Reviewed & updated: November 25, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
As a football fan, you may want to opt for an amazing American football tattoo to show your love for the sport. Here are a few tattoo ideas to inspire you.
The American football tattoo is one of the best tattoo designs to express the American sportsman spirit.
The American football tattoo design can be aggressive or calming but overall, it can have a new lively effect to it. The love for football among American men and women unites them with sports becoming a focal point!
These American football tattoo designs contain various illustrations, signs, banners, and representations of American state symbols. Football tattoos are very popular in the tattoo world. The search for the perfect football tattoo is not an easy task. Let’s take a look at some of our favourite picked out designs for you.
The Rugby Tattoo
A very colourful and vibrant American football tattoo is portrayed here. The tattoo artist has first outlined the entire tattoo with thick jet black ink. After the perfect outlining the tattoo artist has shaded each element of the tattoo up to its borders but not entirely. In the centre of the tattoo, we have the ‘rugby’ ball which is basically American football and the details inside it is perfect. Just to add an element of creativity inside the tattoo.
The tattoo artist has made a symbol of a fleur-de-lis, which is an iris flower, just to add a touch of elegance to a rough sporty American football. To add more feminity and a more floral vibe, to this robust sport, the tattoo artist has also added vibrant flowers and leaves at each end. The execution of the entire tattoo is quite classy and elegant.
The Orange Helmet
A wonderful tattoo of the rugby helmet on a man’s calf. The helmet is worn by American football or rugby players. The tattoo artist has a firm hand, as the detailing on the tattoo is diligent and meticulous. The orange and black shades of the American football helmet is sharp and spot on.
The tattoo artist has also given a black aesthetic background to the tattoo which is in a form of fog, fading as it proceeds down. The hand holding the helmet is so realistically embedded. At the end of the wrist, the artist has made a zigzag pattern, giving it a beautiful look.
The Spirit of Game Tattoo
A very intricate and amazing tattoo design just below the elbow of a man. The tattoo has a head gear and an American football right below it. The only ink used is black and the natural light shade skin tone highlights all the other undertones in the very same.
The detailing of the football is so minute that it appears to be as if it were printed. The small details like the metal framework and the brand name Wilson, makes it so unique. The football is in an offsetting angle keeping in mind its actual size in proportion with the helmet.
The Comical Rugby
A really interesting tattoo design of a mosquito and football on the back of a man. The ink colour used is black which complements the persons own light skin shade to enhance the overall essence. The tattoo is drawn in a way that it appears as if it was drawn on a journal.
This entire design was established in the limited space on the skin to be able to have more impact over a small area of coverage.
The Victory Pose
An appealing tattoo of the American football helmet embedded on the edges of the body of a man. The artist only used two colours, red and black to make the tattoo stand out. The shade of the helmet and the hand holding the helmet is amazingly done.
The artist used shading technique for the stunning look of the shade. The red circle is perfectly drawn on the helmet. The hand holding the helmet is drawn with gloves and arm sleeves.
Man Of The Match
In this tattoo American football player which is a rugby player has been portrayed. The tattoo artist has used various dark shaded inks to enhance the beauty of this tattoo. It portrays the spirit of sportsmanship. There is a rugby player who has the American football in his hand and is in a posture of throwing it to another player.
The element of interest and surprise in this tattoo is the small text that is written right under the football player. The text says ‘Wild For The War’ which is a sassy caption to match the spirit of sportsmanship.
The Football Wonderland
Magnificent tattoo of American football with the American flag, helmet and football. The tattoo artist really has shown his artistic skills by using attractive colours and attention to detail. The helmet has a sugar skull drawn on it, drawing an attention to Day of the Dead celebrations of Mexico and uniting culture in that manner.
Altogether the tattoo looks great as the work is sharp, beautiful and seamless. The American football with helmet contrasts the flag very elegantly.
The Jersey Number
Here’s a very comprehensive piece of art of a tattoo on a man’s arm. The tattoo has an American footballer’s helmet kept on the ground where the football is played. The piece uses blackwork to bring out the subtle effect of the tattoo and making it look like a tribute to the sport.
The Pencil Sketch
This detailed geometric patterned tattoo created of the American football helmet held by a muscular hand wearing gloves is amazing to look. Thick strokes with thin shadows elevate this piece. The look of the tattoo is great, simple yet powerful.
The helmet has a symbol drawn too, which has bold edges and is shaded by strokes. The way the art is showed we can see that the player holding the helmet must be proud of the game he plays.
The Unison Sign
Two hands holding the American football. The focus of the tattoo is on the football – it is really bringing out the central The tattoo artist has only used the colour black to draw the tattoo. Simple yet eye-catching tattoo, even the hands drawn has two similar tattoos.
This small piece can be tattooed on any part of the body. The details of the American football and the textures, including, fine details like the nails of the fingers are so realistic and natural. This American football tattoo embarks upon the spirit of sportsmanship as well as the symbol of unity.
Here are some other American football tattoo ideas for you:
- Tribal American Football Tattoo
- American Football Sleeves Tattoo
- American Football Band Tattoo
- Soccer Tattoo Ideas
- Men American Football Number Tattoo
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What is an American football tattoo?
An American football tattoo is a type of body art that features a design related to the National Football League (NFL) or other American football leagues. It is often used as an expression of loyalty and devotion to a certain team or player, or simply as a way to show admiration for the sport itself. In some cases, it can also be used to commemorate a specific event or memory related to American football. Popular designs for American football tattoos include team logos, player jerseys, and other images associated with the sport. With its strong visual impact, an American football tattoo can be a great way to show off your passion and love of the game.
What are some popular American football tattoos?
Some of the most popular American football tattoos include team logos, player jerseys, action shots and other imagery associated with the sport. Popular teams whose logos are commonly seen in American football tattoos are the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers. Players whose images often appear in American football tattoos include Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers. Other popular American football tattoo designs include vintage logos or classic images, such as an old-style helmet with curved stripes. As the sport continues to evolve, so do the designs of these tattoos, offering fans countless possibilities for expressing their love of the game.
What is the best placement for an American football tattoo?
The best placement for an American football tattoo depends on the size and complexity of the design. Smaller, simpler designs can be placed almost anywhere on the body, while larger, more intricate tattoos are usually better suited to larger areas such as the upper arm or chest. As with any type of tattoo, it’s important to think carefully about where you want to place your American football tattoo, as it will be a permanent part of your body. Consider the size and shape of the design, as well as any personal or cultural preferences that might affect your decision. With a little thought and planning, you can find the perfect spot for your American football tattoo.