Ambigram tattoos are more in depth than the standard text tattoo. They involve making text say two things at once, at the same time. This involves a skilled tattoo artist and/or tattoo designer to come up with a design that works, is pleasing aesthetically, and is legible both ways. It’s also a great way to say a lot in a small space. One can say two things that make sense together, or use the opportunity to show two opposing sides of a person. Are you interested in the idea of getting an ambigram tattoo? Check out these 15 best ambigram tattoos for ideas and inspiration:
Family Forever. That just about sums it up, don’t you think?
We’ve all see many a tattoo that involves the word regret. This is probably one of the most clever tattoos in that category, with the ambigram making it say “Regret nothing” when looking at it straight on, and then upside down.
This clever ambigram tattoo expresses the wearer’s love for art & science, and philosphy.
“Family” on one side, and “One love” on the other. Gorgeous ambigram wrist tattoo with all that is meaningful to this tattoo enthusiast.
“Friends” and “Sisters” truly reveals what this tattoo enthusiast loves most.
No double meaning here, but the name “Connor” can be seen both ways.
Interesting juxtaposition of words, “Empathy” and “Apathy.” Not sure what the tattoo wearer means exactly by this, but it is an interesting choice for an ambigram.
“Brothers Forever” makes this tattoo a meaningful one for the wearer and his brother(s).
This ambigram tattoo says “Carpe Diem” both ways, which of course in Latin means “Seize the day.”
This design is shown on two different people in two different places. “Earth, Air, Fire, Water” is what it says both straight on and upside down. What a gorgeous ambigram design.
Here is another “Famiy Forever” ambigram, this time, quite large, taking up the wearer’s upper back.
What is more important in life than “Family” and “Friends”?
Within all of us is a “Saint” and a “Sinner.”
This is one of the more heart wrenching ambigram tattoos, with the side that most people see saying “I’m Fine” and the flip side, which most people would not ever see, saying “Save me.” I think we’ve all felt like this at one point or another in life.
This ambigram is a great tattoo for overcoming a big challenge. One side says “Breaking Free” and the other side says “Taking Chances.”