Reviewed & updated: October 21, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Looking for some cool tattoos of the M4? We got you covered. We have collected the best tattoos out there of this incredibly popular assault rifle!
The M4 Carbine is one of the most popular weapons of all time.
Whether you are a gamer or you are a gun fan, the M4 is one of the most preferred guns of choice. The M4 and its various versions are used extensively in various armed forces around the world.
The M4 is a truly amazing gun and quite powerful as well. The gun uses 5.56 mm x 45 mm (NATO) ammo and is an assault weapon that can compete with the likes of an AK-47. M4 variations come with semi-auto and auto options, thus, giving the user a lot of control over the environment and shooting experience. Whether it is real life or inside a game, M4 carbines are master weapons capable of bringing down hell on one’s opponents. The first M4 was designed by the United States army when the M16 rifle (M16A2) could not bring the desired results in the Vietnam War. The M16 rifle was not great for close quarters and it also lacked accuracy, thus, urging the US government to build a modified variation of the M16. Colt, the weapon technology company, helped the U.S. Army Armament Munitions Chemical Command to build a carbine version of the M16A2. Eventually, what we know as the M4 was devised with time.
The M4 Carbine is lighter and shorter than the M16 series, being more easier to carry and reducing the recoil as well. The love for the M4 came due to the ‘no comprise’ mindset behind the design of this absolutely light-weight but powerful gun. The gun had incredible accuracy and maximum stability but did not compromise on ballistics and range. The advanced gear system also allowed faster reload and state-of-the-art auto-firing capabilities. An M4 tattoo is a great tattoo to have for people who love guns and want to show their love for this beauty of a weapon. M4s are very reliable and highly suitable for continuous operation while their predecessors broke down in the middle of a fight or during an ongoing battle. The AK series was made to be lasting and were easy to fix, thus the M4 series came as a boon to all the US troops who were overpowered by Russian AKs. The M4 series is also known for their quiet operation even though they have a powerful motor running, and their long-lasting stability. This is why, to this day, when people think of getting a rifle tattoo, gun tattoo or weapon tattoo, the M4 is one of the most popular choices. The M416 is the most popular variant of the M4 and is currently commissioned for use by the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines and even the U.S. Navy. Similarly, the use of stock M4s and custom M4s are seen throughout the globe by various important countries.
Stock M4 Tattoo
This is a simple black and white tattoo of a stock M4. If you like minimalist designs, this is the perfect tattoo for you. The M4 is a great little machine, capable of heavy-duty firepower but still being lightweight and simple. The simplicity of this carbine form also makes it easy to fix and maintain.
M4 With Basic Scope Tattoo
This is an incredible example of a simple M4 carbine with a scope. This particular M4 comes with a grip-assist and no other expansion kits such as an extended magazine or a grenade launcher. These kinds of M4 requires simple assembly instructions.
M4 With Multiple Extensions Tattoo
This is a tattoo with a fully packed M4 complete with an extended magazine, an advanced scope and a long muzzle that is capable of suppressed fire. These kinds of M4s are traditionally used in the United States Army and the South Korean army.
Soldier With M4 Tattoo
This is an absolutely amazing tattoo with the soldier being focused upon using shades of black while being covered with light sketches of flowers and an M4. This M4 comes with an extended shoulder stock and is great for aiming far away. M4s are generally meant for close quarter combat, however, with the assist of a longer shoulder stock, one can easily shoot enemies who are far away. The beautiful mix of black and light sketching makes this tattoo incredible to look at.
Cool M4 Tattoo
This tattoo features an extremely cool M4 with a hollow shoulder stock and a super shot muzzle. This kind of an M4 combination is deadly in close quarters and looks very intimidating as well, especially due to the naked stock M4 look. The gun itself requires at the very least, instructions on how to how properly operate it and can seem troublesome for other beginners.
Traditional M4 Tattoo
This is an example of a traditional M4 army tattoo that servicemen generally get. Ex-servicemen love M4s due to their machine reliability and smooth consistent power output. The initial impression of this kind of tattoo is enough to determine if one served in the military as dates that are important to the soldier are given as well.
Advanced Gear System Tattoo
This particular M4 features advanced machinery and guarantees reliable reloading. Fundamentally, with the additional support, it makes it less likely for the gun to break or get jammed while auto-firing for a long duration. This gun does not have a long barrel and thus will not be able to offer noise suppression. But, with proper use, it can be used in semi-auto with low noise. The rails are running smoothly on the main barrel of the gun and the easy-switch magazine makes filling cartridges easy. There are no scopes in this gun but there is a long shoulder stock.
M4 Tattoo Power Supply
This M4 is covered by an aura of power. Even though the M4 is light-weight, it possesses massive amounts of destructive power. With reliable auto firing and an extended magazine, the power supply that is provided by the M4 is enormous. Being one of the best guns out there, it is almost like holding the M4 makes it seem like there is a surge of power (aura) around the weapon.
M4 Tattoo with More Fluid Tattooing Procedure
This is an outline of an M4 with the body or the tattoo skin completely filled with black ink. This is not a detailed tattoo of the gun and will take comparatively less time to fill this tattoo. The ink quality is also great.
This is another example of a simple M4 tattoo that does not have excessive design and any detailing down using tattoo needles. This tattoo is a minimalistic example of an M4 tattoo.
M4 Tattoo Machine Equipment
This is a perfect example of a tattoo featuring an M4 that helps us identify that this is a machine like any other man-made weapon. These weapons can be used for both good and bad. This particular tattoo is representing the division and company the soldier has served in. End of the day, M4s are equipment and it is dependent on the user when it comes to how these machines will be used.
Like its predecessors, the M4 comes with a massive number of available accessories from various companies. There are no limits to the number of modifications that can be done to the M4 series and the number of attachments that can be used such as laser sights, telescopic sights, grenade launchers, hand grips, rail-mounts, bipods and suppressors. However, compared to the older M16 series and the guns before it, the M4 is much more reliable as a weapon and lasts for a long time before finally jamming or breaking.
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