The Worst Tattoo Sleeve Trends

Tribal Sleeve – Leo Zulueta is credited with bringing tribal style tattooing from the South Pacific to the United States in the late 70’s. But is was George Clooney’s character in the movie From Dusk Till Dawn that caused the tribal sleeve to explode in popularity. Tribal sleeves could be the worst sleeve trend of all as they take another peoples tattoo culture, remove all the meaning and mock the origins of tattoo designs that date back centuries. They are also next to impossible to cover up once tattoo regret sets in.
Biomechanical Sleeve – Biomechanical tattooing was pioneered by tattoo artist like Aaron Cain along with other tattooist in the San Francisco bay area. A breakaway from traditional style American tattooing, biomechanical uses images of the human flesh mixed with machine parts. Basically biomechanical tattoos mix organic images with inorganic images. It quickly became over used.
Biomechanical Tattoo
Flame Sleeve – No clear origins on the flame sleeve but whoever created it should be ashamed. The sleeve isn’t only hard to look at but is unbelievable boring for the tattoo artist. Flame tattoos aren’t just a waste of good skin but will also prove difficult to cover.
Random Cool Stuff Sleeve – A twist on the American style hodgepodge sleeve that’s acquired as time passes, the random cool stuff sleeve is acquired quickly. The images often include skulls, flowers, brass knuckles, something with wings,perhaps a couple of flames. A more recent variation on this sleeve is to get random candy pieces or random kids toys tattooed as a sleeve.

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