Reviewed & updated: January 8, 2023 by Jamie Wilson BA
Looking for ideas to hype up your leg day? Well, here we have for you the best leg sleeve tattoo ideas that are sure to add aesthetic value to your leg day gym selfies!
Leg sleeve tattoos have gotten popular a lot recently.
They undoubtedly look extremely cool. However, more than that it also provides a large canvas for a detailed design.
Now think about it, if you were to really show your appreciation for a piece of art, the more space and the more details will obviously portray it better. You can assort it by combining little tattoos to make a whole piece that tells a story that is very personal to you. It not only shows an artist’s outstanding skills but also gives a rare peep into your soul. However, you also have the option to work on a big picture that speaks for itself on its own, without you having to explain at all. And the best part is, there are so many options to choose from. If you are interested in specific cultures, you can portray that on your leg tattoo. You can even combine two different cultural styles and customize on your own as you see fit. From a dragon leg tattoo to patterns to collages the range is really big and exciting. For example, these days a Japanese leg tattoo or a Celtic leg tattoo will really put you in the spotlight for the intricate styles that they offer. You can even choose between a full leg sleeve tattoo spanning your entire leg or a half leg sleeve or lower leg tattoo. So, if you are looking for ideas to inspire your next piece of leg art, you have come exactly to the place you are supposed to. Check these leg sleeve tattoo designs out, and find your best match!
The Angel With The Lance Sculpture Tattoo
As we said before, a leg tattoo definitely provides a large canvas for an artist to work on. So, because of that, there is an abundance of actual art and sculpture tattoos that people go for in their full leg tattoos. Here, we have an amazing sculpture tattoo depicting just that. This ‘Angel With The Lance’ sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, was perfectly portrayed by the artist in the tattoo form. It looks much like a sculpture itself, it is so realistic. For people who have an affinity for different art styles, this can really show your love for that, as well as your love for tattoos.
The Sleek Geometrical Tribal Pattern Tattoo
Another design that not only became popular right from the get-go but has also managed to stay immensely popular to date is the tribal leg tattoo. A tribal tattoo can come in any shape or form. Such as a contemporary abstract design, or a mandala or in terms with the recent trends of mix and matching can be customized as to the owner’s choice. Here, we see such a pattern with an almost geometric clean design created by the tattoo artist that provides justice to the traditional tribal leg tattoo. Bored of usual tribal tattoo designs? try this sleek geometry inspired tribal leg tattoo that will give you the satisfaction of an original design.
The Realistic Stairway To Heaven X Woman Tattoo
‘Stairway to heaven, and highway to hell’ we all have heard of this phrase. Now although a ‘Highway To Hell’ reference already exists with a famous song, here we have for you a super realistic stairway to heaven reference. The beautiful full leg sleeve tattoo depicts a silhouette of a man climbing up the stairs with the glorious gates of heaven before him. The mysterious double visioned picture of a woman with half of her face deteriorating into a skull only adds to its charm and surreal vibe. For people who tend to stand apart amidst a crowd with their deep and layered thinking, this might be their best choice.
The Symmetrical Wings Leg Sleeve Tattoo
Wings are the type of leg-sleeve tattoos that can carry with them a myriad of different meanings. They can carry connotations of freedom or they can even be termed as a religious leg tattoo in some cases. Here we have a new take on wings with this symmetrical wings tattoo with geometric patterns. This is one of the calf tattoos that look clean and spans the entire back portion of the lower legs. All the simple tattoo design fans who want meaningful tattoos but do not want to go the extravagant way, you can go for this lower leg tattoo.
The Amazing Mandala Leg Sleeve Tattoo
Mandalas are a hot favourite, be it paper art or body art. Add to that some Viking inspired designs, and we have leg tattoo ideas that are sure to be talked about. This is one of those leg tattoos where a biking mandala meets modern body art. The beautiful curved lines and the cultural touch makes this one of the best leg tattoos you can ever wear. People with a deep interest in these cultures can choose this design.
This is another mandala design that we are going gaga over. This amazingly skilled artist has done an amazing job of portraying the passion that is often needed behind large tattoo ideas. The amazingly detailed lines fill up the entire space without it crowding up the whole leg. It looks elegant and is best for people who are looking for intricate yet a seemingly simple shape of tribal tattoos. If you are someone looking for that, you should definitely go for this one.
The Mesmerizing Greek Mythology Leg Sleeve Tattoo
The fascination with Greek mythology is something that a lot of people are passionate about. Especially with the larger than life portrayals of the Gods in books, shows and movies, as they should be. For people who want to flaunt their interest as well as knowledge in this field, we have this mesmerizing Hercules leg sleeve tattoo just for them. If you want to pay homage to the ancient Gods, here is your best chance to do that with this full leg sleeve tattoo.
