Inside: Forearm sleeve tattoo ideas that you need to see to believe.
For those of you who are having a hard time finding good inspiration for a sleeve tattoo, I have heard your call. After years of having one sleeve, I finally found some ideas for my second one. It can be so hard to find good ideas when the entire internet is filled with SO MANY.
So I wanted to filter out some of the less exciting ones for you today. I am so excited for you to see some of the ideas from the list below. Not only are they each unique, but they will add such an awesome sense of to your look. I tried my best to create a compilation that added something for everyone.
So take a look at the forearm sleeve tattoo ideas below. You are not going to want to miss these! Remember, you should never use another artist’s work, but instead you can use it as a reference point with your tattoo person to create something uniquely you.
I figure before we start, I should probably go over a few questions you may have.
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How Do I Choose a Forearm Tattoo?
This is perhaps one of the most asked questions I have ever gotten. I think this is because it’s a very important decision, and for those kinds of things, we humans like as much input as we could possibly get. Sometimes, I think the best way to answer it is to ask yourself a few questions.
1. What kinds of things make you feel inspired?
This is a great place to start. Now, I will be the first person to say that not every tattoo you get needs to have a meaning. Sometimes, people just get tattoos because they like the way it looks. This is TOTALLY find. But if you are feeling a little lost in terms of the kind of tattoo that you want to get, this can be a great place to start.
What makes you feel the happiest? The most inspired? It can be anything from a certain quote, to your favorite book, or maybe even a movie or TV show. Really sit and think about this for a while.
2. What is most important to you in life?
This is a bit of a piggy back on the first question, but it’s still important. What kinds of things do you hold most dear in life? Is it a person, a place, a thing? Do you like to travel? Really hone in on what gives you excitement and contentment in this life.
3. What kind of forearm tattoos do you like?
Seems like a simple question, but it’s a super important one. What kinds of forearm tattoos do you like? Do you like more solid lines or delicate ones? Do you want your whole sleeve covered? Do you want it to reach your hand?
Get clear about these questions, and then get some examples from the list below. This way you can have some photo examples to point you in the right direction. You will be surprised by how quickly you can decide on a tattoo when you see different kinds. Check out these half sleeve ideas for women!
How Much Does A Forearm Sleeve Cost?
Okay, this is another super good question. A forearm sleeve can cost anywhere from $500-$1000, depending on a few things. How much does your artist charge per hour? How detailed is the tattoo? Will there be color? There are too many different factors for me to be able to give you an accurate estimate. What you need to do is book a consultation with your artist.
They are going to be able to tell you how much they think it will cost to get the tattoo you are asking for. Since pay rates differ between artists, the one doing your tattoo is the only one who will be able to give you an accurate guess!
Remember to factor in a tip for your tattooer. Yep, tattoo artists deserve tips too! In fact, many artists have to pay space rent to the shop they work at, so the tips will help them earn their living.
Will It Hurt?
Yes, your tattoo is going to hurt. But don’t let this scare you. Sure, a forearm sleeve tattoo idea has a different pain threshold than cute little tattoos, but they are still pretty cool! There is a whole world of awesome tattoos out there just on the other side of that pain. I mean, getting a tattoo requires you to get poked thousands of times a second by a needle…so I would be concerned if it didn’t hurt.
But it’s the name of the game when it comes to tattoos!
There are certain areas that are a lot easier to get through than others. When I got my first tattoo on my forearm, I thought it was a piece of cake. Then, I got a sternum tattoo. Man, oh man, did that one hurt something awful. I wish I had looked into tattoo numbing creams before that appointment. Because I was silently crying the entire time. Sounds horrible, but the end result was an awesome tattoo!
Forearm Sleeve Tattoo Ideas
First of all, if you have made this decision… know that you should be excited. There are many awesome designs on this list, and one of them could potentially be the basis for your future tattoo. Weird to think about, right?
1. Flower and Butterfly Tattoo Idea
2. Negative Space Forearm Design
3. Accurate Heart Tattoo with Lines
4. Realistic Bird Tattoo Idea
5. Snake Tattoo Idea
6. Cloud Flower Idea
7. Realistic Peony Tattoo Idea
8. Honeycomb Sleeve
9. Monstera Plant Tattoo Idea
More Forearm Sleeve Tattoo Ideas
Here are some more designs that I really think you should see. If you haven’t found something you like yet, don’t worry. I know that you can find what you are looking for in the list below.
10. Scattered Unique Tattoo Idea
11. Tribal Tattoo Idea
12. DNA Tattoo Idea
13. Mandala Tattoo Idea
14. Delicate Flora and Fauna Tattoo
15. Awesome Design Tattoo
16. Tiger Eyes with Color
17. Abstract Forearm Sleeve Idea
18. Colorful Beetle Tattoo Idea
Forearm Sleeve Tattoo Ideas That Are Too Cool To Miss
Lastly, you are going to go nuts when you see these. If you someone, miraculously still haven’t found anything that you like, this is going to change. As soon as you look through these ideas, you are going to know what you want!
19. Moth Tattoo Idea
20. Center of a Log
21. Owl Tattoo Idea
22. Red Phoenix Tattoo Idea
23. Eyeball Tattoo Idea
24. Baby Deer Tattoo Idea
25. Mikasa Tattoo Idea Anime Design
26. Astronaut Tattoo Idea
27. Dragon Tattoo Idea
Ha! What did I tell you? I bet you know the forearm sleeve tattoo ideas that are going to be the basis that your next tattoo will be built upon! I am so excited for you. I know that choosing a tattoo is a hard game, but it’s a long one too.
You will get to look at these tattoos for the rest of your life. This is a solid investment if you ask me! Sometimes, you just need a little push. That is what I am here for!
If you are interested in creating a full sleeve look, maybe you should check out this list of tattoo sleeve filler ideas women will love! You are going to love these too, I promise.