Aside from the neck or noggin, no other part of the body gets as much routine exposure as the arms. More than mere extensions of our anatomy, the arms have the potential to declare our inner souls and outer characters inside a first glance.
It’s no small coincidence that memorable artwork and elaborate sleeve designs are a preferred introduction among the inked. Everyone wants those, despite their high price tag and lengthy chair time requirement.
Exposed biomachinery, brilliantly colored Asian designs, and abstract tribal patterns are just a few of the options awaiting the forearm-inclined. Some may choose their favorite renderings of classical architecture and sculptures, from palatial pillars to Grecian goddesses.
The arms have long been the first choice of tattooed sailors and sea scoundrels, sporting nautical depictions of curvaceous mermaids, monstrous krakens, and rum soaked sailing symbolism. A less obvious but far more menacing choice, the languidly coiled snake that starts from the wrist and slowly creeps up the arm sends a subtle message to one’s more devious peers: don’t tread on me.
3D tattooing is also a brilliant way to make graphic designs, pictorial characters, and phrases lifted from the pages of antiquated books stand out and up the cool factor.