A sleeve tattoo starts from the shoulder and ends around the wrist, some sleeves start at the chest making more room for design possibilities.
When getting a sleeve tattoo an important decision to make is whether have color or go black and grey, some tattoo sleeves have a bit of both, typically full black and grey with a touch of color, this makes the colored area pop and stand out.
When designing a tattoo sleeve it can be difficult to piece together the main designs, popular sleeve tattoo backgrounds are flowers, filigree, and geometric patterns.
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Black and Grey Tattoo Sleeves
Black and grey sleeve tattoos have a classic feel to them and look great on anyone. When the tattoo sleeve is in black and grey it can blend designs together making the tattoos look part of a single tattoo sleeve design.
Color Sleeve Tattoos
One thing to consider when getting a full-color sleeve tattoo is color fading so it is important to get a touch up when fading starts, although colors can stay vibrant and bright for many years depending on how much the tattoo sleeve to exposed to the sun.