A sleeve tattoo is a large tattoo, or a collection of intricate small tattoos with a similar theme covering most or all of the person’s arm. The term “sleeve” is used considering the tattoo’s size similarity in coverage to a long sleeve of a shirt . So when someone says I am “getting sleeved”, he is going to have his entire arm tattooed.
Half-sleeves or quarter-sleeves tattoos cover only part of an arm, above or below the elbow.
Sleeve tattoos are a combined effort of a tattoo artist and a client to create a unified artistic design. A sleeve tattoo created freestyle without any stencil is a risk worth taking. Jay Freestyle is a tattoo artist based in Amsterdam who has been creating freestyle tattoos at Dermadonna Custom Tattoos.
Jay Freestyle was originally born and raised in South Africa, he grew up in a conservative Chinese family during difficult times for his beloved home country. The absence of a real creative scene in Johannesburg forced him to immigrate more than 10 years ago and he has been living & working in Amsterdam ever since. (Source – Jay Freestyle)
His signature watercolor splash can be seen in all of his tattoos. He is self taught and his way of inking people freestyle is way out of world.
He aptly describes his way of creating tattoos as he quotes on his website, “Most describe my style as watercolor, and it definitely holds elements of such, but personally it is more. I prefer to combine various styles, such as geometrical shapes and pointillism, while at the same time mixing realism with abstract, but at the end it all depends on the client.”
Check out 50 best sleeve tattoos by Jay Freestyle.
These freestyle tattoos are an epitome of his spontaneity and love of freedom in artistry.
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