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Name Tattoos

Updated on November 25, 2010

Name Tattoos

Have you been contemplating getting a name tattoo? Before you do you will want to read more about them and make your decision wisely. Name tattoos are somewhat controversial and you could easily end up with something you love and cherish or something that you end up regretting. So when you are picking a name tattoo there are a few things that you should really consider first.

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Name In Japanese Forearm Tattoos Source:
Name In Japanese Forearm Tattoos Source:

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Honor A Person Or Relationship

Typically when people start thinking about getting a name tattoo it is because they want to honor a significant person in their life in some way. This is understandable and even honorable. Name tattoos can be a wonderful tattoo design that you will end up enjoying and be proud of for years to come. Here are some of the typical reasons people get a name tattoo.

In loving Memory Name Tattoos

One reason that people are motivated to get a name tattoo is to remember a lost loved one. This could be a husband, wife, child or parent that has passed away and tattooing their name might be an act of letting them go and keeping their memory alive all at the same time.

To Honor A Relationship

Another reason that people get name tattoos is to honor and remember an important relationship. This might be someone that you have been married to for years or a parent or grandparent that you feel very close to and you want to honor that relationship and show the world how important it is to you. Also it is very popular among parents to get tattoos of their children's names to honor their importance in the life of the parent. Last but not least there is also the boyfriend or girlfriend who gets a tattoo of their lover. This is so common and we all hear the horror stories associated with it. Nonetheless it is a tattoo that many people get as a way to cement or strengthen their relationship and show their dedication.

Name Tattoo Ideas

Name tattoos of course can just be done in letter or script but there are a few other options to choose from. You might also want to include some symbol to further the tattoo design. For example a beautiful heart with the banner and the name of the person in the banner might show your love for the person named in the tattoo. A dove or angel can be combined with the name of a person to create a remembrance tattoo. Sometimes people will also choose some other symbol to represent a person. For example a bird or flower that the person named in the tattoo loves.

Another option that is also very popular in name tattoo is to get the name translated into a foreign language. Most typically this is done in Chinese brush calligraphy or Japanese Kanji tattoos. This can be a nice way to add a little mystery or a little extra touch to the name tattoo to make it more interesting. Also it can be done to honor the person's culture or family background.

The Controversy

There of course is some controversy surrounding name tattoos. There are many tattoo artists that will strongly advise against getting a name tattoo. Their philosophy and way of thinking is that relationship can often change rather quickly but tattoos can not and tattoo removal is often very expensive and painful. So before you think about getting a name tattoo you want to be 100% sure that this is what you want and think about what will happen if the relationship changes in some way. Therefore many advise that if you really want to get a name tattoo it is better to get the names of family members or people who have passed away since those relationships are more stable and long lasting. Whereas a girlfriend or boyfriend would not be a wise choice for a name tattoo since these relationships can change very quickly.

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Here is a great one you probably won't regret.  The names of God written in Hebrew.  For a religious person this is a great idea for a name tattoo something that is eternal and won't change like a boyfriend. Source:
Here is a great one you probably won't regret. The names of God written in Hebrew. For a religious person this is a great idea for a name tattoo something that is eternal and won't change like a boyfriend. Source:
That is the Celtic Tree Of Life wit a good Irish or Celtic name Adian. Source:
That is the Celtic Tree Of Life wit a good Irish or Celtic name Adian. Source:

Getting Girlfriend Name On The Wrist....Best Of Luck Man!


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      Johnd232 3 years ago

      It is also possible that Zynga's chosen advertising dddgeefddded

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      d.k 3 years ago




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      Chris 3 years ago

      I would like to see some designs for the name Kayla please

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      Mary Jane 4 years ago

      I want this name tattooed

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      John John 4 years ago

      Hey my name john john want my name john john on mar

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      jessica 6 years ago

      ????? need dis name pls,A????? jessica ????? ???? too a 9ice tatoo of M???????? name cant find any pls help ?? out

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      Jay15131 6 years ago

      I want the funky tatto for my name jay. So can you plz help me. My number is 9892036200.

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      Michael 6 years ago

      Wedding ring

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      Alexander 6 years ago

      Would like too see tattoos with this name

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      Pandu§shilu 6 years ago

      I love u

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      alex 6 years ago

      i'm fourteen and i really want to do a tattoo with two important names.OEIEAW

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      natasha 6 years ago

      how much does it cost for a 16 year ld lie with out a parent premition?

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      gaurav 6 years ago

      i love hot and tattoos

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      Carlos 6 years ago

      I want to see a cool name sayin carlos

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      Eric 7 years ago

      Eric & shikita

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      eddie 7 years ago

      What the beep

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      joe 7 years ago

      could someone please confirm the lettering in "tia vienna" tattoo? i really like it and want tattoo my little girls name in that lettering.



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      Christy 8 years ago

      Would like to see the name Jason in different styles of tattoos.

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      Confused and Concerned 8 years ago

      My girlfriend got my name in a heart tattooed on her butt a few months ago. She just got my last name tattooed on her lower back today. Should I be concerned?

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      Pinkblings 8 years ago

      I'm so thankful that my finace has my name tattooed on his chest because he has been working in the night-life entertainment industry for most of his early adult life. If it weren't for the tattoo, I would not have stayed with him or trusted him. There are just way too many sexy girls to compete with in night clubs. The tattoo saved our relationship. I love seeing my name on his chest, and I love how sometimes his friends tease him about it as their girlfriends or wives become jealous. The tattoo really makes me feel special =)

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      stephen 8 years ago

      asking to see names tattoos with the name stephen

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      TAMIA 8 years ago


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      naomi 8 years ago

      spelled in yiddish

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      Chaddy 8 years ago

      Tia Vienna what lettering is that? I want to get my sister name tattooed on me and i like that lettering a lot

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      stephyrenee 8 years ago

      u shouldn't do that wat u gonna do when she leaves or he leaves you huh???

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      Jamie 8 years ago

      I want my daughters name tattoed on my wrist but the last letter of it is an a and i want a heart to be attached to it, how much will it cost?

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      Hebrew Tattoo 9 years ago

      For a Hebrew tattoo, it is a good idea to check out:

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      alvarez 9 years ago

      what's up

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      reece 9 years ago

      reece name design

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      DuaneB 9 years ago from Dallas

      Hey VIdal. Not sure which name you are talking about Vidal possibly? ANyway thanks for the comment!

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      vidal 9 years ago

      would like to see what this name looks like


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