Tattoo Parlour Melbourne
Sin City Tattoos Melbourne offers thousands of different designs for tattoos for men and women alike. Our experienced artists are available to draw unique women and mens tattoo designs of all sizes.
Our Melbourne tattoo shop employs only the best, most talented artists. In fact, each and every one of our artists specialises in a unique type of tattoo art. So you’re sure to find an artist whose style matches your own tastes and preferences.
We offer a number of tattoos for men. Some of the most common tattoos for men include:
- Flags or symbols relating to the individual’s nationality;
- Portraits, often of a dog or loved one;
- Abstract tribal and Asian-themed tattoos;
- Powerful animals like tigers, lions and dragons;
- Word tattoos; and
- Potentially toxic (and therefore, powerful) animals such as spiders and snakes.
Tattooing is an art form that started out targeting primarily men, so a large percentage of designs are suitable for use as tattoos for men.
Popular Locations for Tattoos for Men
Our Melbourne Tattoo shop is available to provide you with recommendations or ideas for tattoo placement, but ultimately, the decision is yours. There are several popular locations for tattoos for men.
The bicep is among the most popular locations for mens’ tattoos. It’s a highly visible location, but one that’s also very easy to conceal. Many men like to draw extra attention to their muscular biceps, and this can be the perfect accent! This region of the body is quite fleshy and muscular, so the upper arm is relatively low on the discomfort scale.
Another commonplace location is the upper back and shoulder. It’s a bit less visible and easier to conceal than the bicep, so it can be ideal if you work in a profession where you wear short sleeves but need to conceal body art. And since this region of the body has sparse nerve endings and a muscular tone in most men, it’s also quite low on the scale when it comes to tattoo discomfort.
The chest is another favourite location for mens’ tattoos. This can be a great accent to a muscular physique. This location can accommodate a small tattoo design or a large design, so it’s extremely versatile. And it’s easily visible to the individual and to others, yet if necessary, it’s very simple to conceal. (Notably, though, many tattoos for men feature dark elements and thick lines that can show through a button-down collared shirt, but it’s very easy to wear an undershirt to prevent visibility through your apparel.)
The legs are also seeing more action when it comes to locations for tattoos for men. The ankle is a relatively rare location for men, but the calves and thighs are somewhat commonplace. These sites are very easy to show off to the world with shorts, or easily hidden with slacks, so their ideal for men who work in a professional, not-so-body-art-friendly workplace. The legs are also quite muscular and fleshy, so the pain is typically quite minimal.
Sin City Tattoos Melbourne does an increasingly large number of side body tattoos on men. Side body tattoos are extremely popular among women -- especially since many high-profile celebrities are getting side body tattoos -- but they’re also gaining popularity among the men now as well.
Side body tattoos are located on the side of the torso, from the area below the armpit right to the waist. Some side body tattoos curl up to extend onto the chest or back, while others may extend downwards to the pelvis or lower back. These designs can be relatively uncomfortable during the tattooing process for a few reasons:
The area of your trunk, just below your armpit is very sensitive, soft skin that can be very sensitive during the tattooing process.
Your ribcage can make for uncomfortable tattooing since the ribs are fairly “shallow” beneath the skin’s surface. This can lead to sensitivity during the tattooing process. and an annoying “vibration” sensation on the bone. The same sort of discomfort can occur if you extend the tattoo design around to your hip bone/pelvis.
You will need to coordinate you're breathing with the tattoo artist to limit movement while he or she is tattooing your rib cage.
But it’s important to remember that all tattoos hurt to some degree. But it’s a temporary discomfort that will leave you with beautiful body art that you can enjoy for a lifetime!
Side body tattoos are very easy to conceal with clothing if necessary, so their good for anyone who works in a profession that’s not accepting of tattoo art. They’re also very easy to show off. Women can display their rib cage and side body tattoos with a bathing suit, halter top or sports bra, whereas men can simply go shirtless.
The most popular side body tattoos for men are quite large, while there are some smaller designs that are popular among women (think of Miley Cyrus’ tattoo on her ribcage; it’s small, simple script that says “breathe.”)
Since many side body tattoos are larger in size, it’s important to keep in mind that the tattooing process may take multiple sittings at our Melbourne tattoo shop. And there will be a higher cost associated with a larger tattoo. Our base rate is $180 per hour, with a minimum charge of $120 per tattoo.
Visit Sin City Tattoos Melbourne shop at 60 Keilor Road, Essendon North.
You can also call us on 03 9379 1181. Sin City's Melbourne Tattoo Studios can also be reached at info@SinCityTattoos.com.au or via our website contact page.