Shoulder tattoos for men typically have a lot of meaning. It’s a place that’s not necessarily large enough for a big tattoo, but it can be used to create a part of a sleeve tattoo or just to place a smaller, more meaningful piece.
For example, many men choose to have something important tattooed on their shoulder to represent an important part of their lives. This could be their college alma matter, their military affiliation, or even a club or group they belong to. It’s not as personal as a tattoo placed on the chest, but it’s an area of significance that means something to the wearer.
Even if you’re choosing your first tattoo, consider the fact that one on your shoulder might turn into several up and down your arm. You might think you only want one tattoo, but many men find it difficult to stick to one when there are so many to choose from in the future. Additionally, you’ll want to find something that’s going to fit on this space. Our gallery will help you choose the appropriate tattoo for this type of placement on your shoulder.