Warrior Tattoos For Men

Top 103 Warrior Tattoo Ideas [2020 Inspiration Guide]

To display masculine strength at every juncture, smart style gods leave the task up to a warrior tattoo. These mighty caricatures can sum up your conquests with unrivaled aesthetic boldness.

There is a lot of pride to be had in being a warrior, so these noble fighters deserve to show off their brute force with style; luckily, tattoos offer a sleek way to reveal a passionately strong spirit.

Warriors incarnate in countless forms, and all of them are equally worthy of exaltation. Each culture has their own archetype. From the American soldier to the Japanese samurai, you have your pick when it comes time to battle. No one will trifle with the extreme capacities of a guy who openly declares his warrior status with ink in his flesh.

There are also copious symbols of power that can be used to tie into warrior mentalities. Regardless of your chosen iconography, the totem of energy will enshrine indefatigable willpower. You can convey superiority in silence thanks to warrior body art.

To get a glimpse at this extensive depth, just take yourself on a guided tour of these tattoos via our exquisite set right now.


3D Samurai Warrior Helmet Tattoos For Men On Chest

Got a feeling there’ll be a lot more references to Sparta than just this piece. This is a great small tattoo on the chest, mixing the metallurgical clank of military headgear with cool style and shape aspects. The Spartan/Grecian horsehair crown has been traded for a sleeker metal version to amp up the ferocity of the helmet, while the pitting and age effects of the metal itself is also well deployed. Also good application of technique shown by dropping in only a small amount of fuzzy fill to solidify the image.

Amazing Warrior And Battle Tattoos Male Back

This Japanese warrior tattoo in black and gray style exemplifies commitment from artist and subject to build a memorable tattoo over a long period. On first gaze the piece looks overwrought and too busy, but take time to notice the cool elements of this massive back piece. The thundering horde of Warriors riding out to meet butt-crack from the Shinto shrine looks cinematic. The artist cleverly creates detail in the front riders from the swirl of limbs, horses and metal behind. It contrasts nicely against the original solo samurai tattoo that the rest of the work has been built around.

Angry Spartan Tattoo Mens Upper Arms

Does Gerard Butler get royalties for every Spartan warrior tattoo laid on flesh with his face? Because there has to be a million of them… This piece is straight out of the 300, even down to the CGI abs our hero is sporting. It’s a cool tattoo.

Arrogant Warrior Tattoo Male Forearms

This piece looks great due to the clever gray color and shading. The ink makes this gleam. The two headed, emblazoned ducks across the warriors’ chest, looming castle, and fierce hacking fighter with staunch helmet all look good together. Would probably change the dainty silver belt and buckle to make it seem tougher, however this is a good piece of body art that looks carved from stone.

Beautiful Warrior Helmet Tattoo Mens Forearms

This new wave take on the Grecian helm is bad ass. Love the artist’s deployment of thicker, more noticeable white ink than usual to create contrast and cool patterning detail, as do the just flaring the cheek wings. The horsehair of the helmet’s crown is also well done from a technique standpoint. Individual strands team well with the fuzzier filler in forming the mane.

Brave Two Horned Warrior Tattoo Male Thighs

You wouldn’t want a hulking Teutonic knight bearing down on you from atop a massive warhorse in real life, but it’s probably ok in realistic tattoo form. This ink is wicked – it looks like a RPG video game come to life. The shield makes a nice contrast of shade, shape and line against the primary dark gray color.

Brilliant Black Warrior Tattoo Mens Forearms

Cool technical interpretation in this female warrior tattoo. The line and shading looks to have been scratched straight on to the black background with the back end of a paintbrush to make the jagged details of armor and fur. Also like how this tattoo has been deliberately drawn freehand, it’s a case where the inaccuracies in straight lines and fill images make more of an impact. 

