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Arm Tattoo Designs And Ideas-Armband Tattoos And Ideas-Popular Arm Tattoos

Updated on July 16, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.



One of the most popular areas to get a tattoo is on the arms. Arm tattoos are very popular among men and women. You will commonly see more arm tattoos on men then women, but women sport the arm tattoo as well. When it comes to arm tattoos, there are literally thousands of possibilities. You can nearly use any tattoo style or symbol that you wish. In this article, we will discuss why men and women choose arm tattoos, popular arm tattoo symbols, popular arm tattoo styles, and several possible tattoo symbols you could use for your arm tattoo. With that said, by the end, we hope that you will pick up some ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo project.

All of us want to choose a tattoo location that can be shown when we want. Every area on your body that can be tattooed has advantages and disadvantages. Since men typically have larger arms then women, they are able to sport larger tattoo designs. Because of this, men have a larger selection of options when it comes to arm tattoos. On the downside, women usually have smaller arms, but there are still plenty of space to sport a variety of tattoo designs.

There really isn't many disadvantages when it comes to arm tattoos. The upper arm is a popular area on the arm to get inked. The upper arm is not that sensitive to the tattoo gun, meaning that upper arm tattoos don't hurt much. Most areas on the arm are not sevsitive, so the pain should be at a minimum. Arm tattoos can include the upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and shoulders. There are a variety of tattoo designs that may be designed in any of these areas.

Another advantage of arm tattoos is that they can be shown or hid at any given time. Everyone wants to show their body art off, but there will come a day and time that you may need to cover it up. Upper arm tattoos are usually easy to cover up, unless it is designed into the shoulders and neck. The lower portion of the arm may be more difficult to hide, especially in the summer. Even so, this simple advantage is worth noting.

When it comes to arm tattoo designs, nothing is out of the question. You can nearly have any tattoo design that you wish inked on your arm. However, just like any body location, there will be a few tattoo designs that can't be inked on the arm. If your looking for a symbolic tattoo, there really is no symbolic meaning to having a tattoo placed on your arm. The symbolic meaning of your tattoo will depend on which tattoo symbol you decide to choose.

One popular arm tattoos for men and women are arm band tattoos. Arm band tattoo designs can portray a variety of different tattoo symbols and be done in different tattoo styles. Two common arm band tattoos are tribal arm band tattoos and Celtic arm band tattoos. Tribal arm bands are done in tribal art while Celtic arm bands are done in Celtic art. Tribal tattoos are very popular as arm tattoos and arm band tattoos. Another popular arm band tattoo for men is the barbed wire tattoo. For women, there are a variety of different flowers that can be used as arm band tattoos, such as the rose, daisy, lily, and lotus.



When it comes to arm tattoos, there is a large selection of tattoo symbols that you can use. Below, you can find a list of some of the most common tattoo symbols used for arm tattoos. Please keep in mind, this is just to help you get an idea of the many tattoo symbols that are available to you. In the end, you can use any tattoo symbol that you wish. The list below are tattoo symbols that can be wore by men, women, or both. In saying that, below is a list of common tattoo symbols.

  • Skull Tattoos
  • Bear Tattoos
  • Lion Tattoos
  • Dragon Tattoos
  • Star Tattoos
  • Butterfly Tattoos
  • Rose Tattoos
  • Cherry Blossom Tattoos
  • Cherry Tattoos
  • Aztec Tattoos
  • Barbed Wire Tattoos
  • Cross Tattoos
  • Anchor Tattoos
  • Dragonfly Tattoos
  • Angel Tattoos
  • Paw Print Tattoos
  • Hummingbird Tattoos
  • Swallow Tattoos
  • Feather Tattoos
  • Dove Tattoos
  • Nautical Star Tattoos
  • Sun Tattoos
  • Moon Tattoos
  • Zodiac Tattoos
  • Diamond Tattoos
  • Crown Tattoos
  • Tribal Tattoos
  • Celtic Tattoos
  • Pacific Tattoos
  • Hawaiian Tattoos
  • Horseshoe Tattoos
  • Compass Tattoos
  • Dreamcatcher Tattoos
  • Indian Feather Tattoos
  • Fairy Tattoos
  • Maori Tattoos

When it comes to popular tattoo symbols, there are several between the two sexes. One of the most popular tattoo symbols among women is the butterfly. The butterfly tattoo also holds symbolic value. The butterfly tattoo can symbolize femininity, beauty, new beginnings, and transformation. Another popular tattoo symbol for women is the dove. The dove tattoo can symbolize love, passion, hope, and peace. One popular tattoo symbol for men is the lion. The lion tattoo can symbolize strength, family, and courage. Another popular tattoo symbol for men is the skull. Skull tattoos can represent a near death experience, no fear, and bravery. To learn more about tattoo meanings, be sure to follow the links below on the appropriate symbol.

There are some important things that you should remember before you choose to get your tattoo. Make sure you take the time to do your own research. Learn what your tattoo symbol represents and stands for. Also, be sure to take the time to view a variety of tattoo designs. This will give you an idea of what is available, plus you can pick up on some ideas by doing so. Don't rush to get inked! If your not sure about a specific tattoo, give it some more thought. Men and women that rush to get a tattoo without thinking usually have regrets later on down the road. Not all of them do, but a large percentage of them do. Remember, even with our current technology, not all tattoos can be covered or removed. Make sure you make the right choice the first time around. Do your research, take your time, and make the right choice. As always, good luck and thanks for reading.

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      4 years ago

      Im looking for my first tatoto, and id like it to be a dolphin, but im kinda having a hard time finding a site to get one from..soo i was wondering if anyone knew ant good sites i could go to and get one from, id really appreciate your help! Thanks!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you all for your kind words and everything else. It means the world. Tattoos, tattoos, and more tattoos!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      These are real crazy and colorful.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Up and awesome. Some of these are really intricate designs

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I do have a partiality to the tribal tattoos.

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      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      If I were to get a tattoo, I'd probably have it on my arm near the shoulder -- then I could hide it if needed, or expose it, and it would still be visible to viewers. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Amazing..I like the one with the little girl...

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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      Amazing, simply Amazing ...they truly are a work of art. Each one looks like it has a story to tell. I especially like the one of the little Girl.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      hey im the first to leave a mark on your page.. lets call it a comment tattoo..shall we? LOL as always up and awesome!!!!


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