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For Arm Tattoos, Forearm Tattoos Are The Way To Go

For Arm Tattoos, Forearm Tattoos Are The Way To Go
Tattoo Ideas3 min Read

Do we really have to strongarm you into looking at some awesome forearm tattoos?

Forearm tattoos are a very bold choice, but one that can pay off immensely when t-shirt weather comes around. The forearm works as a great canvas for your art because of the amount of space. An added plus is that the tattoo is easy to show off, but easy to hide in professional situations. If you haven't given it much thought before, it might just be a great idea to start now.

Do you ever really think about or appreciate your arms? No? Well, they’re a real marvel. They contain two long bones, your radius and your ulna. They are connected by something called the interosseous membrane. Forearms have got a lot of nerve too. Well, nerves, plural. For one, your ulnar nerve runs the length of your forearm.

This wondrous region is also home to all sorts of muscles. Some of these include the flexors and extenders for your fingers, a flexor of the elbow, and the pronators and supinators that are used to turn your hand. In fact, did you know that there are no muscles in the fingers? Pretty shocking, right? Your beautiful little digits are actually controlled by muscles in the forearm…just another reason to decorate that baby with some stunning ink.

Another top reason to get your forearm tattooed is that because of all the muscles in our arms, the forearm is one of the areas that is least susceptible to pain for men and women. Our arms have large amounts of fat and muscle tissue that acts as cushioning between the needle and bone. Forearm tattoos that extend to the wrist or wrap around to the elbow would be more painful because there's less fat concentrated in these areas. But really, isn’t the pain worth it? If you power through it, we promise you’ll be pretty stoked on the finished product and that the love you feel for your new ink will last a lifetime longer than the pain.

But what better use of a forearm than displaying some totally sick art for the rest of the world to enjoy? An increasing number of people are already getting their forearms tattooed every day! The forearm is a very common placement for tattoos for both men and women, and it’s a particularly popular spot for first-timers – and we get why. With this placement the tattoo is sure to get noticed, but it’s still possible to cover it up with a long-sleeved shirt if need be. As the forearm is a very visible place, it is also the ideal opportunity for you to express your personality, so everyone who sees you and your tattoo will get an idea about who you are immediately. When it comes to the design, the possibilities are endless. This collection will help you get inspired.

These tattoos display fascinating creativity and beauty. Some people consider forearm tattoos as the beginning of a sleeve, but others are a masterpiece all by itself. You don’t have to be jealous of these awesome forearm tattoos, either. You can easily book your own through our app! We want to make your exploration of tattoo culture and inspiration as easy as possible, so we’ve made sure that all you need is gathered in one place: Tattoodo, the one stop for all things tattoo. 

The Tattoodo App has tons of inspiration for your next tattoo design, whether you’re into big sleeve tattoos or just want a small delicate piece to show off. We connect you with fantastic artists or, with our studio search, you can find a shop near you and book your next appointment with the click of a button. What are you waiting for? Hike up your sleeves and get to work! And don’t forget to show off the beautiful pieces you end up getting by sharing it on the Tattoodo App!

Written byJenTheRipper

Writer for art related medias. Fell in love with tattoo while researching for another passion, crime history. Travelling, admiring, sharing.