If you are looking for a great tattoo that is wonderful to show off but will still be covered up completely when it comes to professional clothing, it might be time for you to take a look at armband tattoos. These tattoos are ones that will circle some part of your arm, usually between your elbow and your shoulder, and this is a type of tattoo that is becoming quite popular.
If you are thinking of getting an armband tattoo, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.
The first thing to think about is what design that you want. You’ll find that there are many different styles that can be used, from tribal to Celtic knotwork, and you’ll find that these bands can be very broad, or fairly narrow. When you are looking for designs, remember that you can get a tattoo that circles your entire upper arm. While you might be told that it is unlucky to get a joined circle tattooed on your arm, this is actually not true.
When you are looking for a tattooist to take care of your armband tattoo, make sure that you have one who has a good time when it comes to working with good sizing and configuration. This is especially important if you have a repeating design, like the ones you’ll find when it comes to knotwork. Take some time to think about the design. What parts of your tattoo will require a great deal of work, and where will the various parts fall?
Finally, remember that when you are getting an armband tattoo, you’ll find that the part of the tattoo that falls on the softest part of your underarm can be quite painful. While some people like to put this part off, remember that it does need to get done, unless you want a broken circlet. You might want to take some time and learn a few breathing exercises to help you get through this.
An armband tattoo can represent a cycle or an unbroken promise. The Celtic knotwork, depending on what imagery you use, can have meanings as various as winter, death, prophecy, success or victory. If you are interested in an armband tattoo, speak with your tattooist and see what you can come up with.