Tattoo ideas for men. Let’s talk tattoo ideas for men! Is it me, or having a tattoo is even more popular these days? It seems that wherever I go, I always bump into one with a tattoo, which I think is great so people will get used to it again.
When you search for the description of the word “tattoo”, you will usually see that it is defined as a form of body modification by insertion of ink to the skin. If you look back on its history, body tattoos signifies as a status rank in a tribe, rites of passage, bravery, religious ritual, talismans, and many more. Men and women were both tattooed even in the olden days.
But as for this article, we will show you some Tattoo Ideas for Men that will help you decided which tattoo to get and which part of your body to have it. Men with tattoos are hot! If you don’t agree with me, then I guess you’re in the wrong site.
So here are 108 Original Tattoo Ideas for Men that will make you want to go to your tattoo artist right away:
108 Original Tattoo Ideas for Men:
1. The fallen angel tattoo
Oh yes, we are all vain and we all want to fly away, this fallen angel tattoo suits men with the same personality.
2. Lion Tattoo Ideas for Men
This king of the jungle is a popular form of tattoo ideas for men, because it symbolizes strength and manhood.
3. Classic art tattoos
For those who love classic art and can’t afford it, getting a tattoo is the next best thing!
4. Zombie boy
I love this guy, he’s so handsome.
5. Classic art sleeve tattoos
Isn’t it beautiful? The details are fantastic!
6. Japanese full back tattoo
You don’t have to be a Yakuza to get a full body or full back Japanese tattoo, although let’s admit that they look bad ass with it, but don’t feel bad, you can get this one if you want to. This definitely one of the original tattoo idea for men.
7. Snake and Skull
Some men seems to like tattoo that scare off women and children. In Asia, people drink snake blood.
8. Oriental tattoo
Oriental tattoos are often seen on Asians.
Obviously, it is another Japanese art that we all love so much even if we’re not Japanese. If you want more Japanese tattoos with their meaning, you can find them here.
10. Raven tattoo ideas for men
I like the placement of this raven tattoo. It’s perfect!
11. Snake, samuraim skull
These 3 tattoos are among the most popular tattoo ideas for men.
Biomechanical tattoos are seen more on men than women.
13. Full back biomechanical tattoo
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14. Half sleeve biomech tattoo
15. Clock, a sexy woman and death
Doesn’t it get more manlier than that?
16. Ganesha tattoo
Here’s an example of a religious tattoo. Ganesha is the elephant god of the Hindus.
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17. Myth/religious tattoos
Also this tattoo has a nice architectural art.
18. Tribal tattoos
Polynesian and Samoan tattoos are very common for tribal themed tattoos.
19. Half chest and full sleeve
You may noticed that Polynesian, Samoan and Maori tattoos look quite similar. According to Wikipedia, Polynesia is generally defined as the islands within the Polynesian triangle. These islands are Hawai, Easter Island and New Zealand. Therefore, Polynesian tattoo is the general term for tribal tattoo of these islands.
20. Dragon tattoo
Oh yes, and we all love dragon tattoos, they are spiritual, mythical, and beautiful for a tattoo.
21. Full leg dragon tattoo
The bigger the dragon tattoo, the more they look better!
22. The Kraken tattoo
Another example of a mythical themed tattoos.
23. Full back, traditional tattoos
Traditional tattoos are rich in colors.
24. Grey tattoos
Grey tattoos look more vintage and dramatic.
Although this picture is in black and white, it is easy to distinguish that this guy’s tattoo are all in traditional form.
26. Tarot card of death
All outlines and no shading.
27. Black and Grey tattoos
I love everything about this man’s tattoos.
28. Sugar skull
Sugar skull tattoos are also getting popular because of its colorful and playful designs.
29. Full sleeve and half chest Biomechanical tattoo
I am not a big fan of biomech tattoos, but men really look good with it.
30. Ship tattoos
Pirate ships are old school and still popular up to these days
31. Nautical tattoos
Most marines have nautical themed tattoo, which are usually ships, kraken, sparrow, compas and aquatic creatures
32. Traditional tattoos
Here’s another spiritual tattoo that you may have missed, a mandala. To the Hindus, the mandala represents the universe.
34. Full sleeve tattoo
35. Wolf head
This one remind me of Game of Thrones. If you’re a great fine, I think this would be best for you.
36. Stag tattoo
A stag is a symbol of strength and manhood. Therefore if you want to look like a real man, this would definitely do the work. The bigger the antlers, the more virile.
37. Abstract tattoo
38. Original tattoos
Some people submit their own designs or ask the tattoo artists to make something that they keep dreaming about. It’s better to have your own original tattoo to be unique.