Brown Shaded Gorgeous Warrior Tattoo Male Sleeves

There’s a lot of weight in this full length Japanese sleeve tattoo. It exceptionally detailed but too much gets lost in the darkness of the tattoo’s theme. A lighter shadow fill would have helped this pop off the skin more.

Brutal Samurai Warrior Tattoo Guys Forearm

Celtic Warrior In Action Tattoo Males Forearms

“Immortality is yours, take it!” The cinematic still of Brad Pitt’s Achilles in Troy is delivered perfectly, mirroring how he rolls up the beach with his cohort to unleash death on Hector, Paris, and Troy. While the tattoo is very dark, the artist is able to work all of the armor’s details in cleverly.

Cool Dark Warrior Tattoo Guys Chest

The placement of this cheat tattoo is excellent. It could sit anywhere on the breast, but has successfully been worked in to an interesting border shape that allows the horns free reign to dominate. Not a huge fan of leaving out eyes here, however amongst the bird’s nest of bear and hair they may have look out of sync with the rest of the piece.

Cool Warrior Tattoo With Contrast Red Shades Tattoo Guys Calves

No Gerry Butler for this Spartan warrior. He’s been made to look a bit more comic book style in shape and form so looks unique for a work of this kind. The contrast of the solid gray/bronze color work with the bright scarlet cloak helps balance the top half only image.

