40+ Unique Forearm Tattoos for Men With Style

Prepare to be inspired.

TattooBlend | Forearm Tattoos for Men

When considering a forearm tattoo, you have two choices. The top of the forearm—where every wandering eye can catch a glance—or the underside of the forearm which gets a lot less sun and is a little easier to conceal should you feel the need. While top side tats were once overwhelmingly straight-out-of-boot-camp (not that there’s anything wrong with that), they now enjoy a broader acceptance but still aren’t nearly as common as their lowly counterparts.

Many will argue that the forearm is the best place for a tattoo. Why is this you ask? Because it’s right there, front and center, conveniently ready for viewing whenever the mood should strike. After all, tattoos should be for your own pleasure, not the pleasure of others.

While most of the forearm tattoos below could be considered unisex in nature, we’ve dubbed this list for men due to the lack of floral and other feminine designs. Here are 40 plus forearm tattoos every man will appreciate.



This mesmerizing sun.

Blackwork Sun Tattoo by Parvick

It’s hard to look at this eye-catching design without cracking a small smile of appreciation. We’ve seen our fair share of sun tattoos but nothing quite compares to this wonderful work of art. (Photo: Parvick)

These cool designs.

Cool forearm tattoo by Balazs Bercsenyi

(Photo: Balazs Bercsenyi)

This sketch style band.

Sketch Style Negative Space Band Tattoo by Inez Janiak

(Photo: Inez Janiak)

This geometric design.

Geometric Forearm Tattoo by Balazs Bercsenyi

(Photo: Balazs Bercsenyi)

This surreal solider.

Surreal Solider Tattoo by Matteo Nangeroni

This piece was done as a tribute to the subjects grandfather who presumably served in the armed forces during World War II. (Photo: Matteo Nangeroni)

This vintage hot rod.

Vintage Hot Rod Tattoo by Doctor Woo

(Photo: Doctor Woo)

This optical illusion.

Optical Illusion Half Sleeve by Martynas Šnioka

(Photo: Martynas Šnioka)

This man with a hat.

Surrealism Tattoo by David Cote

Here we have an amazing example of one of David Cote’s signature surrealism works. (Photo: David Cote)

This honeycomb half sleeve.

Honeycomb Half Sleeve by Alvaro Flores

Flawless honeycomb cells make up this uniform half sleeve design. The repetitive hexagon pattern looks similar to the scales of a snake. (Photo: Alvaro Flores)



This dime.

Dime Tattoo by Incredible Ink

Here we have a US dime circa 1975. (Photo: Rob)

This horse emerging from a diamond-shaped portal.

Horse in Portal Tattoo by Resul Odabas

If you enjoyed this work, be sure to check out Resul’s portfolio for more designs in this style. (Photo: Resul Odabas)

This telemetry-inspired forearm tattoo.

Telemetry Space Tattoo on Forearm by Doctor Woo

(Photo: Doctor Woo)



These stunning blackwork lions.

Blackwork Lions by Parvick

A mother lion and her cub in stunning profile. The swirling dotwork patterns of Russian-based tattooist Parvick are in a class of their own. (Photo: Parvick)

This amazing all-seeing eye.

Eye Tattoo by Otheser

This dotwork eye has a unique illustrated appearance to it. (Photo: Otheser)



This sketch-style anchor.

Sketch Style Anchor Tattoo by Inez Janiak

One of the most stylish blackwork anchors you’ll ever see. Inez’s slick sketch-style method is as unique as it is beautiful. (Photo: Inez Janiak)