Of all the placements on the body, forearm tattoos are the most popular. Because the area is highly visible and one of the least painful to get tattooed, these designs are aplenty. If you’re considering a tattoo on the area, consider the shape as long designs really capitalize on the unique real estate. That’s why you see so many objects like daggers and snakes on forearms.
We wanted to get a better idea of the types of forearm tattoos folks are getting these days so we looked to social media to discover the latest and greatest designs to share with you. There’s no right or wrong way to go about tattooing this area of your body. What’s important is that you freely express yourself in ink. We hope these tattoos inspire and delight you and that you’ll walk away with a better idea of your own special ink. Check them out!
Get Inspired by These Amazing Forearm Tattoos!
We kick things off with an interesting geometry-inspired design that contains some of the finest lines you’ll ever see in a tattoo. Find yourself a tattoo artist you trust and go to town!
Botanical forearm tattoos will always be fresh! Flowers, fruits, and more end up on many a forearm each year. It’s easy to understand why in this gorgeous tattoo of eucalyptus.
Designs that are long and lean like this dragon make for excellent forearm tattoos because they take advantage of the forearm’s unique shape. This design is so fun and uses imagery found in Asian art.
As promised, here’s a snake forearm tattoo that mesmerizes. Snakes are very popular forearm tattoos because they can stretch the length of the arm and look fantastic in the placement.
Big is not the only way to go with forearm tattoos. In fact, small designs like this little bird are also very popular. Due to all of the minute details, we would consider this a micro tattoo.
We find a lovely tree detail in this forearm tattoo that imagines a tree half alive and half dead. The leaves have been tattooed in a very cool way that makes the ink look like a painting.
Take a look at all of the razor-thin lines that make up this tattoo. We call this style of tattoo a sketch tattoo because of the way it mimics a drawing.
One of the most original forearm tattoos on this list, this design is mysterious and moody and rather abstract as it is open to interpretation. Let your imagination run wild and you could walk away with a tattoo that only you have!
In this stunning forearm tattoo, we find many Berber symbols decorating this arm. It’s absolutely dazzling.
How cool is this neo-traditional torch tattoo? Bold, thick line-work looks so handsome and attractive. The weirder the better, right?
Greek mythology is endlessly inspiring. We find a cool take on a statue of Apollo in this very fresh tattoo.
Feel the Love
We find heart-shaped lockets in this black and grey tattoo. Forearm tattoos that are wider at the elbow and taper in near the wrist are ideal!
Barbed wire heart and all this tattoo is the epitome of “metal.” The lines are so crisp and clean. You too can wear your heart on your sleeve with forearm tattoos like this one!
Get into the waves with abstract forearm tattoos that play with shape for a cool look. Work with a tattoo artist to come up with your very own design and even consider playing with optical illusions.
Creation of Adam the Remix
In this handsome tattoo, we find a reimagined version of the “Creation of Adam.” Red and black ink look spectacular together so keep that in mind if you’re going with a simpler design as the combo adds a lot.
As promised, here’s a dagger forearm tattoo. It’s a traditional style tattoo in a standard placement. If you want to make the most of your forearm tattoos consider objects that are similar in shape.
One of the most popular forms of forearm tattoos is tarot cards. Here, we find “The Tower” card with an excellent cat theme. Meow!
We find a different take on eucalyptus in this haunting tattoo that’s one of the most beautiful forearm tattoos on this list. The way the leaves are shaded as they overlay one another makes them appear transparent.
“Every hardship has a reason and every deprivation a purpose if you look through eyes of insight…” the person who shared this image captioned it. It’s a touching sentiment to go along with this very evocative tattoo.
Take a look at these sweet bunnies. The artist shared that the design was inspired by woodblock. We think they nailed it!
Look at all of that amazing color! Play with it to come up with your own original idea.
Mandala-inspired tattoos are huge right now. So, if you get one, you will be in very good company. Notice how the design is split right at the crook of the arm. Bravo!
In this design, we find a watercolor effect which is a huge trend at the moment. If you’d like to add some flashy color to your design it could be the right direction for you to go.
How fun is this cute little wiener dog? We think our furry friends make for great tattoo subject matter.
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Feast your eyes on some of the crispest lines ever tattooed! The skill is undeniable in this amazingly light and delicate tattoo. Wow!
There you go! We hope you enjoyed these stunning forearm tattoos and that you feel inspired to get your very own. Tattoos are all about self-expression so be sure to come up with your own original idea that communicates your unique point of view. Happy tattooing!
- 1 Get Inspired by These Amazing Forearm Tattoos!
- 1.1 Fine Lines
- 1.2 Stay Fresh
- 1.3 Dragon
- 1.4 Big Snake
- 1.5 Go Small
- 1.6 Life
- 1.7 Foxy
- 1.8 Original
- 1.9 Berber Symbols
- 1.10 On Fire
- 1.11 Apollo
- 1.12 Feel the Love
- 1.13 Amour
- 1.14 Abstract
- 1.15 Creation of Adam the Remix
- 1.16 Dagger
- 1.17 Tarot
- 1.18 Eucalyptus
- 1.19 Insight
- 1.20 Bunny Buddies
- 1.21 Rainbow Sunflower
- 1.22 Mandala
- 1.23 Watercolor
- 1.24 Wiener-Dog
- 1.25 Lovely Lotus
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