People who want to have tattoos on a large part of the skin must carefully plan in order to avoid regretting the tattoo. A quarter-sleeve tattoo is placed on the upper arm and covers the biceps. A quarter-sleeve tattoo can also be on the lower part of the arm, from above the elbows up to the wrists or above that area. Designing a quarter-sleeve tattoo needs careful planning. If you are planning to get a quarter-sleeve tattoo, follow the steps provided below.
Here are the steps on how you can design a quarter-sleeve tattoo:
- Plan the location. The first thing that you have to do is to determine the exact location where you want the tattoo to be. This can be on your upper or lower arm. Examine the area so that you have a pretty good idea on how big your tattoo design should be.
- Think of a design. When you are thinking of a design, it will be easier if you choose a theme first. You can choose an animal, your zodiac sign, your name, an emblem, etc. A quarter-sleeve tattoo covers a big part of your arm. Ask yourself if you want one big design or several small designs that will cover your arm. If you want several tattoos, stick to one theme so that your tattoo will have harmony. Also, decide whether you want a black tattoo or if you want the images to be colored.
- Design your tattoo. If you are the one who is going to draw your tattoo, you can start out by drawing some designs on a piece of paper. You can also go to your tattoo artist and discuss the type of tattoo that you want to have. Some artists also give out suggestions to their customers. Ask the tattoo artist to draft a design on a piece of paper so that you can see what the design will look like. If you are happy with the design, you can already have it tattooed. If not, make some alterations together with your tattoo artist. Take your time and do not hesitate to ask your tattoo artist some questions as this will be a permanent part of your body.
- Prepare. When you have already chosen a tattoo design, make an appointment with your tattoo artist. You have to be prepared when you go in for your session. A quarter-sleeve tattoo is quite big and this can take up hours to do. In some cases, the outline is done first and the shading is done in another session. This is to lessen the pain for you.
These are the steps that you can follow if you want to design a
quarter-sleeve tattoo. Having a tattoo is permanent so careful planning
is important. After getting your tattoo done, ask your tattoo artist the
proper way to care for your tattoo while it is healing. Do not scratch
your arm even if it is itchy as this can ruin the way your tattoo looks.