Here are the coolest tattoo ideas for men. When you see the right tattoo design for you, you will know it. How? Well, simply because it will leave you breathless and not wanting to search for more. Now check these tattoo ideas for men out.
Getting a new tattoo is always fun and exciting, when you know what tattoo design you will get. However, many guys out there are confused. They usually end up liking multiple designs, and there is only one space for a tattoo. We will show you amazing tattoo ideas for men, and hopefully at least one of them will inspire you.
If these 20 tattoo ideas for men are not enough for you, then you must check out our “Tattoos For Men.”
20. Compass Tattoo Ideas for Men
Compass tattoos are favorite among young men all over the world. Compass tattoos were the sailors’ trademarks. Usually, the sailors would get these tattoos for good luck, since the sea was very dangerous and unpredictable. But, our lives are too! You never know where your life will take you, or what may happen next. You can get this tattoo to look good, but secretly think of it as your lucky omen.
19. Lion Tattoo for Men
Men love manly tattoos. And what manly tattoo ideas for men are better than the lion tattoos? Lions are hunters, strong leaders, and loyal companions. A lion tattoo does not have to look scary and tough to make you look manly. A simple, beautiful and colorful lion tattoo will still show off your best qualities.
18. Sleeve Tattoos
To have an impressive tattoo you have to make sure you get the right design on the right place. The greatest thing about sleeve tattoos is that almost any design looks good on your arms. When it comes to the design, you may consider getting a sleeve tattoo like the one in the picture. Or, you may think about tribal sleeve tattoos, Polynesian tattoos, Maori style tattoos, or even go for music, nature, or love-inspired sleeve tattoos.
17. Phoenix Shoulder Tattoo
A phoenix is a majestic creature. Once they die, they gracefully emerge from their ashes, ready to continue their life right where they left off. A phoenix tattoo generally represents rebirth, life and growth. However, this tattoo may also represent your energy, creativity, healing and may be also used for good luck. You should also consider getting two phoenixes. In Chinese mythology, two phoenixes together represent the perfect balance.
16. Tree Sleeve Tattoo
The tree is one of the richest symbols because it represents so many things at once. A tree can be connected with all four natural elements. Generally, a tree tattoo symbolizes connection between these four elements and the cycle of life. Tree tattoos with roots can represent your stability and the fact that you are standing strong and tall.
15. Wing Tattoo Ideas for Men
Wing tattoos look admireable. Guys love placing wing tattoos on their arms, back and chest. This way, the tattoo will make the observers notice their best-looking parts of the body. Wing tattoos can range from rather small, like this one, to enormous wings which cover your entire back. What can a wing tattoo represent? Well, let’s try it like this. Birds have wings. Tattooing wings on your body does not mean you can fly, but it can represent your freedom.
14. 3D Compass and Map Tattoo
We already had one example of a compass tattoo, and I told you its possible meanings. However, that tattoo may have been too simple for you. If you are looking for a more interesting, sophisticated design, then this 3D compass and map tattoo is the right for you.
13. Tree of Life Chest Tattoo
This is one of so many amazing tree of life tattoo examples. Originally, the name of this particular tree was Yggdrasil, and it comes from the Celtic culture. It is needless to say that this tree symbolizes the cycle of life. However, it also symbolizes power, wisdom, and even fertility. This tree can also be connected to the Biblical story of creation.
12. Shoulder Armor Tattoo for Men
I still have not a men who wasn’t impressed by warriors, video game warrior character, and everything related to strong, skilled fighters and warriors. And what do they all have in common? Armors! There are so many armor tattoo ideas for men, but the shoulder armor tattoo is probably the most subtle one.
11. Motivational Chest Tattoo for Men
Guys also love motivational quotes, even though they may not admit that. If you are one of those guys, you can get a motivational tattoo. Take this one for example. You have wings, and an inspirational quote which is not girly at all. The tattoo looks masculine, and it will motivate you to keep your head up all the times!
10. Half Sleeve Tattoo
Half sleeve tattoos are quite popular these days. There are many designs and symbols you can have inked on your upper arm. But, tattooing a watercolor city is something you don’t see often. If you are looking for a great tattoo, without me explaining its certain meaning, then this is the one you have been looking for.
9. Guardian Angel Back Tattoo
We all need our guardian angel, and mostly, our loved ones are our guardian angels. Angels are messengers from God, who have special skills, powers and talents. In almost every culture and religion they are seen as a symbol of protection. It is believed that every person has a guardian angel from the day he/she is born, throughout the life and even after they die. A guardian angel will guide you through the life and afterlife.
8. Wing Tattoo Ideas for Men
This wing tattoo is pretty similar to the one you have already seen. But, the main difference is that this tattoo goes all the way to your back. However, once you cover your body with a shirt, only a small part of your tattoo will be seen, leaving people curious what the rest is about.
7. Amazing Chest Tattoo for Men
Chest tattoos are also popular with men. This tattoo looks sophisticated and it has so many different symbols which send different messages. You can see skull and roses, which represent both good and evil, life and death. There are also doves which are universal symbol for peace. Of course, the clock aka the symbol of time was inevitable in this tattoo design.
6. Ship and Sunset Leg Tattoo
This is our first leg tattoo in this article. Girls usually get thigh tattoos, because that is a very attractive and feminine place. Guys don’t wear shorts and skirts so getting a thigh tattoo would basically mean getting it only for yourself. However, an attractive part of a man’s leg are his calves. That is why it is ideal to get a tattoo on this part of the leg.
5. No Evil
This is a great example of ‘Hear no evil, Speak no evil, See no evil’ tattoo, which is usually done with three monkeys. This tattoo looks tough, and scary, but when you think about it, the message it sends across is not that bad.
4. The Cycle of Life
This is a great example of the tree of life. But, here we do not only have the three of life. We also have the harmony between Yin and Yang/Sun and Moon, the two opposites which are attracted to each other. This is one very beautiful and powerful tattoo idea for men.
3. Back Tribal Tattoo
Tribal tattoos are classic. There is something about them which men like so much. It may be the fact that they look pretty simple, but they are very masculine. Tribal tattoos can be big or small, and they look good on every part of your body; arms, legs, chest, ribs and even your back. If you are unsure what tattoo would you like, then you could consider getting something universal, like a tribal tattoo.
2. Back Phoenix Tattoo Ideas for Men
This is one more example of a phoenix tattoo. Besides the mentioned meanings of a phoenix tattoo, a tattoo like this can also represent the constant battle between life and death, fire and passion, wealth and abundance. This tattoo represents a phoenix with its wings spreaded, and it looks very similar to a cross. So, you can even incorporate a religious symbol with your phoenix tattoo.
1. The Manliest Tattoo Ever
I’m pretty sure you didn’t see this one coming. After seeing the title, you may have expected a giant tattoo with blood, fire, and other extreme symbols. But, no. Being strong and tough is not the only thing that makes you manly. The toughest, manliest men always have a sweet spot for their children. This tattoo may not seem so ‘manly’, but it shows how precious your child to you is. And, we know what would happen if someone messed with something that means so much to you. You wouldn’t be a man anymore, you would turn into a beast.
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