As a part of arm tattoos category, half sleeve tattoos are very popular in tattoos market. Not just because they cover a large place on arm which makes them very powerful, but because they offer a great deal of creativity to its future wearer. Its size is a real ground for that matter.
Most of the time, people tend to think that half sleeve tattoos are only those tattoos that are wrapped around upper arm – from shoulder to the elbow. But, believe it or not, we have another half piece of arm below this area, also called lower arm! Tattoos that cover this place are also considered to be half sleeve tattoos. So, when talking about them, we should not forget this lower arm area between elbows and a wrist.
People who really like sleeve tattoo designs but who work at the places where work ethic doesn’t approve tattoos – most of the time they use their upper arm for placing their half sleeve design. The reason for that is really simple. Such tattoo is much easier to hide than the one on lower arm. Interesting thing here is that for this reason people tend to choose softer designs for lower arm and more aggressive designs for upper arm. When deciding which half of arm to ink with a half sleeve design, consideration of various factors like a nature of their job, might be a crucial thing in making that decision.
Usually, these tattoos can be made in two ways. First, person can made a whole project from the scratch by having a big design wrapped around their upper or lower arm. Second, they can try to gather all small designs on arm from the past to one big unique half sleeve tattoo – either by adding additional designs or by implementing a few smooth artistic moves so that all those designs would really look like a one whole. Latter way of gathering many small tattoos to one whole is usually taken when person is not satisfied with how designs from the past look on their arm.
One important thing considering getting tattoos in general is money. But getting a half sleeve tattoo is everything but cheap. In dependency on design complexity it could get from one thousand to two thousand dollars, or even more than that. So, the budget is definitely one thing which can direct person’s decision in this, or that way, when it comes to having or not having a half sleeve tattoo.
A future wearer of this tattoo kind should be aware that the inking process itself is not a one day job, after which they can go home happy knowing they got a great new tattoo on their half arm. Since it covers a large skin area on person’s arm and due to amount of pain person can hold on at one time, around fifteen sessions in average are predicted for this kind of work. One per week is preferable. Yes, getting half sleeve tattoos is not easy to do.