4 Common Tattoo Designs For Men
Tattoo designs for men differ from traditional designs for women. That’s not to say one is better than the other, just that different sexes prefer different tattoos. These are just common ones that crop up most often on men. Some of the most common places to ink these tattoos are the shoulders and biceps but the forearms, stomach and chest are also other locations that are chosen. Here is a quick rundown of four of the most common tattoo designs for men that can help you drum up inspiration for tattoos of your own.
This tattoo design has been popular for some time. Tribal tattoos are typically comprised of large, bold lines of curvy script that form an overarching pattern. This pattern can extend across any distance and can either be an arm band or a self contain design. Tribal tattoos are often horizontal and it is not uncommon to see a large tribal tattoo that covers the shoulder of most men. Another popular tribal design is tribal tiger. This tiger tattoo is comprised of the bold lines that make up a tribal design. The reason behind this is that tigers are aesthetically pleasing in a tribal design due to their stripes being very close in resemblance to a tribal design.
A barbwire tattoo is even more venerable than a tribal design. These convey toughness and strength, much like real barbwire does. More often than not, this type of tattoo design is an armband that circulates the bicep or goes around the calf or ankle. The style of a barbwire tattoo lends itself to enclosed loops. Rarely is barbwire seen unconnected.
This type of tattoos can either be religious or ethnic in nature. Religious crosses are often accompanied by other religious symbols and may also include scripture somewhere. These tattoos are most common on the shoulder or the upper bicep. A second type of cross is the common Celtic cross. Not only are these religious but they also signifies Irish origins. A Celtic cross is more ornate than common religious crosses by its style. Again these are commonly displayed on the upper bicep.
These tattoos can range across a wide spectrum of sayings and quotations. More often than not they have some form of motivational quality to them. Common quotes come from venerable ‘tough guys’. The range of these tattoos is hard to comment on but usually appear on forearms, sides and shoulders.
Again, this list is by no means definitive but is a good starting place for figuring out what tattoo designs for men are the most prevalent and popular. Consult with a tattoo artist about common styles or look at various tattoo parlors’ in house catalogues for an idea of common styles. Furthermore, do not be afraid to add your own identity to these common styles to make your tattoo more personalized and individual.
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