These 25 Men’s Tattoos Are All The Rage

Modern ink at its best.

Pretend your girlfriend just gave you the OK to get whatever tattoo wherever you want. You’re excited and it’s finally time to really put some thought into what design will follow you to the grave. But as the moment sets in, you realize that narrowing it down to a single design is a lot harder than expected. That is, unless you have permission to cover your entire body in beautiful ink. And if that is the case, hold her tight and never let go.

Anyways, whatever your situation may be, more design ideas never hurt. Here are 25 tattoo ideas that represent everything modern tattooing has to offer.

This classical sleeve.

Classical sleeve by Oscar Akermo

If you’re considering a sleeve, why not come up with something creative that bucks the traditional e pluribus unum theme. Here, Oscar was able to create a unique design that incorporated classical style with timeless elegance. (Photo: Oscar Akermo)

And another.

Renaissance sleeve by Stephan Milovanov

There are few things that ooze cohesive coolness like a well thought out black ink  sleeve that flows from start to finish. Reminiscent to that of Jun Cha’s style, Stephan Milovanov’s work gives us a look into ancient Rome, Greek mythology, and whatever black ink masterpiece his mind think ups.  (Photo: Stephan Milovanov)

These matching sleeves.

Patterned sleeves by Ervand

Heavy blackwork contrasts with leopard-like patterns to give us this bold and impressive statement. It’s noted that this is a work in progress but if the artist were to stop at this point, I don’t think anyone would notice. (Photo: Ervand)

These spirals.

Amazing spirals by Ervand

Here we have an example of one of those times where a tattoo is so complex looking, that the more you look at it, the more mesmerizing it gets. Spirals, circles, segmented patterns, it’s artful designs like these that make even those anti-ink individuals do a double take. (Photo: Ervand)

Survival of the fittest.

'Survival of the fittest' by Jun Cha

Jun calls this piece “Survival of the fittest.” A sinuous muscle-bound assailant does battle with a lowly serpent with arched ceilings and Corinthian columns in the background. We always look forward to the latest installment of Jun’s classical murals. (Photo: Jun Cha)

These dragons.

Dragons by Kamil Mokot

Sketch style tattoos have been growing in popularity over the past few years, and Kamil is one of the best in the business. Working strictly in this particular style, Kamil always manages to inspire with his creative designs and eye for detail. (Photo: Kamil Mokot)

This dotwork cuff. Dotwork cuff by Jayce Wallingford

Dotwork designs are a dime a dozen these days. But when combined with slick geometric patterning stands out above the rest. (Photo: Jayce Wallingford)

This guitarist.

Guitarist by Oscar Akermo

Our favorite Bang Banger Oscar Akermo never disappoints when it comes to creativity. And execution. And, well, basically every ink related. Oscar’s abstract style blends distorted segments into his designs which makes everything more interesting.

This laurel leaf headpiece.

Laurel leaf headpiece by Oscar Akermo

This may just be our favorite tattoo as of late. Now it’s not everyone who can pull off a design of this caliber off, but if you happen to be of Greek descent, or just a big fan of the classics then laurel leaves would be the perfect reminder to the world that you’re a winner. (Photo: Oscar Akermo)

Unbelievable back piece.

Back piece by Eric Stricker

Large scale geometric pieces, like this hypnotic back mural, are the epitome of modern tattoo design. (Photo: Eric Stricker)

This geometric forearm piece.

Geometric forearm piece by Alejandro Prada

(Photo: Alejandro Prada)

Back nine.

Back nine, via Sunset Tattoo

(Photo: Sunset Tattoo)

This sleeve.

Sleeve by Rachel

(Photo: Rachel)

This back mural.

Back mural by Matias Noble

(Photo: Matias Noble)

These blurred faces.

Blurred faces by Balazs Bercsenyi

(Photo: Balazs Bercsenyi)

This wavy cuff.

Wavy cuff by Dom Wiley

(Photo: Dom Wiley)

This Japanese ink.

Japanese ink by Heng Yue

(Photo: Heng Yue)

This double exposure design.

Double exposure design by Resul Odabas

(Photo: Resul Odabas)

This tiger.

Tiger by Touche

(Photo: Touche)

These Four Horsemen.

Four Horsemen of Apocalypse by Thomas Bates

(Photo: Thomas Bates)


Cupid by Isaiah Negrete

(Photo: Isaiah Negrete)

This geometric sleeve.

Geometric sleeve by Noksi

(Photo: Noksi)

And another.

Geo sleeve by Kenji Alucky

(Photo: Kenji Alucky)

This hypnotic calf piece.

Geometric calf piece by Noksi

(Photo: Noksi)

This intricate sleeve.

Intricate sleeve by Noksi

(Photo: Noksi)


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