The goat has been a symbol of masculinity and strength for thousands of years. Though there are several examples which prove this, the ancient Greeks were particularly fond of them.
Some of the most famous works of ancient Greek art depicted half-man creatures with the legs and horns of a goat.
Known as Satyrs, these Goat Men were considered to be so virile and strong that they were worshiped and feared by the people. Goats represent masculinity primarily through their appearance. While some animals such as horses or wolves look virtually identical whether they are male or female, male horned animals such as goats have a distinct appearance.
The horns and beards of male goats made them stand out as symbols of male-ness throughout the ancient world.
Of course, goat tattoos are also an excellent way for men to express their wild sides. They denote a connection to nature and the wilderness. Goat tattoos can also take on a meaning more similar to those used by the ancients, in that goats were powerful symbols of virility.
A man who marks himself with the symbol of the goat is telling the world of his strength and success, as well as his prowess in the bedroom.