If you are considering having some body art done, then you may want to find out more about popular placement areas as nowadays, deciding where you want your tattoo is deemed to be as important as the design chosen. There are some styles and designs that are better suited to some skin surfaces more than others while other images can be scaled to suit a variety of different locations and this is why it is imperative to think about the area that you want inked before you choose an image to go on it. If the design is too small, it will look cramped but if the chosen area is too large for your selected image it will look lost and rather silly so it is best to consider these factors first. In this respect designs used for forearm tattoos for men should be a specific size and shape in order to get the best visual effect so let us take a look at some of the ideal imagery used for body art designs of this kind.
In recent years, there has been a huge trend in written body art designs that use words and lettering in place of more traditional picture images and the demand for designs of this nature continues to grow. These designs may use just a few words or even a name for those who want to pay homage to a loved one such as a partner, child, parent or sibling through their choice of body art and may also be adorned with additional images like stars, flames or even flowers. If this idea appeals to you then you want to consider lateral written designs that will run on the inside part of your arm between the elbow and wrist, whether you opt for block lettering, hand writing styles or a more elaborate font. These designs will gain additional kudos if they use a foreign language or script such as Latin, French or Spanish and ancient characters like Hebrew, Sanskrit or Hindu. These may simply include just a few words, perhaps using an inspirational phrase or quote but there are also prayers, blessings and even song lyrics that can be used in this way. However, it is essential to ensure that your chosen words and writing style can be scaled to suit the area to be inked, especially if you are using a lot of letters as you want to ensure that every word is clear and legible. This is one of the problems with written designs as the letters can easily ‘bleed’ if they are inked too small leaving you with a distorted smudge that is impossible to make out and one that will attract attention for all the wrong reasons!
Shooting stars and classic old-school designs like the nautical star are also much favored for forearm tattoos for men and the latter is now a really cool contemporary design that offers both aesthetic and symbolic value. Zodiac signs are another favorite for this area, often done in a more abstract style like the Celtic tribal design but other masculine images like the snake, dagger and skull are all ideal for this area too.