It would be pretty hard for a guy to go wrong with a World War II tattoo. Whether the tattoo is meant to symbolize patriotism or document one of the most significant periods in recorded world history.
Or just because it looks freaking awesome, a tattoo of a B-17 bomber or a military-themed pin-up queen is an easy choice.
In fact, many WW2 aircraft flew into battle with gorgeous pin-up girls stenciled and painted on their bodies, so it would be easy to get a two-for-one piece!
A high-action aviation scene would make an impressive WW2 back piece or an epic sleeve. From dramatic aerial dogfights to parachutists taking the plunge into enemy territory, the intricate details play out beautifully no matter where they’re placed.
Options for a smaller piece might include a pinup darling sitting atop a bomb on a bicep, or taking a nautical tack with a finely detailed warship on the back of a calf or across a shoulder.
World War II tattoos done in the traditional style may have the most authentic and gritty feel to them, but these tattoos done in the style of photo realism can be even more powerful.
The right artist should be able to craft a stellar WW2 tattoo in nearly any style for any part of the body if they are creative and talented enough.