Deano’s answer to: “I’m having a quote from one of my favourite stories tattooed on my arm but I want a really cool typeface for it. Can you suggest good places I can find interesting/unique/appealing typefaces?”

If there's one thing I learned in school, it's this:

Use 18 point Geneva, and you'll get credit for a full page (or, in this case, a full back piece?)

In seriousness, though, your best bet is to ask for good places to find interesting/unique/appealing typefaces in general, rather than a specific face for a specific tattoo – which is actually going to depend a lot on size, skin tone, and the skill of your artist.

A few places I'd advise looking at:

fontshop.com
veer.com
itcfonts.com

And, of course, reading good graphic design and font-focused blogs/sites until you start to really get a feel for how something like a ligature might resonate with the quote you've chosen.

I'm having a quote from one of my favourite stories tattooed on my arm but I want a really cool typeface for it. Can you suggest good places I can find interesting/unique/appealing typefaces?

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