Half Sleeve tattoo ideasAs the name implies, a half sleeve tattoo covers half of your arm, but which half? Many people prefer upper arm half sleeves so that they can hide it easily with a shirt for work, but we've got plenty of other options if that's not what you're looking for. All sleeve tattoos are big and generally work within a theme as well as a general style. We're great at uniting your ideas with any tattoo technique or style. Before you start a sleeve design, get familiar with the styles available, and consult with other artists. Traditional is a favourite style of many of our artists and customers because of it's classic, timeless, feel, and simple motifs. If you've got a feel for old tattoos or want to honour the past, we'll help you design something meaningful that will fill you with pride and make your friends gape with envy. Japanese styles are another popular half sleeve design, characterized by mythological subjects and fantastical animals like dragons and fierce tigers. These days, Japanese style body art often combines with other styles to make an exciting fusion, but we can also do strictly traditional Asian designs, too.
Full Sleeve Tattoo IdeasA full sleeve tattoo is a huge commitment to embark on and requires a lot of time and money, which may be why so many of our customers love it. It makes a statement and displays our customers' character and grit. So, what sort of things do people get inked as a full sleeve? As with all tattoo ideas, start with your personal beliefs: what you want to say about yourself, and how you want to say it. We'll work closely with you when you first consult with us, so we can make sure you get the very best design. You'll be in the tattoo seat for multiple sessions, so we'll get to know you pretty well. Blackwork style tattoos are a fantastic option for a full sleeve and take the guesswork out of colour decisions. We'll adapt a blackwork style for any full sleeve tattoo. It's perfect for those looking to honour their culture or just looking for simple geometric designs, and you can always add colour if you choose to later. This style feels like a sketchbook, which a lot of our customers love because it represents how they feel about their body canvass. Maybe you want to honour your tribal heritage or cultural background? Blackwork is an excellent style for this that focuses on pattern, while still incorporating meaning. Script tattoos are another marvellous full sleeve idea if you're the sort of person who finds meaning in beautiful words. You've probably seen incredibly intricate script tattoos that express the love of family, or inspirational quotes. You can adapt a script tattoo to say anything you want with hundreds of amazing fonts and designs.
Quarter Sleeve Tattoo IdeasA quarter sleeve tattoo is a great way to start a full sleeve, or even as a standalone statement of your personality and character. Though it's most popular on the upper bicep because it can be covered easily with a shirt, you can get a quarter sleeve anywhere on your arm. You can even fill up a full sleeve with quarter sleeve artwork like your own personal gallery. Mandalas make an excellent design for quarter sleeves because of their size and shape. They can show your interest in sacred or religious matters. Mandala's are considered a holy symbol in several religions and represent an interest in the eternal.
Leg Sleeve Tattoo IdeasIf you're self-conscious or don't want just anyone gawking at your body art, you can always construct a tattoo as a leg sleeve. Leg sleeves have a large surface area, so there are even more possibilities to explore. And, we'll help you get the most out of that canvas. You could combine line art with a script tattoo and show a large block of your favourite quote. Or, we'll help design a floral pattern that crawls up your leg like a trellis. Apply any characteristic tattoo style to the motifs of your choice, and we'll help you express it. Leg sleeves are a great way to keep your love of tattoos discrete if you're job isn't friendly to tattoo aficionados. Almost any arm sleeve design can be converted into a brand-new leg sleeve without your employer being any wiser.
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At Chronic Ink Tattoo, our talented artists are ready to help you explore various sleeve tattoos to make sure you find something you’ll want to show off for decades to come. If you’re in the Toronto, Markham, Mississauga, Kitsilano Vancouver area drop by our shop and check us out for yourself.Tell us Your Idea
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378 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1S6 Directions
252 Eglinton Ave East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1K2 Directions
7381 Kennedy Road, Unit #105, Markham, Ontario L3R 5B5 Directions
100 City Centre Dr., Unit #2-311, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2C9 Directions
1804 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M3 Directions
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