Leg tattoos can be incredibly masculine when done right. In fact, leg tattoo ideas can be truly awesome pieces of artwork because the canvas allows for large, amazing designs. For example, the different parts of the leg such as the thigh, knee, calf and shin can all have different designs or all combine for a badass look.
Guys can get an upper or lower leg sleeve tattoo of armor, tribal art, 3D biomechanical gears, or a powerful motivational quote that demonstrates strength and discipline. Furthermore, because leg tattoos for men can be easily concealed and the body part offers one of the lowest pain points, calf, thigh, shin, and lower leg tattoos have surged in popularity.
To help you find cool tattoo ideas, check out the gallery below. Whether you’re looking for calf or leg sleeve, badass artwork for just your calf, or any other part of your lower body, this collection of pictures and examples will inspire you. Plus, we made sure to include a number of different types of designs ranging from tribal to 3D to animals.
Best Leg Tattoo Ideas
The calf tattoo is one of the least painful areas to get a tattoo, but, at the same time, definitely one of the coolest places to get a tattoo. Though not immediately visible to your own eye, having a tattoo immediately staring back at people behind you is a pretty cool look!
A dragon tattoo is the perfect piece of artwork to span the entirety of your leg. But be mindful that the upper leg offers some of the least visibility so your tattoo might not be on full display for everyone to see. With that said, there will certainly be an element of intrigue for others to learn what lies underneath.
Leg tribal tattoos are some of the best combinations of geometric shapes and patterns that come together to tell a story. Tribal tattoos, with their unique designs, allow the wearer to express his or her individuality and personality. Ranging from hope, faith, courage, strength, balance, to unity and much more, tribal artwork can make up some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring tattoos.
The skull tattoo is one of the most common tattoo designs an individual can get. But who can really judge? Skull tattoos are sick and can be depicted in any number of ways without losing their cool factor. Here, the skull and snake concept is representative of wisdom and immortality. Piercing through the skull eye, the snake is in full attack mode all the while sporting some really colorful scales.
Paying homage to literary works that have influenced your life is an excellent reason to get a tattoo. Here we see Alex from A Clockwork Orange sporting his usual menacing face!
Can’t settle on any one tattoo design? Well, you don’t have to! With so much space between the thigh and foot, you can fit any number of cool tattoo designs all around the leg as in the image below.
Biomechanical designs that turn your leg into a robotic construction are absolutely stunning. The fact that the gears, nuts, and bolts all look incredibly tangible really bring the tattoo to life.