Things to Consider Before Getting an Arm or Leg Sleeve

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A sleeve is just that, a tattoo that covers most of your arm. It reaches from the shoulder down to the wrist. Along with that, it also has a design that goes around the arm and forms a complete image. Before you get your arm fully decorated, here are some factors to consider:

Size and Placement

Think about if you want the whole arm adorned, or just half or a quarter sleeve. Your professional tattoo artist can assist you with this.

Color or Black & Gray

This can depend entirely on your preference, some people want to be covered in color, while other people may be more inclined to want to keep their tattoos black and gray.
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Sleeves can be comprised of any sort of imagery, it helps to research, and spend some time looking at other sleeves on the internet to help you when it comes to coming up with your sleeve. Your artist will definitely be your best friend when it comes to bouncing ideas off of, they will generally know what will work and look best for the duration of your tattoo

Be open to adding new images. Completing a custom sleeve over time opens the door to include significant images that represent life events. Always communicate with your tattoo artist to maintain your design cohesive as the process goes on.

Future Thinking

There is no way to tell if you will have regrets later on. We highly suggest to stick with a theme and then invest time into developing your idea from beginning to the end.

Don’t forget to also consider your work and lifestyle, and last but not least, we recommend you take the time and effort to find an excellent tattoo artist, such as the Mantra Tattoo professionals, to create a quality and pleasing piece of the body art.

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