Every man desires to look badass. The best way to prove your toughness is through your actions. At the same time, your mettle should align with your appearance. Therefore, you can’t ignore cool-looking jewelry. Just take a look at bikers; stunner jewelry is an integral part of their image. You are probably wondering what kind of ring is able to induce respect and even fear in strangers. We have identified four categories of the most brutal themes in men’s jewelry – you can count on them to cement your daredevil image.
Just type ‘badass rings’ in the google search box and it will show you skulls, loads of skulls. Indeed, this motif developed the strongest association with bad-to-the-bone guys. For many people, skulls convey the meaning of danger, menace, and death. Not for nothing are skulls plastered on bottles with hazardous substances. Or let’s take pirates, they put skull and crossbones on the infamous Jolly Roger flag with a single purpose – to instill fear in everyone they meet on their way. So, a skull image on a guy’s ring, in the majority of cases, says ‘don’t mess with me’.
Along with that, skulls are a versatile symbol that boasts a handful of meanings. Personally, I enjoy the significance that contradicts the messages of death and hazard. Eternal life and protection against death – these are the meanings the skulls acquired at the dawn of time when people were seeking protection against diseases and mortality. In this day and age, people still believe in the magical properties of skulls to save lives. If you ask any biker what a skull means in the motorcycle community, the answer is going to be the avoidance of death.
Regardless of the particular meaning a guy puts in his skull rings, the image of the death’s head doesn’t leave anyone indifferent. Skull rings are fierce, so are people flaunting them.
Devils, evil spirits, vampires, and similar characters constitute another category of badass rings. When being put on your finger, they scream “I am so cool, I am not scared of anything”. You can find plenty of these images in Gothic Rings – some of them came from Christianity, others from the traditions of ancient Egypt, China, Tibet, or other countries with rich culture and history.
At first glance, these repulsive symbols are the personification of things ungodly, vicious, and menacing. However, if you take the time to research the origins of these images, you will learn that not all of them are purely negative. Take vampires, for example. On the one hand, they instill fear and horror. On the other hand, there is something alluring and sophisticated in their image. Plus, they live for centuries. Therefore, the image of a vampire on your finger can represent the pursuit of excellence, eternal life, and captivation. Whatever you want to express with such an accessory, a lot of attention is guaranteed.
Many people love animals because they are so cute and lovely. However, there are individuals who value strength, uncompromising, and might inherent in brutes. Would you argue that a roaring lion ring looks fierce? It is probably the best way to show that you are made of sterner stuff.
Badass rings featuring animal images are available in all sorts of shapes, designs, and motifs. Each beast has its own unique meaning making it easier to pick a symbol compatible with your personality. For example, wolves denote friendship, devotion, and ruthlessness. A tiger is a representation of dominance and power. A bear is physical strength, calmness alternating with bouts of aggression, as well as love for food and idle living. Bulls and other horned herbivores are a symbol of protection, peacefulness but not defenselessness. A snake is intelligence, cunning, and transformation that comes with each shedding of its skin. In toto, an animalistic symbol on your ring can look sick and, at the same time, revealing.
Many years ago, bikers used their hefty rings as knuckle dusters. At one point in history, real knuckle dusters found themselves on the wrong side of the law, but men on motorcycles quickly found a workable alternative. So, every massive steel or silver ring can be considered a makeshift weapon.
At the same time, some of men’s rings acknowledge weapons by carrying their images. One of the most popular ways to manifest your cool attitude is to sport jewelry featuring Gothic motives. More precisely, chivalry imaginary including lances, swords, daggers, pollaxes, etc. The main benefit of these designs is that they look somewhat romantic. We are used to romanticizing knights and the attributes of their image, so a sword in the hands of a crusader doesn’t look intimidating. Instead, it testifies that he fights for the right stuff (freedom, faith, and all that jazz) and kills dragons to liberate princesses.
If you want to look badass without a flair of romanticism, there are many more weapon themes to choose from. Ornaments showcasing guns are ideal for gangsters and everyone who wants to emulate them. The long-forgotten knuckle-duster function is echoed in rings with the respective design. Finally, your jewelry can travel across the sea to find inspiration in samurai armaments. Katana, wakizashi, nunchaku, sai, and other items carved on male jewelry look impressive and even noble.