What part of the body is the most common place for a tattoo? Give up? It’s the arms. While an arm tattoo may be a simple as a small heart, some people cover the entire arm in tattoos. When this happens, it is known as a full sleeve tattoo to allude to the fact that the tattoo serves as part of the person’s attire. Only the most dedicated tattoo aficionados and collectors who have no qualms about drawing attention get the full sleeve tattoos. In today’s current “anything goes” world, tattoos are no longer taboo and people are much happier to show off body art.
Be forewarned that a full tattoo sleeve tattoo won’t be finished in a single seating. Usually, it takes years and careful planning to cover an entire arm. People with sleeve tattoos are good to talk with because each part of the sleeve is a story to be told. Many of them are likely to be collectors who have worked with a single artist on the entire sleeve.
Chris Garver of Miami Ink fame ranks among the most prominent tattoo artists notable for their sleeve pieces. Admired for his beautiful tattoo style inspired by Asia, he has done more than his fair share of full sleeves. If you happen to be a person who wears his heart on his sleeve, then an arm tattoo is just the thing for you.