Men adorning sleeve tattoos were usually associated with punks or rednecks in the past. Now men want this design as it has become a fashion statement. Athletes and celebrities alike nowadays adorn their arms with sleeve designs. Most wrestlers love adorning themselves with it as a statement declaring how wicked and fierce they are. Sleeve designs as a definition can be defined as a pattern of small related tattoos or a single large tattoo starting from shoulder to wrist. It's known as a sleeve tattoo because it looks like long sleeves shirts sleeves. There can be quarter or half sleeve as well covering above the elbows. They are the most intricate form of tattoos. They can even be done up in colours and they tend to be more visually stimulating and beautiful.
These tattoos are usually done in pairs, as in for both arms. You can even get fake one. If you are not sure you will be able to cope with the pain and the elongated complex process of a full sleeve tattoo, you can get temporary one from the market of the best quality. A variety of designs including various dragon, tiger, scripts and Japanese art tattoos in temporary forms are also available, they are quite cost-effective as well. They come in half-sleeves patterns as well. Ever since celebrities have started getting tattoos especially full sleeves tattoos done, it has become quite a rage to get a tattoo. But since the legal age for tattoo inking is a minimum of eighteen years in some states of the United States of America, people have to wait to reach the legal age to start inking themselves.
Since they are the largest canvas apart from a full back tattoo on your body, you have to think through about the design. You can usually start with a small tattoo and then as time passes, enlarge the tattoo with the same theme or swallow it up with a bigger tattoo. You can even tell your life's experiences through your sleeve tattoos. David Beckham, a footballer, is a classic example, he has both his arms done in full sleeve tattoos and they represent a lot of things for him. He has multiple tattoos but in the same theme done up on his arms, including his wife's name amongst others. But full sleeves tattoos don't necessarily have to have a specific meaning to you. You can choose a specific memory, event or hobby you wish to remember forever or you can have random Celtic or Tribal art done up on your arms. Just remember, a lot of work places frown upon them as they are usually associated with the worse kind of people in the society - wild and rebellious.