Deep In Thought Warrior Tattoo Mens Calves

Embossed Warrior Axe Tattoos Mens Chest And Arms

Ethnic Warrior Tattoo With Detailed Floral Designs Guys Sleeves

Fantastic Grey Warrior Tattoo Male Arms

Fiery Roman Warrior Tattoo Mens Forearms

Forearms Male Beast And Aztec Warrior Tattoo

Furious Warior With Large Feathered Helmet Tattoo Guys Biceps

Ghoul Inside Warrior Helmet Tattoo Mens Arms

Gigantic Warrior And Bloodshed Tattoo Mens Lower Legs

Gorgeous Samurai Warrior Tattoo With A Touch Of Red Guys Back

Gorgeous Whitish Grey Warrior Tattoo Mens Back

Graphical Grey Warrior Tattoo Males Sleeves

Grey Shaded Masked Warrior Tattoo Mens Arms

Guys Arms Realistic Warrior Tattoo

Guys Back Greek Warrior Symbols Tattoo

Guys Back Magnificient Warriors In Combat Tattoo

Guys Forearms Handsome Warrior Tattoo

Guys Forearms Majestic Horse And Warrior Tattoo

Guys Full Sleeves Fantastic Warrior Tattoo Design Ideas

Guys Legs Ancient Greek Warrior Head Gear Tattoos

Guys Lower Legs Warrior On Horse Tattoos

Guys Sleeve Samurai And Red Sailed Ship Tattoos

Guys Thigh 3d Warrior And Shiny Mettalic Helmet Tattoos

Guys Torso Warriors In Battle Tattoo

Guys Warrior With Huge Feathers Tattoo Side Ribs

Guy With Artistic Warrior Sword Tattoo On Legs

Guy With Creative Warrior Tattoo And Tiger On Forearms

Guy With Enraged Warrior Engulfed In Orange Flames Tattoo Forearms

Guy With Realistic Warrior Face Tattoo On Arms

Heroic Warrior Tattoo With Mellow Shades Male Legs

Horrifying Blue Eyed Warrior Skull Tattoo Mens Torso

Impressive Far East Traditional Samurai Tattoo With Blossoms Mens Full Back

Intense Aztec Warrior With Mettalic Neck Piece Tattoo Guys Sleeves

Intimidating Viking Warrior Tattoo With Sword Mens Back

Iron Grey Warrior Tattoo Guys Chest

Japanese Geisha And Samurai Tattoo Males Chest Arms

Lovely Feathered Grey And White Warrior Tattoo Male Sleeves

Male Biceps Impressive Warrior Tattoo

Male Calves Warrior And Lover Tattoo

Male Calves Warrior With Golden Horned Helmet Tattoo

Male Chest Aztec Warrior In Curtsey Tattoo

Male Forearm Long Beared Samurai Tattoo

Male Forearms Brave Old Warrior Tattoo

Male Forearms Unique Grey Warrior Tattoo

Male Forearms Warriors In Combat Tattoo

Male Legs Decorated Helmet And Warrior Tattoo

Males Black Shaded Death By Warrior Tattoo On Biceps

Male Sleeves Warriors In Battle Stencil Tattoo

Males Sleeves Warrior With Long Katana Tattoo

Manly Warrior Taking Aim Tattoo Mens Full Sleeves

Man With Ferocious Viking Warrior Tattoo On Arms

Marvellous Herculean Warrior Tattoo Mens Back

Masculine Warrior On The Battle Field Tattoo Mens Back

Mens Arms Skull In Traditional Warrior Costume Tattoo

Mens Arms Warrior In Rome Tattoo

Mens Back Ready To Attack Warrior Tattoo

Mens Back Warrior With Arrow Piercing Heart Tattoo

Mens Calves Broken Warrior Sword And Lightening Tattoo

Mens Calves Contemplating Roman Warrior Tattoo

Mens Calves Grey Shaded Medieval Warrior Profile Tattoo

Mens Chest Profile Of Powerful Warrior Tattoo

Mens Chest Realistic Aztec Warrior Tattoo

Mens Chest Spartan Warrior Helmet Tattoo

Mens Full Sleeve Warrior And Rose Tattoo

Mens Legs Amazing Warrior Tattoo

Mens Lower Legs Armed Warrior Tattoo

Mens Marvellous Warrior And Flora Tattoo Chest And Sleeves

Mens Sleeve Angelic Greek Warrior Tattoo

Mighty Warrior With Feathered Costume Tattoo Mens Forearms

Pretty Grey Shaded Samurai Tattoo Males Torso

Raging Japanese Samurai Warrior Tattoo Male Forearms

Realistic Eyes Of Warrior Tattoo Guys Arms

Realistic Pencil Art Warrior Tattoo Mens Forearms

Realistic Warrior Tattoo With Deep Blue Eyes Male Arms

Roaring Beast And Warrior Tattoo Male Forearms

Savage Viking Warrior Tattoo Male Biceps

Sepia Toned Powerful Warrior Tattoo Guys Forearms

Sharp Fanged Beastly Warrior Tattoo Thighs Men

Skulled Warrior In The Ocean Tattoo Male Arms

Superb Warrior Tattoo Male Biceps

Superior Bearded Warrior Tattoo Male Calves

Terrific Warrior Tattoo Male Full Sleeves

Traditional Black Warrior Tattoo Guys Forearm

Ultimate Japanese Warrior Tattoo Full Back Male

Warrior And Skull With Helmet Tattoo Guys Forearms

Warrior And Violence Tattoo Guys Full Sleeves

Warrior On Horse With Icy Eyes Tattoo Mens Legs

Warrior With Cold Steel Protection Tattoo Male Legs

Warrior With Feathered Bonnet Tattoo Mens Side Ribs

Warrior With Mighty Sword Tattoo Mens Arms

Warrior With Shiny Costume Tattoo Guys Biceps

Wise Old Warrior Tattoo Mens Calves

Wonderful Warrior Tattoo Mens Arms

What does a warrior tattoo mean?

Warrior ethos drives a lot of different motivations for pursuing this type of tattoo. For some individuals the warrior motif is a projection: self image, role in family or community, work, or symbol of being part of a mission more important than oneself.

For others, the warrior tattoo provides a link to heritage, ancestry, and the past, with the subject commemorating what’s come before but also establishing the embodiment replacing those that fought in years gone by.

Finally, there are people who’ve loved the warrior’s sword and flame in books, movies, and entertainment since Princesses lived in castles, ogres lived under bridges, and bandits roamed the forest looking for rich people to plunder.

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