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Top 10 Highly Meaningful Tattoo Designs for Men with Placement Tips

Updated on April 18, 2012

The decade 2011 - 2020 is going to witness a revolution in tattoo designs! New patterns and concepts are the buzzwords today in the world of tattoos. Tattoo designers and artists around the world are relentlessly trying to develop new ideas for their young clients. Tattoos are no longer just a fashion statement… it’s a way of life!

Men are always fascinated with new and unique concepts for tattoos. As a tattoo designer I always try to highlight highly meaningful and creative designs for my audience. In this article I have showcased top 10 unique tattoo designs for men with placement tips which according to me are going to be extremely appealing in the coming months and years.


01. Magnificent Face Tattoo

This tattoo on the face around an eye is for the bolder section of tattoo enthusiasts. But I’ve no doubt in my mind that such a tattoo design will be in vogue in the next 1000 years. This is an image that is extremely creative as well as highly meaningful! Dare to ink one such design on your face if you can and become a part of the history!

Placement: Sorry, this design is suitable for the face only.


02. Masculine Rose on Neck

This rose tattoo painted on neck is one of the best tattoo designs I’ve ever seen! Done in 3D, the color combination of gray and red has made a feminine design absolutely masculine. The image may carry a deep inner-meaning like broken relationship or unfaithful romance! Guys must try new ideas like this in the coming days.

Placement: Place it on the neck for best results, but you may try to place it elsewhere like on one of your shoulder blades, or on your biceps. This design can become an excellent chest piece with a bit modification.


03. 3D Dinosaur on Arm

The 3D dinosaur on the arm is an awesome artwork. The design looks like a painting. Look at the backdrop for understanding the aesthetic sense of the tattoo designer. The image is highly meaningful in the sense it can send you back to the Jurassic age!

Placement: This design can also be done on a grand scale on your back for even better results than this one!


04. Royal Leg Tattoo

The swords are painted on the legs to symbolize strength and honor. This is a unique design. Blood in the design has given it an extra dimension, this is no ordinary tattoo… this is royal for sure!

Placement: If you have pumped up biceps place the swords on them! You’ll never regret later and at the same time this would motivate you to flaunt your biceps.


05. Creative Text Tattoo

Text tattoos always carry some inner-meaning. This text design on the thigh is truly a tattoo for the next generation! The futuristic flavor of this design is its soul. Go and paint one!

Placement: Apart from thigh this kind of elaborate text design is also suitable for a grand back piece.


06. 3D Cross Pierced on Arm

The Cross pierced on your arm symbolizes your level of tolerance and inner-strength. What a way to express these virtues! The dripping blood is what you may call life… it will go on and on, even after death!

Placement: This design is also suitable for upper back and chest.


07. Unique Cross on Back

This back piece Cross tattoo is an awesome creation of art! The image bears highly religious meaning. The detailed artwork is highly expensive and time consuming but it will remain as an asset for the rest of the life of the person who tattooed it!

Placement: This image is suitable for the entire back only!


08. Tiger on Rib Cage

This tiger design with tribal pattern is different from any other ordinary tiger tattoo. This tiger is cruel and is painted on the rib cage as if the creature is just about to attack! If you want to convey this message, ink one such tiger. Your pride lies in your attacking mentality and arrogance!

Placement: Such a unique creature will also look equally awful on leg, thigh and arm.


09. Giant Koi Fish

This giant Koi fish tattoo on the back is an absolutely fabulous work of art! The extraordinary detailing and the vibrant color make the artwork a masterpiece. Japanese Koi is highly meaningful as it symbolizes perseverance and psychic strength.

Placement: Sorry, such a grand design is only appropriate for the entire back. You can do it for the arm or thigh in a relatively small scale.


10. Awesome Contemporary Art

This awesome contemporary art is really a unique tattoo concept! The artist must be someone with high artistic background. This is not the work of an ordinary tattoo artist. And I must also say that the man wearing this tattoo is no less extraordinary.

Placement: Although for such a custom design placement takes backseat, still I would recommend such a tattoo for a grand back piece.


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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      wow. the artwork by some of those artists is breathtaking! Nice hub. Voted up and then some. Keep up the good work!

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      andycool 5 years ago from the U.S.

      Thanks a lot TToombs08 for stopping by. I really appreciate your inspiring comment!

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      My pleasure! Love the pictures! It amazes me how talented some people are. :)

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      Ravi Singh 5 years ago from India

      I am gonna recommend it to one o my best friend. he is a great fan of tattoo.thanks for sharing.

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      andycool 5 years ago from the U.S.

      Thanks maxravi for your kind words! :)

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      Catherine Taylor 5 years ago from Canada

      Awesome hub! I am a tattoo enthusiast and loved some of the designs I saw here, especially the 3D pieces. Not sure if I would ever go the face route, that's a serious commitment.

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      andycool 5 years ago from the U.S.

      Thanks Thundermama for stopping by! I really appreciate your nice comment! :)

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      anivardiashvili 5 years ago from Georgia

      Waw! Cool Tatoos

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      andycool 5 years ago from the U.S.

      Thanks anivardiashvili for stopping by! :)

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      andycool 5 years ago from the U.S.

      TToombs08, you're right. Some people are really very talented! Cheers! :)

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      jonhope 4 years ago

      Many excellent works on show.

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      andycool 4 years ago from the U.S.

      Thanks jonhope for your comment!

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