Medusa has been an icon for femininity and feminism for an eternity. Her story inspires and motivates numerous women to date. So of course we can not overlook such an icon in this list of best leg tattoos, can we? To all the women who are not afraid to stand firm in their place and seek justice for themselves as well as for all the wrongs happening around them, and for all the men who are proud allies, this can be your way to show the fire in your heart.
The Cool Leg Sleeve Collage Tattoo
What can be cooler than collages? Really, be it on paper or on the body this is your chance to create something personal to you by assorting all that you hold dear in one place. This tattoo perfectly portrays that idea with the mix and match that creates a big picture only you need to understand. If you are looking for inspiration where you will be able to create something completely related to your own personality, collage leg-sleeve tattoos are possibly your best chance.
Here is another example of personalizing collages to suit your soul. With mandalas, patterns, octopus, and fish, this full sleeve tattoo is a nod to the Japanese culture, as well as a personal take on surreal collages. If you are looking for a Japanese leg tattoo that you can add your personal touch to, you can go for this one. The best part? you can turn this full leg sleeves tattoo into a colourful design with bold colours that will add even more appeal to it.
The Beautiful Leg Sleeve Character Tattoos
Pirates of the Caribbean is undoubtedly one of our favourite movie series. Actually, that is true for a lot of people. So, it is no wonder that a lot of people want to get tattoos inspired by the famous franchise. From direct character portraits to tattoos like this one, where characters are inspired by the series. Pirates have been a hot topic anyway for years now, and they are actually one of the designs that tattoo artists love to experiment with. So, if you are a fan of the movie like us, you can pay your tribute with this lower-leg tattoo sleeves idea.
Well, we are talking about our favourite characters, so how can we leave our favourite Hitsugaya Taichou of the Gotei Thirteen off the list, right! For all the fans of the epic anime series Bleach, here is your chance to shine with this beautiful tattoo of the adult version of Hitsugaya Toshiro. Well. he, might not be a fan of his adult form, but the entire fandom surely is. So, fans of the anime and the boy genius unite and claim this tattoo as your own!
The Awesome Dragon X Flowers Leg Sleeve Tattoo
We can not make a list of tattoos without a Dragon leg tattoo, can we? So, here we have for you a beautiful Japanese irezumi Dragon leg tattoo for all the fans of mythical creatures. This full sleeve leg tattoo is sure to draw attention wherever you go with its beautiful colours and amazingly detailed design. If you are looking for full upper thigh and calf tattoos that will show your fierce personality, make sure to go for this one.
The Full Leg Sleeve Flowers X Birds Black Ink Tattoo
This is another full leg tattoo inspired by the Japanese culture that is sure to astound anyone who looks at it. It gives a dark forest vibe with the flower vines and birds. For people who want to go for a traditional black ink tattoo that is unique, you can go for this one. It will not only draw a lot of attention but also will bring joy to both you and your artist.
Always make sure to go for a design that suits your personality best, as tattoos show a reflection of your soul like little else can. The best thing about these tattoos is that they work for both men’s tattoos and women’s designs. However, if you are still confused, we have some more suggestions for you here:
- Biomechanical Leg Tattoo
- Swords X Male Warriors Leg Sleeve Tattoo
- Knives X Flames Leg Sleeve Tattoo
- Angels Of Fire Religious Tattoo Leg Sleeves
Temporary Tattoo Religious Leg
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How much do leg sleeves tattoos cost?
The cost of a leg sleeve tattoo can vary depending on the size and complexity of the design, as well as the artist’s experience and reputation. Generally speaking, however, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $2000 for a quality leg sleeve tattoo.
How long does it take to get a leg sleeve tattoo?
The time it takes to complete a leg sleeve tattoo will again depend on the size and complexity of the design, as well as the artist’s experience. However, most leg sleeve tattoos will take anywhere from 10 to 20 hours to complete.
How painful are leg sleeve tattoos?
The pain associated with leg sleeve tattoos will vary from person to person. However, most people report feeling only moderate discomfort during the tattooing process. Additionally, the pain is usually worse at the start of the tattoo and then subsides as the tattooing progresses.
What are some aftercare tips for leg sleeve tattoos?
Some aftercare tips for leg sleeve tattoos include keeping the tattoo clean and dry, avoiding sunlight exposure, and using a mild soap when cleansing the tattoo. Additionally, it is important to follow your artist’s specific aftercare instructions in order to ensure proper healing.