There has been a new style of tattoo that has made quite an impact within the tattooing industry in recent years and that is for sleeve designs, which, as the name suggests covers almost the entire skin surface in ink, in a similar manner to an item of clothing. These are ideal for upper arm tattoos and can be created as half or full sleeves, although many tattoo enthusiasts will start with the former and have it extended into the larger version at a later date. This would generally run from the shoulder to the elbow and incorporate a variety of different images and symbols, often all following a similar theme.
Male body art enthusiasts in particular are still drawn predominantly to placement areas where their chosen design can be shown off with ease and in this respect upper arm tattoos still reign supreme with many guys. From tribal artwork to oriental imagery like Asian dragons and koi fish, to nautical stars and old-school designs like the pin-up girl, there are an abundance of different designs to suit this particular body part whether you want a single stand alone image or a more complex design covering a wide surface of the skin. Zodiac designs, big cats and birds of prey are also widely requested for this location and even more traditionally feminine imagery such as exotic flowers are also rising in demand in recent times.