Have you been wondering what an arm sleeve tattoo is? Or,
whether or not it is right for you? Read on to find out all you need to know about arm sleeve
tattoos, their designs, and a few pictures to give you ideas for your next tattoo.
A tattoo that covers a portion of the arm that could be covered
by the sleeve of a shirt is called an arm sleeve tattoo. Arm sleeve tattoos may be full sleeve, half sleeve
or quarter sleeve.
A full sleeve tattoo starts at the
shoulder blade and goes all the way up to the wrist. A half sleeve tattoo covers the area between the
shoulder blade and the elbow, while the quarter sleeve covers the area from the elbow to the
There are typically two ways of going about
getting an arm sleeve tattoo. For many people, it all begins with a single tattoo. The upper arm is one of the most
common places to get a tattoo. But, once people get the first tattoo, some of them tend to get addicted to
The combination of pain and art is very satisfying in a very
primitive kind of way and many people find the process of getting a tattoo highly addictive. After the first
tattoo, some people tend to get other individual tattoos on their arm until their arm is almost filled with
tattoos. At this point, they often come up with a unifying design or theme that can connect all the tattoos
and create an entire full arm sleeve tattoo.
The other way of going about getting an arm sleeve tattoo is by
planning a sleeve tattoo right from the beginning. You will first need to decide whether you want a quarter,
half or full arm sleeve tattoo. Then you will have to find a design you like or you may want to even create
your design that will cover your arm in a meaningful theme.
The design not only has to look attractive, but also has to be
meaningful in a personal way, since arm sleeve tattoos reflects a part of your personality and you will want
to choose the design with care. Also, you will have to be prepared to commit large amounts of time (and
pain!) to complete your arm sleeve tattoo.
It is good to consider some of the most popular arm
sleeve tattoos before you embark on your own tattoo project. While it does not mean that you have to
get a tattoo of a popular design, but it will help you come up with a design that you like. Here are some of
the most popular arm sleeve tattoo designs from around the world.
· Flame Tattoo Sleeves
· Tribal Tattoo Sleeves
· Celtic Knot Work Tattoo Sleeves
· Floral Pattern Tattoo Sleeves
· Traditional Japanese Tattoo
You can get an arm sleeve tattoo in the classic black color, or
you can choose to have it inked in many different colors. Be sure to look around this site for arm
sleeve tattoo ideas and designs. Good luck!