Positive and masculine, realistic and expressive, the manly small tattoo is a perfect addition to any man’s ink collection, or the start of a venture into an artistic life of encouragement and drive. Appreciation is the key to success with a small manly tattoo design.
Small tattoos were once thought to be only for the female population. The size of the ink, the show of tolerance of pain.
However, as the tattoo industry is ever growing and more in the public eye with informative and interactive competitive television shows, the general population has a new understanding and appreciation for the art of tattoos. Meaning and artistic design is more closely appreciated than size among tattoo wearers.
Manly Small tattoos consist of many intricate and simple designs. They range from simple anchors and borderless crosses, to the more intricate Celtic, Japanese and Script designs. Typically, these tattoos are positive and encouraging, often ranging from religious quotations and symbols to that of specific well known positive enforcement nationalities, such as Native American, Celtic, and Japanese. Not to forget the most common of all, nature.
Most well liked and known manly small tattoos are often adorned on the upper chest (or pecs), upper back, wrists, outer shoulder, and neck of most men. These designs most commonly consist of skulls, anatomical hearts, crosses, Japanese lettering, Celtic designs, and religious messages such as Proverbs and Psalms.