If a leaf blowing in the wind doesn’t catch your attention, surely a loud crunch after stepping on one will. With leaves falling all around, it’s a reminder of more than just the seasons changing but also the delicate stages of life.
Aside from raking and yard work becoming grueling daily chore, the Fall gives every man an opportunity to explore nature for what it is. From maple to oak, birch and more, each features a distinctive pattern of life. All of which, are just waiting for us to pick them up off the ground for a closer look.
However, all of them share one deeper thing in common: The process of change. For some this idea takes on new meaning when it comes to tattoos. It can represents the beginnings and endings of all things, or even simply symbolize a love for the great outdoors.
If you’re a Canadian, the maple leaf to you might serve as an emblem of your love of Canada. After all, it is one of the most popular and widely known symbols among the nation.
In another light, if you were to explore the Celtic symbolism of the oak leaf, you’d discover the concepts of wisdom and strength. The Celts were fascinating by how fast the oak tree grew in size, not to mention, how well it endured in nature. It’s presence was seen as more than just noble and honorable, but also a reminder of stability and strength in life.
Interestingly enough, aside from over two-hundred years of life, the oak also has a natural tendency to attract lightning. For some Celts, this was seen as a life-affirming symbol from the gods.
With that said, perhaps these top 60 best leaf tattoo designs for men will grow you on. In this collection you’ll find everything from full Autumn themed sleeves to small and simple masculine leaf ideas.