Mack Trucks - Mack Trucks are to truckers what Harley Davidson's are to bikers. Unlike Harleys they are usually tattooed in their entirety rather than just the logo showing the truck as big and powerful, shined to perfection.
Madonna - This is an extremely popular tattoo as it is as a religious icon. Madonna is usually depicted with flowing white or blue robes, eyes turned downward in a pious, reflective manner. The reasons for getting Madonna tattooed are many and varied and not always for religious reasons. Madonna has long being a subject for tattoos and is just as popular as ever.
Madonna and Child - This is a more traditional variation on the Madonna theme. In this depiction Mary, Mother of God is seen holding baby Jesus.
Male Symbol - This is depicted as a circle with a cross pointing upwards.
Maltese Cross - This cross originated in the Malta Supreme Military Hospital. It is an eight pointed cross with each point symbolizing the qualities of a knight. The cross is also used by the Order of Knights Templar.
Mandala - A mandala literally means circle in Sanskrit. It is a common symbol in both Hindu and Buddhist traditions. It can take on a myriad of forms and variations and is a symbol of contemplation.
Man's Ruin - Man's ruin is depicted as a lady sitting in a glass with cards in the background, money and dice. It is these four things, alcohol, loose women, money and gambling that can lead to man's ruin. It has always been a popular tattoo choice and because of its classic appearance shows no sign of ever waning in popularity.
Marijuana - Also known as Mary Jane, weed, or grass is an instantly recognized symbol because of its distinctive appearance. Its use is generally restricted in most countries but that does not stop people from getting it as a tattoo to show that they are a user.
Measure of Man - This is a well known painting by Leonardo De Vinci. It is a depiction of a nude man in a large circle and rectangle showing the reach of outstretched arms and legs in two different positions. It was used in a space probe sent out years ago so that if extra terrestrials discovered it would understand the basic physical structure on mankind.
Medicine Shield - This is a Native American shield which is circular in shape with feathers attached and is used for protection.
Medusa - Medusa is depicted as a lady with piercing eyes and snakes for hair. In myths she could turn a man to stone with one look. She is a character that strikes fear into many.
Mermaids - The mermaid is half fish and half female. In mythology, the mermaid would either lure men to their death by drowning or would conversely rescue men from the same fate. As tattoos they can be symbols of temptation or depicted almost as pin up girls.
Mickey Mouse - This is the quintessential Disney character and as such a popular tattoo choice for those who want to retain links to happy childhood memories.
Moai - These are the giant mysterious stone carvings on the Pacific Island of Easter Island. They are giant heads and upper bodies sticking out of the ground which still baffle people.
Moon - This is our closest heavenly neighbor and is often associated with the feminine aspect or nature. It can symbolize change and it is responsible for the movement of the tides and also linked to the female monthly cycle. It can take on many forms such as the crescent moon, harvest moon, killing moon or blue moon with individual meanings associated with each.
Morning Star - This is a star which is associated with the darker side of nature and is also known as 'Satan's Star' because of its ability to evoke spirits.
Motorcycles - The image of the motorcycle will probably never lose its appeal. Motorcycle tattoos, once the preserve of biker gangs, now seem to be requested by those not necessarily considered 'bikers'. As tattoos, there are many different varieties from the 'Hot Rod'; with a scantily clad girl on top, to the Harley Davidson ridden by a skeleton even Lambretta scooters and every other type of bike in between.
Musical Notes - These can take on any variation of a musical note. As tattoos they are usually done by people who are musicians or who have a deep love of music.