A tattoo sleeve is a large or series of smaller tattoos that wrap around someone’s limb. In the past, tattoos served as rites of passage, tribal identification, and more, but today they are worn casually as decoration. More social acceptance and more intricate styles & designs have helped sleeve tattoos gain popularity in recent years. You can display a stunning tattoo in the style of your choice on your arm or leg to be seen by others.
Full-sleeve tattoos are often gotten by confident people. They don’t care what the world thinks about their art. They tend to live by their own rules.
Sleeve tattoos are often a collaboration between a tattoo artist and a client to express a personal artistic theme. Sometimes, a sleeve is created by having many smaller but thematically different tattoos on the arm and later connecting them to make a unified theme and design.
If you are interested in getting a sleeve tattoo, call us to book a consultation.
The symbolism of the rose is deeply rooted in love, excess and passion. Throughout history and in many cultures, the rose has been recognised as an important flower with deep meaning.
The Romans used roses- their scent and their petals- to showcase their wealth, as the flower required attention and cultivation throughout the seasons.
The rose has also been used as a sign of confidentiality. The Romans placed roses in banquet halls when they wanted conversations to remain confidential and kept under wraps. It is where the term “sub rosa”, which means “under the rose”, comes from. It is often said as a phrase of confidentiality.
Modern interpretations of the symbolism of the rose include the persistence of love and compassion throughout someone’s life.
In the Tarot, the rose is present in four cards
Many people all over the world use these interpretations within the tattoo art that they want to have on their bodies. This multi-faceted meaning has been used to let the tattoo tell a deeply personal story.
Different coloured roses hold different meanings.
Seeing as a rose’s colour indicates its meaning, you can do more research and create your own story by placing different coloured roses within your tattoo design.
The rose originated in Persia, where it was seen as a symbol of masculinity. Over multiple decades and with the influence of the west, the rose has become associated with femininity.
The rose tattoo gained popularity in the 1930s. Sailors often got them inked on their bodies as reminders of their wives, girlfriends and mothers. The general public started to get wind of the trend, and soon it became common for men to get roses tattooed on their chests, often accompanied by their lover’s name.’
The skull represents overcoming one’s challenges or the death of an enemy. Seeing as the rose is a flower, in this instance, it represents life. As such, the combination of these two iconographies symbolises conquering a great challenge and starting a new life.
Anchors represent steadfastness, and roses represent love. The two symbols together represent a commitment to a loved one. This tattoo has always been a classic nautical tattoo which sailors would get.
Doves are often symbols related to the spirit. As such, a rose and dove tattoo design often symbolises the love that someone has for a loved one that has passed on.
Note: We don’t restrict what type of design and ink art you want. You can get as creative as you would like. Make sure you inform our tattoo artists of your idea, and we will do everything to bring it to life.
The first thing that you need to do is to have an idea of what you want. You should come into the tattoo parlour and discuss it with the artist.
If you are having difficulty finding inspiration, our tattoo artists can help you by designing a tattoo specifically for you.
Once you know what you want, we will plan your sessions with your tattoo artist. The number of sessions will depend on the size, complexity and colour of the tattoo.
Once you have set your session dates, you can start getting the tattoo. When getting a sleeve tattoo, expect long sessions. We recommend you come to the session hydrated and fed, but you should also bring some water and snacks.
Aftercare is one of the most important steps. Doing aftercare right will make sure that your tattoo looks amazing, and it also prevents any complications.
Seeing as how your arm is one of the most visible body parts if you want a sleeve tattoo, you need tattoo artists that are highly skilled and trained to give you a world-class tattooing experience.
This is what the tattoo artists at Pearl Lemon Tattoo aim to do. The client is our top priority, so your well-being, safety and comfort are our most important considerations. We ensure that your tattoo will be done in a safe and relaxing space. We ensure you are as comfortable as possible before we start a session. This is vitally important to anyone that is a first-timer.
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Tattoo sessions vary in length depending on the complexity and colours of the tattoo that is being done. Most sleeve tattoo sessions take about fifteen hours to complete, but some designs take over eighty hours to finish entirely. These hours are divided into multiple sessions, and the time between sessions depends on how fast you heal.
The amount of pain that you feel depends on your pain tolerance level. In general, though, it is not as painful as sensitive areas. You can expect the most pain when tattooing your elbow, inner elbow, wrist and armpit.
The back has a lot of space for a tattoo, so you can use it for almost any design, whether small or big, simple or complicated. But that space also gives you a unique challenge because you can do anything you can think of. This single canvas is the largest one on the body. Think of subjects that work well with the canvas size, and don't add too many things to the composition.
When getting a back piece, one of the most important things to consider is whether you want a one-off design that can be added to over time or a full-back "bodysuit" with one large-scale design. This may depend on the style you choose. For example, traditional Japanese backpieces tend to cover the whole back of the body. But in the end, it's your tattoo, so make sure you do what you want, not what tradition says.