Yup, you found it. This is the famous “Tattoo Sleeves” 40 greatest of all time” page with the most amazing sleeve tattoos ever. Congrats. You found it! There’s no particular meaning behind tattoo sleeves, they are just awesome and demand a huge amount of creativity to make one that stands out from the rest. They also take a lot of time and effort to make, and quite a lot of endurance for the one who gets it done.
Many people choose to get a tattoo sleeve that tells a story, these tattoos end up having a lot of elements on it. Other people choose designs that look cool and take advantage of the space and shape that the arm gives the placement and how much it can be seen, or both.
As with any other tattoo based on its placement, tattoo sleeves can reflect any kind of technique and trend, but it’s the originality that makes them awesome and meaningful.
On this list, we worked to get you the finest examples of badass and amazing tattoo sleeves, so you can gaze at them in awe or take the leap of faith and get one for yourself.
For either men or women, you can find the sleeve tattoo that you’re looking for on this meticulously curated list. Take a look!
1. Bird Tattoo Sleeves
This may not be a full sleeve but it certainly is a very original approach.
2. A Wolf in the Night
as previously mentioned, tattoo sleeves give the chance to create a story or a scene that has many elements on it.
3. Tattoo Sleeves for a Princess
This design has a lot of feminine elements that symbolize royalty and fantasy.
4. Full Black and Red Tattoo Sleeves
This amazing design plays with the contrast of the colors red and black, creating a very dark and eye-catching tattoo.
5. Single Palette Tattoo Sleeves
This is another way to take advantage of the possibilities that a full sleeve tattoo can give: using different elements that share the same color palette.
6. Cosmic Tattoo Sleeves
This particular tattoo is made of two different stories but manages to work it out and look amazing.
7. Traditional Tattoo Sleeves
Traditional tattoo art is great and taking a full arm to create a full catalog of tattoos with this style is a great way to approach sleeve tattoos.
8. Style Tattoo Sleeves
It’s almost certain that by now if you are doing your research and looking at different styles, you have your favorite trend in tattoo art. When it comes to getting an arm filled with ink, you may want to consider sticking to a style so it looks great.
9. Neo Traditional Tattoo Sleeves
Sticking with the point of the last two examples, pick a style or technique if you want to create a more organic look.
10. High Contrast Tattoo Sleeves
You need to keep the attention on a very big part of your body, so maybe you can get a tattoo that has a lot of contrast, like black background and a very vivid blue on top.
11. Matching Tattoo Sleeves
Not exactly matching but almost. For a couple of brave people.
12. Themed Tattoo Sleeves
Another way to make it look like a whole story or theme is to pick a story or topic that already exists. In this case, the universe of your favorite comic.
13. A Sleeve Full of Flowers
Maybe you don’t want a story. Maybe you just want to get a few amazing flowers on you.
14. Different Techniques in one Sleeve
And maybe you don’t care about the fact that the full sleeve should stick to a story or a theme or a style. Good for you!
15. Amazing Hexagon Tattoo Sleeve
This one is ridiculous and it’s clear that it just serves as a bragging right. Amazing design and execution.
16. Skull and Flowers Tattoo Sleeve
This design is awesome and you can check out a few more skull tattoos with us.
17. Flowers and Mandalas Tattoo Sleeves
Flowers and mandalas go great together, so they’re a great choice if you want to get a full tattoo sleeve
18. Black Background Tattoo Sleeves
A bold background for bold people. This kind of tattoo plays the contrast card very well.
19. A Woman in a Mirror
This is an amazing tattoo with so many details and very well made. Perfect for a femme fatale.
20. Unicorn Half Tattoo Sleeve
This one is a great tattoo of a unicorn, filled with details and delicate lines and dots.
21. Sailors love Tattoo Sleeves
Yes, they do. Maybe because it gives them a chance to tell a full story with details and some space to spare.
22. Polynesian Tattoo Sleeves
The Polynesian trend makes great tattoo sleeves, although the style does not only shine in that department.
23. Dragon Sleeve Tattoo
Tattoo sleeves are perfect to create a story about the journey of a Koi fish into becoming a Dragon.
24. A Wolf in the Forest
Wolves make great tattoos, you can check more wolf tattoos in the list we recently created!
25. Timeless Tattoo Sleeves
This design also has a story behind it, about time, life and death.
26. Realistic Tattoo Sleeves
The light play on this design is just amazing.
27. Surreal Tattoo Sleeves
This is a great example of a bunch of elements that go well together, skillfully placed, and executed.
28. Roses and Skulls
You can never get enough of roses and skulls, they are a trademark for tattoo art and never fail to impress.
29. Mexican Calavera
Calaveras (skulls) are a tradition in Mexican art, in fact, there was a very popular artist in Mexico that made Calaveras his trademark.
30. Full Forest Scene
You can usually see wolves in this kind of tattoo, the difference is in the mood that the wolf is in.
31. Medusa Tattoo Sleeve
I would really love to have a better angle to look at this amazing tattoo, even from this side you can notice how amazing it is.
32. Both Arms Tattoo Sleeves
You couldn’t have enough and you got both your arms filled with ink, and it looks amazing.
33. Girly Tattoo Sleeves
If you like a huge amount of flowers and colors, you may find this design very cool.
34. Symmetry all over your Arm
If you enjoy symmetric tattoos then this is the one for you.
35. Tribal Tattoo Sleeves
This one is also a Polynesian Tattoo, which is a kind of tribal tattoo.
36. Full of Mandalas
What makes this mandalas tattoo amazing is the fact that you can tell them apart by the technique and strength of the lines.
37. Peacock Tattoo Sleeve
Peacocks are elegant and colorful animals that make amazing tattoos, particularly for girls.
38. Robotic Arm Tattoo Sleeve
Another way to take advantage of the placement is playing with “what’s inside”.
39. Psychedelic Tattoo Sleeves
This amazing design takes the whole arm and is so well made that the top part seems like it shines.
40. Fractal Tattoo Sleeves
This design is full of fractals and hexagons and it’s also on the same road as the previous one, a very dramatic, psychedelic, and surreal tattoo.