Suitable small tattoos for men include heritage style art. If you are of Irish background, a tasteful shamrock grouping would be appropriate, but a drunken leprechaun is not. The same could be said for all ethnic backgrounds. A fat, smiling Italian pizza chef with a cheese pizza does not represent all Italian descendants. There are hundreds of other cyphers which better symbolize the Italian culture. Look at a country’s flag, ancient buildings and foliage for ideas.