A good middle ground between bold hand tattoos and upper arm tattoos that are too often tucked away is the forearm tattoo. It can be hidden in long sleeves but can come out to breathe more often without having to go completely sleeveless.
When it comes to ideas, of which there are many, anchors make for a fine choice.
The design was originally reserved solely for the seafaring man. However, an anchor tattoo has symbolic significance. As an anchor holds a boat steady, so it can represent a force of stability in your own life. Anchors are also often dropped once a destination has been reached, so the anchor may symbolize a reaching of a particular goal or accomplishing a significant milestone.
You could also consider a personal lettering or drawing for a more creative touch. Tattoo artists can now take personal letters from family or drawings from children and make an exact replica of the maker’s handwriting and design. Scrawling the signoff of a letter from your mother on the inside of your forearm or sketching your six-year-old’s doodle of the family as a wrap-around honors the maker and comforts the wearer.
Due to the length and narrow width of the forearm, climbing vines and sprawling plant life work well on the forearm area as well. One can be as detailed or as simplified as they desire, adding bugs or small creatures hidden among the leaves. This is best for those with an affinity to nature or who are looking to signify growth.
With that said, go ahead and explore these top and best unique forearm tattoos for men below. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of ink inspiration and designs for forming your own unique body art in the future.