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21 Tattoo Sleeves For Women: From Feminine To Edgy

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Covering your whole arm with ink is a bold move and more and more people seem to be ready to take this step. What are some cool tattoo sleeves for women, though?

When it comes to tattoos, some truly believe that you should go big or go home. And since you’re looking for inspo to cover your arm completely, we assume that you share a similar attitude.

Obviously, you’re not afraid of commitment. However, getting a sleeve tattoo is a serious decision. So, you don’t want to mess it up and choose something you’ll hate in a month.

We’re sure you don’t want to save money for a tattoo removal or scroll through the vast internet to find a design that will cover your previous tattoo successfully. That’s why you have to make the right choice.

But how do you choose your next body decoration when there are so many options you like? Well, that’s where we come in handy!

We’ve made a list of some of the coolest tattoo sleeves for women that are suitable for different aesthetics and preferences. Hopefully, you’ll find something you’ll fall in love with.

So, let’s start right away.

1. Woman as the main character

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A woman wearing a woman tattoo on her skin? It doesn’t get any better than that. When you’re looking for an empowering design that will celebrate the girl power, this is the way to go.

2. Snake and eagle

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Snake and eagle don’t exactly feel like the most feminine elements out there but they’re a perfect choice for all of you who are looking for something different. Add some flowers to tie it all together and you’ll end up with a unique piece on your arm.

3. Scattered flowers and butterflies

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Flowers and butterflies are girly and romantic. This design is a great choice for women who aren’t afraid of getting their whole arm inked but at the same time, don’t want anything harsh and dark.

4. Detailed flower sleeve

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Of course, you can always play with flowers and turn them into something darker and more bold. It’s your tattoo and you can choose how you want it to look like.

5. Japanese dragon

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Do you like Japanese-style tattoos? If that’s the case then you’re going to love this one. It’s colorful and bold, with a flaming red dragon as the main character of it.

6. Ornament style tattoo

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Ornamental tattoos look amazing once they’re completely finished. All the details make them stand out and you’ll be proud to wear something like this on your body.

7. Traditional roses

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Roses are probably one of the most tattooed elements. They’re a staple and everyone can wear them proudly. When you’re looking for something softer with a ton of shading, this is how you can achieve that.

8. Intricate mandala sleeve

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What about a more feminine version of a mandala tattoo? All the fine lines make this design unique and perfect for all women out there who are looking for something delicate but captivating.

9. Traditional style patchwork

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Are you obsessed with traditional-style tattoos? Then you can get a patchwork of different elements that together create one cohesive sleeve tattoo. Sounds like a cool idea, right?

10. Geisha tattoo

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Do you like Japanese motives? This realistic geisha tattoo could be something you’ll be interested in. All the details make her feel alive which is exactly what you’re looking for with realistic-style tattoos.

11. Natural scenery


As a nature lover, you may be obsessed with the idea of getting a part of nature inked on your skin. This natural scenery will keep reminding you every day why you want to quit your job and live in a cabin in the mountains. If you want to, you can also add some colors to this design and make it even more unique.

12. Ocean sleeve

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When you look at this tattoo, you feel like you’re exploring the deep ocean. All the sea creatures add to the beauty of this design and we’re sure you’re going to love it if you’re a fan of everything nautical.

13. Peafowl, elephant, and flowers

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Animals are an everlasting source of inspiration for tattoos. So, when you’re looking for something with these elements, you can always opt for a design such as this one. You can also replace the existing animals with some other ones that carry the meaning you’re looking for.

14. Cherry blossom sleeve

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Cherry blossom is definitely something that will fit perfectly onto your arm. These delicate branches and pink flowers are meant for those of you who are looking for something cute and girly.

15. Lion and flowers

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A lion is a fierce animal and it will remind you of your strength each time you look at your arm. Again, by adding some flowers to the design, you’ll get a sleeve tattoo that you’ll love.

16. Birth clock


Are you looking for something that’s going to symbolize the eternal bond between you and your child? A birth clock sleeve tattoo is exactly what you need when you want to create an everlasting memory of the moment when your precious baby was born.

17. Abstract sleeve tattoo

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Abstract tattoos may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But for those of you who are fans of the unusual, this kind of design could be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s not as bold but it’s definitely different.

18. Strikes of ink


Not all women are fans of flowery and romantic tattoos. We’re aware that some of you want something bold and daring; a design that’s going to be different from everything you’ve stumbled upon. If you’re feeling artistic, these strikes of ink could be what you’re looking for. Done with black ink, they can also serve as a great background for your next tattoos.

19. Flower garden

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A beautiful flower garden covering the whole length of your arm? Yes, please! All the bright shades work so well together and create a truly feminine design.

20. The beauty of nature

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This is another idea for all of you who adore nature and get inspiration from it. We love the bold colors and all the different elements that make this piece a true work of art.

21. Animal sleeve tattoo

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What about dedicating your sleeve tattoo to some of your favorite animals? If these creatures are an important part of your life then you’ll surely love the idea of getting a tattoo that will remind you of that.