26 Colorful Half Sleeve Tattoo Ideas For Men

The broad and powerful muscular arm of a man forms a great canvas for permanent ink designs. Bikers especially enjoy showing off intricately inked tattoos on their well-built upper arms. The effects of the colors and lines, inked on rippling muscles, is immediate and impactful.

Half Sleeve Tattoo Ideas For Men communicate a secret language, that of fantasies, dreams and desires. It is the design that often carries the deepest dreams of the person getting a tattoo. Be it a design showing a pretty Japanese maiden, or one showing a wise owl, or a fantasy theme tattoo, each has its special flavor and feel. Many half sleeve tattoos are inked in a combination of vivid colors, to give an arresting look to the powerful biceps. For a subtle artistic look, a tattoo is often inked in a monochromatic palette, and may often have a pencil sketch effect. Roses, women, sailing ships, gnarled trees, deer and kings are some common themes in half sleeve tattoos. The rounded upper arm is an ideal surface to tell a story, with elements from a fairytale. Mushrooms, pretty trees, cottages and monster encounters often bring out a grownup man’s inner child, in sleeve arm tattoo designs.

 

Call Of The Forest Tattoo

A wild deer with graceful horns makes for a cool half sleeve tattoo idea for men.

Call Of The Forest Tattoo

Call Of The Forest Tattoo

Owl Sleeve Tattoo

Fantasy elements like castles, a gnarled tree and an owl, blend in this half sleeve tattoo.

Owl Sleeve Tattoo

Owl Sleeve Tattoo

Inking A Half Sleeve Tat

This delicately inked tattoo showing tsunami waves, mixes ferocious lines with a soft feel. A showcase for traditional Chinese art.

Inking A Half Sleeve Tat

Inking A Half Sleeve Tat

Futuristic Vision Half Sleeve

A stunning cross with pointed spikes, sits among clouds and texts in this mysterious tattoo.

Futuristic Vision Half Sleeve

Futuristic Vision Half Sleeve

Intricate Half Sleeve

Check out the intricate shades used to ink this face of a cruel looking king.

Intricate Half Sleeve

Intricate Half Sleeve

Tattoo Half Sleeve

Big cloud designs with cartoon faces and honeycomb elements, make up this fun half sleeve tattoo.

Tattoo Half Sleeve

Tattoo Half Sleeve

Fortune Half Sleeve

The powerful arm is radiant with the colors of this brilliant koi theme tattoo.

Fortune Half Sleeve

Fortune Half Sleeve

Delicate Design Half Sleeve

Showers of red flowers give a feminine look to the muscular arm, in this floral tattoo design.

Delicate Design Half Sleeve

Delicate Design Half Sleeve

Ornate Half Sleeve

A fish on the upper back is connected to a gorgeous flower on the arm, via a blue wave rounding past the shoulder.

Ornate Half Sleeve

Ornate Half Sleeve

Half Sleeve Flowers

The stunning large red flowers speak of passion and love, in this arm tattoo. Gray swirling clouds form the background of the tattoo.

Half Sleeve Flowers

Half Sleeve Flowers

A Half Sleeve Tattoo Idea

Together, these half sleeve tattoos tell a story. A brilliant sun, an ancient tree, mushrooms and falling autumn leaves feature in the tattoo pictures.

A Half Sleeve Tattoo Idea

A Half Sleeve Tattoo Idea

Half Sleeve Tattoos

An angry monster faces off with a small bearded man in blue, in these fairytale tattoo designs.

Half Sleeve Tattoos

Half Sleeve Tattoos

Designing A Half Sleeve Tattoo

A flame surges upward to lick the sides of the stunning sun. A fiery tattoo design with Chinese text.

Designing A Half Sleeve Tattoo

Designing A Half Sleeve Tattoo

Divine Half Sleeve

The pencil shade effect gives a soft and artistic look to the fantasy scenes making up this arm tattoo.

Divine Half Sleeve

Divine Half Sleeve

Marine Half Sleeve

An elegant ship with a magnificent hull, is the highlight of this artistically shaded arm tattoo.

Marine Half Sleeve

Marine Half Sleeve

Horoscopic Half Sleeve

A creepy large black flower with a red center makes a brilliant accent on the upper arm, in this tattoo picture.

Horoscopic Half Sleeve

Horoscopic Half Sleeve

Men’s Half Sleeve Tat

Gray coils form a stunning backdrop to the lush blue flowers, in this colorful tattoo for men.

Men's Half Sleeve Tat

Men’s Half Sleeve Tat

Ninja Half Sleeve Art

Cyan and pink floral designs sit beside tribal motifs in this half sleeve tattoo.

Ninja Half Sleeve Art

Ninja Half Sleeve Art

Fresh Half Sleeve Design

The details inked with fine lines, give a vivid look to the wise owl in this vibrant half sleeve tattoo.

Fresh Half Sleeve Design

Fresh Half Sleeve Design

Ornament Half Sleeve

An eagle holds a pendant in its sharp claws in this patriotic American flag theme tattoo.

Ornament Half Sleeve

Ornament Half Sleeve

Half Sleeve Tribe

Take a look at the combination of black patterns and curvy shapes that makes up this tribal art tattoo.

Half Sleeve Tribe

Half Sleeve Tribe

Half Sleeve Myth

This half sleeve fantasy tattoo is awash with themes like an angel, an imp, waves, and a shield with a cross.

Half Sleeve Myth

Half Sleeve Myth

Half Sleeve Fish

This is an artistically inked koi tattoo. Note the curvy body of the fish in the design.

Half Sleeve Fish

Half Sleeve Fish

Exposed Sleeve View

Intricately shaded large roses sit above a wooden wheel, in this pencil sketch style tattoo.

Exposed Sleeve View

Exposed Sleeve View

Half Sleeve Half Ink

A surprised maiden in a traditional Japanese costume, is inked in vivid blue and pink. A pink hibiscus sits behind her shoulder, in this brilliant half sleeve tattoo.

Half Sleeve Half Ink

Half Sleeve Half Ink

Half Sleeve Patterns

A large rose is inked above and below the sailing ship. At the base of the tattoo, the words are ‘Mom’ ‘Homeward’ and ‘Dad’.

Half Sleeve Patterns

Half Sleeve Patterns

 

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  • Tarun Jaitely

    Nice collection. I like Half Sleeve Myth the most from this list of 26 tattoo ideas.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikhil.sharma.982845 Nikhil Sharma

    These tattoos really look like paintings. Thumbs up to the artists.

  • Kamal

    I love “Tattoo Half Sleeve” tattoo so much,it gives Big cloud designs with cartoon faces and honeycomb elements,Nice tattoo Collection…

  • https://twitter.com/prabhashankar98 Prabha

    Owl Sleeve Tattoo is the coolest half sleeve tattoo idea for men.

  • Marie

    Fresh Half Sleeve Design is so cool. I find it the most colorful tattoo design in this collection. ^^

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