More and more tattoo enthusiasts are opting for a written design in a foreign language, be it tribal text or symbols such as Egyptian, Celtic, Japanese of Native American or something more recognizable. Latin is an ancient language that has had a big influence on our modern words and that may be why Italian tattoos for men are making such a large impact at present. Italian Tattoos For MenThe Italian influence can be found in many of the big cities across the US from New York and Chicago, to Boston and Miami so perhaps a tattoo of this nature is an ideal way for a guy to pay homage to his roots.

One of the drawbacks of having a tattoo in a foreign language is to make sure it does not get lost in translation or worse still says something completely different from what you want it too. For example, the Italian word for peace is pesca, however pesce actually means fish so one slip off the tattooist’s concentration could be disastrous! Love is also popularly requested in tattoo words and in Italian this would be amare but amoro means bitter so again that could be a bit embarrassing if it went wrong. It is therefore worth remembering the importance of research if you are considering Italian tattoos for men to ensure you get a phrase that is deep and meaningful not one that will be a permanent embarrassment.

Italian Tattoos For MenThere are many romantic images associated with amare – love – and Italy has a lavish history when it comes to this subject. From happy couples being serenaded by gondoliers as they sail along the waterways to the Cistine Chapel and all that its magnificent artwork evokes, Italy is full of romance. It also gave us legendary big screen idols such as Sophia Loren and of course the Italian Stallion Rocky Balboa, both of whom have featured as tattoo images on more than one occasion. However many Italian tattoos for men originated in the penal system or the Latino street gangs. In more recent times these have softened considerably and no longer have such dark connotations linking them to ex cons or gang culture. In fact now it is all love, beauty and peace, in Italian of course alluding to their passionate and laid back attitudes to life either as single words or as a phrase like In Tensione Per Sempre, which means simply Live Forever. As a result the Italian ways are now seeping into our skin through the ink from the tattooist’s needle and not just into the American way of life.

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