You can easily find leg tattoo designs using search engines, but most of those designs fit best on slender lady legs. While I’m all for gender equality when it comes to designs (and certainly there’s something attractive about a guy decked out in flowers), that sort of thing might not be your style. If you want a tattoo idea that takes advantage of your entire leg (or maybe you just want to admire some tattoo designs), check out these leg tattoos for men to get started.
First, if you want a leg tattoo, make sure you own the fashion to show it off. If you wear pants often, no one will see it—so make sure your wardrobe contains a few new pairs of shorts beforehand. Second, consider how people see it, literally speaking. A tattoo that wraps around and forms a continuous picture suits your legs, and people enjoy it from all sides. If you get a smaller design, pay attention to how motion affects its visibility. Prepare yourself with a fake tattoo ahead of time, to make sure the tattoo still looks good while moving.
With all tattoos, you also need to think about what sort of meaning you want it to contain. We gathered a few different types of tattoos and their meanings to jump start your brain storm.
Phoenix Leg Tattoo
Rebirth and destruction make up the core of the phoenix. Someone with a phoenix tattoo experienced a huge life transition, or saw themselves go through a trial by fire. Emerging triumphant from your ordeals, a phoenix tattoo shows others your triumph and that nothing in the world can keep you down.
Wildcats like jaguars, tigers, panthers, and leopards represent ferocity and unpredictability. Since cats and feminine wiles go hand-in-hand, they also refer to sexual attraction.
Dragons represent burning passion and a strong will. Eastern dragons are heavily associated with luck as well as your spirit. While dragons are normally associated with fire, different elements have different meanings. An earth dragon might mean strength, while a sea serpent might represent confidence. Pairing a dragon with other types of symbols, like text or another character, carries the meaning further.
Mechanical parts look cool to start with, but on top of that, they also tell everyone that you work hard. You endure pain in exchange for future rewards. Plus, did I mention they just look cool?
Of course, you can always come up with your own meaning. Tattoos represent who you are, hence only you can determine their true meaning. Still not convinced that these tattoos look macho enough for you, consequently making your quest for the perfect design stagnant? Maybe you also will find some further inspiration in other men tattoo design articles. Mens Tattoos, Cool Tattoos for Men, Tattoo Ideas for Men with Meaning and Leg Tattoos for Men all continue from here. As always, thank you for reading, and if you need any more ideas, feel free to check out our gallery below!