The history of tattoos originated several thousand years ago. Originally the first techniques of drawing on the body appeared in the ancient tribes.
Tattoos were applied with a hammer and stick with sharp animal teeth or by scarring. They were used as a disguise, a distinctive sign and protection against spirits. Modern tattoos began to appear in the 50s of the 20th century and became popular among young people as a method of self-expression.
Before getting a tattoo, you should prepare carefully. Preparation includes: choosing a sketch that you like, choosing a place to apply, and most importantly, a good tattoo parlor. And now we will try to help you with the first two points.
Don't forget to check up professionalism and skill of a person that will do you a tattoo
Tattoos on the neck for men
Men's neck tattoos are divided into several types - collar, side and back of the neck. Most men choose the first kind, which describes the entire neck. A man's tattoo can be as small as it is, or it can cover the entire space on the neck. When choosing a sketch, images of animals, patterns in the Indonesian style and other interesting drawings are very popular.
The division of tattoos into male and female is very conventional. In the past, girls mostly chose small drawings or inscriptions, but now they are not afraid to score the sleeve or back.
Men have always preferred large drawings. Tattoos in the form of a wolf or owl were popular among the ancient Slavs. They believed that the wolf would give courage and strength, and the owl would give wisdom. But applying the tattoo then was akin to testing on endurance, and such an honor was awarded to men over 33 years.
Fortunately, modern tools and anesthetics make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
Other images that are often found in men's tattoos are a lion, a tiger or a bear. At the same time, the stereotype that roses and peonies are stuffed only on girls has almost disappeared. Tattoo with flowers will not make its owner less masculine. A striking example is the drawing with a compass and roses on the hand. It is often chosen by sailors. Such a tattoo can symbolize loyalty to the chosen one and homesickness.
Men's tattoos on the back
Tattoos for men on the back also come in different forms. Tattoo on the entire back, on the shoulder blade, along the spine, on the ribs, etc. The stylistics of such a male tattoo can be absolutely any, depending on what you like: new or old skool, biomechanics or fantasy. The most enduring men and fans of experiments can try to combine several styles together.
Fashionable tattoos on the leg
Fashionable men's foot tattoos are very popular because of their convenience. There is a lot of space on the leg and you can perform large and complex ornaments or drawings. Also, the skin on the leg is rougher and less sensitive than on the neck or arm, which makes the padding process less painful. Advice for those who want a tattoo on the foot - such tattoos, although they look stylish and unusual, but because of the constant friction of the shoe fade twice as fast.
Among the men's tattoos, ornamental elements in the form of ancient symbols look spectacular.
We will help you find your tattoo
When we select options for men's tattoos, we always try to make the drawing look not only professional, but also harmonious. So, if you transfer the first small image on your hand, in the long term you can already imagine what the whole "sleeve" will be if the tattoo grows into a hobby.
The salon always has a photo of the finished sketches - this is what the masters have either already done or have drawn and want to transfer to the client's body. There is also the practice of creating the author's drawing - it is enough for you to indicate the style, to tell about the meaning of the tattoo. After that we will draw everything ourselves, we will agree and we will perform it. You can also take an image from the Internet, you like a movie, comic book or a video game, to think about its interpretation and put on your skin.
Tattoos for men on the chest
These can be symbols of the Celts, Maya, Scandinavian peoples and many others. Such patterns, depicted on the chest, can move smoothly to the shoulder or ribs, which creates a mysterious and masculine combination. Examples of such fashionable men's tattoos are very numerous among West Coast celebrities. Also on the chest are often depicted mythical creatures or portraits of loved ones.
Men's tattoos on the arm
The arm is one of the most visible parts of the body and if you want your tattoo to be appreciated by others it is undoubtedly the most appropriate place. There are many types of male tattoos for this part of the body - to decide you need to consider all of them in detail.
Hands - the most popular place for tattoos
Men's tattoos on the wrist
Men's tattoo on the wrist - the most common type for tattooing on the hand. Such a male tattoo is convenient by the fact that at work or at important meetings it can be easily covered up. For the wrist choose a small size tattoo, if you want to somehow highlight it, make a colored tattoo.
Sleeve and half-sleeve
For men who like to be the center of attention or want to add some brutality to their style, a sleeve or half-sleeve would be the perfect choice. Sleeves are men's tattoos that fill the arm space from shoulder to wrist.
For such a large-scale drawing specifically develop a sketch or combine several images using different techniques. Accordingly, the half-sleeve is a tattoo that occupies only half of the hand. Men's tattoos of this kind are very common.
Tattoo for men on the elbow
A trendy tattoo on the elbow will look beneficial and very interesting. Due to the fact that men's tattoos of this type are not yet very common, it will add you a twist. The picture on the elbow is depicted in a circle in the form of a spider web, sun, or other symbols so as not to catch the bone. When tattooing in the bone area, the process becomes painful.
Tattoos for men on the hand
Tattoos for men on the hand became fashionable not so long ago. In most cases, mythical characters or small animals are depicted on the back of the palm. If you want a ferocious beast, like a wolf or bear, the best choice would be a head with a grinning mouth. Also, some people complement such an image with small tattoos on the fingers.
Men's tattoos 2021-2022 temporary type - beautiful henna tattoos for men
For those who can not dare to men's tattoos, we advise to choose an alternative option - tattoos for men.
We are talking about henna henna tattoos or bio tattoos that will not last long, decorating your body only for a while.
In this case, the male tattoos henna will look like a normal, giving masculinity to its owner.
Will last men's henna tattoos up to about three weeks. During this time, the man will be able to decide if he wants a full permanent tattoo or not.
Men's mehendi tattoos made with henna will cost much less than similar conventional tattoos.
With henna, you can create multicolored men's tattoos, which looks very beautiful and colorful.
Small male tattoos
Small male tattoos are also in demand. Most often such a choice is made by people who really want a tattoo, but are afraid to experiment. With the right choice of image and location, such a tattoo will be no less than an excellent choice. Men's small size tattoos are also often used when creating a sleeve.
Tattoos for men with movie and cartoon characters
The last couple of years it is very fashionable to apply tattoos with the image of favorite characters. Such tattoos look spectacular, both in black and white classics, as well as in color. Men's tattoos with the image of a favorite character act not only as a beautiful decoration of the body. For some, it is a self-expression of personality, as a man associates himself and his character with a given character.
The best ideas for male tattoos 2021-2022: modern sketches, black and white and color tattoos, photos of original finished works
Stylish interesting color solutions
It is no secret that men are much less likely to stuff bright colored tattoos than women, giving preference to dark colors or blackwork. However, you should reconsider your views, as modern ideas and sketches of multicolored tattoos for men are amazing.
The top shades for tattoos this year are:
- Neon blue;
- Green or turquoise;
- Orange and yellow.
For guys, doing Japanese style tattoos in color is especially relevant. It looks really cool and impressive. For a greater effect, you can stuff a dragon, the sea, unusual fish and, of course, where without a samurai sword.