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Avoid These Lettering Tattoo Mistakes with Temporary and Semi-Permanent Tattoos


Tattoos that feature letters, words, or numbers are popular because they allow the wearer to express something very personal or meaningful. But just because they are common doesn't mean they are an easy design to pull off!

There are many things to consider before getting inked with words or numbers, such as the font, size, and placement of your tattoo. But there are also some common mistakes that people tend to make when getting this type of tattoo.

If you're considering permanent ink, choosing the best tattoo artist you can find is always a good idea. Do your research and ensure they have a good reputation and experience in tattooing words, initials and numbers. Check their portfolio online or ask for examples of similar designs so you can be sure you're working with someone experienced in a similar style.

But there’s something else you can do to avoid tattoo regret - and, best of all, you’ll have fun doing it! Our eco-friendly lettering and number temporary tattoos offer you an easy and safe way to try out your design before making a permanent decision.

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In today's post, we'll explore some of the most common mistakes we see people make when getting word and number tattoos and show you how our fake tattoos can help you avoid them!

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#1. Be careful with font size, style, and spacing.

When it comes to choosing a font for your tattoo, there are endless possibilities. But not all fonts are created equal. Some fonts can be very difficult to read, especially if they are small or in an intricate style. Other fonts may be fine for small text but wouldn't work well for something larger.

Not only can small and intricate designs be hard to read, but they are also prone to becoming unreadable as your skin stretches, grows, or ages. An experienced tattoo artist will help future-proof your design by suggesting fonts and spacing that will age gracefully.

Try out some of the most popular fonts with our word sticker tattoos. We have an enormous collection so you might find the exact word or phrase you're looking for. But if you don't, you can use a similar-sized one to experiment with different fonts and styles before getting inked. Our most popular font options include handwritten, serif, and typewriter fonts.

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If you want to experience your design for longer - just like you would with a real tattoo - then select one of our skin-safe word 2-week temporary tattoos instead. 

#2. Get the spelling right.

This may seem like an obvious one, but you'd be surprised how often people get inked with words or phrases only to realize later that they're misspelled. This is especially common with longer words and quotes, as it can be easy to overlook a mistake when there is so much to look at.

You'll want to double-check the wording if you're getting a famous quote or expression tattooed on your skin. The last thing you want is to walk around with a misspelled or incorrect quote tattoo!

One way to avoid this mistake is by using our temporary tattoos. This will allow you to test out the spelling of your tattoo before making it permanent. We have an enormous number of word and quote fake tattoos in our collection, as well as a large selection of 2-week temporary tattoos.

Here's where you can find them:

#3. Double-check your dates!

Another common mistake we see people make is getting a date tattooed, only to realize later that it's wrong. This is especially common with birthdays and anniversaries, as it can be easy to mix up the numbers.

If you're considering a date-based tattoo, we recommend using our number fake tattoos to test it out first. Once you're happy with the placements, font, and have verified that the numbers are correct, snap a few photos to share with your tattoo artist.

We have a large selection of birth year temporary tattoos. These are ideal for trying out different fonts and placements to celebrate an important year in your life. They come in a set of three, so they're also a great way to experiment with matching tattoos, too!

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To create a design with a unique date, you can select the numbers you need from our collection of number sticker tattoos. We also offer many number 2-week temporary tattoos if you want to try out a design for longer.

#4. Test for fading with our line of semi-permanent tattoos.

Here's something that a lot of people don't realize until it's too late! Tattoos that are located on sun-exposed areas of the skin (think: hands, feet, neck, and face) will fade faster than those in other locations.

If you're considering a tattoo in one of these areas, we recommend using our line of semi-permanent tattoos. Created from a unique blend of skin-safe gardenia ink, our long-lasting temporary tattoos last for up to 14 days on the skin. But, they do tend to disappear faster on sun-exposed areas of the body.

This makes our semi-permanent fake tattoos the perfect way to test out a tattoo design before making it permanent. If you find that it fades quickly, you can take this into account when you plan your tattoo. You might choose a new location, darker ink, or bolder lines to ensure your design stands the test of time.

Here's where you can find our word and number two-week tattoos:

#5. Think about future tattoos you might get.

This one can be challenging, but it's worth giving it some thought before you get inked. Try to imagine what tattoos you might like to get in the future. What type? What size? Where will you place them?

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For example, if you think you might one day get a colorful tattoo sleeve, you might not want to fill your arms up now with a bunch of small tattoos. Or maybe you're thinking about getting a birth year tattoo for each of your children. If you plan on having a large family, think about where each birth number will fit.

And once again, the best and easiest way to try this out is with our collection of temporary tattoos! Grab as many designs as you like and try placing them on your skin. See how different number fake tattoos look with your favorite quote temporary tattoos. Or select some of our inspiring designs and pair them with the word you have in mind.

Let Your Imagination Run Wild

One mistake we see people make is getting a tattoo that they later regret because they didn't take the time to really consider what they wanted. Our skin-safe semi-permanent tattoos and fake tattoos are an easy solution to this problem.

Our eco-friendly fake tattoos let you get a real feel for how a design will look on your skin - and how it will make you feel each time you see it. With so many designs to choose from, you can pick and choose what you like until you find the perfect match. And the best part is, if you change your mind, you can simply remove the tattoo!

Getting inked is a serious decision, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it! So go ahead and try out as many designs as you like. They're easy to apply, painless to remove, and they're 100% temporary!

Don't forget to share your ideas with us on Instagram. We love seeing how our temporary tattoos inspire people to express their creativity.

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