By knowing the rough choices of tattoo designs for men you are in a better position to choose wisely and either take a design you like or come up with your own. Either way, some basic research is absolutely necessary or else you will end up with a tattoo that you will regret. Read the below and you can definitely avoid this from happening.
Tattoo Designs For Men - Shoulder
Shoulder tattoos are not the same thing as half-sleeve arm tattoos. Instead, they occupy the top half of your upper arm and may extend to the neckline.
So what about type shoulder tattoo designs that you might go for?
Black ink tribal tattoos are the most popular by far. Japanese style tattoos also look great on this location but will demand more development of ideas from you. Most of the time, these shoulder tattoos are tribal in nature.
However, there are other types you can check out too. Aztec tattoos can look great, as can quotations.
Tattoo Designs For Men - Arms
The arms are a very versatile place to get tattooed. They could be perhaps the most popular location for a guy to get tattooed. If we are going to generalise then there are basically two types of tattoo that you can get.
The first consists of single designs such as a rose or a gun or a flag or something similar. On the outside of the upper arm is an obvious location and has been popular for decades.
More recently, more men are getting their forearms inked and not just the top-side. The arm is a large canvas so you can sport several different tattoos all on the same arm.
The other type of tattoo you can get is a sleeve. For the arms, you can opt for a full sleeve or a half-sleeve. Typically, most half-sleeves occupy the upper arm and end at the elbow. Most tattoos are surrounded by untouched skin but a sleeve has either no untouched skin showing or only small enclosed regions (such as for a tribal tattoo).
Tattoo Designs For Men - Back
Again, there are many, many variations possible here. One is to go for total back coverage. This is often called a "back-piece".
Another is to go for something narrow and central. Though the depiction of a spine is popular, I've seen many other elongated objects inked here.
Another idea is to just get the top of your back done. The tattoo will peek over your neckline so you should bear this in mind when developing your ideas.
Tattoo Designs For Men - Chest
There are two ways to do chest tattoos. You can either go for a symmetrical look e.g. a bird spreading its wings, or you can go for only one side but these tattoos typically extend into the arm because they look much better that way.