39. Oriental tattoo ideas for men
If I were this guy, I’ll fill the empty spots with cloud tattoos so it won’t look too messy.
40. Cool tattoos
Awesome tattoos by a German tattoo artist, Daniel Meyer.
41. Thigh tattoos
The devil choking Lilith.
42. Large skull tattoo
Skulls are symbol of death. But not all see death as something to be feared, but something exciting on the next life.
43. Skulls and eyes
44. Woman with animal head dress
They are usually traditional tattoo designs. Mine is similar, a woman with a wolf headdress.
45. Death’s-head Hawkmoth
People find this insect interesting because of the skull shape between its wings.
46. Skull thigh tattoo
47. Probably someone who loves to play computer games.
48. David Beckham’s tattoos
Hot guys with tattoos will make good girls fall hard.
49. Ganesha and lotus flower
This one looks like a wolf with a bandana around its neck. Sp Cute!
If you can’t grow hair anymore, get a cool tattoo on the head.
52. Samurai tattoo
Love every detail!
53. Full back skull tattoo
Unfinished yet already stunning.
54. Owl chest tattoo
55. Find the bird
56. Biomechanical tattoo by Stepan Negur
57. Full back tattoos
58. Traditional tattoos
59. Eagle tattoos
Every good soldier has one. This is a perfect example of original tattoo ideas for men
60. Tattoo for travelers
If you love traveling and tattoos, this is a good tattoo inspiration.
61. A guy with a bun and tattoos
I read somewhere, “I don’t usually chase after men, but if he has tattoos, a bun and a beard, I may just power walk.” and it made me laugh when I saw this picture.
62. Patriotic tattoos for men
Men are usually the patriotic ones and they show it through tattoos.
63. Ironic tattoo
Anchor tattoo represents stability.
64. Quote tattoos
Let’s pause for a moment and give our prayers to this fallen soldier. I don’t know what happened to him now, but let’s pray that everything is well for him and his family. Don’t just get any quote tattoo unless you live by it.
65. 3D tattoo
66. Arrow tattoos
67. Indian headdress
Usually American men have tattoos like this. I like colorful Indian Headdress.
69. Tattooed dudes
70. Owl tattoo
71. Strength through loyalty
What is a man if he’s not loyal?
72. Flowers and butterflies
Think flowers and butterflies are only for women? Look at this guy.
73. Tribal tattoo
75. Neck tattoo
Look at this pretty boy, isn’t he just enticing?
76. Lion tattoo
Some men get their representation through animals. Some choose lions, stags, bear, wolves and etc. Each have their own meanings and characteristic which some men think they possess. Tattoo ideas for men come in all shapes and sizes.
77. Animal tattoos
Ok this the first time I saw a shrimp tattoo. Where I’m from, that’s not a good thing.
78. Fighting stag chest tattoos
79. Black and grey tattoos
80. Marine tattoos
Sometimes you can spot a marine by his tattoos.
81. Old school tattoos
Old and even ancient tattoos will never go out of style in tattoos world.
82. Elephant tattoo
83. Full back Hanya tattoo
Hanya is a jealous female Japaneses demon. For those with hanya wives and girlfriends, this a great way to piss them off even better. LOL
84. House tattoo
This tattoo is surreal.
85. Naked woman tattoo
86. Saint tattoo
Okay I’m not sure who that is, but it looks like a saint to me.
87. Horse Tattoos
They say 8 horses are good luck.
88. Monster tattoos
If you like tattoo that will scare people off, this guy’s got a good collection.
89. Eagle and eel
91. A sleeve tattoo for real men
I love the red ink with the black and grey. It is something I would get for myself.
92. Large skull tattoo
93. Fox tattoo
Are you a Naruto fan? This tattoo nails it!
94. Geometric tattoos
95. Japanese themed tattoos
The red sun, samurai.
Japanese men just look really amazing with Japanese tattoos.
98. Large piece tattoo
99. Skull tattoo
This one I like better.
100. Full back dragon tattoo
Gawd it’s beautiful!
101. Scary Hanya
102. Hindu god
103. Sleeve tattoo collection
Take your pick.
104. Sleeve tattoos for boys
105. Simple arm tattoo
106. Traditional tattoos collection
108. Cool dude with a beard and tattoos
And there you have it! I hope I have loaded you enough testosterone if you’re still deciding to get your first tattoo. There are so many choices and inspiration to choose from the original tattoo ideas for men that I have collected for you. I also hope you enjoyed the short histories of some of the meaningful and popular tattoos that I have posted. My personal favorites are the Hanya and Japanese tattoos. They’re just so amazing.
We’ll be posting every week from now on, so keep coming back. As for now, I bid you good night!
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