Do you love someone a ton? We bet you do, and you might be searching for the best name tattoo designs to show your devotion. Name tattoos celebrate and immortalize your love for someone in ink. They are wildly popular today and have been for generations. From beautiful script to clean typeface, we’ve found all the best name tattoo designs to share with you.
These designs are all about the font, and we hope to show you a variety of those to discover what will work best for you. There is no right or wrong way to go about it, you need to ensure that the design reflects on the outside the love that you harbor on the inside. Scroll through the name tattoo designs below for inspiration!
Let’s kick things off with a fun name tattoo design that looks like illuminated manuscript text for this generation. Talk to your artist about creating your very own font that’s all your own. You can use picture books to inspire the style of the letters for something that feels playful yet sophisticated.
Clean line work is the name of the game when it comes to name tattoo designs. Find the perfect one for you and work with a tattoo artist you trust to realize it.
Here, we find a beautiful rainbow watercolor effect that makes this name really pop. If you’re looking for more than just lettering, something similar could be the perfect solution for you.
Here’s another example of a watercolor name tattoo. It’s been applied with a lighter touch than the last, which may be more what you’re looking for.
Here’s a nice juxtaposition that used two different fonts to create visual interest and balance. A great way for parents to celebrate their kids is with a tattoo of their first and middle names.
More Than One
This person had a few names they wanted to be tattooed, and they came up with the coolest name tattoo design that looks like a crossword puzzle. If you’ve got multiple names on your list, something similar could be perfect for you.
A pretty font is all it takes to create a truly remarkable tattoo. Here, we find the name Clyde tattooed in a sweet one that’s big on romance.
For kids, a great name tattoo design also includes the birth year. Does the person whose name you’re getting tattooed have a favorite animal? Throw that on there too!
Finn and Max
For more than one person, you can also connect the names with a script font like this. Sure, this font will work with just one name, but it becomes remarkable with two like this.
Simplicity is bliss, and that’s very much the case with this name tattoo that’s so straightforward it appears understated. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel when you’re cooking up your name tattoo designs.
You have seen and will continue to see a bunch of name tattoo designs in black ink. However, that’s not your only option. For instance, red is a bold choice that looks inspired.
Consider placement as well when brainstorming your name tattoo designs. Longer names will look best across a longer feature of your body. Charlotte has been used to cover a lot of real estate on this person’s forearm.
We find a deer print beneath the name Walker that descends on this person’s leg. If you’re after a large tattoo, something similar could be the right style.
Roman and Darla
Clean lettering is such a delight to behold. It’s amazing how accurately tattoo artists can nail this sort of thing.
Names worked into the stem of a flower are a huge trend today. Adding natural elements like flowers to your design will sweeten it and add tons of visual interest.
Simple shapes, bold lines, and primary colors are hallmarks of traditional tattooing. If you want to celebrate the history of ink, a great way to do it is to choose designs that have been tattooed for many years.
As we mentioned, these floral name tattoo designs are wildly popular today. It’s cute but know that you will be in very good company if you get something similar. If you’d like to stand out from the pack, go a different route.
Here’s another example of how excellent red ink looks. It’s vibrant and alive in a way that black ink cannot compare.
A sort of shadow effect like this will make your name tattoo pop. When mulling name tattoo designs, try and think of ways that will make your tattoo shine. Working with a tattoo artist with a keen eye for design is paramount.
Pairing a name with a natural element like a flower or animal is a wise choice as it adds more meaning and feels purposeful. This sunflower looks so handsome and makes the name Amaya beam.
For an interesting name tattoo idea, consider ways to turn the name into a band that encircles your arm or leg. Tidy, straight lines are all it takes to elevate your name tattoo.
Indra and Jenna
Take a look at how fine these lines are. They offer a delicate look that appears so elegant.
You can take a maximalist approach to your name tattoo designs. Over-the-top fonts are fun and offer so much energy and movement.
We saved one of the best watercolor name tattoo designs for (almost) last. The rainbow ink with sparkling white is just stunning. Plenty of heart shapes are also incorporated for a little bit of sweetness.
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Take a look at that color shift through the name. This is a fresh name tattoo, but once it heals, it will look less swollen/raised and smooth. We absolutely love this effect and know that others will as well.
