Tattoo sleeves are tattoos that go all the way up and down your arms. You can either
have one arm 'sleeved', or both of them....or for that matter, you can just have one or both of your arms partially
sleeved. To have partially sleeved arms means that you only have tattoos on about half of your arms.
Sleeve tattoo designs vary greatly according to personal preference. These are very customizable
tattoos that can be a combination of a lot of different designs, graphics, and lettering. Different shading can
also be used to further customize sleeve tattoos, making it as easy as ever to get the tattoos that you want on
your arms. These tattoos are more popular with guys than with girls, but even so, more and more girls are getting
tattoo sleeves nowadays.
In some places, sleeve tattoos are sort of taboo. For example, if you are 'sleeved', then your
employer may require you to wear long sleeves while at work.
But then again, there are a lot of professions that do not make such a big deal out of it. It
often depends on if you are in a blue collar or white collar profession. For example, if you are a salesman, your
employer may not want you to get sleeve tattoos. But if you work in a warehouse, your foreman may not care.
Tattoo sleeves generally cost a good bit of money to get put on, depending on who you choose to
do the work. You should always choose your tattoo artist wisely, and choose an artist who knows and follows all of
the known safety standards.
Getting an arm sleeve tattoo is a procedure that can
go by very easily…or it is a procedure that can be very painful and difficult if proper health standards are
not followed. Tattoos can be prone to infection, and it is very important that your tattoo artist follows
proper procedure to protect both you and her/himself.
Here are some things to look for when you check out a tattoo sleeve artist. Make sure that the
tools used are cleaned and disinfected the right way after every use. Ask to be shown where and how the tools are
cleaned before you decide to get a tattoo. If the owner is reluctant to show you, avoid their business! A
sleeve tattoo parlor owner who follows the rules should be glad to show you how everything works.
Another thing to keep an eye out for is if your tattoo artist is wearing gloves or not. An
artist who is not wearing gloves should NOT be allowed to do your tattoo, and here is why. First off, wearing
gloves is more for the safety of the artist than for you, but if a tattoo artist does not wear gloves, than either
he/she does not care about his/her safety, or they do not know what they are doing.
Either way, you do not want that artist giving you a tattoo… because if they do not care about
their safety, why should they care about yours? And if they don’t know what they are doing, I am pretty sure you
don’t want them giving you sleeve tattoos!