoo.

Adorable painted love tattoo by Fin Tattoos

(Photo: Fin Tattoos)

‘To live’ finger tattoo.

'To live' finger tattoo by Cholo

(Photo: Cholo)

Mind over matter.

Mind over matter tattoo by Silo

(Photo: Silo)

Stay Strong.

'Stay strong' tattoo by Cindy

(Photo: Cindy)



This typewriter text tattoo.

Typewriter text tattoo by El Tragico

(Photo: El Tragico)

This large watercolor side piece.

Large watercolor text tattoo by Inkgasmic

(Photo: Inkgasmic)

This ‘Resilient’ neck tattoo.

'Resilient' neck tattoo by Kaitlyn Garfoot

(Photo: Kaitlyn Garfoot)



‘Hold on’ palm tattoo.

'Hold on' palm of hand tattoo by Rachelle Gammon

(Photo: Rachelle Gammon)

‘Be where you want to be’ rib cage tattoo.

'Be where you want to be' rib cage tattoo by Fin Tattoos

(Photo: Fin Tattoos)

‘And the rest is rust and stardust.’

'And the rest is rust and stardust' by Isaiah Negrete

(Photo: Isaiah Negrete)