There are many popular body parts that are widely requested by male tattoo fans today, however muscular areas in particular seem to be deemed especially manly so there are many designs for shoulder tattoos for men that exude machismo. From tigers and jaguars to fire-breathing oriental dragons in multi-colored and dark monochrome ink colors, many of these design also extend from the shoulder onto the back or chest and also down onto the bicep but there are also smaller images that are equally popular for this area. These include celestial bodies like the sun and stars, zodiac signs and glyph symbols as well as abstract imagery in the style of tribal artwork.
Tribal body art has been around for centuries; however it has seen a phenomenal rise in popularity in two or three decades and is still one of the most favored styles of body art today. These are popular with both sexes, however most of the larger, more elaborate artwork used for designs of this kind are predominantly favored by the male fraternity and this is particularly apt for shoulder tattoos for guys. From the swirling seemingly random spirals and swirling patterns of new Zealand’s Maori tribesmen to the more geometrical designs favored for Polynesian and Hawaiian tribes, these are bold and very eye catching designs that ooze masculinity and make a strong visual impact.