Playing Card Tattoos For Men

Top 87 Playing Card & Poker Tattoo Ideas [2020 Inspiration Guide]

To stylishly flaunt a gambler’s paradise, ink connoisseurs are experiencing a masterful metamorphosis via playing card tattoos. These dashing emblems can turn you into the sexiest walking casino around!

Playing card tattoos are the equivalent of having a fashionable ace up your sleeve.

These inspiring adornments possess immense decorative value among men in every field. For diehard casino fans, nothing is slicker than body art that showcases a winning hand. In this regard, a royal flush reigns supreme. A four-of-a-kind is just as lavish, especially when it reveals all four aces.

To spice up your playing card ink, you can add some alluring visual elements. Many tattoo lovers enjoy the magnetism of a poker deck on fire. Furthermore, the Ace of Spades has some occult oomph to back it up. Many numerologists associate this particular card with the power of death. As a result, it is often joined by macabre imagery such as skulls and crows.

Some body art fans consider playing card tattoos to be their personal lucky charms. These stylish insignias may just make you rich during your next visit to the gambling hall. In fact, with the hand we are about to deal, Lady Luck will surely shine on you.

 

Abstract Playing Card Forearm Tattoos For Gentlemen

Abstract Playing Card Guys Tattoo Ideas Full Arm Sleeve

Amazing Guys Inner Arm Playing Card Tattoo Ideas

Amazing Playing Card Joker Mens Arm Tattoo

This simple, black line work piece takes the familiar image of the joker and creates a lovely tattoo. The artist uses cross-hatching and precise line work to give the design the appearance of a hand-cut lithograph. This design also seems to give a nod to the ancient Tarot card tradition which predates and is the inspiration for, modern playing cards. While the design is relatively simple and doesn’t use the bright colors favored in some other playing card tattoos, the expert application and well-balanced composition make this a great piece.

Armband Guys Playing Card Tattoos

Awesome Bicep Playing Card Dice 3d Mens Tattoo Ideas

Awesome Guys Inner Arm Playing Card Tattoos

Awesome Playing Card Blackjack Rib Cage Tattoo On Male

Here is an example of a tattoo that uses interesting composition and clean execution to enhance a fairly simple design. The use of negative space for the smoke that obscures the cards in varying degrees is excellent, and the use of black and gray shading to create the effect of the cards protruding from the wearer’s body is an interesting touch. The black is well saturated and helps add contrast and give an added level of definition, keeping this tattoo from looking washed out. The large size and bold placement on the torso ensure that this tattoo, which broadcasts the wearer’s dedication to card games, is on full display.  

Bicep Playing Card Black Ink Outline Guys Tattoo

Black Ink Outline Playing Card Small Mens Wrist Tattoos

Colorful Mens Playing Card Full Sleeve Tattoo

Cool Compass Playing Card Mens Upper Arm Tattoos

Cool Mens Forearm Sleeve Of Playing Cards And Dice

Cool Mens Playing Card 3d Tattoo Ideas On Forearm

This tattoo uses black and gray shading to create an excellent, photo-realistic piece. Everything on this tattoo works: the shading is expert, the line work is consistent and the use of negative space for highlights helps the piece to pop. The overall design is well balanced and the composition incorporates the different elements perfectly; however, it is the small details that make this an impressive piece. The shape of the dice is perfect; while this may not seem important, that is only because here it is so well executed. The angles and use of shading to define the dice are expertly done and are a testament to the artist’s talent. This is an outstanding commemoration of the wearer’s passion for games of chance.

Cool Mens Wrist Playing Card Tattoo Ideas

Cool Playing Card Forearm Tattoo On Male

Creative Playing Card King And Queen Forearm Tattoo On Male

This large, illustrative piece is another example of how classic, playing card art can be incorporated into a tattoo. Here, the king of diamonds and queen of hearts are the focus and the artist seems to have used images from Bicycle playing cards as inspiration for their design. The line work in this piece is consistent and the composition is well planned, allowing the figures to overlap without feeling bunched. The color use color is also excellent, with the orange background and shading in the king’s face reminiscent of art nouveau designs.

Dark Blackjack Player Guys Playing Card Upper Arm Tattoo

Darts With Playing Card Mens Realistic Forearm Sleeve Tattoos

Decorative Guys Forearm Playing Card Tattoo With Skull Design

Dice With Playing Cards Mens Inner Arm Tattoo Design Ideas

Dotwork Guys King Of Clubs Playing Card Tattoo

Eight Ball With Playing Card Mens Forearm Tattoos

Female Portrait Mens Playing Card Sleeve Tattoos

Flying Playing Cards Mens Upper Arm Tattoos

Forearm Sleeve Mens Playing Card Tattoo Ideas With Skull

Full Chest Playing Card Mens Manly Tattoo Ideas

This is an incredible black and gray design that incorporates several elements to create a stunning tattoo. The gray wash shading in the woman’s face is excellent and the use of negative space and fine line work in her hair are remarkable. The way that the hair flows up and around the cards and is intertwined with roses works perfectly to tie this piece in with other existing tattoos and improves the overall composition. This tattoo is a testament to the skill of the artist as well as to the dedication of the wearer and is one of the more exciting designs that make use of playing cards.

