Whether you're a frequent church-goer or an ironic heathen, there are a variety of Bible verses tattoos for men that'll suit your needs. Before you settle on the verse, though, consider the best location for your ink — because readability is key for Bible verse tattoos, choose parts of your body that don't bulge or ripple too much. Additionally, opt for body parts that will not expand greatly if you gain weight as this can distort the words. Good tattoo locations include the back, chest, forearm, calves and thighs. When you've selected a location for your tattoo, choosing a Bible verse may prove difficult. The verse should mean something to you on a deeply personal level. Below are some possible options:
- Leviticus 19:28 – "Ye shall not. . .print any marks upon you. . ." If you're looking for a bit of irony in your life, consider having this verse indelibly inked on your skin. You can choose the full verse or simply the book and verse number; this makes a particularly poignant addition to an extensive tattoo collection to showcase your disagreement with the statement.
- Revelation 19:16 – "And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." Many people believe this Revelation verse proves that Jesus himself sported a tattoo. Choosing this verse can showcase both your religious commitment and your dedication to tattooing as a religious experience.
- Psalm 107:9 – "For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." If you're a man interested in advertising your relationship to God, Psalm 107:9 might be a good choice. It's short enough for a small tattoo, but it signifies deep meaning. It may also be a good choice for a neck tattoo due to its proximity to your mouth — this relates back to the metaphor of hunger and thirst.
- Galatians 6:7 – "A man reaps what he sows." We all known about consequences, and whether you're a sinner or a saint, this Bible verse tattoo has meaning many can relate to. This is also a short verse, and it makes an excellent choice for the forearm or calf. If weight gain is not an issue, you could also consider it for a stomach area tattoo.
- John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Based on how often signs appear at football games bearing this Bible verse, this might make a good tattoo choice for the sports fan in your life as well as anyone wishing to speak about God's love. While the verse is quite long, the book and verse location is quite short. Consider this one for the wrist.