Happy Hump Day

First, Happy Hump Day!

Second, the hero I’m writing now has a few tattoos. For those of you following my Heartbreaker Bay series, I’m talking about Caleb. These tattoos don’t show when he’s wearing his suits, which means no one has seen them or knows about them yet. So my question to you is … what tattoos do you like on a guy? Can you be as specific as possible as to where and what?

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  1. Caleb, who’s described as techy and geeky, could have tattoos that reflect this. There’s a great one on Pinterest of sound waves down the ribcage to his….you get the picture. Great abstract calculus symbols, quotes are tough because they can get pretty cliche and dated. A chaos sign would look nice on the shoulder. I’ve seen small b&w jasper john paintings. In calc there is the monotonic theory that looks pretty cool and abstract when graphed.

    Oh, and ribcage and shoulder are nice. Hip is nice and on the ones that are a bit above the waistline and then dip below. You get the picture.

  2. Not a big fan of tattoos – what art do I love so much that I’d want to wear it for life??
    That said, the kind around the bicep is pretty cool, but more visible. I like the idea of the tat revealing something about Caleb. I have a sign language interpreter friend who has, among many others, a watercolor of an iris, because it is the emblem of the goddess (Iris) who represents interpreters.

  3. I am not a fan of neck or face tattoos! Tribal tattoos are hot. I also like hidden ones (shoulder blade or back, thighs).

  4. I love to see Doctor Who tattoos on guys. I think the Tardis looks amazing on their shoulder depending on the style. Gallifreyan Tattoo Designs For Men has some great designs that go down their arm. “Now the Whovian in me is done.”

    For other tattoos dream catchers that run down their arm from their shoulder look great. ” I have a thing for shoulder tattoos” or bear paws on their chest!!!

  5. Ew. No. I am not a fan of ink being inserted under people’s skin. I just do not get the attraction. I just ignore descriptions of tattoos in books. I’ve even read books about tattoo artists, and I ignore the tattoo descriptions. You write what you want to write…I’ll read it, but I will just ignore the tattoos.

  6. A dragon tat is nice, on the shoulder/upper arm or around the hip and thigh. It really depends on the guy and their life experiences.

  7. As long as they are not on his neck, face or head….then hey I don’t have a problem with the tatts. (Unless they happen to be Maori and it is done in the way it is supposed to be)I must say, however, that having his entire body in tatts, including his privates, would be a huge turn off for me. Tastfully done…not covered completely in them…I can negotiate. LOL.

    Considering I have 13 tatts of my own…HOWEVER if need be I can cover them up. But I tend to proudly display them, since they convey my faith and major events in my life. My former job, gone the way of corporate restructuring, I pulled up my sleeves in the final job interview and displayed them to the new boss. “I am pagan…this is who I am. Will you have a problem with this?” Considering he was interviewing me for a security guard job….yeah he had no problem with having a tatted pagan female security guard on his team. LOL….he actually said “If anyone gives you a hard time while doing your duties roll up your sleeves…they’ll shut up.”

    My late husband had no tatts, but he knew I wanted some…all he said was “Always make sure they are in good taste, can be hidden if necessary and for god sakes don’t have any on your neck or face…or breasts.” I tended to agree with him then…and even now. Do it with style and taste.

  8. Back shoulders, pecs.
    He’s a grown-ass man so please, no cartoons.
    Something innocuous, but that has great meaning to him. Something that is sacred to him. Kinda like Pru’s tattoo: at first you’d think it was cute and was a reference to what she does for a living. But, once you know her and understand her story, you realize how it is so much more.

  9. I like tattooes that are on the biceps of a man’s arm and kind of hidden. I do not like tattooes that a person has on their faces or near the face. A few tattooes are fine but covering the whole body is not good looking to me.

  10. I like black ink in simple tribal-like designs on biceps. The design could go on to the pec or shoulder, but not too much. It should be easy to see and appreciate once uncovered.

    I do NOT like colored ink, sleeves, or so much ink it hides a guy’s musclature and looks like he’s wearing a shirt. The design (or designs) are impossible to see so it just looks busy and messy.

  11. Don’t mind tattoos, but I’m a ‘less is more’ kinda gal. Not really into full sleeves — but if the person can carry ’em off, it works for me — but arm tats always look great. Above a short sleeve, lower on the arm…doesn’t matter to me. Love the down-the-side one in the pic. If tats are done well…

  12. A hidden tattoo on the rib cage area is the place I would like to see. I’m not a tattoo fan but there is something about tribal tats.

  13. I’m a big fan of the hidden/barely peeking variety and LOVE when there’s a meaning to it for the individual. Hubby has one on the top of his thigh just below his hip and a very close friend that is former special forces has his unit insignia on his low shoulder blade with the names of lost brothers underneath.

  14. Not knowing what Caleb’s story is, you could do something like the saying “Not all who wander are lost” . Right below his waistband. LOL!!!

  15. I like sleeve tattoos. But as person who hides hers. They have to be placed well. They have to be smaller and can be on the upper leg to be covered by shorts. On the back or chest if he wears undershirts all the time. You can usually see one under a white shirt. Of course then can be on the butt.

  16. A hidden tattoo on the rib cage area is the place I would like to see. I’m not a tattoo fan but there is something about it being all hidden right there. 🙂

  17. I sort of lost my taste for tats – Mr Wonderful had his ex wife’s name on his upper arm. It niggled at me. Then after 25 years of marriage, he dumped me – to move in with her. So tats lost their charm.

  18. I love the tribal tattoos!!! Also the symbols…. definitely on the biceps or upper shoulders where you can just barely get a peek and then you wanna peek more;))

  19. Comments are unique to the man – they reflect his personality (or his lapses in judgment if he gets them when he is young). I personally don’t care for them, why would someone put graffiti on an otherwise beautiful body? With that being said, I’d like one that it hidden, that shows his hidden side (for instance, my son has a bass/treble clef intertwined on his shoulder, among other less appealing tats).

  20. I’m no help either — but do these ‘hidden’ tats mean that the guys don’t do water sports ?

    1. Kate – good question!!

      Jill – I don’t care for them at all on anyone, male or female.

  21. Not a huge fan of sleeves, or full body, especially hands.
    A few, like around biceps or shoulder blades is attractive to me.

  22. LOVE an inscription down the side of their rib cage! And something about the inside of the forearm does it for me. I tend to like inscriptions or words over an actual picture tattoo if that makes sense. The back shoulder blade is pretty hot too.

  23. I have a few tattoos and like them on others. And LOVE the idea of them being hidden on Caleb and that no one really knows about them. On guys I don’t mind them on their chest or back shoulder or along their side/rib cage…..if/when they are done well…they are fantastic.

  24. I love this one on David Beckham. I think tattoos are sexier when you can’t see them or you can only see a bit and you wonder what they look like.
    A wreath of thorns on the bicep, Chinese symbols on the shoulder blade or down the side of the body. Or maybe something pop culture-ish, like Darth Vader or the Two Towers on his thigh, something he got as a stupid teenager.

  25. A few tattoos are ok – I don’t care for sleeves or full body. It’s great if in a place where you can show them off if you want or cover if you don’t. I am sorry that is not specific at all. I like small ones.

    He wears them well.

    I know I’m no help at all.

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