Perhaps one of the most iconic images from childhood is the image of the sailor with his forearms tattooed. We’ve all seen it and we’ve all noticed them, the question is are you brave enough to get one.
Having a forearm tattoo has great social and personal significance.
It is in a place to be seen. It is in a place to make a statement. And it is in a place that speaks to others about your confidence in yourself.
In the past, sailors were the only people in the American society to use forearm tattoos. Initially it started as a record log of sorts, holding a sailor’s identity in case of drowning, but it quickly took on a different meaning. It became a history of what the sailor had seen, where he had visited. It showed his skill, his bravery, and his experience. A man worth his mettle and proud of it.
Today, you get to choose how to express yourself. Will you go minimalistic tribal, or choose a symbol that means something profound to you?
The only real question is, what do you want the world to know about you?