Men with tattoos aren’t as common as women with tattoos, but they’re far from uncommon these days. If you’re considering getting a tattoo, or if you’ve recently gotten one, here are some cute tattoo ideas and designs to get you started!
1) The Story Behind the Design
Tattoos are not just for girls anymore. More and more men are showing off their tattoos, with nearly 22 percent of American men between 18 and 50 years old sporting at least one tattoo, according to a Harris Poll conducted in 2011. But picking out that first ink is overwhelming—there’s a lot of thought that goes into choosing something that will be on your body forever. We found eight cute tattoo ideas on Pinterest to help you get started (or at least make it through your second cocktail). Keep scrolling!
2) The Perfect Location For Your Tattoo
When you first start thinking about getting a tattoo, where you’re going to get it and what it will look like can become incredibly important. For example, if you have a favorite quote that really speaks to you or if there’s an image that holds some meaning in your life, why not put it on your body where everyone can see?
3) Choosing the Right Font
If you’re just starting out in your design career, it’s a good idea to start with an easy-to-read font. You can also try hand lettering or calligraphy to make your designs stand out. If you’re working on a larger canvas, think about adding in different fonts throughout your design to create some contrast and style. Keep it simple and find a few fonts that work well together to finish off your designs.
4) Cute Matching Tattoos with Spouse
Want a fun, cute matching tattoo idea that is personal and affordable? Try a tattoo with your spouse! Many couples enjoy getting matching tattoos to symbolize their love, but if you’re not quite ready to permanently mark your body and don’t want to splurge on a pricey piece of artwork, there are other ways to share your bond through ink.
5) Star tattoos on shoulder
This type of shoulder tattoo gives off a bad boy vibe. It’s perfect for guys who don’t really want to reveal that they have tattoos. This is also a great choice because it allows you to show your tattoos off in all different types of clothing without revealing too much skin, or you can leave your shirt unbuttoned and rock them as an under-the-shirt tattoo! Either way, it will be sure to garner attention.
6) Chest And Arm Sleeve With Anchor
The anchor has special significance to sailors, and often comes as a sailor-themed tattoo. There are different ways to get a sleeve inked; some start on one shoulder and end at another, while others cover both arms, one side of your torso, or even your back. Do a full scan of your skin with an app like Skmei to make sure you’re not inadvertently covering up any sensitive information (like barcodes). This isn’t always necessary, but it can be helpful.
7) Wrist Tribal Artwork That Has Unique Symbols
Many men choose to wear wrist tattoos because they are small and easily concealed. If you’re looking for a tattoo that is simple and has little detail, then it would be best to opt for something along these lines. But if you want to stand out from other people, then it might be a good idea to wear some tribal artwork on your wrist. This can be great when you want to make sure that everyone sees your ink.
8) Good Ways to Keep Your New Tattoo in Great Shape
There are a lot of things to consider when you’re getting inked, but one aspect that is often overlooked is tattoo aftercare. To help your new piece look fantastic for years to come, follow these tips on how to care for your fresh ink.