Just like hand tattoos, some artists are a little touchy when it comes to putting ink on the knuckles. As one of the more visible spots on the body, even small designs can make a significantly bold impression.
Sure, space is limited but the knuckles still offer room for two groups of four-letter words, or if you prefer, a single eight-letter word. Not to mention, you can also fit plenty of other ideas like symbols and even realistic portraits with some creativity and serious talent.
However, one of the most popular styles of them all, dates back to a 1955 American Film titled, The Night of the Hunter. If you were to watch it you’d see the famous character Reverend Harry Powell with the words “love” and “hate” tattooed across his knuckles.
As of today, the combinations have become literally endless, with everything from lettering like east and west, to patience, and more showing up on the knuckles of guys. You’ll also find really sharp ideas like the four symbols in a deck of playing cards. Which by the way, can act as a symbol of good luck.
To help you get some design ideas going, I’ve put together a collection of the top 100 best knuckle tattoos for men. Consider a punch of inspiration as your explore each masculine inked fist.