While some people absolutely hate tattoos, others are constantly searching for new gorgeous-looking or maybe symbolical images to immortalize on their bodies. Tattoos actually are not just simple combinations of images but the combination of their meanings.

A meaningful tattoo doesn’t look unnecessary and can help you feel more complete and in harmony with your inner world. And that is what makes each tattoo unique. Why not approach them with full responsibility and understand what they mean first?


Popular Base Ideas and Meanings of Unique Tattoos for Men

Today, to entirely show what the symbolism of tattoos means, we are going to focus on 5 unique tattoos for men that can offer you the sense of completeness you may have been long looking for.

Scarab Beetle

The tradition of considering scarabs a symbol of creation comes to us from the Ancient Egypt itself. The feeding routine of scarabs with rolling balls of manure was associated with creation by ancient people. The scarab itself was seen as a creator.

Thereby, the Scarab Beetle is popular with those people who love to create and shape their own lives in this world.

The Celtic Endless Knot

For years, the Celtic endless knot was considered a symbol of eternity. Such meaningful concepts as the cycle of birth and death and the periodic nature of anything in existence can be closely connected to the endless knot.

As nothing can constantly develop and move forward, each and every one of us should be prepared for the worst regardless of the current position and state of our life paths.

The Celtic Endless Knot is popular with people who understand the cyclic nature of life and fearlessly accept and embrace it.

Thor’s Hammer

The ancient image of Thor’s Hammer typically symbolizes sacred things and concepts. Now, the Hammer is the symbol of the Asatru religion (otherwise known as Heathenry or Heathenism).

In its religious meaning, anything sacred is associated with divinity and is worthy of spiritual respect of devotion. Thus, those men who value and respect the idea of sacred are the most spread carriers of the image of the Thor’s Hammer.

We cannot avoid mentioning another possible reason for Thor’s Hammer’s popularity, which is its close association with the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe, although it has no connection to the true meaning of the tattoo.


Phoenix represents the idea of rebirth, transformation, and passing through fire. In the more modern sense, phoenix symbolizes going through difficulties. But additionally, popular culture has been developing and elaborating those concepts during the past decades.

Apart from being outstandingly beautiful, a phoenix tattoo would be a great reminder about the difficulties that have made us into the people we are today. As everyone meets some ordeals during his life, it is not surprising that the fascinating phoenix is quite widespread today.

The Peace Sign

The Peace Sign is exceptionally simple yet powerful. Originally, it was the symbol of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament of the United Kingdom. Basically, the symbol is a combination of semaphore signals for “N” and “D”. ND stands for “nuclear disarmament”.

The concept of peace is as old as civilization. Throughout the whole human history, peace has been the most desired but at the same time the most elusive state of life. After all, not everyone is capable of enjoying what he has now and tolerating the surrounding world.

The Peace Sign is popular with those men and generally anyone who has been capable of grasping the importance of peace in our lives.

Which Unique Tattoo Will You Get?

Those are only 5 of the unique tattoos for men. We have hopefully managed to show you what the true, unique symbolism of tattoos is. That’s why you should approach tattoos as concepts and not just images.

Imaginative Examples of Unique Tattoos for Men


This unique tattoo incorporates imagery that conjures Pink Floyd album covers and 70’s science fiction. The bright red desert ink juxtaposes the darker colors of the background perfectly. The colorful borealis tops this tattoo with eclectic ink. This piece would fit nicely on wrists, shoulders, or sides.


Something about this northwestern forest tattoo echoes the quiet mystery of Twin Peaks or The X-Files. Done in dark haunting inks, the single yellow tree is being encroached upon by deep black, witnessed by the gray and white mountains in the distance.


This new take on the tribal design gives off vibes of crop circles, DNA sequences, and alien technologies. Inked in deep blacks, and featuring clean lines and composure, this tattoo is the perfect full arm or leg tribal piece if you’re looking for something a little different.


This splatter punk, graffiti style piece takes unique tattoos to the dark side of the force. The haunting visage of Darth Vader is colored in the darkest blacks, the only ink suitable for the lord of the Sith. This tattoo would look phenomenal on the shoulder, inner arm, or side, of any Star Wars fan.


With a noticeable influence from graphic arts, this tattoo uses light, almost digital inks to produce the focus of the piece in vivid color. The circular blue halo, framing the offering hand, allows this tattoo to flow well almost anywhere on the body.


Done in deep black and grays, this tattoo resonates with a melancholy, film noire vibe. The shading of this terrific arm piece allows the whites of the mysterious light to really pop, while giving the background woods a dark, foreboding feeling.


The epitome of unique tattoo ideas! What better way to capture the essence of that life changing road trip than to ink it on your arm? This tattoo uses the wearer’s skin as the perfect back drop for the epic map that takes up the foreground, with the deep red line marking travel routes.


Sacred geometry is an incredibly versatile genre for inking if you’re seeking the right unique tattoos idea for you. This simple piece could easily be an ancient rune or the blueprints for an alien craft. Done with clean lines and precision placement, this piece proves that sometimes less is more.


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