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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


When it comes too tattoos that scream out masculinity, nothing may be more compelling then the engine tattoo. Although engine tattoos are not considered to be a mainstream tattoo, there is a popularity for the tattoo. Engines power automobiles, motorcycles, tools, and more. As you will learn, engine tattoos can cover a variety of different aspects of the engine. Engine tattoos are usually chosen by men, not to say that a few special women wouldn't consider such a tattoo. The versatility of engine tattoos make it a popular choice among men and anyone else that is associated to motors and engines. In this article, we will discuss engine tattoo variations, engine tattoo designs, engine tattoo meanings, and you will have the opportunity to view several different engine tattoos. In the end, we hope that you are able to find what you need for your next tattoo project.

As mentioned above, engine tattoos can cover a variety of different engine types. Two of the most popular engine tattoos are motorcycle engine tattoos and automobile engine tattoos. Engine tattoos can also include engines such as train engines, four-wheeler engines, Mack engines, or any type of engine you choose.

Engine tattoos can also cover different aspects of the engine being portrayed within the engine tattoo design. For example, some engine tattoos may portray the entire engine while others may only portray a certain area of the engine. There are many different components of an engine that can be portrayed, such as rods, plugs, distributor, engine block, carburetor, or the heads. Finding the perfect parts to portray in your engine tattoo can be challenging if you don't already know what you are wanting. However, it is quite nice to have so many options to consider.



Although some may disagree, the engine tattoo can hold symbolic value to those who wear such a tattoo. As you read earlier, the engine tattoo represents masculinity, but it also symbolizes so much more. But remember, in the end, your engine tattoo represents what you want it too. With saying that, below you can find the meanings behind the engine tattoo.

  • Masculinity
  • Power
  • Durable
  • Fearless
  • Speed
  • Dangerous
  • Wide Open
  • Endurance
  • Strength


Since there are several different variations of engine tattoos, engine tattoo designs can be portrayed in many ways. This is due to all the different variations of engines and engine components. Engine tattoo designs may include an entire engine or different parts of an engine. Such parts may include the camshaft, crankshaft, pistons, rods, exhaust, valves, timing belt, throttle body, or injectors. It just all depends on the type of engine that is being portrayed in the engine tattoo design.

Engine tattoo designs can also be designed to have some kind of creative image behind the tattoo or added to the engine tattoo. You will see many engine tattoo designs that have fire and flames. In such cases, you may see flames and fire coming out the exhaust or engine. Other symbols and elements designed within engine tattoo designs include skulls, ghost, demons, and eagles. These symbols may be portrayed within the flames or as a separate image.

Train engines are another type of engine tattoo that you may find interest in. Train engine tattoos may portray a modern diesel or perhaps a vintage steam engine from the past. Engine tattoos can be inked in a variety of different locations on the body, depending on the size of the engine tattoo. Since engine tattoos may only include one element of the engine, they can be designed in several sizes.

Be sure to check all the different engine tattoo designs in this article. This will give you a general idea of what is available. Plus, you can pick up tips and ideas for your own engine tattoo design. At the least, it will give you a better understanding of how engine tattoos are designed and portrayed.


There are some important things that you want to remember before you get your engine tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked and find out later that your tattoo represents something different from what you first thought.

Don't rush to get inked! Remember, tattoos are for life. Men and women that get inked on an impulse usually have regrets about their tattoo later on down the road. If you are having second thoughts or questioning your choice, wait to get tattooed. You only want to get inked when you are completely sure of your chosen tattoo.

Engine tattoos are a great tattoo choice for any man associated with engines. It could be car engines, truck engines, Chevy engines, Ford engines, or Harley Davidson engines. Anything associated to the engine qualifies under an engine tattoo. Try thinking outside the box. If you believe that the engine tattoo is not for you or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links set below. As always, thanks for your visit.



Rravindranathan on December 22, 2014:

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Got one while I was dead drunk in bar. All I mumbled out was: Filip, try not to ink a pair of tits!Back to you, pealnorsly I don't like text, but it's your skin, not mine

Nancy on December 18, 2014:

It was either that or a jepsnaae garden on my back. Dude I'm 1.88, I have long arms, long legs, .. I couldn't go small ).Unfortunately I'm not, the next visit should be in about 1.5 2 months from now. See you then

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on October 03, 2012:

In this technological age, this tattoo shouldn't surprise me. But I have yet to see one. Love all their intricacy. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 02, 2012:

These are real amazing and awesome tattoos.

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on October 01, 2012:

Every time I begin to think you absolutely must have covered every tattoo imaginable, you surprise me. These are so imaginative and unique. Amazing.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on September 30, 2012:

Wouldn't want one, but the artistry is beautiful..Thank's Ricky.

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on September 30, 2012:

Hi my friend, great tattoo photos and another hub inked !

Vote up and more !!!

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on September 30, 2012:

I never in my life imagined that there could be this many ideas for tattoos! Thank you so much for enlightening a neophyte like me!

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on September 29, 2012:

Thank you for this. One has to admit to the artistry involved.

Shelley Watson on September 29, 2012:

Ricky, the artistry expressed in these tattoos is stunning and you do the various artists proud in the presentation of their work. Brilliant article, up to your usual incredibly high standard. Up, across and shared!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on September 29, 2012:

Hey Ricky, Your tat hubs keep on getting better. Rock on! I have a hubber friend who would really appreciate the body art. Watch for Dana! :)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 29, 2012:

Ricky, you are the king of tattoos! I bow before you and your knowledge in this area. Excellent job!

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