Currently the hottest designs in the world of tattooing have to be for half sleeve tattoos for men which can later be extended into full sleeve designs if desired. There are no longer the same restrictions in the workplace or society in general so more and more people have the freedom to feel empowered with a sleeve tattoo. Half Sleeve Tattoos For MenAs a result many guys and some girls too, are requesting bigger tattoo designs and among the most popular are sleeve tattoos both half and full. Here are five of the most commonly sought designs:

Celtic crosses have always been popular and this symbol even pre-dates Christianity in some cultures. The cross represents fertility as well as its Christian connotations and this version was used by many Pagan civilizations in ancient times. The cross itself represents man while the circle in its centre represents woman and this powerful image was adapted by other cultures to become the familiar image of Christianity we know today.

Since the dawn of time, man has been fascinated by fire so it is unsurprising that flames and fire feature highly in half sleeve tattoos for men in our modern day society. There is a mystical lure about this powerful element with its destructive nature and symbolism aside, the imagery makes it a great choice of design for any type of tattoo.

Tribal tattoo designs feature thick bold black lines with a strong imagery that appeals to many men opting for a tattoo and there are a variety of ways to have them done. This design really stands out from a distance and will not fade easily over time. While many new age designs in the 90’s mixed the traditional design of various cultures more guys today want an original tribal tattoo that has history such as the Hawaiian or Maori designs.

Half Sleeve Tattoos For MenWoman on the other hand choose more feminine imagery such as the colorful Koi fish which is a symbol that represents struggle, self reliance and power in the Japanese culture. These also feature in Chinese folklore and legend claimed they would swim upstream against the powerful currents which lead to its status of empowerment. Flowers and vines work well on women too, particularly floral patters that wrap around the arm in an abstract manner making an attractive pattern that actually gives the impression they are growing wild. There is an abundance of colors and styles available in flower designs with a variety of differing meanings too.  Some of these floral designs could even be interwoven with some of the more popular male choices too but if you are considering half sleeve tattoos for men, the best thing you can do is explore all your options before proceeding. Make sure you choose a design that fits your purpose and never get one on impulse just because it is the current hot trend. Take a good look at all the styles, images and symbols available, as well as what they mean, until you find one that speaks to you or which has a personal meaning you can really relate to.

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