25. Patriotic Tattoos
Love your country? Why not show it ... flags and national symbols are amongst the most popular tattoos for men.
You can't go wrong with a robot tattoo.
Geisha and Japanese Ukiyo-e art make for epic tattoos.
Mischievous little old men of Irish folklore.
18. Horror Movies
Horror movie characters such as Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Freddy Krueger etc..
Many classic tattoos for men are rooted in sailing traditions.
16. Skulls and Daggers
15. Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Tell your friends you understand the meaning.
14. Celtic Tree of Life
An ancient Celt symbol in which the branches and roots of the tree are symmetrical ... symbolizing connection with the afterlife.
Koi are the most popular Japanese Tattoo.
12. Technology Tattoos
Nerd? Why not show it.
11. Celtic Cross
A Christian symbol from the Celtic tribes of Europe.
With over 31,500 species of fish on the planet the possibilities are endless.
8. Chinese / Japanese characters
Looks cool but make sure you know precisely what they mean. Talk to a native speaker and get them to approve the characters first. Characters can have many meanings and interpretations ... don't rely on a dictionary. The last thing you need is people laughing at you because you have tattooed something bizarre on yourself.
7. Cars / Motorcycles
6. Crows and Ravens
Ravens have long captivated human imagination and have been the subject of much myth, legend and lore throughout the centuries. In many Western countries the Raven has long symbolized ill fortune. In Germany they were thought to be the souls of the damned. In Sweden they were also considered to be ghostly spirits.
Dragons are a common feature of European, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Persian mythology. Chinese dragons are the most common style for tattoos but there are many possibilities.
2. Phoenix tattoo
The mythical Phoenix is reborn every 500 to 1000 years in fire and represents longevity.
From Maori to Hawaiian, Iroquois to Mayan ... tribal tattoos are by far the most popular type of tattoo for men.
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