The arm has always been one of the most preferred body locations for a tattoo. Years ago before tattoos gained so much popularity, sailors and bikers would display them on their upper arm so that they could be easily seen. The old school tattoos such as pin up girls, motorcycles and mom tattoos were proudly worn back then and still are now. Arm tattoos will never go out of style and it's easy to see why.
Getting inked on your arm is still very popular, but the designs have changed over the years. Old school tattoos are still desired, however there are so many more design choices available to choose from today. Tattoo parlors have books and walls covered with designs, the internet is swamped with online galleries and with so many talented tattoo artists, the sky is the limit for an arm tattoo. Some of the more common arm tattoos are tribal and celtic designs and barbed wire wrapped around the arm is another popular choice.
If you want the ultimate in tattoo designs, you might want to consider a sleeve tattoo. These wrap around the entire arm and come in three lengths. Full sleeves start at the shoulder and go down to the wrist. Half sleeves also start at the shoulder, but end at the elbow. The quarter sleeve starts at the elbow and ends at the wrist. These large detailed and sometimes complex designs take several hours to complete, so you will be looking at many visits to the tattoo parlor until it is finished.
Arm tattoos aren't just for men as many women choose to have them as well. Tattoos placed in this area are also one of the least painful locations on your body for a tat. This is because the arm has more muscle and flesh than some of the other areas of the body, which makes it a perfect place for a tattoo.