Published here for the first time in a digital format, BJ Betts’ guides are the OG reference for learning how to create great lettering tattoos. Throughout these eBooks, BJ shows you how to approach lettering as an illustration, rather than as type font, explaining the “how” and “why” of design. In each book, BJ provides a complete alphabet of each style, giving you immense inspiration for your next lettering tattoo.With BJ’s guides and some practice, you’ll learn the fundamentals of lettering designs, like spacing, consistent weight and shading, and how to develop a sense of what works and what doesn’t.Special offer: Save 20% when you bundle both Lettering Guides!
- Street Shop Lettering: BJ takes a deep dive into more experimental styles of letters. Based on what was covered in his first 3 books and a few more years of experience, he draws inspiration from outside of tattooing to explore different styles of letters and the thought process behind when and where to use those variations.
- The Traveling Lettering Guide: BJ's fifth lettering book is an excellent resource if you are using fonts in your tattoo designs. He details how to move beyond computer generated fonts into lettering tattoo designs that have character and are customized for each client, and provides complete pages of individual letter sketches to show the immense variations possible for each one.
Make sure you check out BJ Betts' Lettering Guides 1, 2, and 3 on Tattoo Smart!