Many tattoo enthusiasts opt for designs that reflect their cultural heritage or ancestral roots so if you are a patriotic Englishman then you may need some ideas for English tattoos of which there are a great many options. English TattoosWith the demand for body art greater than ever before, it can be difficult to find a design that is more unique especially if you want it to follow a popular theme like English tattoos. However, with the rise in demand for text designs which feature more words than images then perhaps you should consider this option. Not only it is a really cool trend that is hot news in the tattooing industry all over the world but it is a perfect design in which to use old English style font like Blackletter or the Gothic style of writing that is known as textualis.

If you do not want a design that is just words, then you could choose a related image that follows a similar theme such as a sign or symbol from historical artwork or a figure of significance from days gone by.

If you need inspiration for these kinds of English tattoos, it is worth researching medieval manuscripts to see how beautiful this style off writing really was. These were all handwritten in what is known as Gothic script which was characterized in neatly defined letters with a flowing script and enhanced edges, adorned in artistic images. There is something about old words written in their original spelling on the skin in flourishes of dark ink that captures the beauty of our original language. English TattoosPopular words used in this style of tattoo include thy, thou, art and olde.

Depending on the body part you have selected for your chosen design, you may want to use just a few words if it is a smaller area of skin or alternatively for a larger canvas you could use an entire poem or a passage from the bible in Old English writing. However a few words or a simple phrase can be just as effective and if you do not have a lot of skin for the artist to work in this is a better option as the words will be clearer to read. Other popular ideas for English tattoos include traditional images of Medieval England such as jousting knights, dragons, damsels in distress, coats of arms and of course the English National flag. You may want to incorporate several images into one for a larger design like the back to create your own personal medieval mural inked onto your skin.

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