Not too long ago the world’s largest men’s biceps registered in at a shocking 25.5 inches. However, that wouldn’t stop the Popeye dreamers from bumping up the record to an astounding 31 inches.
Even if you’re bodybuilding aspirations aren’t as grand, you should still consider what happens as you bulk up with a tattoo.
The truth is, your skin will stretch, especially on the biceps!
One moment you have a flawless wolf tattoo, the next you have a severely deformed bear. It happens to a lot of men over time.
With that said, if you’re new to the gym or still in the process of making big gains, you might want to hold off a bit. If you’re already sculpted the perfect body, or perhaps are comfortable with the way your muscles are right now, then by all means go full speed ahead!
This two-headed muscle is a breeze to tattoo, in fact, it’s one of the least painful places on the body. However go beyond the upper arm to the shoulder or elbow and suddenly you’re in for a world of hurt.
To help you get some inspiration going I’ve put together an assortment of 90 outer and inner bicep tattoos for men. From quotes to skulls, eyes and more. You’ll even find some oddly creative design ideas like diamonds and trees.
Bicep Tattoo Ideas
This is a black and gray illustration of a religious themed tattoo inked on the inner bicep. It looks ethereal with the way it’s interpreted floating on a cloud with a couple of cherubs on top of two large stones containing the ten commandments. The words are written in black, italic set against a light gray background.
This is a great portrait creation with the lower half of the face hidden by a black cloth with decorated with geometrical patterns. The eyes are masterfully done as it looks very real, capturing fantastic details of the eye even the arched eyebrows look very real. If you are looking for a bicep tattoo inspiration and you want to have a portrait done, then this is a sample for you to browse on.
The outer bicep with a very realistic rendition of the third eye masterpiece. The details are jaw dropping making the arm look like gave birth to an eye.
This is an eye piece which combines illustrative and realism in one haunting tattoo. The eye looks very real even the lash area. Zoning into the skull, it has micro and extra fine details. Execution of which requires an artist who is very skilled in this style to get this done.
Another eye themed bicep tattoo for the well-toned and packed arm of a man who is willing to take in decent amount of pain for the shading and filling in session. There is a fair amount of black in this piece which is deeply dark, meaning more ink will be grilled into the skin into a very sensitive area.
A compass centered theme for the wanderer and the seeking for meaning in their lives. This is a cool inspiration for men looking for a simple yet meaningful ink work.
Looks like the eye is extremely popular for inner bicep placement of an ink work. This looks more animated in interpretation of the eye. The all-knowing and seeing eye sees beyond the aesthetic value.
This is a very gorgeous piece of artwork on the bicep. Its perspective is from a different angle of these petals. It’s shaded softly, with a few contour to provide a gentle contrast.
A very provocative illustration of a time piece hugging the bicep. The heart is the show stopper. As it should be. The blood red impression adds dimension into this piece making it look very real. Flexing the bicep would even add movement, make the heart looks like its contracting.
This is an exciting creation for the bicep in black and blue, in high contrast with the skin tone of the wearer.
A Japanese influenced creation in muted black and gray. This mythical creature is beastly looking and would definitely look very masculine ink on a well-toned arm.