Bold tattoos are hot for 2018, and they look amazing when paired with a bold beard style. To create a cohesive personal style, choose a beard style that complements your ink. This is a way to stand out from the crowd and let everyone know who you are.
Tattoo Styles for Cool Bearded Guys
Choose a pairing to let beard style complement your tattoos and vice versa. Here are 10 examples of beard plus tattoo styles which will inspire your ideas.
#1: A Traditional Full Beard with Black Ink
If you wear classic, biker-inspired black ink, pair it with a tough, full beard. This creates a look that is totally masculine. Let your beard grow in fully and wear at a not-too-short length to create a look that is low maintenance but still declares your personal sense of style.
#2: Sleeves with a Full Mustache
Are full sleeves your ride or die? Wear your sleeves with a full, traditional mustache for a classic look that says, “tough but with a soft side.” You can opt for a beard or not with this look, but let your mustache be the focal point. You can even wax it to style for special occasions.
#3: A Religious-Inspired Look
Do you have religious-inspired ink? Choose your beard and hairstyle accordingly. Go for the monastic beard style. This is a way to show where your heart really lies.
#4: Classic Americana
Do you have classic Americana tats? Pair your stars, roses, and “Mom” ink with a classic natural beard. For this look, the trick is not to look too clean. Let your beard grow naturally without worrying too much about shaping it. You may want to clean up along your neck; other than that wear your full, natural beard proudly.
#5: The Hipster Pointed Beard with a Chest Piece
If you have a hip, rocker chest piece that you want to show off, point to it, literally, with a shaped, pointed beard. This beard style works on many face shapes and give you a cool, hip look.
#6: A Close Cropped Beard with Colored Ink
If your tattoo style includes lots of gorgeous color, choose a more subtle beard style. You don’t want to draw attention away from your ink. Instead, let your ink be the focus by choosing a more clean look created by a neatly trimmed beard. This is a beard style that can work even if you have rather sparse facial hair.
#7: A Sleek Beard with a Neck Piece
Intricate neck pieces are all the rage! Highlight yours with a sleek beard that complements your neck piece, rather than competing for attention. You’ve put a lot of pain into that ink. Show it off with a neat, trimmed, oiled beard that supports it.
#8: A Squared Beard Shape
You may want to choose a full beard with squared off corners. This is a more definite style than a natural beard but still reads as sexy, virile and masculine. If you have “tough” tattoos, this style can work well for you.
#9: The Short, Neat Beard
You may want a neater, more trimmed beard style. This is a good option for the tattooed professional who needs a beard style that can work for the office but pairs with ink on the weekend.
#10: The 5-O’Clock Shadow
A natural 5-o’clock shadow is always a winner. This may be the lowest maintenance option of all, allowing you to have facial hair after hours and be clean shaven for the office. You can transition easily between one style and the other.
No matter which beard style you choose to complement your tattoos, you are sure to find a winner here. Consider the style of your ink and choose a beard that works with that style.