But not everyone gets sentimental when it comes to tattoos. There are those who get tattooed simply because they think it’s really cool. Nothing wrong with that line of thought. Men who don’t care much about deep meanings behind tattoos often go for the coolest designs around. And one of the most popular is mechanical tattoos.
Mechanical tattoos are exactly what they sound like. They are meant to give the human body a cyborg or half-machine look with “visible” mechanical parts. The best thing about mechanical tattoos is that they work well pretty much on any part of the body, even in the nether regions if someone is brave and crazy enough.
There are several kinds of mechanical tattoos for men. The most popular version is the one that shows a ripped-apart skin, revealing a full range of mechanical internal body parts, which includes cogs, wires, metal joints, and springs. This version is usually seen in black-and-gray, though some prefer to make it more “realistic” by also mixing in human body parts such as veins and muscles in colored form. Some even go for a 3D-like effect to make it even more impressive to look at.
Others prefer a more creative mechanical tattoo, one that doesn’t involve a lot of realism. This version involves the same mechanical parts but with other designs such as clocks and compasses as the centerpieces of the design. In this version, the mechanical parts act more like complementary pieces to the main design, though they still compose a large portion of the piece.
Mechanical tattoos have a lot of tiny details, which makes them very expensive. Depending on the stamina of the tattoo artist and the pain threshold of the client, multiple sessions may be needed in order to finish a large piece. Not all tattoo artists are adept at mechanical tattoos, however. So it would be best to find a specialist in order to get the best possible result.
Though mechanical tattoos look great on pretty much any part of the body, there are still certain spots generally seen as the best ones to have them. This includes arms, legs, hands, feet, and ribs. They look really gorgeous when done in full sleeve, with the curves not having any negative effect on the overall design. If you’re in the market for a large tattoo piece, you can’t go wrong with a mechanical tattoo.
Here are some of the best mechanical tattoos for men. Most of these are in black-and-gray style, which is no doubt the best format for a mechanical tattoo. If you want more colors, you can work with the tattoo artist in coming up with a more colorful design.