I have seen tattoo sleeves on people before, but never on someone who I personally know. When my neighbor moved in a couple of years ago, he had some tattoos on his arm. I had no idea that it was part of a much grander design though, and that all of his tattoos would connect to one another by the time the tattoo was completed on his arm. We got to be pretty good friends, and he showed me the sleeve that he had designed himself. While I could never imagine something like that on my own arm, it was perfect for him.
It was a mix of a tribal pattern and vines that you would find in a jungle. It actually reminded me a lot of Tarzan, so I was really impressed when he told me that he had designed it himself. He has since had the entire sleeve done, and it looks amazing. He has told me that I should get one done as well, but I knew that was not for me. Well, at last getting an entire sleeve was not for me, but seeing how well his tattoo turned out made me think that maybe I should go ahead and get a small one for myself.
I decided to get an eagle tattooed on my forearm, because I have always loved eagles and what they symbolize. My friend teases me that I am not going to want to stop there once I have it for a while, and he may be right. I have already started thinking of a few things that I would like added to it that I think will make it look even better. I still don’t believe that I will end up with a full sleeve like him, but I have learned to never say never by this point too!