Tattoo removal techniques have made it so that getting a tattoo is no longer necessarily a lifetime commitment but you still want to get a tattoo that is worth the time, effort and money that it takes to get one. Educating yourself about the different types of tattoo available and the ones that are cool for men can help you to make the best choice when selecting which tattoo you should get. When you find the design that you want, make sure you also choose a reputable tattoo artist so that you know that your tattoo will be done well.

Cool tattoo ideas

How to pick a cool tattoo?

Choosing where to put your tattoo is the next decision that you will have to make. The upper arms, forearms and chests are all parts of the body that are popular for men to place their tattoos. Tattoos on these body parts are normally be easily concealed when needed and they can also be partially concealed when you want to solicit questions like “let me see the rest of that tattoo” from curious individuals who may sometimes be romantic interests of yours. Tattoos can be a great conversation starter.

Coolest tattoo designs in 2016

There are many trendy tattoo designs that make cool tattoos for men. If you have a more aggressive personality you may want to choose a Daggers and Knives, Shark Design or a Tribal Dragon design. Creative warrior designs are also quite popular and arrow tattoos are trending in 2016. The less aggressivepersonality types can explore the possibility of getting a Yin Yang or Geometric a tattoo. In recent times tattoos of lines or shapes like triangles have also gained popularity.If you are choosing any of these designs be sure to research and find any meanings with them. You don’t want to warrior design that means “weak warrior” only because you like how it looks but didn’t bother to find out what it means.

Trending colors for cool tattoos

The color that you will use in your tattoo should also be given careful consideration. Cool tattoos for men are usually done in black ink only but you can find many colored tattoos that look good on men as well. Tribal designs, arrow and geometric designs are all typically done in black ink. Talk to your tattoo artist about your color selection before you get your tattoo. An experienced, well-trained tattoo artist can give you valuable insight on which colors and color combinations, if any, are best suited for your skin complexion and chosen tattoo design.

The right tattoo can significantly enhance your appearance and even make you more attractive to potential romantic interests. It can often times spark conversations and possible friendships with other persons who also have tattoos. You should choose a tattoo design that is both meaningful and aesthetically pleasing to you. It should also have a timelessness about it so that years from now you can still feel proud to have it on your body. Look at as many different tattoo options as you can until you find the one that if just right for you.

Cool Tattoo Ideas for Guys


This tatoo is for those who have the courage of a wolf. It resembles someone who knows what he wants and also have the courage and the mindset to achieve it. The beautiful and very detailed fur on the head gives this tatoo a very dynamic feel.


The character of this tatoo is very urban. There is a mixture of chaos and order that present the chaotic and yet very comfortable flow of an urban environment. The subtle color scheme is just enough to add it a bit of life.


This cool and colorful tatoo is for all the city dwelers that love to show off their skin. It brings a very vibrant and happy tone to any observer. If you love comic books, consider getting something like this as I am sure it will perfectly fit your character.


The romantics will love this tattoo as it reflects the gentle yet cruel side of love. The rich red rose blossom and the beautiful shadows are a perfect decoration for your neck. Beware that you’re exposing your inner soft side.


If you are a fan of flying and believe in mythical creatures, you could consider getting inked with something like this. The feathers are really nicely done and the colors brings the real magic into it. The tatoo also has a lot of details.


One can never get enough of skeletons right? If you’re one of those people that like to shock with their design choices, this one is certainly worth considering. Not a very common placement, not to mention the great details.


If you are looking for tattoo ideas for men, might be worth considering this one. If you are more of a spiritual type and are looking for something with a symbolic meaning, it’s always safe to go with the famous ying-yang. Only that this time you add it something special on the side.


For the mysterious souls, I would definitely reccomend going for a tatoo with less color, lots of precise shadowing and maybe a classic skeleton motive upgraded with an owl or random symbols here and there that only you know the meaning of.


This tatoo definitely requires your total dedication. It’s very abundant in color and details so unless you’re a total fan of the Vikings or perhaps the da Vinci code, I wouldn’t go for it. What I love with this one is its asymetric concept.


If you don’t like color so much, this tatoo idea is great, because despite only being 2 colored, it says a lot. For all the dark souls this may be what you have been looking for all along. The shadows are not too strong and still can respresent some gentleness.

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