Simple arm tattoos

Simple Arm Tattoos: 60+ Most Beautiful Simple Designs

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Simple arm tattoos are a great way to express yourself. It is a perfect choice if you’re getting your first tattoo because you can easily hide it when needed. Arms are a very subtle body part, so it is essential to choose a good design. In this article, we will cover simple arm tattoos such as minimal symbols, word and quote tattoos, flower tattoos and others. Most of these designs are suitable both for men and women. So, let’s begin!

Simple arm tattoos – a perfect choice for the first tattoo

Three lightning symbols tattoo on the arm
Three lightning symbols tattoo on the arm.
Super tiny x mark tattoo on the inner arm
Super tiny x mark tattoo on the inner arm.
Small fish tattoo on the inner arm
Small fish tattoo on the inner arm.
Heart Jupiter tattoo on the arm.

Arms are one of the most popular places for tattoos. They have an ideal elongated shape which allows to capture many details, combine different shapes and colors.

Small mandala tattoo on the inner arm
Small mandala tattoo on the inner arm.
Mountains tattoo on the inner arm
Mountains tattoo on the inner arm.
Minimal sunset tattoo on the inner arm
Minimal sunset tattoo on the inner arm.
Bee tattoo on the arm.

As we’ve mentioned, arm tattoos are an excellent choice because they are well visible and at the same time, very easy to hide. So if it is going to be your first tattoo – it is a perfect option. It doesn’t even matter whether you’re going to get a small or a large tattoo, because you will still be able to hide it with the long sleeves. Although it depends on the specific area, it is one of the least painful body parts for a tattoo. That is because the muscles and tissues of the arms are pretty thick.

Superb stylized mountain tattoo on the inner arm
Superb stylized mountain tattoo on the inner arm.
Solar system tattoo on the back of the arm
Solar system tattoo on the back of the arm.
Lotus flower tattoo on the arm
Lotus flower tattoo on the arm.
Cute kitty tattoo on the arm.

Different designs for men and women

Women and men choose different designs for simple arm tattoos. For men, the arms and especially forearms mostly associate with the strength and power. It is a part of the body which muscles enhance very clearly. For this reason, guys usually choose more rough designs to bring out their muscles even more. While the women prefer more delicate and simple arm tattoos that look attractive and sexy.  However, simple arm tattoos are getting more and more popular. And both men and women seem to enjoy them.

Two tiny bees tattoo on the arm
Two tiny bees tattoo on the arm.
Tree and mountains small arm tattoo
Tree and mountains small arm tattoo.
Tiny moon phase tattoo on the inner arm
Tiny moon phase tattoo on the inner arm.
Subtle twig tattoo on the arm
Subtle twig tattoo on the arm.
Osaka wave tattoo on the arm
Osaka wave tattoo on the arm.
Minimalist eye tattoo on the arm
Minimalist eye tattoo on the arm.
Chevron tattoo on the forearm
Chevron tattoo on the forearm.
Black arrow tattoo on the forearm.

The mots popular designs for simple arm tattoos

There are hundreds of different ways to ink your arms. We believe that before getting one, it is essential to understand what it means to you. It’s ok to get a tattoo just because it looks good, but wouldn’t it be even better if it would say something to you? We’re going to go over some different simple arm tattoo ideas so that you can choose and customize them for yourself.

Lines and armbands

The most popular simple arm tattoo design is probably the simple lines and armbands. They are super simple and quick to do, not painful and quite cheap if you say.  And on the top of that, they look amazing on both men or women. There can be many variations including color, thickness, and placement. You can get only one thin line, or you can ink two thick lines. Take a look below.

A simple geometric lines tattoo on the arm
A simple geometric lines tattoo on the arm.
Two simple lines tattoo on the inner arm
Two simple lines tattoo on the inner arm.
Two minimal lines tattoo around the forearm
Two minimal lines tattoo around the forearm.
Three lines tattoo on the arm
Three lines tattoo on the arm.
Three black thin lines tattoo on the left arm
Three thin black lines tattoo on the left arm.
Thin black line tattoo on the forearm
Thin black line tattoo on the forearm.
Super thin line band tattoo around forearm
Super thin line band tattoo around the forearm.
Short black line tattoo on the inner arm
Short black line tattoo on the inner arm.
Perfectly aligned two black lines tattoo on the forearm
Perfectly aligned two black lines tattoo on the forearm.
Minimal lines tattoo on the arm
Minimal lines tattoo on the arm.
Long and simple arm tattoo
Long and simple arm tattoo.
Handpoked dot armband tattoo
Super tiny dot armband tattoo.
Extremely thin armband tattoo
Extremely thin armband tattoo.
Bold and thick lines tattoo aligned together on the arm
Bold and thick lines tattoo aligned together on the arm.
Black solid line tattoo over the arm
Black solid line tattoo over the arm.
Black line tattoo on the arm
Thin black line tattoo on the arm.
Black bold line tattoo on the arm
Black bold line tattoo on the arm.
Armband tattoo for girls
Armband tattoo for girls.

Geometric shapes

Geometric shapes are always an excellent choice for simple tattoos. There are the main shapes like circle, triangle, square, cube, hexagon and others and there are numerous combinations of mixing them. You can also combine it with other minimal symbols like runes.

