Stomach and waistline tattoo ideas for men

Updated April 17, 2017

Tattoos were once a strictly male phenomenon, a pastime for groups like sailors and prisoners, becoming fashionable among women only in recent decades. Men can flaunt their masculinity and place in tattoo history with a stomach and/or waistline tattoo. This is a great area of the body to get a tattoo, as there is a large canvas on which to create an image. You can get a stomach and/or waistline tattoo featuring a violent weapon, a favourite beverage or a sexy image.


Images of weapons are common among tattoo enthusiasts, as tattoos have long been associated with groups like gangs and criminals. Men can live up to this bad-boy image with a waistline tattoo featuring a weapon. When you wear a pair of trousers over the tattoo, it creates the visual effect that you have a weapon tucked into the waist. You can get a tattoo like this featuring the weapon of your choice, whether it be a pistol, dagger or capgun.

Six Pack

Tattoos are a common sight in biker bars. You can get a tattoo of a six pack of beer on your stomach and let the world know you like to drink, while making a lighthearted visual reference to the concept of a "six pack" of abs. You can create different variations of this type of tattoo to suit your physique or celebrate your favourite beverage. For example, if you are an overweight man, you could get a 24 pack tattoo. If you don't drink alcohol, you could get a six pack of soda instead.

Naughty Images

Scantily clad hula girls and pin-up models are common in tattoo imagery. The only problem with getting one of these tattoos is that you need to get one in a discreet area to avoid potential conflict in a professional environment or dirty looks from passersby. Getting a naughty tattoo on your stomach or waistline is a great way to flaunt classic tattoo imagery without committing a social taboo. You can get as dirty a tattoo as you want, visible only when you take your shirt off.

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James Gilmore has written professionally since 2005. Since then, he has written and proofread obituaries for "The Press & Sun-Bulletin" in Binghamton, N.Y., press releases for "Goals, Seminars and Consultants" and articles for Made Man and various other websites. He writes a good deal of music-related content and holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ithaca College.