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Despite the fact that tattoos are so commonplace that they are widely accepted within society as a whole, there are certain types of tattoo that still have something of a stigma attached to them and this includes hand tattoos for men. Hand Tattoos For MenIn fact any tattoos that are placed in a very prominent position where they are virtually impossible to conceal such as the face, neck and hands, may be frowned upon by some elements of society.

These preconceived notions about hand tattoos for men that give this body art such an unfair reputation is in part due to the history behind some of these designs where they have been synonymous with the criminal fraternity such as ex-cons and gang members. We have all seen someone in person or in a movie with that old-fashioned knuckle tattoo depicting the memorable LOVE and HATE across their hands, which is not the most attractive look. In certain cultures street gang members would have a serious of dots depicted on certain parts of the hand – often between the fingers or along a certain side – to represent their allegiance. It has also been claimed that the dots represented the number of lives an individual had taken and these are also commonly used by prison inmates in jails around the world. Despite these darker connotations, body art in general for the hands, has the same symbolism overall as these designs would have when placed in other locations.

Nowadays, hand tattoos for men have a much broader appeal than they did five to ten years ago and can look just as stylish and effective as any other type of body art. In fact, this has developed into a popular trend for engaged couples and those about to wed who want matching tattoos to commemorate the event and to show their love and devotion to each other, and the world. Instead of the traditional rings, having a ring design tattooed on their fingers has proved to be a popular alternative for many and can consist of tribal artwork, names, dates or anything else of relevance that appeals. Hand Tattoos For MenHowever, while it is always prudent to consider the longevity of your relationship before embarking on such a permanent commitment tattoos on the hand, often do not last as long for several reasons. Obviously the hands are more exposed to sunlight than those areas hidden under clothing and this is one of the main reasons that tattoos fade over time so chances are you will need any design on your hand touched up once in a while. As the hands are involved in so many activities, tattoos in this vicinity will be affected by everything from washing and sweating to rubbing and distortion from the moment they are inked on the skin. It is therefore best to avoid any designs that are too intricately detailed and stick to an image that is as simplistic as possible. That way there is less change of the design being distorted by smudging although you will have to take extra care during the healing process not to bump or knock the scab off. There have been cases where it has been known for the whole tattoo to be lost in this way which is why there are some tattooists that won’t even take on work of this kind.

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