According to a tattoo survey, most people try arm tattoos first before getting tattooed on any other body part. This is because they can admire the beauty of their tattoo design all the time and they can judge how the tattoo looks on them.
There are thousands of arm tattoo ideas, to be honest, but then again I would advise you to pick up only meaningful designs that suit you. Most boys love to have arm tattoos that are inspired by famous celebrities.
Here we have selected 54 best arm tattoos that will suit both men and women –
Arm Tattoo Ideas for Men
1. One of the most common yet very lovable arm tattoo idea is to try angel wings on arms like this.
2. Also you can try armband tattoos that can be tried either on wrist or on forearm. Some even try them on biceps as well.
3. Trying a long quote or a bible verse tattoo on arm is also a cool idea but then again it should be in readable font.
4. Most people convert their arm tattoos into full sleeve or half sleeve tattoos. Make sure the new tattoos that you add to your arm match the theme of previous tattoo.
5. You can opt for a one design that can cover your half sleeve. Here is a native American chief tattoo design on half sleeve.
6. I would usually avoid unusual tattoos on arm. For example an octopus tattoo would look better on stomach than on arm.
7. Planetary tattoos are my favourite. Look at this cute solar system tattoo that would definitely suit any science geek.
8. One design that sits perfectly on arm is the lighthouse tattoo design. Here is how it looks on forearm.
9. Bird tattoos looks very beautiful on girls and they are perfect pick for arm tattoos.
10. If you are a religious person than a Jesus portrait tattoo or angel Gabriel tattoo on arm is a great idea.
Arm Tattoos Ideas for Women
11. You can try a traditional ship and anchor tattoo design and it will perfectly suit you if your husband or boyfriend is in navy.
12. Girls have one more option. They can try temporary henna tattoos and there are a hell lot of designs to choose from.
13. Isn’t this tribal tattoo amazing? This is one of the coolest tribal sleeve that I have ever seen.
14. Many people like to have tattoo on back of the arm. You can try a simple and minimal design like this.
15. Here is another offbeat tattoo design that is perfect fit for arm.
16. Armband tattoos have a lot of varieties and my favorites are the celtic arm band tattoos.
17. Guys like to have tattoos that have warrior theme. So why not try a sword and wolf tribal tattoo design like this.
18. A compass tattoo is often tried on shoulder but you can edit the design and move it forearm.
19. This half sleeve koi fish tattoo design actually looks like a giant whale. It is a good cover up tattoo.
20. How could you not love a dragon inked on arm? Dragon tattoos are probably the best choice for arms.
Arm Tattoos Ideas for Girls
21. Dreamcatcher was considered lucky by native americans. A medium size dreamcatcher tattoo like this would look great on arm.
22. Instead of trying huge arm tattoos you can go for small or even one word tattoos like this on arm.
23. Here is a minimalist tattoo design on arm that is inspired from the double exposure technique. The artist showed flowers inside a heart.
24. Here is another example of double exposure tattoo on arm where the artist showed a landscape tattoo in the style of a guitar.
25. Eye tattoos are often tried on inner bicep but do you know that they look really great when presented as a part of a full sleeve tattoo.
26. If you have huge biceps and wish to try an inner arm tattoo then I would suggest you to pick circular designs so that show the beauty of your biceps.
27. You can also browse our Japanese tattoo art gallery where you will find a lot of beautiful designs like this that suits perfectly on arm.
28. A Jesus Portrait should either be tried on arm or on chest. No other body part do justice to such beautiful tattoos.
29. This beautiful watercolour lion tattoo on arm is so gracefully done that I believe it would be hard to duplicate it.
30. If you are a patriotic person than an American flag tattoo as half sleeve design would be great idea.
Arm Tattoos Ideas
31. Biomechanical tattoos are most suitable for arms or thighs. Here is a simple biomechanical tattoo on arm.
32. This sleeve tattoo design is inspired from Polynesian tribal tattoo art.
33. Most artist love to play with the black and white shade. For example here is an amazing black and white style music note tattoo on arm.
34. Justin bieber has an owl tattoo on arm and this led to many beliebers try the same design on arm.
35. Phoenix is another popular choice for arm tattoo. Here is a watercolour phoenix tattoo that you can consider.
36. Realistic praying hand tattoo may not suit everyone because these designs need a good amount of space but then again if you have fit forearms then try it.
37. People also like to try robotic designs. Here is a robot styled arm tattoo.
38. Rose tattoos are one of the most common choices for arm tattoos for girls.
39. Side wrist tattoos always looks $exy. Here the girl got tattooed with the word ‘FAMILY’ on her side arm.
40. This is a very basic skelton tattoo design on arm but you can try a tattoo that matches the bones of your arm.
Cool Arm Tattoos Designs
41. There are many small arm tattoos that you can try. They don’t need to be popular choices. Here is a small and simple leave tattoo for arm.
42. Isn’t this python tattoo looking great on arm?
43. Shooting star tattoo designs always look great. They either suit neck or upper arm like this.
44. So this unusual design of burnt matchstick on arm has a deep meaning. Can you tell it?
45. Dwayne Johnson’s popular shoulder arm tribal tattoo is imitated by many tattoo lovers. Here is one inspired from that famous samoan tattoo design.
46. If you love travelling then a cool design for you would be to try world map tattoo where you color the countries that you have visited.
47. Here this unique arm tattoo design is actually inspired from indian rangoli patterns.
48. There are many traditional tattoo designs that you can try on arm. My choice would be a dagger tattoo like this.
49. Tree tattoos perfectly suit arm. If you are a nature loving person then this is best pick for you.
50. Tribal flames are also one of the most beautiful arm tattoo designs.
Beautiful Arm Tattoo Ideas
So which arm tattoo design from the above photo gallery you liked the most?