When most people think of tattooed men, they think bad boy. A rebel without a cause, fighting authority and breaking every heart they come into contact with. The cliché tied to these inked men is that they do not make for good husbands, fathers, or even boyfriends. Their attitudes, their penchant for partying, it all seems attached to the ink placed upon their skin.
But, while this is the common misconception—one look at these supposed bad boys will prove that tattoos make them a better man, a man worth calling your own. Here’s why . . .
He can Commit:
Despite the belief that tattooed men do not commit, their ink only proves the contrary. It takes great thought and commitment to place an image upon your body for the rest of your life. Every decision he makes, every path he follows, he does so with veracity, a die-hard fierceness, and he will always stand by his choices.
He’s a Real Man:
A tattooed man proves one thing: He can take a lot of pain. Tattoos aren’t a painless enjoyment; they come with a certain level of anguish. A man who has such a high pain tolerance shows his fearlessness; shows he’s not scared to handle a little pain when the outcome is so rich. This lends itself to a primitive sex appeal, a rugged manliness. And bodes well for the woman they marry.
When it comes to history, you’ll find that most of it is literally written on their skin. You won’t have to fear secrets from these inked men, they tell their stories upon their skin. They’re not ashamed of their mistakes, of their past. They’re honest with the ones they love about any poor decisions they may have made, choices that led them down unsavory paths. You won’t have to worry about hidden truths, you’ll have a constant reminder of that when you look at them.
Bad Boy Appearance:
Okay, ladies . . . let’s get real here. We love bad boys. Whether we want to admit it or not, we all secretly (and some, perhaps, not so secretly) want that bad boy character to take us in their arms, despite our parents’ pleas, and ravage us in the bedroom. But most of us are either too shy or too reserved to go forward with this desire. This is one of the perks of dating a tattooed man. They’re not all bad boys, although they have that appearance. Some are bad boys who have reformed but still carry that bad boy visual appeal. It’s win-win for us ladies.
Being impulsive is often thought to be a bad thing, but speaking as a woman who has entertained both an impulsive spouse and a rigid one in my years—having an impulsive other half can do wonders for a relationship. Having the same routine day in and day out, doing the same things over and over, it can have a strain on the relationship and the ultimate happiness of you both. A tattooed man displays just the right amount of impulsivity . . . not enough to jeopardize the relationship, but enough to keep things interesting.
No Boring Day Job Here:
Don’t worry about listening to someone droll on about real estate or today’s drop in the stock market, a man with a full sleeve of tattoos isn’t likely to occupy a job in the finance industry. No, generally a heavily inked man works a less conventional job. You’ll often find that a man with this type of artistry placed upon their body is more likely involved in a more expressive job, one with a more creative element.
Fights for his Beliefs:
A tattooed man is no stranger to controversy. They wanted to bear art upon their skin and they weren’t afraid of the complications that arise from that decision. They put up with the dirty looks, the nasty comments, the conversations which arise—all because they felt love and passion for the designs placed upon their skin. With that in mind, think how fiercely they will protect the one they love—against all odds, against what anyone thinks. Love is worth fighting for and no one fights harder than a tattooed man.
Dark & Twisty Romance:
Jane Austen does not have the upper hand on romance, ladies. While we may all want our own Mr. Darcy, let’s face it . . . a tattooed man has a different, but equally arousing take on the genre. It may not be the type of romance they write classic novels about, but it is one that will take your breath away. It is a darker side of romance; a severe love, one with passion, ferocity, and a sensuality that cannot be rivaled by the historic love of Austen’s novels. Hold on to your seats, ladies, because a tattooed man loves with every fiber of their being. Their dark devotion will leave you wanting more but don’t worry, they’ll be happy to oblige. An inked man carries his desire, his romance, into the bedroom in a way you could only imagine.
Whether you have tattoos yourself or not, one thing is for sure. A tattooed husband is unlike any other. They do truly make great spouses, boyfriends, fathers to their children. They are devoted, expressive, and will fight for their passions—which include their families. They’re never boring and they’ll keep you on your toes. But they’re passionate, loyal to a fault, and well worth the title of husband, despite common misconceptions.