We hope you found these name tattoo designs to be as thrilling as we did. There’s no right or wrong way to go about your name tattoo. Just make sure you are staying true to yourself and expressing your love in the best way possible. If you would like even more ink inspiration, keep reading. We’ve got some adorable baby name tattoo ideas for you to see as well.
Get Inspired by These Charming Baby Name Tattoo Ideas!
Of all the popular baby name tattoo ideas we stumbled across, footprints were one of the, if not THE, most popular designs. People love to commemorate their little ones by remembering just how small those tiny toes were.
Bradley with Blocks
Another one of the popular baby name tattoo ideas is to use blocks to spell out the baby’s name. Some people even incorporate the date of birth for a more meaningful and special design.
This is a rather haunting idea! You can get just your baby’s eyes tattooed along with their name for a very special tattoo that will always remind you of your little one’s baby blues.
With the Date of Birth
A very popular practice for these name tattoo ideas is to use the date of birth as part of the design. We saw it with the blocks earlier, but here is a cleaner approach, if that’s your fancy.
Always In Your Heart
How fun is this font? We think you could do something similar and if you’re feeling it, in your heart, go ahead and plant your tattoo right there.
Another one of the popular name tattoo ideas comes in the form of a tender scene like this. Many people choose to go with a portrait of an embrace with the names worked in.
A Blossom for Amelia
Another idea we saw often, especially for baby girls, are flowers with the name worked into the blossom’s stem. It’s a romantic and pretty design. We find a watercolor effect here which makes the overall design a touch more artistic.
More Floral Love
If working the name into the stem of a flower feels overdone, consider a flower that’s meaningful to you, that can symbolize your child’s beauty, and get it tattooed with a name adjacent. Doesn’t it look handsome?
People love to use cutesie little animals for their baby name tattoo ideas. Here, we find a cute elephant next to the baby’s name for some added visual interest that will probably make this person feel nostalgic in a few short years.
Really take a moment to focus on the font you want to use. Work with your tattoo artist and you will be amazed at how fabulous they can make simple lettering look. We loved this understated font and think many others would enjoy something similar.
In the Footprint
There’s more than one way to do a footprint tattoo and this one was so clever, we felt the need to share it with you! We find the name, Mason, inside the print along with some star ornamentation for added razzle dazzle!
Another one of the name tattoo ideas we encountered came in the form of children’s characters like cartoons from Disney or illustrations from picturebooks. Here, we find Stitch next to a baby’s name. If you love a Disney character, you might consider doing the same.
For a Winter Baby
A great way to inspire your baby name tattoo ideas is nature and the time of year your baby was born. This person had a winter baby so they decided to go cool with a chilly font for the name and snowflakes for added visual interest.
For a Fall Baby
Now, for fall babies, you can really lean into the seasonal theme. Do as this person has done and requested the baby name spelled with elements from a pumpkin. It’s cute, sweet, and very clever.
Do It with Heart
One of the baby name tattoo ideas we expected to see much more of involves the baby’s name inside a heart. It’s a classic design that you would be wise to use for your loved one.
For the Fierce Ones
Let nature inspire you! Here’s a lovely lion here in a modest design that sits beneath the baby’s name. You could do something similar with any animal you please!
We saw a lot of Disney font among the baby name tattoo ideas we surveyed. If you are planning on passing down your love for the media company, you could do something similar!
The lotus is a symbol of flourishing in the face of adversity. It also symbolizes rebirth, strength, and beauty. For your baby name tattoo ideas, consider your very own symbol to go along with the name.
Tree of Life
Another powerful symbol, the tree of life, has been beautifully tattooed in purple, blue, and pink. Baby name tattoos, at their core, are celebrations of life so this feels like a very appropriate idea!
For a Princess
Crowns are very popular among these name tattoos. If you think of your little one as a princess or prince, it could be the perfect option for you. You don’t have to go this big, and instead, you could just put a small crown at the beginning or end of your child’s name.
We know we already talked about fonts but we were so impressed by this typeface that we felt the need to share it with you. A neat little heart at the end is the icing on the top of the cake!
Roman numerals to signify a baby’s birthday are very popular. You can improve upon the idea by asking your tattoo artist to work your baby’s name through it like this.
Let the Kid Be Your Artist
One of the best baby name tattoo ideas involves you asking your kid to write their name. Take that written name to an artist you trust and they will be able to recreate it for one of the most meaningful tattoos ever.
