It’s a very rare occasion when I come across a topic that’s never featured on ‘Guy Style Guide’ before. We’ve covered everything from necklaces to tall hats on tall men, but one thing we’ve never taken a look at is tattoos.

I’ll be honest with you now: having never taken the plunge and gotten inked up, I’m probably not the best person to ask for advice on the topic of tattoo art. So with that in mind, I turn my blog over to the experts in the field (or at least those men brave enough to get one)…

Here are a number of great videos that tackle the subject of fashion, style and tattoos, starting with an in-depth guide from site favourite Aaron of ‘Alpha M Consulting’.

Tattoo Considerations

So, let’s summarise the key points shall we?

  • Think about what you’re getting before you get it – your tattoo is going to be with you for the rest of your life (unless you want to undergo a painful laser procedure), so perhaps it isn’t a great idea to get your holiday fling’s name inked across your forehead!
  • Tattoos are addictive – or at least, they can be. Be careful not to go overboard or you’ll end up running out of fresh canvas.
  • Neck, hands, face and lower back are out-of-bounds – they dramatically reduce your job opportunities.
  • Look into your artist before you let him loose with a needle – does he/she have the ability to perform to your satisfaction. Go to a reputable tattoo artist.
  • Cheap tattoos are not good tattoos
  • Blood donators beware – you may find that your local blood bank isn’t willing to accept a donation for an extended period of time after getting a tattoo. Check with the regulations in your area before you take the plunge.

About The Author

Johnathan Bell is the founder, owner and main author of Guy Style Guide, a website dedicated to everyday male fashion, style and grooming. The primary mission? To guide clueless men through the tricky mindfield that is the growing world of male couture. Find him on , Twitter and Tumblr.

One Response

  1. James at Designer Mens Clothes

    I could never get a tattoo! I wouldn’t have the guys. Plus, I don’t want it to be there when im 60odd!