Inside: Ambigram Tattoo

What is an Ambigram Tattoo?

Have you ever seen a word and read the same word upside down? This is one form of an ambigram. An ambigram (from Latin: ambi both + gram = letter) is a word or words that can be read in more than one direction, where the word reads the same when upside down or turn over to form an entirely new word.

Ambigram Tattoo

About Ambigram Designs

Today, ambigrams are used in graphic design, commercial logos, book covers, tattoo artworks and music albums. These typographical artworks are used by graphic designers because of their symmetry and the optical illusions it present. With patience and creativity, you can turn any word into an ambigram. Needing more inspiration? Check out these awesome quote tattoo ideas to find some!

Ambigram Design Examples

What are Ambigram tattoos?

Where do you put an Ambigram Tattoo?

Placement. These tattoos are mainly placed on the forearm so that a person can flip it in one way or the other hence achieving the full effect of the Ambigram design. However, some people still place the tattoo in other locations like on the leg but its effect may not be so visible.

Types of Ambigram Tattoos

There are many types of ambigrams such as rotational ambigrams, reflective types, 3-dimensional, etc. but the most basic and popular ones are the flip script or rotational ambigram in which word or words when flipped both horizontal or vertical way, still spells the same word as before.

Ambigram Tattoo Ideas

Ambigram tattoo Ideas & Designs

1. Faith on Wrist Design

2. Strength + Courage

3. Love + Pain

4. Love + Amor