Chances are you’ve heard of full and half sleeves, but have you considered a quarter sleeve? It’s a great way to acquire an around the arm tattoo while still being discreet about it.
When it comes to sleeves there are three types every man should know:
The first being full, which means from shoulder to wrist. The second, half, which extends from the shoulder down to the elbow or slightly above it. And lastly, is what I’d like to talk about with you today, the quarter sleeve.
These tattoos start at the shoulder and stop at the mid bicep, or they can begin at the wrist and end at the middle of the forearm.
Aside from the smaller size what makes them truly unique is their discreet nature. You still get the enjoy the perks of ink that wraps its way all the way around your arm with a full background, alongside the perks of easily being able to cover them up with clothing.
Of course, as time progresses you can always add more ink to your arm. It’s a great way to avoid the grueling hours upon hours spent sitting in the chair while getting a full or even half sleeve done. Not to mention, you can stretch out your budget further too and slowly finance the tattoo of your dreams over a longer period of time.
To see what I mean just take a moment to explore these top 70 best quarter sleeve tattoo designs for men below. You’ll find everything from realistic styles to watercolor ink ideas and more.
Just keep in mind that I’ve also included a handful of styles that push the boundaries of a true quarter sleeve for the sake of inspiration. Perhaps you’ll find a piece and size that suits you considerably well.