100+ Awesome Free Calligraphy Tattoo Fonts Just For You

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Check out this cool compilation of free calligraphy tattoo fonts that you can put to use in your body art-based designs.

Fonts are sometimes the best way to convey idea. From the past few years, calligraphy tattoo font style typography has become a big influence on all areas of design – from graphic design and illustration to web and app design and more. As a result, there are now hundreds of free calligraphy tattoo fonts available online for use in your projects, and many don’t cost a penny!

If we are talking about tattoos on the body, then Isn’t it to tedious or dull to use only words in tattoo? Absolutely not, fonts for tattoos can be the same creative as visual pictures. Old English fonts or custom fonts are often used as pure tattoo fonts, e.g. poems, names and phrases as used in calligraphy fonts for tattoos. Fonts for tattoos are also used as one of elements in other tattoo background, e.g. rose, skull, cross to strengthen the tattoo meanings.

Some people get inspiring quotes tattooed on their bodies. Some people get their names tattooed on their arms. free tattoo fonts can be used in tattoos in variety of ways and styles. In this post, please enjoy the collection of 100+ examples of awesome and inspiring free calligraphy tattoo font designs in action. All the calligraphy fonts for tattoos have been used in the real, both for men and women if applying different styles or contents. Let us know which one you like the most in the comment.

Mardian

This gorgeous tattoo-style script font was created by designer Vicky Mardian. This download is free  for personal use only, with the full font and commercial license available to purchase from font foundry and reseller Aring Typeface.
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Hustlers

This retro-style design was created by Gilang Purnama Jaya of the Decade Type Foundry. This free tattoo font demo version includes both clean and rough styles, with more than 300+ glyphs, including various special characters.
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Head Case

For a free tattoo font with a difference, check out designer Jonathan S. Harris’s Head Case design. This playful font for tattoos is available for personal use only, with commercial licenses available to purchase from Tattoowoo.
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Antlers

Created by Måns Grebäck, this striking font, titled Antlers, will certainly make your tattoo design stand out. Available for personal use only, this typeface includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
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Precious

Designed by BoltCutterDesign, Precious Regular is a traditional, calligraphy tattoo font that you can download today. The graphic design company have also created a wide range of free fonts, so be sure to check out their site.
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High on Fire

If it’s big and bold that you’re after, then look no further than typeface High on Fire by Billy Argel. The free version of this design is partial and only available for personal use. The full font and commercial licenses can be purchased directly from the designer.
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Pentagon

Pentagon is a less traditional free calligraphy tattoo font offering but by no means is it dull. You can download Pentagon for free if it’s for personal use – we think plenty of you will have fun experimenting with this design.
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inuTattoo Script

inuTattoo Script Font was inspired from tattoo lettering with swirl tattoos and was created by Indonesian designer inu mocca. Try out the poster Vector with border for a headline that will catch eyes.
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Spring

This free tattoo font entitled ‘Spring’ combines the illustrative elements of tattoo designs with the traditional, calligraphy style typography that is often etched with ink. We can’t leave it while stacking up our list of calligraphy fonts for tattoos.
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Little Lord

Designer Nick Curtis has produced over eleven hundred fonts – almost five hundred of them freeware fonts, which have been downloaded and enjoyed by over three million people worldwide. Among these, the number of calligraphy fonts for tattoos is great.
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Rose Tattoo font

Going with the more handwriting font style, Rose is free for any personal design work. Featuring only capital letters, this is one of those tattoo fonts that’s perfect for headlines and eye-catching straps.
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Prison Tattoo

New York based designer Socialh regularly experiments with an array of calligraphy tattoo fonts. We love these fun and playful free tattoo fonts, which are available to download for free for any personal use.
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Cute Tattoo

This cute font for tattoos comes in capital letters that makes for a brilliant headline font. The subtle additions to each letter make this one of the more fun and playful tattoo fonts we’ve seen, and will provide plenty of typography experimentation.
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Viks Tattoo

Consisting of both lower case and capital letters, Viks Font For Tattoos is a mix of old and new style tattoo typography. As is often the case with downloads of no-cost tattoo fonts, the creators would appreciate donations and so if you do end up using it, we’d encourage you to do be generous!
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True Love

Davide Cariani is a UX designer and web developer with a passion for typography and is well famous for calligraphy font for tattoos. True Love was created in his spare time and his first type experiment. Inspired by old school tattoo typography, glyphs available include letters, numbers, dash and dot.
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Extra Ornamental No. 2

Extra Ornamental No. 2 is a fancier approach to font for tattoos, with its extra attention to detail, swoops and shading. As a ‘busier’ font design, it may only work in bigger scales.
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Original Gangsta

Since we have quite a few elegant, soft script fonts in this list, we thought we’d add one that’s a little more meaty. Original Gangsta is a design by Gilang Purnama Jaya of GP Typefoundry and is available free for personal, non-commercial use only.
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Blessed Day

Designer Billy Argel has some of the most popular calligraphy tattoo fonts available to download online, Blessed Angel being one of them. The design is free for personal use only. The commercial version is revised, with additional glyphs, and can be purchased on Argel’s website.
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Champignon

Are you looking to get a verse of a song or some words of wisdom into your tattoo? Then maybe this Champignon font for tattoos would work in your design? Created by designer Claude Pelletier, the typeface is free for personal use, with donations to the author greatfully received.
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Scriptina

This elegant script font is one of Apostrophic Labs’ most popular designs, with a whopping 5.7milllion downloads to date. Free for personal use, the typeface includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and a selection of special characters.
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Los Angeles

