Thursday, February 4, 2010

Upper Arm 3D Spider Tattoo Design

Upper Arm 3D Spider Tattoo DesignUpper Arm 3D Spider Tattoo Design

By far, most individuals choose to get their first visible tattoo on their arm. Tattoo designs for the arm vary as much as do individual tastes. There are a few factors one must consider when commissioning such a piece. Most importantly, of course, is the size of one's arm! One should also keep in mind that one's arms will likely get smaller or larger as they age and that this may affect the aesthetics of the tattoo. Skin tone, one's occupation and other considerations will also come into play when displaying tattoo art on the arms.

Most individuals who have jobs where tattoos are generally frowned upon, such as the military or law enforcement, opt to get their artwork placed on the upper arm. In recent years, pieces that were exclusively on the exterior section of the arm have been surpassed in popularity by tattoos that actually wrap around the entire arm. For those who have good muscle tone, this can be particularly attractive as the shading and color work can enhance the visual impact of their muscle. Those who have less-toned muscles have the advantage of having a much more flexible palate on which the artist might work.

Upper arm tattoos can generally be very large and bold as, on occasions when one is required not to display them, they're easily concealed with mid-sleeve shirt. However, those who want to display their tattoos at all times may want to consider moving to a lower section of the arm. Especially in very light-skinned individuals, the upper arms are prone to sun burning and keeping one's tattoos exposed to bright sun not only fades the colors but carries with it the risk of potentially dangerous sun burns. Keep this in mind when choosing this location.

Upper arm tattoos in the form of a wrap-around bands are very popular. These are usually tribal art pieces, consisting of ornate, intertwining and undulating lines that create the illusion of depth. These pieces can be quite striking, particularly when they're located just below the bicep where they increase the visual size of one's arms and where they can create a very masculine, powerful impression. Many women get this area of their body tattooed, as well, as it's a natural location to show off one's artwork when wearing a halter-top or strapless top. On women, the effect is not overly masculine and can set off good bone structure and toned arms.

The upper arms are an excellent choice for those who prefer the classic tattoo style of a self-contained piece that is displayed on the outer arm. Because of the large surface area and the fact that a great deal of that surface area is essentially flat, the upper arm lends itself naturally to portraits and other designs. The lower arms are generally a bolder choice but they, too, can easily display large pieces, particularly on the inner surface where they look particularly attractive on well-muscled individuals with a large canvas on which to work.

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