Jesus Sleeve Tattoo Designs For Men

Top 51 Jesus Sleeve Tattoo Ideas – [2020 Inspiration Guide]

Highlight your connection to a higher authority with a Jesus sleeve tattoo. Like an ecclesiastical edict, the Jesus design full arm sleeve sheaths your body in a work of art.

A powerful but renegade design of religious royalty, this tattoo can emphasize the central aspects of Christ, from Great King to Good Shepherd.

Your arm can be the grand reveal of powerful gospel with this Jesus arm sleeve.

More than any other tattoo type, arm sleeves can naturally from top to bottom reveal a story from start to finish. As the quintessential tale of renewal, rebirth, and resurrection, the Jesus sleeve tattoo represents your own regeneration as a man. With disciples and devotees, Jesus the messiah was a man’s man. Simply put, men followed him. Follow this lead with the symbol of your own journey as a foremost fisher of men.

In addition to its symbolism as the quintessential quest, the Jesus sleeve is a fantastic slate for customization. Use the fish symbol or cross as the classic centerpiece to achieving your manly goals. Rise above the rest with supernatural angels, or speak words of wisdom with the Mother Mary.

Whether you emphasize the lion and the lamb or miraculous inner strength, highlight your heritage as a man of faith and knowledge of the Prince of Peace.

1. Innovative Religious Sleeve Tattoos

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Color Sleeve Mens Spike Through Jesus Hand Tattoo

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Angel Wing With Crown Of Thorns Mens Jesus Half Sleeve Tattoo

Jesus With Existence Banner Guys 3d Realistic Half Sleeve Tattoo

Jesus Christ sleeve tattoos can come in a variety of different styles and designs. One interesting take on the Jesus sleeve, however, is the innovative approach. In this case, I use the word “innovative” to mean different and unique, but without compromising the quality and meaning of this type of tattoo as a whole. Examples of this might be a depiction of Jesus from a different angle than normal, whether that be in terms of how he is literally or figuratively depicted, or both.  

2. Virgin Mary Sleeve Tattoos

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Guys Mother Mary Holding Baby Jesus Full Sleeve Tattoos

Realistic 3d Mother Mary Holding Baby Jesus Mens Half Sleeve Tattoos

Amazing Guys Mother Mary And Jesus Christian Sleeve Tattoos

Shaded Guys Mother Mary Holding Jesus Full Arm Sleeve Tattoo Design Ideas

Mens 3d Realistic Jesus Walking Up Stairs Half Sleeve Tattoos

Another type of sleeve tattoo that is directly related to that of Jesus is the Virgin Mary sleeve tattoo. As Jesus’ mother, Mary is often depicted alongside him. As his mother, Mary’s relationship to Jesus is pivotal in some religions, particularly Roman Catholicism.  

Many images in Catholicism show Mary with Jesus, specifically her holding him when he was a small child. Mary is a fascinating figure and Virgin Mary sleeve tattoos in many ways have a lot to say about Jesus himself as their mother-son bond is of such importance. 

3. Traditional Black and Gray Jesus Tattoos

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Half Sleeve Guys Jesus Angel Tattoo Designs

As with many types of tattoos, it is hard to go wrong with black and gray. That certainly goes for these traditional black and gray Jesus tattoos as well. In some ways, an argument could be made for the black and gray to be a style that brings out the traditional feel of a Jesus tattoo the most. Similarly, one might prefer the black and gray for certain particular depictions of Christ, such as his passion and death on the cross. 

 4. Detailed Jesus Sleeve Tattoos

Mens Jesus With Anatomical Heart Forearm Sleeve Tattoos

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Masculine Guys Full Arm Jesus Sleeve Tattoo

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Jesus Carrying Cross On Street Mens Full Sleeve Tattoos

These Jesus tattoos are notable for the amount of intricate detail they bring to inked images of Christ. Whether it be his hair, facial features or facial expressions, detailed sleeve tattoos can be well-suited for many aspects of Jesus’ life, particularly those in which he underwent his most trying struggles. 

5. Stone Style Jesus Religious Tattoo Sleeves

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Cool Male Jesus And Dove Half Sleeve Tattoo Design Ideas

Dove Flying With Portrait Of Jesus Christ Mens Sleeve Tattoo

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Guys Shaded Black Ink Full Arm Jesus With Angel Tattoo Sleeve

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Manly Guys Full Sleeve Jesus Sacred Heart Tattoos

Masculine Guys 3d Full Arm Jesus And Mary Sleeve Tattoos

This style of tattoo is particularly interesting as it depicts the face of Jesus in the form of a stone. In other words, looking at these particular religious tattoo sleeves is like seeing a stone carving of a figure (in this case, Jesus) depicted with ink. It is a rather intriguing way of depicting someone. In many ways, though, this tattoo sleeve style is fitting for a depiction of Jesus as he is often portrayed with stone in religious representations. 

6. Chicano Style Religious Tattoo Sleeves

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Ornate Intricate Mens Finely Detailed Jesus Angel Full Sleeve Tattoos

Religious Themed Mens Full Sleeve Jesus Tatoos

Jesus With Wood Cross Mens 3d Half Sleeve Tattoos

The Chicano style of tattooing was born in the streets of East Los Angeles and southern California. With many Latinx tattoo enthusiasts proud Catholics, religious iconography is a popular topic for tattooing.  

As these tattoos demonstrate, Chicano tattoos feature predominantly black and gray ink applied in a busy, detailed covering of artwork highlighted by images of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and personal relationships held dear. You’ll also find other cool depictions of popular icons such as the Catholic Cross and Sacred Heart. 

7. Neo Classical Religious Sleeve Tattoos

Black And Grey Heavily Shaded Angel With Jesus Mens Sleeve Tattoo

Guys Christian Themed Jesus And Dove Full Sleeve Tattoo Ideas

Angel With Sun Rays And Jesus Guys Sleeve Tattoo

Roman Numeral Clock With Jesus Guys Sleeve Tattoo

Rosary With Jesus Portrait Male Full Sleeve Tattoos

Mens Religious Christian Themed Jesus Sleeve Tattoo Ideas

Shaded Black And Grey Jesus Sleeve Tattoo Ideas For Men

Ornate Guys Full Arm Sleeve Tattoo With Jesus Religious Theme Design

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Angel Carrying Cross With Jesus Mens Full Sleeve Tattoos

With the popularity of Jesus and Virgin Mary tattoos, one obvious method of displaying these works of body art are classical styles favored by sculptors, artists, and churches in Italy and Greece. 

These tattoos would not be out of place as stone statuary in museums and church sepulchers, or used in Renaissance style paintings by masters such as Da Vinci and Caravaggio. They feature tremendously flowing curvature and shading (Jesus beards in this style are always amazing), beautiful use of filigree, and superb sense of shape and space. 

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