Hunting Tattoos For Men

Top 69 Hunting Tattoo Ideas – [2020 Inspiration Guide]

Grab your camouflage, rifle and bow, you’re about to discover the beauty of wildlife captured in ink. From small hunts to big game, discover the kingly and timeless sport of hunting.

For ages, the art of hunting has put man’s competitive skillful tracking and watchful eye against an elusive target.

From wild animals or game, including deer to fox, wild boar, pig, duck and more, the pursuit has been enjoyed since prehistoric times.

In Mesopotamia sculptures, you’ll find war chariots with kings hunting big game animals like lions. While in Ancient Greece, the Aristocracy had considered hunting to not only be a manly sport, but also admirable practice for war in times of peace. Hindu scriptures also deemed it to be an honorable occupation for a man.

During early Medieval Europe times, Johannes Scotus Eriugena, the famous theologian, philosopher, and poet once claimed hunting to be one of the seven mechanical arts.

Sport aside, hunting also has a place in specific pagan religion rituals. Not to mention, competitions of European sport hunters of the 19th century, who pursued game for hopes of a trophy.

No matter if you hunt for food or for sport, one thing you can be sure of is to be inspired by these 70 best hunting tattoos for men. Each idea symbolizes the majestic beauty of the great outdoors paired with masculine hunter designs.

1. Deer Hunting Tattoos

Duck Hunt Tattoo For Males On Arm

Forearm Male Goose Hunting Tattoos

Men's Deer Hunting Tattoos

Great Outdoors Hunter Tattoos For Men

Best Hunting Tattoos For Males On Arm

Target Deer Hunting Tattoo Ideas For Males

Man With Hunting Tattoo On Arm

Men's Fox And Hunter Tattoo

Creative Hunting Tattoo Designs For Men

Men's Hunting Tattoo Of Deer

Hunting Forest Men's Tattoos

Deer Grazing Men's Hunting Tattoos Ideas

The white tailed deer is by far the most abundant cervid—the family of animals that moose, elk and reindeer belong to—with numbers reaching one hundred animals per 1 kilometer in some parts of the United States. With Americans hunting and processing over 6 million white tail deer every year it is no surprise that many hunters choose to get this abundant prey animal tattooed on their bodies.  

2. Hunting Compilation Tattoos

Cool Hunting Tattoos Ideas For Men On Arm In Color

Coon Hunting Tattoos For Men

Deer Antler Hunting Tattoos Full Sleeve

Duck Hunting Men's Tattoos Designs

Target Hunting Tattoo Designs For Men

Deer Hunter Tattoo For Gentlemen On Arm

Masculine Hunting And Fishing Tattoo Ideas

Leaf Hunting Tattoo For Males

These tattoos take a collage like approach to create these large pieces dedicated to the menagerie of animals found in the wilds of America. From wolves and deer, to ducks and salmon, the variety of animals that hunters come into contact within the forests and plains of the US make for excellent subjects in these striking tattoos.   

3. Duck Hunting Tattoos

Duck Hunting Tattoo For Men On Left Chest

Manly Hunter Tattoo Design Inspiration For Men

Ducks Hunting Men's Tattoo Designs

Outdoors Hunting Tattoo For Men

Cool Hunting Tattoos For Men Of Birds On Shoulder

Duck Hunter Guy's Tattoos

Outdoor Nature Hunter Tattoo Men

Every year over 10 million ducks and water fowl are hunted in the United States, from California to New York, and just about everywhere in between. These majestic birds make for great tattoos thanks to the beautiful colors and patterns in their feathers as well as the opportunity to incorporate the gorgeous waterways that they call home. 

4. Fox and Fowl Tattoos

Bow Hunting Tattoo For Men Half Sleeve

Tattoos Hunting Men On Back

Hunting Tattoos Ideas For Men On Back

While not a particularly common American pastime, there is a long tradition of fox hunting around the world, and they make great additions to tattoos thanks to their distinctive looks and associations with the spirits of the forest in stories and myths. Other birds, including turkey and pheasants are regularly hunted in the United States and make for great elements in tattoos. 