Traditional tattoos never go out of style. This makes them an attractive option for baby name tattoos. Despite that fact, very few tattoos we looked at are done in this timeless style.
Infinity symbols are wildly popular tattoos that are a dime a dozen. If you love the idea of one, by all means, go for it. But, we’d like to warn you that you will be in very good company if you do something similar.
For your baby name tattoo ideas, you can think big! Consider getting a little portrait of your child’s face. Now, you want to make sure you find an artist you can really trust because we have seen some truly horrific portraits. Do your homework and go in the realistic expectations for tattoos of this nature.
A Kewpie Baby
Kewpie doll tattoos are extremely popular among tattoo afficianados. We find that they work really well as baby name tattoos and we find one riding a swallow with a banner with the name on it. It’s a genius idea that you could have fun with too.
For Your Little Love Bugs
Nature really is the best inspiration for almost anything. We find a couple of bugs worked into the names of this person’s children. Why not?
For an Angel
Angel imagery is very popular among baby name tattoo ideas. We found the name sandwiched between two wings often. But, we liked the way this one appears as a sweet little detail that does not detract from the name.
You can have the best of both worlds with a neo-traditional tattoo that combines traditional design with newer ways of tattooing. An old school rose next to a banner looks mighty fine. You could do something similar!
Okay. This is just too good! We find the name Clementine in the most evocative and dramatic font net to a tattoo of a clementine! Turn to the meaning of your child’s name to help you come up with cool name tattoo ideas!
A trend we picked up on are these tattoos that are shaped like a baby’s foot but they’re filled with information about a child’s birth. This one’s got everything but the blood type and social security number in it!
Hand In Hand
One of the most popular baby name tattoo ideas that tends to be executed really well or really poorly is hands. We saw many bad versions of this, so we want to caution you, really do your research before you go under the needle. This one looks crisp and beautiful.
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Let’s be honest, the more original and creative your idea, the better your end result is going to be. Put some real thought into it and you too can have a tattoo that will be the envy of every room you’re in. This magical design includes the name of children on the spine of books. How smart is that!?
There you go! What did you think of these baby name tattoo ideas? We hope you feel inspired by these designs that celebrate all things family and love. There’s no right or wrong way to go about your baby name tattoo! Just be true to yourself and work with an artist who can help you express the love you want to commemorate forever in ink!
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- 0.1 Ava
- 0.2 Julia
- 0.3 Aurora
- 0.4 Emilio
- 0.5 Aiden
- 0.6 More Than One
- 0.7 Clyde
- 0.8 Brandon
- 0.9 Finn and Max
- 0.10 Cecilia
- 0.11 Genesis
- 0.12 Charlotte
- 0.13 Walker
- 0.14 Roman and Darla
- 0.15 Taylor
- 0.16 Olivia
- 0.17 Julia
- 0.18 Mayra
- 0.19 Ema
- 0.20 Amaya
- 0.21 Mirkó
- 0.22 Indra and Jenna
- 0.23 Antonio
- 0.24 Alejandria
- 0.25 Sofia
- 1 Get Inspired by These Charming Baby Name Tattoo Ideas!
- 1.1 Marcel’s Footprint
- 1.2 Bradley with Blocks
- 1.3 Liam’s Eyes
- 1.4 With the Date of Birth
- 1.5 Always In Your Heart
- 1.6 Tender Moments
- 1.7 A Blossom for Amelia
- 1.8 More Floral Love
- 1.9 Cute Animals
- 1.10 Exquisite Fonts
- 1.11 In the Footprint
- 1.12 Cute Characters
- 1.13 For a Winter Baby
- 1.14 For a Fall Baby
- 1.15 Do It with Heart
- 1.16 For the Fierce Ones
- 1.17 Disney Magic
- 1.18 Peaceful Symbols
- 1.19 Tree of Life
- 1.20 For a Princess
- 1.21 Typed
- 1.22 Roman Numerals
- 1.23 Let the Kid Be Your Artist
- 1.24 Go Traditional
- 1.25 To Infinity
- 1.26 A Portrait
- 1.27 A Kewpie Baby
- 1.28 For Your Little Love Bugs
- 1.29 For an Angel
- 1.30 Neo-Traditional
- 1.31 Super Personal
- 1.32 An Infographic
- 1.33 Hand In Hand
- 1.34 Get Whimsical
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