Initial tattoos relate to emotions, your deep love for someone take you to the step where you decide to tattoo their name letters. It is an abiding reminder of your dearest one, or the one who very near to you. If you want to show your deep love to your dear, just go and take a permanent tattoo his/her name on your body. It will remain with you for a lifetime. But before getting your initial tattoo done, here are some facts you should know about.

What are Initial Tattoos and their meanings

As I describe above, it’s related to emotions. Initial tattoo is just letters, usually take the first alphabet of your name and your loved one, or some time only the first letter of your lover’s name.

Its depend on the person, for whom he feel as much love till tattoo his name. It can be the name of a girlfriend/boyfriend, husband/wife, parents love for kids or kids tattoo their parent name (very rare) also can be pet name.

Be Aware About Permanent Initial Tattoos

There are too many other and more practical ways to represent your love for someone. You have to give them respect, try to help them, and give them proper time. Anyone have little feeling can understand that you care them, but if he really don’t care than even you tattoo their name also they will don’t care it.

Tattoos last longer than relationship 90% of the time. Any decent tattooists will refuse to tattoo anyone with a significant others name. You might be convinced you need your spouses/boyfriend/girlfriends/ name tattoo, but you don’t.

So be aware, you are going to do something permanent on your body, which will stay with you almost for all of your life. Life is not always same, someone now very near to you later your feeling can be changed, its human nature. I see many cases, people after breakup/divorce, searching ways to remove these names from their body, but for that they have to burn their skin.

Keep safe

You need to discuss with your partner first, whose initial you want to make a tattoo. Some people think that maybe it’s illegal to tattoo someone’s name without their permission. But the fact it’s not, because no one have 100% unique name, it can be matched with anyone with anything. So in my opinion better than surprise your love one, discuss with them first, because to tattoo someone’s name without their permission will sometime make them freaked out. Here are some ways, you can get initial tattoos without any fear.

    • Name Letter

Initial tattoos
If you are one of those lucky persons, you and your love one name first character matched than go for it. Just tattoo that first character, it also can be same with the last name.

    • You may also tattoo on some area of your body which not easily visible.

Tattoos initial hidden


I get a list “13 Clever Hidden Tattoo Spots To Get Inked If You Want To Keep It A Secret” if you don’t want to show the world you may get tattoos on certain areas. You may check the list here.

    • You may choose the character design which is not easily readable.

Initial tattoo hiddenPlease if you can understand the letters in this initials tattoo let me know as well.

  • You may also try tattoos with initials hidden in them.
Tattoos initial hidden in them
There are many designs same like that, I share some ideas in here for you which I get from Pinterest.
First hidden tattoo

Initial tattoo hidden name

Initial tattoo name

Well, if you are really serious about getting an initial tattoo openly, then here we choose some of the best initial tattoo designs for you. These tattoos of initials will inspire you.

Initial Tattoo Designs

Before deciding to get an initial tattoo you need to know all the types you may choose from.
There are four types of tattoos you may get.

1. Simple Letter

You may choose simple letters only, just take the first letter of your love one and make it as a tattoo. There are hundred of thousands of options to choose the calligraphy designs for your letter tattoo, here we choose few for you.

Initial tattoo a

Initial tattoo d

Lauren elizabeth initial l arm tattoo

Tattoo mThere is a handy tool for font generator as well, you may give it a try.

2. Intertwined initial tattoos

Take the first letter of both names and make them combine. For example Sarah, Adam will be SA or AS. How about AS, Adam Sandler, or Adam Sarah 😀 . Same thing, as I mention above if the name character match you are the lucky one. Here are some ideas about initial tattoos intertwined.
Initial tattoos intertwined

Initial tattoo best

Intertwined initial tattoos

Name letter tattoo

3. In heart shaped

The heart shape (♥) is an ideograph used to express the idea of the “heart” in its metaphorical or symbolic sense as the center of emotion, including affection and love, especially (but not exclusively) romantic love. Wikipedia
As everyone know Heart always represent the love, so here are your initial tattoos in heart shape.
Heart initial tattoo on wrist

Heart intertwined tattoo

Love intertwined tattoo

Love hearts tattoo on wrist

Small initial heart tattoo

4. Initial Tattoos for couples

Couple tattoos are one of the best options to go for. It means both of you decide together to get a tattoo of each other name. These tattoos can be on the same part of the body, for example on the wrist or on the arm. Here are some initial tattoos ideas for couples, you may search more online.
Couple initial tattoo ideas

Couple tattoos

Couple tattoo initial

Matching couple tattoos
One more design I like the most is infinity tattoo with initials, here are some ideas for you the combinations of infinite tattoos with letters.
Infinity tattoos with initials

Infinity tattoo ideas

Best Part of the body to get initials tattoo

You may get a tattoo anywhere on your body, but there are some popular places people like to get initial tattoos.
Back arm tattoo
On the back of the arm is one of the best place to get an initials tattoo for men. Women also can try it, but its more popular with guys.
Wrist tattoo
For girls the best area to get an initial tattoo is on their wrist.
Script letter numbers tattoo
Some people like to get initial tattoos on chest, as they believe its near with their heart. You may also try it, the good thing about the chest tattoo is they are easy to hide.
Tattoo on wedding finger
Initials tattoo on the wedding ring finger is also very popular, usually newly engaged/married couples like to get them.

There are many other parts of your body you may get an initial tattoo, it’s all depend on your choice. If you have the one in some unusual part, please don’t forget to share with us.

I hope you like all of our initial tattoo ideas, please give us your feedback in the comment section below and don’t forget to share these designs with your friends on social media.

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