As far as calligraphy tattoo fonts go, they don’t get much better than this. Designed by Vicky Mardian, this free tattoo font evokes fond memories of LA drive-bys and botched drug runs. On the Xbox, of course. The above version is for perosnal use, with a commercial version avaialble here for $20.
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AngillaTattoo

Designed by Måns Grebäck, this script-based addition to our calligraphy font for tattoos list includes 357 characters, and is freely available – though only for personal use. You can also buy the font for commercial use for $59 here. And don’t forget to use the numbers for swashes (e.g. A1ngilla4 Tattoo8).
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Brother Tattoo

Another typeface from Måns Grebäck, Brother Tattoo is another of his designs perfectly suited to quotes and sayings. This free demo version is available for personal use only and comes with a selection of glyphs, including letters, numbers and characters.
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True Man Tattoos

If you’re looking for a font-based collection of dingbat tattoo fonts, which can be used in personal projects, then True Man Tattoos is for you. Daggers through a skull? Sorted. Anchor? You bet. Horseshoe, shamrock, two dice and the number 13? You betcha!
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Tattoo Ink

This Art Deco-style font was created by typography designer Ryan Splint. This particular font features lettering containing both a scratch fill and angle fill effect. And with nearly half a million downloads on dafont.com, it’s clearly a popular choice. As with most of the tattoo fonts listed here, it’s free for personal use only.
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CM Tattoo Dragon

This movie-inspired font by Christopher Means is free for personal use, and was inspired by the poster for the US remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
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Shit happens

Font designer Billy Argel has developed a number of typefaces that would be suitable for text tattoos. But this ‘Shit happens’ design, with over half a million downloads, is by far his most popular on Fontspace. It’s free for personal use, with commercial licenses available at Argel’s website.
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Delinquente

Delinquent by type designer Måns Grebäck is a beautiful script font, perfectly suited to designs featuring quotes and sayings. Available free-of-charge for personal use only, the full font and commercial license can be purchased on Grebäck’s website Mawns.
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Tribal

Tribal tattoos are still extremely popular, so if that’s the design you’re going for, check out this version of tribal type by Apostrophic Lab. The free font includes a full set of upper and lower case letters, numbers and a selection of special characters. It is also free for use in both commercial and non-commercial projects.
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Canterbury

This old English-style font is one of many designs by Dieter Steffman. Created in 2003, the set includes both upper and lower case letters, special characters and numbers 0-9. This typeface is also free to use for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.
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Drunk tattoo

This casual, handwritten typeface was designed by Xerographer fonts. We wonder if they created it after a heavy night out? The font set features a full set of upper and lower case letters, but no numbers. The download is free for non-commercial purposes.
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Tattoo Lettering

If it’s a cartoon-feel you’re after in your tattoo design then this typeface by Gaut Fonts is a great starting point. The download includes two sets, one open (as shown above) and the other with a black fill, both of which include uppercase letters, numbers and special characters. Free for non-commercial use only.
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Lupus Blight

We know this is the second tribal-inspired font on the list but this typeface offers a somewhat delicate take on what is normally quite a bold and heavy design. The lettering was created by Graham Meade, who has a number of other tattoo-inspired font designs online. The typeface is available for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.
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VTC Nue Tattoo Script

This delicate script-style font was designed by Larry E. Yerkes of the Vigilante Typeface Corporation. Yerkes has created a number of typefaces and now has quite a collection in his dafont library, this VTC Nue Tattoo script font being one of his most popular designs. Free for non-commercial use only.
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Ink In The Meat

Another from type designer Billy Argel, Ink in the Meat is one of his most popular downloads. The free version of this font is partial and doesn’t contain any numbers. Ink in the Meat is free for personal use, with commercial licenses available at Argel’s website.

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Lets Checkout These Free Calligraphy Tattoo Fonts in action. From here on the list, there are great inspirations of free fonts for tattoos.

Classic English fonts for men. The tattoo on the chest is just marvelous.

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Japanese tattoo fonts for women in background of Bamboo.

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Think Strong, Live Strong

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Scroll on ribs

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The Art of War

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font cross by Steven avalos

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Small Font Tattoo by Jessica Van Stappen

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It Never Ends

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tattoo on christmas by shawn hebrank

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Font tattoo Chest by MILEDEZ TATTOO

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Lyrics Lettering Tattoo Design by Denise A. Wells

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font tattoo by Bobby Joe

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Kanji symbols tattoo by Miguel Angel

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letters by Misha Mack

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loving life lettering tattoo John Gage

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Beths Back Tattoo

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Foo Fighters

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angel linh by John Gage

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Lettering tattoo

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Lettering

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SACRED THIRTEEN

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ouija board

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Custom lettering w Cherry Creek rose tattoo

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Parker Rhys

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awesome text

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Custom Tattooing by Ainslie Heilich of Vintage Karma tattoo studio

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Blessed Tattoo

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Ninja Attack

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sophie_by_aineg

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All for you

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aliyah

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Cherry tree

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Dying is easy…

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roses with name

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letteringgg

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Believe Tattoo design by Denise A. Wells

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Lettering

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chicano lettering calina marie

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lettering in dot

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roses with name

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Font tattoo on side

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away

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Sweetpea

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Lord Byron’s Quote

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Quote tattoo using custom font

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. ~ Bryant H. McGill

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Mangubat – a name tattoo using custom font

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Chinese font tattoo

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Poem tattoo using cursive Chinese fonts

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You only live once

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