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Initial Tattoo Designs And Ideas-Initial Tattoo Pictures And Letter Tattoos

Updated on September 17, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Initial Tattoos

Initial tattoos and lettering tattoos can be designed in a variety of different ways. Initial tattoo designs are worn by both men and women. They usually hold symbolic value to the wearer. Initial tattoos can represent your own initials or the initials of someone you care about. Initial and lettering tattoos can be designed in many manners. There's a variety of different styles and designs that initial tattoos can portray. The versatility of initial designs gives both the wearer and tattoo artist plenty of options for an overall tattoo.

Initial tattoo designs can depict initials only or the initials can be designed with symbols and elements. The great thing about initial tattoos is that you can have them designed in any style that you want. Not only that, you can design your initials with any symbols that you wish. You may want to choose a rose or heart to go with your initial tattoo design or you could consider a symbol that holds meaning to you.

Initial Tattoo Designs

Initial tattoo designs and letter tattoo designs can be designed in many ways. Initial tattoos are very versatile. Initials designs can depict your letters in several different sizes, colors, and styles. Due to this, lettering tattoos can be designed nearly anywhere. It all depends on what you're looking for. A initial tattoo represents you and it can symbolize what you believe in. What symbols and elements describe you the best? There's thousands of symbols that could be considered to go with your design. It could be a butterfly, crown, dagger, hibiscus, or rose. You could also consider popular tattooing styles to go with your initials, such as Celtic art or tribal art.

Initial tattoo designs are commonly inked on the hands, ankles, arms, stomach, and back. Initial tattoos are done in different variations, from one letter to multiple letters. Although name initial tattoos are the most popular, you may choose to add the initials of something else. "WWJD" is one example of initial variations. You will see that single letters are also popular. Many men and women choose to add a single letter, usually a letter of their first name.

Men and women also choose to get initial tattoo designs of their children and loved ones. If you're considering getting an initial tattoo that portrays your children's name, you may consider adding handprints, footprints, cherubs, or hearts to your initial design. In total, there's a variety of themes that could be used also. Initials can be designed small, could fit on the fingers or behind the ears. Larger sized lettering tattoos are more commonly inked on the arms, legs, stomach, sides, and back.

Lettering tattoos can include lettering in manuscript and cursive. Japanese and Asian characters may also be included or portrayed. Popular lettering styles such as Old English could be also considered. The possibilities are endless, there's hundreds of different variations that can be chosen. Letters and initials serve a variety of different purposes in everyday life. Any type of initialing is considered. Initials tattoo designs can also serve purpose as a memorial tattoo, representing someone that you've lost. It's up to you to add appropriate symbols to your initial designs.

Make sure that you take the time to view all the different initial tattoos in this article. For starters, this will give you a general idea of what to expect when searching through initial tattoo designs. Plus, you can pick up tips and ideas for your own lettering tattoo design.


Initial tattoos are a great choice for men and women. Due to the versatility of initials and letter tattoos, the wearer can easily create an initial tattoo design that is meaningful. As mentioned before, there's thousands of symbols and elements that can be added to the initial tattoo. Below, you'll find a chart that list dozens of symbols that can be added your initial tattoo,

There's a few things that you should consider before getting your initial tattoo or any tattoo. Always make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. It's important to learn what your tattoo represents and stands for. Initial tattoos can be symbolic, often reflecting yourself. The meaning of your initial tattoo depends on what symbols are added to the design. Either way, it's important to do your research.

Make sure you take the time to view dozens of initial tattoos. Take your time and find one that your sure to love. Don't rush into the tattoo process, take your time, and pick a tattoo that you won't mind wearing for the rest of your life. Make the right choice the first time around.

Although initial tattoos are a great choice for many, their not for everyone. If you feel that initial tattoos are not for you or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links below. We appreciate your support and time and want to continue providing you with free tattoo information. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to comment below. Once again, thanks for your time and visit.

Tattoo Symbols To Add With Initials

Initial Tattoo Ideas
Barbed Wire
Celtic Art
Grim Reaper
Nautical Star
Oriental Fan
Paw Prints
Tribal Art


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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Teaches, thanks for the comment. That's a unique and great idea, never thought about it that way, for students that is. I like the thought of a tattoo that represents yourself, initial tattoo designs offer that special meaning/

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Interesting post and very educational. I perhaps wouldn't mind seeing initial tattoos on some of my students, it would help identify them!

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      @Nell, thanks for the comment. You're right, it's amazing how powerful a few initials can be. We usually don't recognize it until it's brought up. Thanks for everything Nell, see you around :)

      @Faith, always great to hear from you dear Faith. There's a variety of creative ways to use initial tattoos. The good thing, lettering tattoos can be designed with any symbol that you want, it gives you options. Their great for symbolizing children, loved ones, ect.

      @LongTimeMother, thanks for the visit. LOL You have a great point! I'm still learning and working on my tattooing, but I spend a lot of time at the parlor. It's amazing how many people come in needing cover ups. Cover ups has become a big business since body art continues to gain popularity. I imagine many, a chest game even. Good point :)

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      6 years ago from Australia

      lol. As romantic as it seems to tattoo the initial of a lover on one's body, I can't help but think how the dynamic would change if my husband was faced with a reminder of an ex during every romantic moment.

      I wonder how many people later try to change an S into Sunshine or an F into Food. "I love Food" would be easier to live with if your new partner's name was David ... but I suspect it might still kill the passion!

      lol :)

      Voted up ++

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Hi lyric, great hub as always. I know some who put their sweetheart's nickname they have for each other on their wrists, etc. I know this hub is not about a whole name or word, just the letters. Very interesting.

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi lyric, these are great! I have friends who tattoo their boyfriends names, or childrens names on their arms. Letters and words are so powerful, and these are really interesting, another great tattoo hub! voted up and shared! nell


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