40 Shockingly Good Tattoos for Men

And I've seen more tattoos than any sane person ever should.

This eye.


(Photo: Thomas)

This is one of those tattoos that you can stare at for hours without ever getting sick of. I mean, if I wasn’t married I’d put a poster of this tattoo on my bedroom wall. Thomas E creates works of art that could be described as “dark.” There’s a certain spooky element to much of his work which I personally find fascinating.

This deer skull.

by Eunb

(Photo: Eunb)

I don’t what’s going on in Korea right now, but for such a small country with an underground tattoo mentality they have a tremendous amount of talented tattoo artists. Maybe it’s something in the water, but Korean tattoo artists are starting to dominate the game in the same way their women dominate golf.

This scorpion.

by Doctor Woo

(Photo: Doctor Woo)

Once upon a time, scorpion tattoos were to men what butterfly and dolphin tattoos were to women. Luckily these days stigmas don’t stick to designs, because, well, we’re more evolved of course. Doctor Woo, you did this little scorpion design complete justice.

Pulp Fiction.

by Inal Bersekov

(Photo: Inal Bersekov)

If you can find a cooler movie than Pulp Fiction, please let me know. ‘Cause I never pass up a chance to call someone a liar. There’s so many iconic scenes from Pulp Fiction that deciding on only one can be a difficult endeavor. Which is why getting three is the only likely outcome.

These intricate designs.

by Balazs Bercsenyi

(Photo: Balazs Bercsenyi)

Interpret these designs however you like, that’s the whole idea. Have you ever wondered why the best art is always abstract? It’s because the most attractive arrangement of shapes and figures always goes beyond the norm.

These charming chains.

by Balazs Bercsenyi

(Photo: Balazs Bercsenyi)

I always shudder a bit inside when I see amazing tattoo artists with less-than-amazing body art. Which is why it’s such a pleasure to see ink worth of an artist of Balazs Bercsenyi actually on Balazs Bercsenyi. Obviously these designs weren’t inked by the artist himself but one thing is certain: they are one hundred percent his style.

This wolf.

by Monchi

(Photo: Monchi)

Mixing precise geometric shapes with any traditionally illustrated design isn’t for the faint-hearted. Why you ask? Because the crisp and clean lines of any well-executed geometric design will highlight any aspects of the design that aren’t quite up to par. However, if you are going to do it, this is how it’s done.

This shin rip.

by Monchi

(Photo: Monchi)

I wasn’t really sure how to label this design but I think I did an okay job. Ordinary this design is certainly not, which is what makes it so special.

This nautilus.

by Trudy

(Photo: Trudy)

Here we have a brilliant mash-up of a fibonacci wave and a nautilus shell combined to create one amazing work of art. Everything from the lines to the color just oozes elegance.

These roses.

by Bryan Gutierrez

(Photo: Bryan Gutierrez)

Roses are probably the last thing you expected to see on a tattoo list for men. But you would be surprised how many men are getting floral designs these days. Flowers of all types emit a certain air of elegance that not many designs can replicate.