If you are looking at large and more elaborate mens tattoo designs then you will need a suitably sized body part to do it justice however of you want a small image only perhaps for the neck, shoulder or hand, it is best to choose a more simplistic design.
The reasoning behind this is simply because smaller designs with a great deal of detail are more likely to smudge or distort, thus losing their intricacy any way. Therefore sticking with less detailed designs such as tribal symbols, zodiac signs and basic script designs work better on lesser areas but these can still look equally effective. The dark monochrome ink colours of black, dark grey, blue or green that are popular in designs featuring tribal artwork patterns or symbols actually make a bold statement on their own when inked on the skin. In fact these can often look as visually stunning as some of their more colourful counterparts and are actually as effective in their simplicity as their more elaborately detailed rivals