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Carpe Noctem - Typographic Tattoo calligraphy
Carpe Noctem - Typographic Tattoo

A few days ago I was asked to create a simple Roman style lettering saying Carpe Noctem ("seize the night"). It was for a friend who was going to get this as a tattoo the next day.

So I started quick sketches with slightly different styles, making them simple and a bit ornamental.

Here is what I designed first and showed to my friend and the final version he chose:
You can see first photo of the tattoo on the skin here: