Eye-Catching Arm Tattoos

Arm tattoos are the go-to area of the body when most people consider getting a tattoo. Your arm is a great area of flat skin that acts as the perfect canvas for an adept artist to create something beautiful. Whether you choose to get a tattoo there because it is one of the least painful or because it is one of the most noticeable, here are some of the most amazing tattooists we have come across –

1. @shige_yellowblaze

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Shige really epitomises the beauty in Japanese Irezumi artwork. He captures the essence of Japanese culture with the significance of the flower petals while displaying this across a full arm tattoo. The flower has a huge significance within Japan as they are symbols of both grace and beauty. Shige is a master at recreating the essence of Japanese culture in tattoo form and we greatly encourage you to check out his works.

With a tattoo as large and detailed as this, it is important that the tattoo aftercare process is strictly practiced. Luckily, arm tattoos are amongst the easiest to care for considering the lay on flat skin on which aftercare lotion can easily be applied. A tattoo as magnificent as this only deserves the best aftercare to ensure that it heals properly and continues to look stunning.

2. @jessyentattoo

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Jes Yen is one of those artists that really does stand out – both in talent and creativity. In this particular instance, Yen has adhered to his traditional style of tattooing reptiles (normally dragons but in this instance a snake) but has also surrounded this with a more morbid design of skulls and darker shades. Whilst we can only speculate on Yen’s motives for doing so, anyone can agree that it takes a true master to create such an intricate design with so much precision.

3. @slavastarkov

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Slava Starkov differs from artists previously mentioned in that rather than creating life-like designs with obvious symbolism, he creates art in its literal sense. Within the contours of his various shades and designs lies a deep appreciation of Japanese culture. His meaning is subtle but beautiful nonetheless.

4. @samclaytontattoo

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Clayton is based in Auckland and is much less exposed than artists previously mentioned. However, the beauty of his work is no less than any other tattooist in any way. His style appears to be greatly influenced by both Japanese history as well as modern day culture. His pieces are both modern and striking with subtle touches of history from many different cultures. Put together his work becomes a symbol of modern society as well as a tribute to its long backstory.