Inside: Leg Sleeve Tattoo Ideas + Info

What is a Leg Sleeve Tattoo?

In tattoo vocabulary, we call “sleeve” an arm covered with ink, both with different small pieces or one big tattoo. What you can do with arms is equally transposable to legs, which is called a leg sleeve tattoo. Would you try it?

What Is A Leg Sleeve Tattoo

How many hours does a leg sleeve take?

A full leg sleeve is a massive area to tattoo. Consequently, it’s likely to take at least 30-40 hours in total; however, some detailed designs can take even longer. It’s definitely an investment of both time and money. The inking will be broken up over several sessions, which can be spaced out for healing time.

Where should I start my leg sleeves?

The ideal place to start is to plan the entire leg before starting to get the tattoos. A full piece that is designed before starting has the most cohesive feel to it, and in our opinion, the best-looking tattoos come from having the entire space planned for.

Leg Sleeve Tattoo Ideas

1. Both Legs Tatted

2. All Black and White

3. Fully Covered

4. Cohesive Look

Leg Sleeve Tattoo Ideas

Does a leg sleeve hurt?

In fact, leg sleeves have slowly become just as popular as arm sleeves. You can go as far down as getting your ankles tattooed and feel a little pain, but if you go even lower and decide to have the tops of your feet inked, expect to feel considerably more pain in this area. After all, the pain is part of the process.

Learn More About Tattoos

  • Half Sleeve Tattoo: The simple definition is that a half sleeve tattoo completely covers one half of the arm, either the upper arm or lower. By completely cover, we mean both front and back like a sleeve.
  • Full Sleeve Tattoos – A sleeve tattoo or tattoo sleeve is a large tattoo or collection of smaller tattoos that covers most or all of a person’s arm. The most common sleeve tattoo is a full sleeve, which covers the arm entirely in tattoos from the shoulder to the wrist. Other variations of sleeves are the half-sleeve and quarter-sleeve.
  • Tattoo Background Shading Ideas –  Are you looking to add a little flair to your sleeve tattoo? Or add an extra bit of depth to a unique design? Shading is the perfect filler to complete that complex sleeve or take your beautiful ink to the next level. By just adding this effect to your tattoo, you will have a one-of-a-kind finished piece. Tattoo background shading comes in all types of styles and colors, check out a few of our favorites.