Iron horse tattoos are still as popular these days as they have ever been. Horses have been our friend and travel companion for many years. People have used horses for fighting wars, farming, sporting and companionship. Most often these days’ motorcycles are the primary subject seen in iron horse tattoos, although the term iron horse also has a relationship with trains; the locomotive in particular. Our love affair with the iron horse has made many new tattoo design possibilities.
Ideas for Iron Horse Tattoos
Iron horse tattoos with your personal bike can be a fun design. Try a side and rear view of your bike in dark ink sitting on the side stand. At this point the tattoo design could be finished. But then again the motorcycle may be in the same stance as above but now with air bags depleted and bike sitting on the bottom frame rail, with the strutless rear fender covering the top half of the massive 240 rear tire. Now you can add a girl sitting on the bike. Once completed choose you favorite colors for the bike, the girl and any scenery. Iron horse tattoos look great in larger scale, this allows for great detail work. This tattoo design works will on the back, shoulder blade, upper arm, and chest.
Iron horse tattoos with a motorcycle and logo are popular these days also. Our example motorcycle will be a Honda cbr 600rr. Try using a full front with side view with the bike in a power lift. The Honda wing logo can be set in the background with CBR 600 RR under the motorcycle. Choose your bikes color or add your favorite race teams color. This tattoo looks great in large scale on the center of the back or even the upper arm.
Iron horse tattoos with a classic steam locomotive makes for a great work of art on your back. Try using a steam engine on a trestle looking slightly up at the engine. This perspective will give good detail of the structure of the tressel and the wheels of the engine. Color choice can range from simple dark ink to full true to life color. Placement on the back for large tattoo or a smaller version on the chest and arm will work well with these iron horse tattoos.
Iron horse tattoos with a modern diesel locomotive for the train lover are a lot of fun also. Try a front and side view of the engine with the running lights on sitting in the train yard. For the back ground, you could use a station house or a freight car; doors open.
Size, Placement & Color of Iron Horse Tattoos
Colors choice could be; for the locomotive, green for Burlington Northern, orange for Santa Fe or yellow for Union Pacific. This tattoo looks great in mid to large size and placement on upper back; chest and arm works the best for visibility.
With any of these iron horse tattoos be sure a talk to your tattoo artist for advice on size and placement. Be sure and look at the galleries for more images and discuss all color options. Hope these ideas discussed above will help you design a few perfect iron horse tattoos to choose from.
Horse Tattoo Designs
Tattoo designs from the TattooMeNow Gallery