Lettering tattoos are incredibly popular is the industry. Hell, I've  even got a few of my own. But may I be frank? Most of them are so so boring. I'm not trying to knock you if you like simple script, it's a classic for a reason. But for the love of God, can we stop with the typewriter font? It's SO 2012.

Seriously though, lettering tattooing has come an exceptionally long way over the years and artists around the globe are getting super creative. Just like you can but a creative spin on a portrait tattoo, you can do the same with lettering. Instead of doing something, dare we say basic, let your lettering tattoos truly shine with some imagination. Whether that be opting for negative space, mind melting effects or going HUGE, there are so many exciting ways you can play with lettering.

Also, let it be known that sometimes the more "illegible" the better. When you have a lettering tattoo out in the open, everyone will try and read it, then interpret what they think the meaning is. Keep them guessing with something artistic!

Take a peek at some of our favorite lettering tattoos from talented tattoo artists from around the world. Then let us know if you love lettering tattoos in the comments section on social media.