These sleeves often include multiple pieces and designs, and often are done in multiple settings to ensure that the completed piece is of the highest quality.
Forearm pieces, at times, can be completed in one sitting, but often require many hours of tattooing.
Sleeves are typically themed – the possibilities there are endless for girls. As with most sleeves, they typically will wrap around the entirety of the forearm, going from just below the elbow to just above the wrist, though some individuals do choose to also have their hands tattooed as well.
There are a variety of styles that can be used to create sleeves, but the outcome of the final design does depend on your personal preference.
Some people feel that sleeves should be entirely inked in, with minimal “blank space” while others create sleeves with multiple pieces connected together by one common theme.
In some cases, however, there is no “central” theme, but more a collection of tattoos that have been placed over time that, through color, style, or imagery develop into a sleeve.
Each forearm sleeve is going to be different, as there are, potentially, hundreds of different pieces of art that go into the creation of the sleeve itself.
For some, each individual piece that makes up a sleeve may have a different and entirely personal meaning, creating a unique piece that catches the eye.
Often, forearm sleeves may look somewhat bold, with a variety of colors, lines, and shading techniques used to tie the final product together, creating what becomes a story written on the skin. These beautiful, enchanting pieces are often enough to make onlookers stop and stare.