There are many body art enthusiasts who claim that being inked did not hurt them at all, however most have either been fortunate enough to be inked in a less sensitive area or they are simply lying. Men in particular seem more reluctant than women to admit that the process was painful however I am reliably informed that calf tattoos for guys definitely have the ouch factor as a male friend recently endured this experience. The reason for this is not because it is a particularly bony area – and these tend to be among the most painful places to have inked – but simply due to the muscles we have here, which will automatically tense up, which makes the skin surface much more sensitive to the tattooist’s needle.
Tribal artwork designs have been immensely popular among tattoo enthusiasts for around a quarter of a century now as these are suitable for placement on a variety of different areas but certainly look particularly good when inked on a muscular skin surface such as that used for calf tattoo designs for guys. Many of these designs are dark grey or black ink patterns that consist of interlocking geometrical shapes placed in perfect symmetry in intricately detailed body art or in swirling spirals and sweeping curves for a more abstract effect. Text designs using words in an elaborate writing style are also growing in popularity for this area in recent years while old favorites like the oriental dragon and big cats continue to be widely requested too.