Girls With Upper Arm Tattoos? A Do or Don't?


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Dec 31, 2011

Tabitha S.

Do you think women should have tattoos on there arms? 

Dec 31, 2011

Drea L.

I think women could have tattoos anywhere! If done correctly, it could look great, no matter where it is. I'm actually getting my entire forearm tattooed in 20 days. I don't think there's anything wrong. =]

I am all for tattoos on girls! I have several myself and am getting more soon. I think upper arm tattoos on girls are powerful and bold. So long as it is something tastefully done, I don't see anything wrong with it. Tattoo love.

I don't see anything wrong with women getting tattoos. Would I personally get a sleeve or an upper arm tattoo? Probably not. I have one tattoo on my right shoulder blade of hello kitty, a spot that I can easily hide for a professional job or if my skin gets saggy. I personally wouldn't want a piece on my arm where it is visible and a harder spot to hide or cover up. Also, I don't know how my skin is going to look as I age this is the BIGGEST reason as to why I am done with getting tattoos. This is just my opinion about myself and tattoos, if a female wants to get a sleeve then she should! Most that I have seen look stunning! It's just not something I would do.

Jan 3, 2012

Shelley W.

It depends on what it is. And what you're career goals are in the future if you're young. In some fields its totally acceptable(creative) but in some its totally frowned upon(think corporate setting). I don't have a problem with it personally. I'm actually thinking of getting one on my bicep.

I think it depends on you career. I personally think that everyone can do as they please. Just know that they do not come off without pain and make them represent something. I have four tats and wish I could remove 3 @ least :(

I love tattoos but I've never been a fan of upper arm tattoos, especially on women. I personally think it's just an unattractive spot to have a tattoo...just my personal opinion though :)

Definitely, career is important. Luckily, if I had one, my scrubs would cover it up without a problem! Though I personally think it would be empowering to see a woman tattooed and in an executive position somewhere, society does not view it to be so as it is still such a taboo. Definitely consider career and job field of choice, when making these decisions!

Jan 3, 2012

Arial V.

I have tattoos everywhere! I'm starting a sleeve. I think its acceptable i think its quite hard to find someone who doesn't have any tattoos. Just get make sure you love them, they're on you forever!

As long as it's your look, girl, go for it! =D Any reason a woman shouldn't have tattoos on her arms (few though they may be), I don't see why it wouldn't be the same for men.

Jan 3, 2012

Sarah C.

Pretty much every career opportunity is open to people with tattoos as long as you have the degrees that qualify you for the career. an employer does not care if you have tattoos If you have a MD.

My employer (an MD--derm) gawks at my tattoos. I have two on my inner wrists and she is totally not for it but didn't discriminate against it. Dr.'s offices are tricky to get around when you have tats! But--I have several now...and it just keeps growin!

Jan 4, 2012

Kara W.

I love mine! and if done correctly they can look nice. its the naked ladies or demons that make them look bad.

I'm currently planning/wanting a upper arm tattoo. I want like, a quarter sleeve (from shoulder to half my upper aarm, not all the way to my elbow!) I'm just trying to decide on a theme to tie it all together. I can't wait!

Jan 7, 2012

Alyson P.

I have many, in my opinion a women that have tattoos are confident!!!

I don't see why it should be any different for a woman VS a man to have one. I try not to live by double standards.

Jan 8, 2012

Ariane C.

I don't see why this is even a discussion. if people get tattoos, visible or not, it's no one's business but their own.

Jan 8, 2012

Taylor M.

If women are into tattoo like that, by all means, make yourself happy, but also think about your career and how would you want people to look at you as. No one should judge but realistically they will. My point is a tattoo is a life time, so do something that you wouldn't regret. I have a tattoo on my upper left shoulder of kitty paw prints. I'm so obessed with cats its unreal. lol. But I do encourage all women to do stuff that makes them happy. Remember, you're beautiful. :)

I don't think women *should* do anything. ;)

If a woman wants to have a tattoo on her arm, I don't see why not. People go ooo and aaah over men having arm tattoos, so why can't women?

Jan 8, 2012

Shelley W.

The tat debate had me curious so I asked a few family members and friends what their thoughts are since I know I'm personally looking at getting one on my bicep. A tax attorney family friend said he won't hire anyone that has visible tats because in his eyes it doesn't look professional. Now if it was covered with make-up he said that's a different story but to come in right off the street with resume in hand, he won't give them the time of day no matter what their experience is. My mom who is a college instructor at a major university said there are fellow staff members who sport full-sleeves and admins didn't take that into account and could care less. My sister-in-law who is a nurse at a hospital was told that if she wanted a job with them that she needed to cover up the tat on her inner wrist. So everday she covers it up to keep her job. While tats are great I think in the long run we need to be realistic and think about it long and hard before getting one because from what I heard it could either make or break you career wise. 

Jan 8, 2012

Catey P.

I don't see how it would be any different for a man versus a woman. But when it comes to permanently marking your body, I agree that you need to take it seriously. My rule is: have a design in mind for 6 months. If you still want it after that, go for it. But you can wait to get something that will be on your body for the rest of your life. That's what I did with my back tattoo, at least.

But like Shelley said, some people will discriminate against them and some won't. I know a lot of people who think tattoos are disgusting, and a lot of people who love them. It just depends on the person who happens to be hiring you.

Jan 8, 2012

Shelley W.

@Natalie B. That is sooo true. Can't judge a book by its cover. And its a shame that some people do. You're from my hometown and L.A. is BIG on judging so I hope you have sharp comeback towards those who say you would be prettier if you didn't have any tattoos. I know I would if I heard some nonsense like that. :)

I think times are changing. I think there are plenty of ultra conservative companies that wouldn't blink an eye nor consider someone with any visible tattoos, however, I feel that the amount of businesses and corporations that are more lax, are increasing and growing by the day. I don't think my employer would have hired me had she seen my tattoos during the interview--but she appreciates me now for my skills and my ability to care for our patients. I am thankful to live in NYC where open minds are everywhere! I couldn't imagine being deterred from something that would make me feel complete because of my career.

Jan 21, 2012

Caitlin M.

I think it's up to the individual. I have three tattoos, one on my foot, one on my upper back and one on my neck below my ear. All three are able to be hidden by hair, clothes or shoes... or even make-up for that matter. I, personally, wouldn't get a tattoo that can be seen by everyone on my arm etc, but that is simply due to personal preference. I think some women look good with them - so long as they are tastefully done. By tastefully I mean the artist knew what they were doing and it isn't something that could offend anyone. In my books - so long as YOU like what you have, that's all that matters.

Jan 22, 2012

Kensie L.

If my career path permitted it, I'd have an entire sleeve by now.
I think it's hot when a girl has really flattering arm tattoos.

Tabitha S.

Homosassa, Fl