Some tattoo patterns may require that you cover the whole of your arms or body with a combination of smaller tattoos. Such patterns are ordinarily quite strenuous to handle and undertake. That is mainly because they require some elevated sense of skill that is unachievable under ordinary circumstances.
For them, you have to adopt a similarly unique approach. We have prepared an article here for you that will look into those details. It examines just about every other detail that the tattoo sleeves look into ordinarily. Take a look into them for your enlightenment and preparation.
How To Make A Tattoo Sleeve Flow
Below are the tips to use to make your tattoo sleeve flow:
#1 Use uniform designs
It is imperative that you use only uniform designs all the while. That will prevent clashes and the attendant ghastly looks that come along. It is important that the colors also match up to avoid any ghastliness when beheld with the eyes.
#2 Use flat areas effectively
These designs tend to etch on the flat areas better than those areas that are curved and contoured. You should hence use flat areas effectively. How you use them tends to make or break the situation. Emphasize the bold patterns well in such areas for better legibility.
#3 Recognize inner and outer areas
Other than the flat areas, the inner and the outer areas are also prime spots. They are on the flip side quite difficult to work and will hence unlikely make your work easier. As you work on these areas, take great care and skill to see to it that you scratch not your akin as they are delicate.
#4 Conform the designs to the shapes and contours of your arms
To minimize injuries further, you should also see to it that you conform as nearly as possible to the unique shapes and contours of your arms. Take your time to slowly and meticulously apply the inks in the contours as a way of achieving this.
#5 Maintain some balance
Needless to say, you have to maintain some balance and uniqueness. Be sure that what you do to your left arm, for instance, is the exact same thing you do to your right hand. You may have to involve a third party to check and confirm that this is indeed the case.
Benifits Of Making A Sleeve Flow
Several benefits accrue from making a sleeve flow. Below are a few of these benefits explained in their finest details:
A perfect sleeve flow no doubt generates pretty awesome appearances. The uniformity of the colors that are used coupled with the seamless blend of patterns is the ones to account for this. Considering that the tattoos are primarily designed for beauty, the sleeve flow comes in handy really.
When the sleeves are made to flow well, they tend to dry at the same time. This negates the need to expose the different parts of your body to the sun or external weather elements for too long or at different rates. In doing so, it also prevents the inconveniences that come along.
Easier Care and Maintenance
The more consistent the sleeves are the easier they are to care for and maintain. The same reasons yet again apply here. Smooth flows of the sleeves, as we have already explained, do make the tattoo to dry uniformly. In doing that, it allows for seamless aftercare.
If and when the tattoo has finally served its purpose, you will yet again find the same easier to remove if the sleeves were consistent, to begin with. You will just have to apply the same effort all the while as opposed to the situation in which you have varying thicknesses and dryness.
How To Connect Tattooes Into A Sleeve
We round up the article by examining the steps to take to connect the tattoos into a sleeve:
#1 Select a suitable style and consistency
Start by selecting the style and consistency of your liking. You might have to go online to be able to gain access to the many options and styles that may be available for you. Whichever style you pick, be sure to make it consistent with the rest you have already chosen.
#2 Match the styles with the themes
Other than the styles, you also have to work on the themes. For this to happen, you have to select a theme of your liking. Then, match that theme with the styles you already have selected. You may have to drop a number of themes or styles to come forth with this uniformity.
#3 Extend the images on the tattoos
You may also incorporate images on the tattoos. This is something you do principally by adding the images on the negative spaces that exist in between the existing tattoos. Make sure that the transitions are smoother while the colors also blend well to be able to achieve awesome outcomes.
#4 Add some colors to the outlines
Colors do fade with time. For this reason, you should also consider adding some colors especially to the outlines and boundaries of the images. This is to reinforce the said areas in such a way as to enable the same to retain the hues for longer durations of time.
#5 Fill the remaining spaces
Just before you go, you have to fill the remaining spaces. Use the special kinds of hues and filler materials to accomplish this end. Make the filler tattoos lighter and comparatively less bold than the main pieces thereof. You may also, if you so wish, add some texts and images.
As you may already have noted, how to make a tattoo sleeve flow is an undertaking that is somewhat complicated. Thus, we caution against you going it alone as chances are you might never achieve the most desirable outcomes. As a possible suggestion, we ask that you carry out mock tattooing to gain the necessary expertise.