Entertainment Fashion & Style 5 Sexy Tattoo Spots for Men Share PINTEREST Email Print Getty Fashion & Style Tattoos and Body Piercings Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Hair Fragrance Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Jodie Michalak Contributing Writer Northern Arizona University Jodie Michalak is a cosmetologist and contributing writer for Byrdie where she covers the tattoo space. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Jodie Michalak Updated May 06, 2019 Tattoo placement is just as important as design selection, yet many people roll up their sleeves and opt for traditional tattoo locations like their upper arms and forearms. Sure, armbands are classic and bicep tats are tough, but why not explore a few more suggestive parts of your body? Choosing a sexy, even private, location for your tattoo depends on what design you're planning to get. Want to ink something for only your significant other? Consider something "down there." Want to show off your love for someone? A chest tattoo, over your heart, is a great option. Here are a few options for alternative, more interesting tattoo spots. 01 of 05 Back Getty If you're ready for a sprawling tattoo design, your back is where it's at. This tattoo spot is perfect for the guy who likes to take off his shirt and show off his back muscles. Back tattoos are the key if you are hoping for a larger piece with plenty of details. Start small or add to your mural over the years. 02 of 05 Hip The lower hip is a suggestive area that hits quite close to home. A small tattoo can fit well in this area, making it a secretive and erotic spot to ink. Lovers names, personal oaths, and symbols are fit for this location. This tattoo is for certain eyes only, so go ahead and spill a few secrets. 03 of 05 Chest Getty There's a basic rule for chest tattoos: Make them grand. While classic design tattoos for this broad spot include hearts, old school images, and banners, you can pretty much ink whatever you want on your chest. Take a long time and visualize what really feels right on this area. Do you want it to be visible when you're wearing a t-shirt? A tattoo should feel like a natural enhancement to your body and should have some sort of meaningful connection, especially if you bare it on your chest. 04 of 05 Leg Getty Leg tattoos can build upon your muscular frame, whether they're on your thigh or your calf. So go ahead and show off all that work you've been doing at the gym with a leg tattoo. Start the tattoo at the bottom of your leg and work your way up for a full leg tattoo, or keep your pieces smaller, standing alone to make a statement. 05 of 05 Penis CC Image Roy Sinai@Flickr. CC Image Roy Sinai @ Flickr You put a tattoo where? Oh, right there. A suggestively placed genital tattoo flames with sex appeal. This hypersensitive area is off-limits for many tattoo artists so you'll need to shop around and find a skilled and trusted professional for your genital tattoo. Of course, make sure it heals properly before showing this ink off.