The forearm area is a very popular place for tattoos for men as you can easily show off your tattoo design or you can cover it up with your sleeves if the need arises. It’s also an ideal place for a meaningful tattoo. From detailed work to simple designs, it’s a place where everything will look good.
Also, if it’s your first time getting inked, we would suggest choosing the forearm area as it’s one of the least painful parts of your body. Keeping that in mind let’s now talk about all the arm tattoo designs that you can get inked with. From portraits to geometric to mandala art tattoos, you will find it all here.
Arm Sleeve Tattoo
An arm sleeve tattoo otherwise known as a half sleeve tattoo has to be something that catches the eye of an onlooker. You can pick different designs like shaded tattoos, portraits, tribal patterns, and many more arm sleeve tattoo ideas.
Speaking about this tattoo design on the left, it’s a coloured tattoo of a Samurai warrior and shading technique has been used to highlight it’s face and the entire outfit. This arm tattoo is a head-turner. Also a Samurai warrior tattoo symbolises strength, power and courage.
Portrait Forearm Tattoo
As we are speaking about forearm tattoos for men, portrait tattoos are a great idea to flaunt your forearm. Portrait tattoos are also a great way to remember an important person in your life like your child, family members, the person you look up to and many more. But it’s not necessary that the portrait has to be of an important person. It may be a portrait picture that you liked on the internet. Also, the portrait might be of your favourite actor, singer or a writer.
It needs to be mentioned here that portrait tattoos need a lot of space and that’s the reason why the forearm area (has broad space) is an ideal place to get inked with one. Check out a few portrait tattoo designs below:
Also with portrait tattoos comes the freedom of creating something unique. If size is an issue, you can refer to Jhaiho’s tattoo sizing guide to get a fair idea on how to measure a tattoo. So, go get the portrait you’ve been eyeing for so long, inked on your body!
Animal Forearm Tattoo
Animal tattoos have always been popular due to their majestic designs. You can get a lion tattoo like this one which is often associated with self-confidence, power and courage. So, if you are someone who has one or all the traits, you should consider getting a lion tattoo.
Tiger tattoos are a classic choice for men when it comes to tattoos. A tiger represents power, independence, willpower and a lot of strong traits.If you relate to these traits, you can definitely get a tiger tattoo.
So, if you choose an animal for a tattoo, you can always make sure you relate to the characteristics of the animal.
Check out the other animal tattoo designs below:
Cartoon Inspired Arm Tattoo Design
Cartoons can never be out of our lives. We grew up watching them and even now, we love and adore them. They have taught us important life lessons like differentiating between the good and the bad. This makes them a popular choice for tattoo ideas.
It’s also the best way to remember your favourite cartoon characters and relive those bygone days of childhood that were carefree. Don’t miss the chance to feel young with these cartoon arm tattoo designs that you can get inked with.
Relive the old days when you waited for the Sunday newspaper to come in so that you can read a Calvin and Hobbes comic with this arm tattoo of Calvin. You can add his tiger friend, Hobbes if you feel like.
Agnes Gru is another cartoon character that you can select to get inked as she is cute and a lover of unicorns.
With cartoon tattoos, you can get all creative by adding more elements like a memory of childhood associated with that specific cartoon. You can also ask your tattoo artist to go all creative if you have trouble finalizing the design. Jhaiho has a list of skilled artists that you can check out here.
Religious Forearm Tattoo
If you are someone who believes in religion and faith, and want to feel connected with supreme power, you can get a tattoo that represents your God or religion. For instance, among people following Hinduism, Lord Shiva and Trishul tattoos are quite common and for those who follow Christianity, cross tattoos are a common idea. Even if you don’t follow any faith or religion, you can get tattooed with these designs as they are great art pieces.
You can take cues from the below tattoo designs to add some elements to your religious tattoos.
Flower Forearm Tattoo
Flower tattoos symbolise happiness, hope and beauty. Flowers are also visually attractive and have colours on them, making them usual subjects for tattoos. Also, different flowers have different meanings. For instance, a rose has many interpretations depending on the colours and bloom. Red roses are often considered romantic, while yellow is associated with friendship, and a white rose is often used as a symbol of grief and death.
Apart from roses, there are other flowers like sunflowers, daisies, lilies and many more that you can ink on your forearm.
There are also delicate and pretty flowers that can be tattooed like this one on the right. They are visually appealing and make a great tattoo.
Batman Forearm Tattoo
If you are a DC Comic fan, a Batman tattoo is a must for you. He’s the coolest superhero to ever exist and that’s a reason enough for men to get a Batman tattoo. For many, the tattoo is a way of relating to this superhero’s power and masculine force.
A Batman tattoo in the forearm area will look classy. There are many designs that you can go for but this one on the left is a classic one. The Gotham hero is in his full caped outfit standing guard to save the city from villains.
Tree Forearm Tattoo
Tree tattoos have cultural values associated with them and it also looks aesthetic. An ancient symbol of wisdom, nourishment, survival, sacred, a tree is a subject chosen by many for a tattoo. Also, if you are a nature lover, a tree tattoo is a good option for you. Tree tattoos come in multiple designs like branches & leaves, different types of trees and forests.
With these, we are at the end of this blog. Hope you liked the tattoo designs for your next tattoo session. You can also share this blog with your friends who are having trouble in finding a tattoo design to start their tattoo journey or want to get a second tattoo.
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