Tattooing is a practice that dates back centuries and centuries of artistry and historic evolution. In the olden days, pigmenting the skin carried with it various meanings. Body art was used as a symbol in different cultures to identify the various different classes of people, for example, the facial tattoo of a shunned outcast would greatly differ in design and skill from a war victor’s tattooed seal, as would the sacrilegious tattoos of secular tribes from the body art of ancestral cult fathers.
All that said, tattoos today have become a form of body art that has come to primarily possess some unique level of personal artistic meaning. Whether you’re having the name of a loved one permanently inked in your skin, you’re a fan of your usual tribal tattoos or you’re looking to have a painted masterpiece across the better part of your body, you know that once you have it done you would like your body to be representational of something creatively unique and different from anyone else’s.
A tattoo is a person’s visual shout out before the world. The artistic talent in the tattoo art industry in itself today is remarkable. Tattoos are of various different types and are custom designed to cover various as well as specific areas of your body. Tattoo designs can vary from being full-scale artworks across the back, chest, arms and legs, and can also be customized specific to personal preference, such as designs running down the spine or shoulder to sleeve tattoos. Sleeve tattoos have become quite the trend in tattoo art, particularly in men. Picking the perfect sleeve tattoo ideas for men is a tricky job. When you’re about to select how you’d like the skin from your shoulder till just above your elbow to look like for the rest of your life, you want to be positive you’re getting yourself the best body art piece out there. It has to be a perfectly crafted image of your artistic personal self imprinted over your body – your personal style, your personal avatar. Below is a collection of some pretty interesting sleeve tattoo designs people out there have dared to try out, and by the looks of it, they look pretty darn good!