Name tattoos are becoming more popular as a way to pay tribute to loved ones. What’s in a name? Our name is our identity, it has a power over us. Our parents must have spent hours or days deciding what name to give us, and it was probably one of the most important decisions that they have made when you were born, speaking as a mother of 2 boys, it took me months to figure out the best name I would call my sons. Without our names, how would people call us then? Every name has its own character, that is why names are very special and must be well thought of. If you can’t get enough tattoo quotes, enjoy these!
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
As for name tattoos, to have your name tattooed on your love one, doesn’t that makes you feel very special? There’s no exact year when name tattoos became popular, but to have a name tattooed on your skin must be something you have decided and thought of properly. I know some people who regretted it after they broke up with that person, but don’t you worry if this will happen to you since there are thousands of talented tattoo artist out there who can cover it up into something more amazing.
77 Interesting Name Tattoos:
are compiled to give you ideas. You can have the name of your children, your spouse and even your parents tattooed. Make sure when you have decided to get a name tattoo that it will be something you won’t regret, so if it’s a name of your boyfriend who you’ve been going out for 3 months, forget it, unless you have a good tattoo artist who can redesign it for you after you are through with him. People tend to change their preference a lot! You are welcome for the tip.
1. Lance and Autumn name tattoos
Here’s Lance and Autumn in a shape of a heart.
2. Family tree of names
If you love your whole family and want their names on your skin, a family tree of names is a good idea.
3. Natalie and Jared
This can be used as a couple tattoo, having your names together in a shape of a heart.
4. Austin, Jacob and Noah
If you have 3 sons, this heart tattoo is a great idea.
5. Lucy and Orla
If you have 2 lovely daughters, a nice font like this and placement would certainly work!
6. Belle name tattoos
Belle probably loves lipstick.
7. Name tattoo on feather
I’m sorry I can’t get the name of this.
Nice placement for a name. This idea is from the movie Toy Story, except that the name Andy was on the sole.
Wrist tattoos are also very nice. I love the font of this tattoo.
10. Multiple mistakes
Name tattoos gone wrong! You probably don’t want this to happen to you. Instead of doing that, have it cover up by a good tattoo artist, unless of course you want people to know how many mistakes you’ve had. LOL
This is a family name. Most men have their family name tattooed on their backs, chest and even on the belly.
12. Simple Mia
I think Mia is such a lovely name, and I like how it is accented with a heart.
13. Life line for Hunter
This is perfect if you have baby boys.
14. Phillip Jason
This dad is a proud father of the adorable baby Phillip Jason. Had his name tattooed on his side with large fonts.
Oh how I love this simple tattoo on the wrist, and it’s very cute font too!
16. Name Tattoos: James
Fonts in longhand writing are perfect for names tattoos.
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17. Robert, Daniel and Elizabeth
I can tell that this person certainly loves books and so does those names written on it.
18. Marcus, Matthew and Alex
It’s cute that these 3 names have different fonts.
19. Alicia <3
Short names makes a perfect heart shaped name tattoo.
20. Lily Kate
I like the placement.
This dad loves his daughter Kaylyn, and I’m guessing she also loves to color!
22. Kim, Brian, Kailey, Bria
Oh I love elephants! This elephant name tattoo is gorgeous!
23. Dawson and Kynda
Here’s another couple tattoo idea or 2 of your children’s name together.
24. Olivia and a rose
I think we can’t go wrong guessing that Olivia is the love of his life!
I really admire water color tattoos!
An excellent baby’s name tattoo.
One of the most popular name is Elizabeth.
28. Your children’s names and a rosary
For the Catholic parents out there.
29. The dog lover’s tattoo
Who said names are only for people? They’re for lovely pets too!
30. Names and birthdates
You can throw in their birthdays too! Name tattoos can be fun!
31. Name and footprints tattoo
Mommy’s tattoo of Brielle. So lovely!
Nice font for Emilio.
34. Last name tattoo
Street style name tattoo on the back.
36. Ethan and Jacob
I’m not sure if this is a couple tattoo or not.
37. Butterflies and name tattoos
Here’s a tattoo for a mom with little girls. This is also good idea for best friend or sister tattoos. Name tattoos can be versatile, depending on the person.
38. Karen x Micah
What I know is that arrows should be pointing up. Here’s a nice couple tattoo with their anniversary date.
40. Brenna and Carter
I like the bird and the name. So cute!
I really like the font of this rib tattoo. Check out more rib tattoos at our post entitled 40 Sexiest Rib Tattoos for Girls
Name and life line tattoos are already quite common.
Very nice mother and child tattoo. So simple, and I mean that in a good way.
46. Kaitlyn Name Tattoos (works best if your name is Kaitlyn!)
I think this a tattoo or Kaitlyn, the date and time of her birth. If that’s not it, then you are welcome for the idea!
I’m guessing this is a last name.
For all the Mariah fans, or if you have a wife named Mariah who is treated like a queen.
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51. 5 names and a cross
52. 3 names
He is probably married to Mandy and had kids named Brandie and Romany
One of my favorite name tattoos.
54. Hand prints and names
So sweet and thoughtful of this dad to get tattoos of his children’s handprint, name and age.
56. Ayden James
Names on infinity symbol are also popular.
57. Michael and Justin
58. 6 names in a flower
I think it’s lovely.
59. Lilah and Penelope
61. Isla & Ari
Simple and beautiful.
Smaller name tattoos on the feet are better than big ones.
Nice font, especially for a guy’s name.
64. Family name
You can have the right side with your first name and the left with your last name or vice versa.
65. Family tree with ribbons
Love your family? This family name tree is beautiful, except that they have their superheroes names instead of theirs!
Such a cool tattoo.
67. Noah and Toby
Who would’ve thought that Noah, Toby, feather and infinity tattoo would all work together?
68. Mark and Avery
I love how well made this tree of life tattoo is. The fonts of the names fits perfectly well too!
69. Name in Baybayin script
This Filipina had a brilliant idea of getting her name tattooed in Baybayin script. Baybayin is an ancient Filipino writing system.
70. Small name tattoo
This is also a nice idea if you don’t want a large name tattoo. You can just simply add it to an existing tattoo.
Cute! She had “Patrick Lee, you are my sunshine”, thus the sun looking tattoo with words.
I like how the font and broad color of his name tattoo font stands out among his existing sleeve tattoo.
Here’s a white name tattoo if you don’t want the name tattoo to be so obvious.
74. Doug, Erin and Kate
This is a great idea for friendship tattoo and siblings tattoo.
76. Finger name tattoo
Instead of having wedding rings that can easily slip from your finger and get lost, how about a tattoo in place instead?
77. Abby Name Tattoos
For your little angels, a tattoo of their names will never be a mistake.
And there you have it! There are many ways to get a name tattoo. You have to think what size you would like to get, what font and where to place it. Men usually have it on their chest, at the upper back, forearms and belly. Women put it anywhere they like, and to make it look more cute, you have to make sure you have researched enough fonts and print it on a bond paper so your artist could stencil it. You can also incorporate your name tattoo with your existing tattoos. If you’re out of space already, you can get it bigger and bolder so that it will stand out.
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