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I got asked by Mike (the guy who already got this and this ambigram tattooed on his arms), to create a tattoo design for his girlfriend. The ambigram had to look more feminine than Mike’s, so this is what I came up with:

I can’t wait to see a picture of the finished tattoo…


About a year ago Mike asked me do create a design for a second ambigram-tattoo reading “Life Is Pain”, which should match the style of the “Always In My Heart” ambigram I did for him some time ago. Well, it took some time, but he finally got the ink done and send me some pictures.
Here is my original design:

The solution for this ambigram is very natural, I really didn’t have to do much…
And here is the final tattoo:

Some time ago, I got an e-mail from Tim, who asked me to create an ambigram design for a tattoo. He wanted it to contain the names of his son Canon and his daughter Vanna and here’s what I came up with:

Hi everybody,

it’s been a while, but I finally found some time to create an ambigram again.

I was asked by Bishop (take a look at his website: to create an ambigram of his two sons’ names “Ian” and “Tristan” for a tattoo. Even though it seemed impossible to me to fit these two names into one glyph, because of the great difference in lengths of the two names, I gave it a try. And it worked out!

Ok, here are the very few ambigrams that I worked on during the last months. Let’s start with a comission:

Katie contacted me because she liked my “Ursula” ambigram. She wanted to have a tattoo of her parents’ names and asked me if I could provide a matching “Phil” or “Philip” ambigram. Here’s what I came up with:

From time to time people ask me to design a tattoo for them, and most of the time I am able to fulfill their wishes. And while some people are never heard of after I send them the designs, some are kind enough to send me pictures of the final result. So, here’s a small before/after show:

First we have an “Always In My Heart” ambigram I created for Mike. This is the original design:

And the tattooed version:

Unfortunately the tattoo artist changed the “swooshes” at the beginning and the end of the word and added a metallic effect to the design. And all in all the outlines could be clearer…

Second, this is an “Anthony/Alaina”  symbiotogram I designed for Jason. A different version of it can be seen in the last post:

The tattoo:

Jason and his tattoo artist decided to close the gap in the “T”…

After all it’s nice to see that some people like my work so much that they decide to spend the rest of their lifes with it 😉

I was asked to do a custom symbiotogram of the names Anthony and Alaina for a tattoo. I found a few solutions and styles, but my favorite one is this:

It may be not best in terms of readability and it’s definetly not tattoo compatible since the customer wants an all black tattoo, but I’m really happy with the solution and the style. There has not been a decision on which design will be chosen yet, so I will post the other ones later.

2010 didn’t begin the way I expected it to…. Looks like I’m in a little creative crisis. The problem is: I just cant’t think of anything that I could turn into an ambigram. So, I’m open for suggestions… 😉

Luckily someone contacted me on Flickr and asked if I could create an ambigram reading “Always In My Heart” as a design for a tattoo.
So, here’s the final design (with some photoshopping done…. the tattoo template is only black and white of course):

I hope that there will be more new ambigrams soon. In the meantime I will probably post some “oldies but goldies” of mine. We’ll see…..