A sleeve tattoo is that which covers the entire patch of skin which it is supposed to be inked on, completely. The most popular kind of sleeve tattoo is the one inked on the arm, which covers a particular part of the arm, or the whole arm itself. These kinds of tattoos are known as full sleeve tattoos. There is a lot to full sleeve tattoo designs, which one must know before trying anything out.
First of all, you need to know the two ways in which full sleeve tattoos can be imprinted onto your skin. You might be looking for a design which will probably help you create and connect any smaller individual patterns that you have got inked in before. In this case, you need to find a kind of aesthetic connection between the patterns and join them up to form a single entity, which will display all your ideas in a wonderfully creative way.
On the other hand, you may also want to wear a complete full sleeve tattoo design itself on your arm, that is, instead of trying to look for a particular connection between the various individual designs that you already have, you could go in for an entirely new, distinct full sleeve tattoo design, with a complete and strong concept or theme, and which is holistic in nature, and not the result of various broken fragments of thought, which again, is a wonderful thing in its own merit too.
On order to find the perfect full sleeve tattoo design for yourself, it is important that you take care of certain aspects while choosing. The first one is, whether you wish to sport a common full sleeve tattoo design, one which many people may already have got done, or whether you want a distinct, custom made design which will fulfill all your tattoo fantasies in just one go. For this, you need to decide if you want the tattoo to be based on any particular idea or theme which is personal to you or whether you wish to go with something that just depicts a particular universal concept and looks just stunning.
You hence need to come to a conclusion on the basic concept of your full sleeve tattoo design. You could select a fiery flame tattoo design, or you could go in for a bold tribal one, or a delicate floral or Japanese one, the latter two especially suited for women, though men wouldn't look bad in them if they make the right choices, either. Again, here you need to take a look at the monetary aspect, too. Custom designs will cost you more, after all.
Once you have decided on these facets, you need to consider which tattoo artist you actually want to get your full sleeve tattoo design inked from. Be careful that you choose a reputable one, for otherwise there are chances of the tattoo not being very satisfactory. Of course, here again you need to consider the financial aspect, for renowned artists will obviously charge more. And of course, the time consumed in order to bring out the best in the full sleeve tattoo design will be enormous, that is, around twenty-odd hours. Therefore, the tattoo will typically take at least twenty one-hour long sittings to be completed. However, if quality matters to you more than anything else, well, any sum of money, or amount of time, will be considered quite small as compared to the beauty of the art that you will wear on your body.