Full Sleeve Playing Card Male Tattoo Ideas

Full Sleeve Playing Card Mens Black And Grey Tattoo Designs

Gaming Guys Old School Playing Card Upper Arm Tattoos

Gentleman With Skull Playing Card Tattoo On Arm

Guys King With Playing Card Females Arm Tattoo Design

Hand Holding Ace Of Spaces Playing Card Tattoo On Mans Inner Arm

Inner Arm Guys Playing Card Tattoo Inspiration

Inner Forearm Male Playing Card Tattoo Ideas

Joker Holding Playing Cards Mens Arm Sleeve Tattoo Inspiration

Joker With Playing Cards Male Sleeve Tattoos

King And Queen Guys Playing Card Inner Forearm Tattoos

King Of Hearts With Ace Of Spades Mens Playing Card Arm Tattoos

King Of Hearts With Joker Playing Card Mens Arm Tattoo

King Playing Card Male Arm Tattoo

King With Diamond Playing Card Mens Full Back Tattoo

King With Queen Guys Playing Card Arm Tattoo

Life Is A Gamble Guys Playing Card Old School Tattoos

This piece uses bold line work and vibrant colors to create an American traditional piece. The composition is well balanced with well-executed scrollwork and the artist uses clean, classic script for a common phrase that applies not only in the world of gambling but to life in general. The line work is precise and consistent—a primary characteristic in this style—and the color is well saturated. Once again, the angles on the dice are exact and the flames add a fluidity that contrasts nicely with the straight lines of the cards and dice. This is a great piece that shows off the artist’s skill and their mastery of American traditional designs.

Lucky 16 Mens Playing Card Hand Tattoo

Male Blackjack Playing Card Bicep Tattoos

Male With Playing Card Chest Tattoo Design

Male With Playing Cards Red Roses Old School Stomach Tattoo

Male With Playing Card Wrist Tattoo

Man Walking City Street With Playing Cards Mens Upper Arm Tattoo

Man With Skull Spade Playing Card Arm Tattoo

Mens Inner Forearm Playing Card Suits Black Ink Tattoo

Mens Jesus Playing Card Poker Tattoo On Chest

Mens Playing Card Lucky Clover And Eight Ball Tattoo Ideas

Mens Playing Cards Full Sleeve London Themed Tattoo Ideas

Mens Poker Chips With Playing Cards Forearm Sleeve Tattoo

Mens Rose Flower Playing Card Chest Tattoo With Dice

Mens Roulette Wheel Playing Card Chest Tattoo

Mens Upper Chest Shaded Playing Card With Poker Chips Tattoo

Mens Watercolor King And Queen Playing Card Upper Arm Tattoo

Music Notes Playing Card Guys Upper Arm Tattoos

Newspaper With Playing Cards Mens Realistic Inner Arm Tattoos

Old School Flower With Aces Playing Card Mens Hand Tattoo

Opera Masks Playing Card Mens Leg Tattoo

Playing Card Suits Mens Rib Cage Side Tattoo

Playing Card Suit Symbols Guys Small Tattoo Ideas

Playing Card Suit Symbols Guys Small Uperp Chest Ideas

Poker Player Mens Playing Card Forearm Sleeve Tattoo

Realistic Guys Black Ink Playing Card Lower Ribs Tattoo

Realistic Shoulder Playing Card Male Tattoo Ideas

Rib Cage Side Detailed Playing Card Guys Tattoo Ideas

Ripped Skin Playing Card Wrist Tattoos For Men

Rolling Dice With Playing Cards Mens Upper Chest Tattoo

Rose Flower Playing Card Sleeve Tattoo On Male

Shaded Black Ink Playing Card Mens Hand Tattoos With Dice

Skeleton Hands With Playing Card Mens Arm Tattoo

Skeleton Hand With Ace Of Spades Playing Card Tattoo On Male

Skeleton Holding Playing Cards Mens Arm Tattoo

Skeleton With Hat Mens Playing Card Half Sleeve Tattoos

Skull Mens Upper Arm Playing Card Tattoo Inspiration

Skull Playing Card Shaded Black And Grey Male Tattoo Ideas

Small Playing Card Black Ink Skull Tattoos For Guys

Torn Paper Playing Card Mens Arm Tattoos

Traditional Guys Playing Card King Tattoo On Forearm

Upper Arm Male Playing Card Tattoos

Upper Chest Realistic Male Playing Card Tattoo Ideas

Watercolor Playing Card Male Forearm Tattoo

Watercolor Playing Card Suits Male Forearm Tattoo

Playing Card Tattoo FAQ’s

What do playing card tattoos mean?

Games of chance are as old as humanity itself and are played around the world in just about every culture on the planet. Seeing that—for whatever reason—humans seem to be instinctively drawn to the risk inherent in these games, it is no wonder that they would make their way into the world of tattoos. Playing cards specifically are great subject matter for tattoos thanks to the artistry and diverse images that have been used to decorate these timeless game pieces.

For some, these tattoos can put the wearer’s love of playing these games on full display, letting everyone know they are a person that doesn’t shy away from risk. Other people wear these designs on their bodies to honor the philosophical meaning associated with gambling and the inherent risk of life in general. “Life is a risk” or “life is a game” are common phrases found accompanying these tattoos and they represent the role that accepting risk and taking chances plays in everyday life, whether we are aware of it or not. Whether you are a cardsharp or not, these designs offer a broad and interesting subject matter for tattoos.

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