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Nine Noteworthy Neck Tattoos For Men

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Tattoos are one of the most famous trends, which has risen in the last couple of decades and become mainstream. Before that, only criminals and circus performers wore tattoos, as they were considered to be outcasts from society. Tattoos were supposed to be very painful, as tattoo artists used needles that pierced the skin and deposited ink deep into the cells. Also, cheaper tattoos would give people severe infections if the equipment used were not sterilized and hygienic. Now, with international regulations on the health and educational standards in tattoo studios, getting a tattoo as safe as getting a vaccine!

Not a lot of people prefer to get neck tattoos, but the ones who do are certainly not the faint of heart. The skin on the neck area is very thin and has a lot of nerve endings, which causes a lot of pain and stress to the person getting tattooed. Moreover, it would be difficult for the person to breathe during the session and would have to take frequent breaks. If people really want a neck tattoo but have low pain tolerance, they are suggested to get a tattoo on the nape of the neck, as it has more muscles and fat to cushion the needle’s piercings than the throat area.

Neck tattoos cannot be properly disguised by clothing, unlike arm or back tattoos. Nevertheless, they make more of a style and personality statement than normal tattoos do. Such tattoos are generally frowned upon in corporate environments, but the patience and pain tolerance the person needed to get a neck tattoo makes them immune to any boring meeting in the office!

Neck tattoos are more famous in men than in women, as women generally tend to wear jewelry around that area, which they can change whenever they want and coordinate with their style. This is why neck tattoos represent strong, bold, and masculine personalities, as it is typically painful and cannot be covered up.

Take a look at some hardcore neck tattoos for men:

Portrait Tattoo

This portrait tattoo of Marilyn Monroe is a pretty recurrent theme seen in men’s tattoos, but it is not something the world is tired of seeing. The portrait can be identified by about everyone, as Monroe is an iconic person immortalized in movies and advertisements around the world. Getting a tattoo on the throat area is very painful, but if this is the final product, there would be no regrets.

Bird Tattoo

Birds are a common subject in a tattoo, as it represents freedom and peace. The bird in this tattoo is an eagle, which signifies victory, longevity, freedom from bondage, pride, and many other things. This tribal depiction of the eagle attacking something could mean an inner fight against darkness and evil with the help of light and good.

Tribal Tattoo

Tribal tattoos show the wearer’s culture, heritage, and personality to the world. The meaning of the symbols changes from tribe to tribe, and hence it is important to do proper research and finding out the various definitions before zeroing in on a tribal design. There has been a considerable backlash in cases where tribal tattoos were done by non-members, as it can be considered as cultural appropriation and disrespect to the tribe’s history and traditions. Hence, if you want to do a tribal tattoo just because it looks cool, you will be suggested a different tattoo by your tattoo artist.

Mandala Tattoo

A mandala is a spiritual and religious symbol in Asian cultures, notable in Hinduism and Buddhism. It defines the cyclical motion of life around the divine group governing the universe. This is a very aesthetically satisfying symbol, and hence is a popular choice for neck tattoos.

Fandom Tattoo

Tattoos related to celebrated books, movies, or TV series are all a fad now. It shows that whatever the person looks or acts like, they are a little boy excited about things that inspire or motivate them. This Deathly Hallows tattoo from Harry Potter was a symbol linked to the Peverell family, and which meant that he who was the master of all three gifts from Death himself: the Invisibility Cloak, the Elder Wand, and the Resurrection Stone, is a ‘Master of Death’. Harry was the Master of Death during the Hogwarts battle and used these gifts to defeat Voldemort once and for all.

Script Tattoo

Script tattoos are one of the most famous designs for a tattoo. This tattoo reads ‘Shanti, Shanti, Shanti’ in Sanskrit, or ‘peace, peace, peace’. The word is repeated thrice to bring peace to the body, soul, and mind.

Religious Tattoo

Religious tattoos are typically made by men, as they identify with the mythological stories and gods and their morals. This Trishul tattoo with Lord Shiva’s third eye has a very symbolic meaning: the Trishul is used to protect the weak and impoverished from the impact of darkness and evil, whereas the third eye is a sign of seeing what is not seen by our sensory eyes and having a glance inwards at ourselves and our rights and wrongs.

Guitar Tattoo

Music is an integral part of every human’s life. This neck tattoo features a guitar, one of the most played instruments in the world, and is also featured in many songs in different languages and cultures. So, if you want to show your skills on the guitar to a girl you have a crush on, get a guitar tattoo using which you can start a conversation effortlessly on your favorite subject.

Illusion Tattoo

Illusion tattoos are a new design seen in the tattoo industry. This design tricks our brains using subtle lines and shading and makes us think that the person’s throat is thinner than it looks. How cool is that!

Neck tattoos are generally thought to be an extreme niche of tattoos to get. If you are INKspired by these tattoos, come over to Aliens Tattoo Studio and get a free consultation with our in-house tattoo experts, who will help you in adding a bit of YOU in your design. What are you waiting for? Fill up our consultation form so that we can answer any and all questions you have about neck tattoos!

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