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Basic Bro Tattoos That Make Spotting Bros In The Wild Even Easier 

Hugh Landman
Updated June 14, 2019 12.6k votes 1.6k voters 85.6k views 17 items

List Rules Vote up the brotastic tats that remind us why tattoo removal is a lucrative field.

The basic bro - a male personality pandemic that shows no sign of slowing down - is easily spotted. These are the dudes spilling beer on you at concerts, yelling obscenities at baseball games, and whose online dating profiles only include bathroom mirror selfies and pictures of themselves in a tux from the one time they were a groomsman. A more physically defining feature of the basic bro is the basic bro tattoos they sport.

Basic bros' distinctive tats make them easy to spot. From barbed wire bands to tribal ink, these tattoos say to the world: I subscribe to Maxim magazine. Looking through these pictures of basic bro tattoos may provide some insight into whether you yourself are a member of the Broverse. So watch out; if you see any of this ink, you're looking at a basic bro. 

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Your Classic Basic Bro Bicep
Your Classic Basic Bro B... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Basic Bro Tattoos That Make Spotting Bros In The Wild Even Easier
Photo:  torbakhopper/Flickr/CC BY 2.0
Typical bro tattoo?
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A Bro Spirit Animal
A Bro Spirit Animal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Basic Bro Tattoos That Make Spotting Bros In The Wild Even Easier
Photo:  Pitbull Tattoo Thailand/Flickr/Public Domain
Typical bro tattoo?
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Cultural ApBropriation Is Classic Bro
Cultural ApBropriation I... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Basic Bro Tattoos That Make Spotting Bros In The Wild Even Easier
Photo:  binkle_28/Flickr/CC by SA 2.0
Typical bro tattoo?
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A Crucifix Absolves A Bro Of All Bro Sins
A Crucifix Absolves A Br... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Basic Bro Tattoos That Make Spotting Bros In The Wild Even Easier
Photo:  Jamin Gray/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0
Typical bro tattoo?