Fingers make excellent canvases if you want to get a tattoo but don’t want to attract too much attention when walking around outside. Most finger tattoos are simply too small to get noticed when moving unless someone is actively on the lookout for them (which is kind of weird). They are also cheaper due to the amount of ink used and the labor needed. Even the most elaborate finger tattoos for men won’t take more than an hour or two to finish. A veteran tattoo artist probably won’t even break a sweat from it.The flip side is that designs are a bit limited because of the size of the canvas, even for people with abnormally large fingers. You can’t just grab a design meant to be inked on a bicep and ask the tattoo artist to downsize it. There are certain designs that only work best in large sizes.
Thankfully, despite the space limitations, you still have a healthy number of options for a finger tattoo. You can go with letters on each finger, a popular choice among men. You can honor a loved one whose name is made up of 10 letters or less. Actually, eight letters or less is better because thumbs don’t line up with the other fingers when the fist is clenched, which neatly displays the tattooed letters.
If you don’t like individual letters on each finger, you go with complete words instead, tattooed on the sides of the fingers. They can serve as daily reminders of the most important things in your life like family, friends, and pizza. You can flank each word with small designs as well. Needless to say, make sure that the words are spelled correctly to avoid any “ragrets.”
You can also go with different small symbols on each finger. You can go with a cross, a rose, a skull, a pentagram or a musical note. Heck, you can even go for the symbols of the founding members of the Justice League if you’re a big fan of comic books. Be careful when going for elaborate designs, though. Tattoos “stretch out” as they get older, which could easily turn a small, highly detailed tattoo into a messy blot.
Before going for finger tattoos, make sure that you are absolutely sure about the design. Due to the limited space on the fingers, a tattoo cover-up could be difficult to pull off, depending on the existing design. It is easy to do cover-ups on simple designs such as crosses and letters. But not so much for detailed designs like animal heads and flowers.
Check out these awesome designs if you want to see the best finger tattoos for men. Most of these work well regardless of finger sizes. But others are only recommended for people with large hands and fingers.