60 Best Arm Tattoos – Meanings, Ideas and Designs for 2018

Skull Bicep

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Some of the best arm tattoo ideas are those with a central focus point, which for this design is the large imposing skull. The rest of the tattoo has plenty of detail, including the flower at the top, and eye below. The geometric diamond shape at the base adds an interesting twist.

Tattoo Collection

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For those of you who cannot decide, sometimes multiple arm tattoos can work together to create an entire look despite being separate images. This design focusses on a variety of tattoos ranging from skulls to distinct lettering to create an imposing image across both arms.

Perpendicular Triangles

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Triangles are used again, this time perpendicular and joined by two lines, crossing in the centre. As before it creates a simple and clean look, and the horizontal and vertical triangles add variety. Also the use of block colour for some triangles makes it very interesting to look at.

Feminine Triangle

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A very simple tattoo idea here. Most likely this tattoo was done to represent the symbolic representation of the feminine, which is traditionally done with an upturned triangle. This is further reinforced by it simple single design. Simple but powerful.

Zipped Open Arm

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A unique arm tattoo that gives the illusion of an opening in the skin. The use of zip to imply a hand is reaching from beneath the skin is a clear and effective optical illusion. The detail on the zip itself, hand and even the “stretch-marks” of the skin are exceptional.

Muscular Tribal

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Popular amongst muscular men is the tribal tattoo in block, woven together. The sections within the tattoo tend to follow the natural muscle lines to accentuate the bicep muscle more. Sticking to clean, curved lines and simple design gives this tattoo maximum impact.

Full Arm & Chest

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Some tattoos have impact because of the area they cover. This tattoo focusses not only on the upper and lower arm, but also on the shoulder and top of the chest. It aims for maximum impact on the chest part by carrying on the design from the shoulder.

Emotional Connection

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An arm tattoo idea for the sentimental amongst us. Not just simply a name and date, but an intricate hand and foot print, adds vulnerability and emotion to this tattoo, giving a permanent memory about someone we hold so dear. Immediately understood and respected.

FLORAL ARM TATTOO FOR THE LADIES

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Done in shades of blue and pink, the colors make the vibrant design come to life in the most artistic manner possible. Covering the shoulder and most of the arm, it’s nothing a formal, long-sleeved shirt can’t cover up when the occasion demands.

BLACK ROSE ARM TATTOO

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This arm tattoo covers the wrist along with the lower arm. Done in black ink, it creates a stunning contrast with the bare skin – ensuring that the design stands out. Moreover, the rose represents love and beauty.

SMALL ARM BAND TATTOO

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One of the best arm tattoos out there, this band is done immediately under the elbow and depicts a wonderful night scene inked on entirely in black. It exemplifies nighttime in the best way possible with the dark trees standing tall under the quiet moonlight.

DREAM CATCHER INSPIRED ARM TATTOO

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This black ink arm tattoo design is sure to make all heads turn. With the dream catcher in the midst, it symbolizes good fortune for the wearer according to Native Indian mythology. Moreover, the intricate design in each of the feathers as well as the delicate lines make it a mesmerising creation.

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