For the barber devoted to his trade and craft, it doesn’t get much better than this. From straight razors to clippers and more, each tattoo serves as a reminder of the traditional shave and classic haircut.
Perhaps the most popular style you’ll find in this guide is the iconic barber’s pole. Its long standing tradition dates all the way back to barber surgeons in Rome who performed everything from bloodletting to surgery and teeth extraction.
Yet, over time the practice has changed, along with the interrupted meanings of the pole’s colors too. Some say red is for arterial blood, blue is venous blood, and white is for the bandage. However, one of the more recent debates stems from barbershops verses beauty salons.
Oddly enough, cosmetologists are trying to claim barbers shouldn’t have exclusive rights to the barber pole. Even though, in some laws, they aren’t allowed to even use razors! Nonetheless, it’s hard to deny the design’s tradition to the craft.
Now, aside from the barber’s pole, there’s also barbershop theme tattoos that feature everything from straight razors and brushes to clippers and combs. You’ll find a mix of just about everything in these top 50 best barber tattoos for men. Go ahead, discover the art of a fine shave and a classy haircut below.