A Tattoo Sleeve is a tattoo that covers the entire arm as a long sleeve does. This kind of tattoo usually is very complex with many elements and icons incorporated into a similar style or theme. A fully tatted leg is also considered a tattoo sleeve. A half sleeve covers half the arm, as a short sleeve shirt sleeve would. Tattoo sleeve designs can include a lot of imagery, or more simple or abstract imagery. Many different styles and themes can be used. Both men and women wear this style of tattoo because it is so open for any kind of imagery the wearer desires. Because this is such a large area of the body, it's important to research the design and find the correct artist to create it. This is not an impulse tattoo! It's not something you'll want to regret down the road. Popular themes for a tattoo sleeve are old school, tribal, new school-which can really be an array of personal imagery, portrait, and Japanese imagery. This can really be an eye catching spot that will peak the interest of many admirers.