3 small cubes tattoo on the inner arm
Three small cubes tattoo on the inner arm.
Black square tattoo on the arm
Black square tattoo on the arm.
Blackwork simple circle tattoo on the arm
Blackwork simple circle tattoo on the arm.
CMYK colored circles tattoo on the arm
CMYK colored circles tattoo on the arm.
Four small triangles tattoo on the arm
Four small triangles tattoo on the arm.
Golden ratio tattoo on the arms
Golden ratio tattoo on the arms.
Matching minimal triangle tattoos on arms
Matching minimal triangle tattoos on arms.
Minimalist geometric tattoo on the arm by Malvina Maria Wisniewska
Minimalist geometric tattoo on the arm by Malvina Maria Wisniewska.
Sacred geometry tattoo on the inner arm
Sacred geometry tattoo on the inner arm.
Simple black circle tattoo on the arm
Simple black circle tattoo on the arm.
Three little circles tattoo on the right forearm
Three little circles tattoo on the right forearm.
Triangle tattoo on the inner arm
Triangle tattoo on the inner arm.
Turquoise colored small circle tattoo on the arm.

Quotes, words, and names

A name or initials of someone who you love is a great way always to remember them. You can also dedicate your tattoo for someone who has passed away. Although, you shouldn’t tattoo your boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s name with who you have been with less than one year. If you are no longer with that person, it can become a big disappointment because the tattoo will always be with you. Just be sure that the person you are going to honor is someone you love and trust.

Coordinates tattoo on the back of the arm
Coordinates tattoo on the back of the arm.
‘I got the world to go’ quote tattoo on the inner arm.
Live a little quote tattoo on the inner arm
‘Live a little’ quote tattoo on the inner arm.
Nothing happens until something moves quote tattoo on the arm
‘Nothing happens until something moves’ quote tattoo on the arm.
Roman numerals date tattoo on the arm
Roman numerals date tattoo on the arm.
'Take the risk' quote tattoo on the arm.
‘Take the risk’ quote tattoo on the arm.
To new memories quote tattoo on the inner arm
‘To new memories’ quote tattoo on the inner arm.
Word adventure tattoo on the arm
Word ‘adventure’ tattoo on the arm.
Latin quote tattoo Non Desistas Non Exieris
Latin quote tattoo ‘Non-Desistas Non-Experis’ meaning ‘never give up.’
Enjoy the journey quote tattoo on the arm
‘Enjoy the journey’ quote tattoo on the arm.
Word cosmos in cyrillic script
Word ‘cosmos’ in Cyrillic script.
Word positive tattoo on the back of the left arm
Word ‘positive’ tattoo on the back of the left arm.
You only live once quote tattoo on the arm.
Brave tattoo on the back of the right arm
Word ‘brave’ tattoo on the back of the right arm

Constellation tattoos

Another beautiful and simple arm tattoos category are constellations. There are many of them, so we won’t list every one of them, but you will get the main idea. Constellation tattoos are dots and lines connected. It looks cool, check it out below.

Aquarius constellation tattoo on the inner forearm
Aquarius constellation tattoo on the inner forearm.
Cancer constellation tattoo on the arm
Cancer constellation tattoo on the arm.
Constellation tattoo on the arm by Joice Wang
Constellation tattoo on the arm by Joice Wang.
Little dipper tattoo inner forearm
Little dipper tattoo inner forearm.
Matching mother and daughter constellation tattoos on arms
Matching mother and daughter constellation tattoos on arms.
Minimal constellation tattoo on the forearm
Minimal constellation tattoo on the forearm.
Sagittarius constellation and crescent moon tattoo on the inner arm
Sagittarius constellation and crescent moon tattoo on the inner arm.
Subtle constellation tattoo on the arm
Subtle constellation tattoo on the arm.

Flower and botanical tattoos

Another gorgeous, simple arm tattoos category – flower tattoos. These are indeed the most beautiful tattoos of all because they express beauty and subtlety. Women love flowers so why not to get a permanent flower on your body? There are hundreds of different flower species you can choose from and twice as many colors. So your tattoo will be totaly unique.

Beautiful black wildflower tattoo on the arm
Beautiful black wildflower tattoo on the arm.
Flower armband tattoo
Flower armband tattoo.
Laurel wreath tattoo on the inner arm
Laurel wreath tattoo on the inner arm.
Matching wildflowers tattoo on the arms
Matching wildflowers tattoo on the arms for a couple.
Rose tattoo on the forearm
Rose tattoo on the forearm.
Sagebrush tattoo on the arm
Sagebrush tattoo on the arm.
Simple black flower tattoo on the inner arm
Simple black flower tattoo on the inner arm.
Small twig tattoo on the arm
Small twig tattoo on the arm.
Tiny flowers tattoo on the arm by Candi Kinyobi
Tiny flowers tattoo on the arm by Candi Kinyobi.
Wildflower bouquet tattoo on the inner arm
Wildflower bouquet tattoo on the inner arm.
Wildflowers tattoo on the back of the arm.
Small tree tattoo on the inner arm
Small tree tattoo on the inner arm.
Initials and crescent moon tattoos on the arm
Initials and crescent moon tattoos on the arm.
Fern leaf tattoo over the forearm
Fern leaf tattoo over the forearm.
Another small arrow tattoo on the forearm
Another small arrow tattoo on the forearm.

Combination of different tattoos

It is ok if you want different things. For example, you want a quote tattoo with a small symbol like an arrow or a heart. That’s great! Because the arm is the perfect place to combine your ideas into one space. However, you should remember that getting a lot of different tattoos in one area can also look bad, primarily if you don’t constrain the proportions.

Simple Arm Tattoos: 60+ Most Beautiful Simple Designs
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