5. Canine Companion Hunting Tattoos

Tribal Hunting Tattoos For Men

Male Hunting Fishing Tattoo

Dog With Duck Tattoos For Hunters On Men

Deer Hunting Tattoo For Men On Back

Male Archery Hunting Tattoos

Woods Hunting Tattoos For Men

Dogs have been hunting companions to man for thousands and thousands of years; in fact, it is widely accepted that the domestication of canines came about as a primitive hunting strategy. Whatever the case, hunting dogs are still common, most notably the bird dogs that track, point and set game for their hunters.  

6. Hunters With Guns Tattoos

Rife Scope Hunting Men's Tattoos On Forearm

Men's Duck Hunting Tattoos

Man With Bow Hunting Tattoo

While bow hunting has continued to grow in popularity, hunting with rifles is still, by far, the most popular method. These powerful weapons make for striking tattoos thanks to the unmistakable lines of a rifle, along with the opportunity to add interesting details like reflections in the scope and wood grain textures in the stock.  

7. Big Game Tattoos

Waterfowl Hunting Tattoos For Men

Men's Hunting Tattoos

Small Many Men's Hunting Deer Tattoos On Arm

Half Sleeve Cool Men's Hunting Tattoos

From elk and bears, to moose and caribou, big game animals are some of the most prized quarry for sport hunters, and it is no surprise why. These powerful animals are fundamentally impressive thanks to their large size, strength and the visceral connection they have with the wilderness. For these same reasons they make for excellent subjects in tattoos.  

8. Bow Hunting Tattoos

Guy's Fox Hunt Tattoo

Men's Hunting And Fishing Tattoos

Hunting Archery Tattoo Designs For Men

Hunting Arrow Tattoos For Males

Man With Dark Hunter Tattoo

Hog Hunting Tattoos For Men

Men's Nature Hunting Tattoo Of Skull

Guy's Fox Hunting Tattoo Arm

Growing in popularity, bow hunting provides people a deeper connection to the animals that they kill thanks to the shorter range and necessity to get much closer to the prey than those who hunt with rifles. Utilizing images of drawn bows and patient hunters in tattoos are a great way to show the world that you belong to this ancient club.  

9. Innovative Hunting Tattoos

Male Hunting Arrow Tattoo

Half Sleeve Duck Hunting Tattoo Designs For Males

Male Deer Hunting Tattoos Designs

Rugged Man Hunter Tattoos On Chest

Men's Deer Antler Hunting Tattoos On Rib Cage Side

Tattoo artists are always looking to create one of a kind tattoos and through the use of unconventional compositions, expert application and black and gray as well as color ink, they are able to push the boundaries of what is possible in a hunting tattoo.  

10. Hunting on the Wing Tattoos

Tattoo Hunter On Man's Bicep

Wilderness Hunting Tattoo Design Ideas

Bird Shooter Tattoo Ideas For Male Hunters

Black Hunting Themed Tattoo For Men On Bicep

Hunting Tattoo Design Inspiration For Men On Wrist

Deer Hunter Tattoos On Man

Hunting Fishing Tattoos For Men Back Shoulder

Wrist Dog Hunting Men's Tattoos

Using bold black ink and interesting compositions, these tattoos make for the perfect commemorations to the birds that are such popular quarry with hunters in the United States. The stark black ink creates the unmistakable silhouettes of hunters bagging foul.  

Hunting Tattoo FAQs 

Why do bow hunters shoot from trees? 

The nature of using a bow as a means to kill an animal is so much more difficult than using a rifle that bow hunters take every opportunity to put the odds in their favor, and treestands are one of the best tools they have.  

This is because of the limited range of bows compared to firearms; rifles have a range somewhere between 50 and 300 yards, while with a bow anything above 50 yards is considered the edge of many peoples range. Treestands are excellent for bow hunting because they take the hunter out of the general field of view of most animals: deer and elk don’t usually walk around looking up in the trees. This means that the animals can get much closer to a hunter before they have any idea they are targets.  

The biggest downside of using tree stands versus a more stalking intensive approach is that the hunter has to wait for the animal to walk past, which can make for some long, boring stretches sitting in a tree.  

Enjoy these hunting tattoos? Check out the links below for more gallery examples:

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