Tattoos no matter what kind they are, if well worked on, can look extremely catchy and artsy. Deciding to get a quarter sleeve tattoo is a smart move, because the tattoo can be concealed under a half sleeve shirt if you work in an uptight organization. Even some universities have a problem with tattoo work being exposed, so going along with this idea would be idyllic.
When I got my quarter sleeve tattoo done it was decided upon with the intention of concealing it as and when I had to. It can be an elaborate or simple work of art, depending on what you have in mind. Is this your first tattoo? Then choosing one that you can live with for the rest of your life is the hard part. If this quarter sleeve tattoo is one of many other already present tattoo works, then go ahead since you are aware of the ins and outs of tattooing.
Quarter Sleeve Tattoo Design Ideas
We'll now take a look at some sleeve tattoos for men that may perk up your interests. With the umpteen number of designs out there, it can be quite perplexing to choose something that works in your favor. The best kind of tattoo to get is one that symbolizes something meaningful to you. That way you look at it everyday because it conveys a particular message, as opposed to something random that you can tire from seeing.
➳ Religious Tattoos
Many people sport crosses in different styles or other religious symbols that they staunchly believe in and respect. You can always have the main symbolic representation of your religion tattooed on you, or a quote or saying by a prophet or religious figure. You can get really creative with this space, especially if you have a bare arm area at the top. Include detailing along the sides of the tattoo to make it look full since you have a certain height if not width, to stick to.
➳ Portrait Tattoos
Getting the face of a loved one or close friend/relative tattooed here is the perfect spot for a portrait tattoo. You can add details like initials and dates to make it stand out and have a unique twist to it. Again, fill the area sideways with whatever detailing comes to mind, given the limited space. You can move the portrait a tad higher towards the shoulder bump to give yourself more room to work on.
➳ Lingual Tattoos
How about an interesting dialect tattooed onto yourself in the form of a poem or quote? Experiment with font styles, translations, ancient meanings and the sort, to work into your tattoo. Be sure to have the correct translations done or you'll end up with a terribly gone wrong art piece. The best way to do this is to refer to books and those who are familiar with the language, to translate what you want into that particular language. When I got my tattoo done in Arabic, I made sure I went to someone who was fluent in the language because the Internet had variations of the word and I didn't want to be impulsive with what I found. Therefore, it is important to do a lot of research before getting inked with something that is not familiar to you.
➳ Cosmos Tattoos
All the tattoos that I've seen till date, that had a cosmos related element in it, had come out looking exceptionally good because of the work involved. It is very important to go to a tattoo artist who knows what he/she is doing and who has ideas to offer that are well worth your time. After all, this is something that you are permanently getting inked onto yourself and the end product has to leave you satisfied. You can work with different elements like your zodiac constellation/star sign, the moon in all its glory with attention-grabbing white and black shading work done, a fire-y sun with colors of yellow and orange bursting forth with again shading work and so on. How about getting your ruling planet done like Jupiter, Saturn or whichever other planet rules your zodiac? These tattoos turn out best when done in color so find out initially what would work well for you. If the tattooist is a professional who excels in shading work in both color or without, then you can see how to execute this idea both ways.
➳ Symbolic Tattoos
Do you have an idea in mind that translates into something that holds some kind of significance for you? Like your favorite animal, your own pet or maybe a much-loved music artist or actor/actress? You can have it tattooed on you with detailing of your choice done, to make it pop. I recently came across some tattoo work where someone got the mad hatter done (Johnny Depp style) in color on his leg, and another with 'The Godfather' done on this area as well. When you're a hardcore fan or look up to someone for inspiration, it can drive you to actually tattoo them onto yourself. Even getting pets tattooed on one's skin is a growing trend, since pets come and go, making us form bonds with them that last a lifetime. Think up something that means the world to you or has changed you in some way, working that idea into a tattoo art piece.
These quarter sleeve tattoo designs for men can help you decide on what would look its best on your upper arm. Be sure to research on anything not understood or touched upon before, to get the right idea tattooed onto yourself.