30 Groovy Half Sleeve Tattoos For Men

Currently, the hottest tattoo designs among men are half sleeve tattoos for men. There are several reasons for this which we will be discussing below but the main reason is the fact that they can be covered up if needed but also look great at the right time as well.

Half sleeved tattoos look amazingly attractive and it is no longer the tattoo of choice for rockers or bikers only. Instead, a lot of different men out there from all walks of life are getting half sleeve tattoos. There are many different styles and patterns that you can choose from when it comes to getting a half sleeve tattoo. However, you have to be very careful about choosing the design that is right for you, because half sleeve tattoos are pretty big and they will be with you for the rest of your life.

Half sleeve tattoos are one of those types of body arts that can make you turn heads and look very stylish. If you have strong and muscular biceps, you should certainly consider getting a half sleeve tattoo. You can choose from a wide variety of designs including tribal tattoo designs, Japanese mythology inspired designs, koi fish, phoenix tattoo patterns, sea beasts, etc. Combine the design with text on your muscles for an added dimension to the tattoo. If you think you are ready to get one, have a look at the list below.

Japanese Half Sleeve Tattoo Demon

Awesome strokes, great shade work and a killer theme of a Japanese demon.

Japanese Half Sleeve Tattoo Demon

Japanese Half Sleeve Tattoo Demon

Graffiti Tag Doves

Custom-designed half sleeve featuring a graffiti tag, doves and several other elements.

Graffiti Tag Doves

Graffiti Tag Doves

Black Tiger Roaming

A black tiger in attacking mode designed with fantastic taste.

Black Tiger Roaming

Black Tiger Roaming

Maori Half Sleeve

Lovely design and shade work on this sleeve inspired from Maori tribal design.

Maori Half Sleeve

Maori Half Sleeve

Black Fish With Blue Lotus

Exotic Japanese Koi fish tattoo in black and blue details.

Black Fish With Blue Lotus

Black Fish With Blue Lotus

Blue Sea Beast

Fascinating sea beast rendered in light blue shade with black pattern in the background.

Blue Sea Beast

Blue Sea Beast

Turtle Half Sleeve

A turtle back with sea background shown with blue waves.

Turtle Half Sleeve

Turtle Half Sleeve

Clock With Message

Time, life and death philosophy displayed with cool clock and scroll lettering.

Clock With Message

Clock With Message

Flaming Basketball

The sleeve is an extension to a basketball-themed back piece with yet another flaming basket ball with a name flag, number and red/yellow flames.

Flaming Basketball

Flaming Basketball

Phoenix Tattoo

Terrific phoenix with intricate details, background and superb color treatment.

Phoenix Tattoo

Phoenix Tattoo

Buddha

Amazing sacred sleeve based on sleeping Buddha, sitting on lotus.

Buddha

Buddha

Lady With Poppies

Gothic girl with fear and blood in her eyes and red lilies in the background for contrast.

Lady With Poppies

Lady With Poppies

Bluebird Nest

Bluebirds and a nest tattoo to express everlasting happiness.

Bluebird Nest

Bluebird Nest

Stylish Hot Tattoo

A spade symbol with initials in the centre and autumn leaves surrounding it.

Stylish Hot Tattoo

Stylish Hot Tattoo

Green Tiger In Woods

Awesome green tiger in the woods reminds of the Jungle book.

Green Tiger In Woods

Green Tiger In Woods

Dog With A Quote

Set in dark shaded backdrop, it’s an amazing dog tattoo with a warning quote.

Dog With A Quote

Dog With A Quote

Japanese Blue Fish

Another Japanese sleeve with amazing color and theme.

Japanese Blue Fish

Japanese Blue Fish

Golden Koi Half Sleeve Dallas Texas

Truly exotic Koi designed with fabulous color and details.

Golden Koi Half Sleeve Dallas Texas

Golden Koi Half Sleeve Dallas Texas

Japanese Dragon

Popular Japanese dragon design modified with dark shades, maple leaves and fuming flame.

Japanese Dragon

Japanese Dragon

Fish And Lotus Half Sleeve

Beautiful floating lotus and the under-water scene of fishes swimming below.

Fish And Lotus Half Sleeve

Fish And Lotus Half Sleeve

Angel With Peacock

Fantasy-inspired piece that includes a beautiful angel wearing a feather on her hair, sitting with bird, owl and flowers.

Angel With Peacock

Angel With Peacock

Owl And Octopus

Innovative design of an owl and an octopus designed upside down.

Owl And Octopus

Owl And Octopus

Sacred Heart Flowers Music

Sacred heart with flame and flowers and black shade strokes in the background.

Sacred Heart Flowers Music

Sacred Heart Flowers Music

Stars In Blue Sky

Twinkling stars with turquoise colored background and Kanji in one of the stars on top.

Stars In Blue Sky

Stars In Blue Sky

Tribal Half Sleeve

Stylish tribal half-sleeve design with colors and variations of patterns.

Tribal Half Sleeve

Tribal Half Sleeve

Mermaid Tattoo

Vibrant colors, pretty mermaid and nice details of the under-sea scene.

Mermaid Tattoo

Mermaid Tattoo

Staceys Sleeve

Beautiful would be an understatement to describe this striking design.

Staceys Sleeve

Staceys Sleeve

Red Fish

A Japanese piece extended from chest to half-sleeve featuring flowers and bright red Koi.

Red Fish

Red Fish

Phoenix In Flames

Spectacular phoenix in flames with peacock feathers.

Phoenix In Flames

Phoenix In Flames

Black Design Tribal Tattoo

Great looking tribal swirls and twirls putting up an attractive half-sleeve piece.

Black Design Tribal Tattoo

Black Design Tribal Tattoo

The above designs should give you an idea of what looks good when it comes to getting a half sleeve tattoo. Therefore, this list probably helped you out quite a bit if you’re considering getting a tattoo. Always talk with a tattoo artist before settling on a design. There may be problems with the design you chose and your artist will help you get around those problems.

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  • http://victoriapod.com Joseph

    The Black Tiger Roaming tattoo has a great look and feel. I love it.

  • Will sanctuary

    The clock half sleeve with roses and script is my tattoo.. Was but shocked to see it on here when I was looking, hope people like it. :)

    • luke

      i love the desgn dude but i cant read the words what does it say?

    • jeff

      yo your tattoo is sick, i have a similar clock tat already in a similar spot. do you have a sketch of it by any chance? would love to do something similar and work off it. Thanks!

    • matt

      Hey I really like that tattoo, and was thinking about getting something similar.

      Does that tattoo wrap around the back of the arm too?

      And do you know any other ideas istead of the vines in it.

  • Jai

    The tattoos really look like paintings. Two thumbs up to the artists. ^^

  • eves

    ‘Time stays long enough to those that use it’

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

    These sleeve tattoos are one such body art, which can make you look eye-catching and ultra-stylish.

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