The forearm is the region from your elbow to wrist. Since tattoos have become more acceptable in today's society, it's not necessary to have your tattoos inked in places where they are not visible. Getting tattoos done on your forearm can be a fashion statement and this is not restricted to any specific gender. But remember to think carefully about what you want to get tattooed onto your skin as tattoo removal can be a long, tedious and painful process with no complete removal guarantees.
Tattoo designs on forearm can vary in size; they could be a small intricate design or could be more elaborate in design and color. Half sleeved as well as full sleeved designs are also available as are tattoos for the inside of the forearms. If you are considering getting a forearm tattoo, remember to think it through as these tattoos are easily visible and till today there are sections in the society that don't see tattoos in a positive light. If you work in a conservative place forearm tattoos will not be appreciated as everyone can see them in plain sight.
Tribal, Celtic, Dragons as well as scripts and crosses are common and popular forearm tattoo designs. It's not necessary that forearm tattoos have to necessarily symbolize or mean something. Forearm tattoos are usually inked for fashion purposes or to give an impression of a "bad boy" to people. Women usually get scripts or small motifs tattooed onto their forearms. But men usually prefer something elaborate and striking.
Remember that tattoos can be quite painful and the duration depends on how big a tattoo you want. There are many tattoo artists available but always do thorough research and choose the one which has cleanliness and hygiene in mind with plenty of satisfied customers. It is easy to catch an infection or other disease from used needles that is why there is so much stress on hygiene and sterilization for inking tattoos.
Some men are quite hairy so first they have to have their hair removed and then get inked. These tattoos are generally preferred as they have less fat and more muscle tone hence the shape and quality of the tattoo remains for a longer period when compared to other body parts which have a higher ratio of fat as compared to muscle tone.
If you are hesitant about the design you wish to get inked onto your forearm, get a temporary tattoo onto your skin, once you are satisfied with its look, you can get it permanently inked after a few weeks. Take your time choosing the design and making your decision about a forearm tattoo as it's difficult to hide or remove. Choose a design that you not only like but is also inoffensive to look at from other peoples point of view.