Three sessions and nine hours: It’s the average amount of time to complete a man’s half sleeve tattoo. In comparison, a full sleeve can take upwards of 15 to 30 hours to finish.
Make no mistake, a half sleeve can look just as good as a full sleeve if not better.
Some men argue that these look unfinished, but the truth of the matter is they can look like masterpieces.
Even if you’re not quite ready to go all in and lay ink down from your shoulder to your wrist, there’s nothing to worry about.
Understand that a half sleeve can be quite handy in terms of concealment. If you’re not in a creative workplace environment, you might run into unwanted artwork stigma when co-workers, clients and even your boss glance down at your forearms.
Now, if you’re wondering what makes the half sleeve different, I’ll tell you: Instead of running down the forearm and wrist, half sleeves stop at the elbow or just slightly below it.
To help you get masculine ideas and manly inspiration flowing, I’ve put together a collection of 60 half sleeve tattoos for men.