There are many popular designs that have proved to be a big hit with male tattoo aficionados in recent years, however one of the latest trends involves a great deal of time and work to complete so it is for hardcore enthusiasts only. I am of course referring to the rise in demand for sleeve-style body art, a design which covers most of the arm’s skin surface in intricately detailed ink-work, much like a sleeve of clothing. These can cover the whole arm from the shoulder to the wrist or just the upper or lower arm from the elbow if preferred and these half sleeve tattoos for men are perhaps a better option initially. Of course, many of these may later be developed into full-sleeve designs if desired but a lot of guys prefer the smaller versions to start with and it is easier to extend one of these rather than opting for the larger variety and then realizing it is perhaps too much. After all, tattoos will be a permanent fixture for most people so it is important to make the right choice and not live to regret your decision at a later day which could prove costly and painful to rectify if one had to resort to tattoo removal.
These half sleeve tattoos for men either run from the shoulder to elbow or from the elbow to wrist areas depending on how prominent one requires the placement to be.
The upper arm is of course easier to cover up with clothing, even with a short-sleeved shirt in warmer weather while the lower arm is more exposed and this may not be acceptable in some working environments, so bare any professional restrictions in mind before you proceed. If you look closely at most designs of this kind, you will notice that most of the images and symbols incorporated into them follow a similar theme of some sorts so if you are interested in a unique and individual body art, this style certainly provides the opportunity to show some creative flair. However, you do not need any artistic skill to create your design, just some imagination and a skilled tattooist who has experience in this type of tattoo as he will use his artistic talent to help you turn your ideas into reality.
In order to choose a theme, I would suggest that you think of something that is of personal significance to you whether you are religious and want a tattoo to reflect your faith or have a particular interest or hobby that could be used for inspiration. If you were a motorbike enthusiast you could select related biker imagery and use this as your theme or you may be a bit of a risk taker and opt for images related to gambling and luck, to express this particular aspect of your personality. Alternatively you may simply be looking for half sleeve tattoos for men that will make a strong visual impact and select colorful artwork or bold tribal patterns for purely aesthetic reasons.