Looking for tattoo ideas for men?
You’re right to do some research because many people have walked into a tattoo parlour without any idea at all and ended up with something they regretted. In this article, I want to give you some ideas for further development that will hopefully steer you in the right direction – to get a tattoo that you will love and treasure for life.
Tattoo Ideas For Men – Arm
The arm is very versatile and is a favoured area of men. One idea is to have a tribal design on your upper arm. It might extend further down into your forearm or extend to the start of your chest/neck/back area.
Many guys get something at the top of the upper arm, where the deltoid muscle is. This can be almost anything such as a heart, a flag, a skull or any other object that fits nicely into this space.
Of course, you can always go for the full sleeve or even a half-sleeve. Sleeves cover the entire skin and have a very cool look. Definitely worth considering.
Tattoo Ideas For Men – Back
The back is a very popular area to get tattooed for men. There are so many choices so you will not be stuck for ideas.
One idea is to get a spine drawn. It can be a human spine or some kind of human/animal hybrid.
Another option is to get a tribal design done. Though featuring only a few lines, it can complement the area well and appear to cover more space than it really does.
Another idea is to go for a full back-piece. Such tattoo work is very popular in Japan and many artists of this style also perform their work in many other countries around the globe.
Tattoo Ideas For Men – Shoulder
Shoulder tattoos on men usually occupy the top half of the arm (above the elbow) and extend towards the neck. If you are wearing a shirt at work then these tattoos normally do not extend beyond the visible neckline.
Tribal is by far the most popular but another idea is to go for biomechanical. Both of these are more flowing and look better across these several body parts compared to a skull or a cross or some other single emblem design.
Tattoo Ideas For Men – Chest
There are basically two options when it comes to the chest. The first is to have something that occupies one side of the chest and extends to the neck and/or the top half of the arm.
The other option is for a symmetrical entire chest coverage. For this latter option, hearts, guns, knives and birds of prey are popular and good choices.
Tattoo Ideas For Men – Quotes
Quotes are not just for women. They can also be for men too. Obviously, choose something that has meaning. A quick Google search will turn up many quotation sites that you can browse until you find one to your liking.
When it comes to the ink, you want to choose a font or typeface that is going to look good. By far the most popular is Olde English.