There are many popular places for men to sport tattoos. Some, like the back and inner forearms, which are more traditional approaches to ink. Others, prefer full sleeves which are more recent, though no less breathtaking for it.
A few are edgy and taboo; no matter how much is said about face tattoos, people still get them.
The small chest tattoo is different, however. Just take a look at our gallery of designs featuring awe-inspiring and meaningful small chest tattoos for men below!
Under normal circumstances, a small chest tattoo isn’t on display. It carries with it the sense of something a bit more personal than many other tattoos. Certainly, an enthusiast finds meaning in all their ink, but a small tattoo over someone’s heart usually reflects something special carried within it. The sharing of such — as with a romantic partner, perhaps the only person to see it regularly; can be something really special.
Any design can be a small chest tattoo. Popular designs now include Chinese characters for qualities the bearer finds virtuous, tribal designs, roses, and short, inspirational quotes. Others might include animals, like in a medieval knight’s heraldry or crest. It’s also a common location to have tattooed images that reflect some dangerous career or service, such as time spent in the military, or as a fireman or deep-sea fisherman.
Every tattoo should tell a story about the gentleman wearing it, something that reminds them of who they are, and which will help draw those important to their lives even closer.