Tattoo on the Forearm or Upper Arm?

Tattoo on the Forearm or Upper Arm?

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So, I'm planning on getting this pinup girl tattooed on Saturday. I'm 150% sure I want her tattooed on me, and on my left arm. I just am starting to struggle with placement. So where should I put her? In my forearm, or on my bicep as I had originally planned?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Bicep
liilii080 , Jul!a , Bunnycups , OroNomi , ZenaidaMacroura , Coralbell , staceejaxxx , Angel deSanguine , Lucidity , BadassFatass , Kim! , Airekah , *HisMrs* , potstickers , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , lamira , C4ss , dv8 , Kaltir , Taylor , Naughty Student , slynch , lezergirl , zeebot , ❦Angel Of Music❦ , BadgersRose , joja , dhig
28  (68%)
Forearm
IrishLassie , Raggedy Andie , moonch1ld , Emma (Girl With Fire) , Scarlette , eggiweg
6  (15%)
Other because you'll freak if you don't have an "other" option.
ToyTimeTim , Kindred , Xavier7 , El-Jaro , Mz.GreenEyez , allehcat , darkkitty
7  (17%)
Total votes: 41
Poll is closed
01/11/2011
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liilii080 liilii080
I find going with my first instinct is usually right. Bicep baby! (post some pics after so we can see!)
01/11/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
It depends, do you want everyone to see it? If so, the forearm is a good place as it can be shown (if covered) easily. If not the bicep.
01/11/2011
IrishLassie IrishLassie
ok, so when you talked about her before you mentioned putting her on your forearm, when the reason as to how I voted. But I agree with Dwtim, it really does depend. When I got the tat on my wrist the artist asked me how I wanted it to be placed. I didnt know that you actually decided to get her. thats exciting!
01/11/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I'd go with the bicep for ease of covering without having to wear long sleeves if you don't want to.
01/11/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by IrishLassie
ok, so when you talked about her before you mentioned putting her on your forearm, when the reason as to how I voted. But I agree with Dwtim, it really does depend. When I got the tat on my wrist the artist asked me how I wanted it to be placed. I ...
Yeah, my sister is helping me pay for most of it. And I think if I got her on my forearm, I'd want her pointing to me to remind me that I'm a Fighter/Survivor. Every time I see the picture, I feel like I draw strength from the message that she conveys to me. BUT... I don't know if when I decide to go back to work, if she will be an issue. I don't want to be confined to 3/4 sleeves and long sleeves for the rest of my life if I don't want to show her. BUT at the same time, I can't imagine not wanting her to be seen by everyone. She won't be small at all because then she'll be blurry.
01/11/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I agree with Jul!a. If you want to cover up this baby in the summer time for a job interview or something then the bicep is a better spot.
01/11/2011
staceejaxxx staceejaxxx
Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see pics!!
01/11/2011
Kindred Kindred
I think either place would be fine, however, the bicep would probably allow you to have a slightly larger image given the surface area. The forearm would probably be an easier location for you to be able to see and appreciate it yourself.
01/11/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I think either place would be fine, however, the bicep would probably allow you to have a slightly larger image given the surface area. The forearm would probably be an easier location for you to be able to see and appreciate it yourself.
"easier location for you to be able to see and appreciate it yourself."

That's part of why I'm starting to wonder. I have a beautiful piece on my back that I can never look at.
01/11/2011
Kindred Kindred
You can still see it on your bicep, but I think it would be easier on your forearm. Honestly, I think you will be happy in either location. Don't over think it. Do what feels right.
01/11/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
Don't forget to post pictures for us!!!
01/11/2011
Raggedy Andie Raggedy Andie
I think because of the shape of the design, I would want it on my forearm. If you get it pointing towards you, it will be easier to see but I think that the other way would go with the shape of your arm better.
I'd love to see the pics after too.
01/11/2011
Xavier7 Xavier7
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
So, I'm planning on getting this pinup girl tattooed on Saturday. I'm 150% sure I want her tattooed on me, and on my left arm. I just am starting to struggle with placement. So where should I put her? In my forearm, or on my bicep as I ...
I actually want a spider on my left hand.
01/11/2011
lamira lamira
I like it best on the bicep. I have a pin up tattoo and I was thinking about getting it there, but ultimately I chose to put it on my side.
01/12/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by lamira
I like it best on the bicep. I have a pin up tattoo and I was thinking about getting it there, but ultimately I chose to put it on my side.
I'm not ready to put anything there. No one would see it. I want to show everyone! I already have a hard time with the placement of my other tattoo for showing it off.

I have other tattoos planned for more erotic parts of my body like under my breasts, my hip bone, etc. I also have a cross planned for my other arm and my girls' birth flowers and their names in Hebrew planned for my wrists. I'm ADDICTED!
01/12/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I'd go with the bicep for ease of covering without having to wear long sleeves if you don't want to.
100% agree.

When I got my ink that was one of my big concerns: Could I cover it with clothing for work?

Don't forget to ask the artist for their input too! They've done hundreds/thousands of tattoos and might have some great insight.
01/12/2011
Kaltir Kaltir
Definitely upper.
03/14/2011
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kaltir
Definitely upper.
That's where she is. It was going to be too big to put her anywhere else anyway.
03/14/2011
Scarlette Scarlette
Placement wise (with no strings attached) Id say forearm. I just think it would sit better, and most likely be a better scale...

BUT, we do have to keep in mind that many of us work in corporates... so, bicep. You can always easily cover it up verses on your forearm.
03/15/2011
Mz.GreenEyez Mz.GreenEyez
guess it depends on how big you want her and how big your arm is
03/15/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I would have put it on the bicep...

personally I would never get a tatoo people could see. I always wanted one that I could easily hide.
03/15/2011
slynch slynch
Nice classic Gil Elvgren!
03/15/2011
lezergirl lezergirl
bicep!!
03/15/2011
zeebot zeebot
Bipep, it's much easier to hide if you have to.
03/15/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I had to put her on the bicep because to get the detail that I wanted, it was too big to put on my forearm. Honestly, once I was in the shop, that decision was very easy to make. She needs a little touch up work, I think, but otherwise, I think she's beautiful. A great reminder of all that I've made it through and to keep making it through.

03/15/2011
darkkitty darkkitty
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
So, I'm planning on getting this pinup girl tattooed on Saturday. I'm 150% sure I want her tattooed on me, and on my left arm. I just am starting to struggle with placement. So where should I put her? In my forearm, or on my bicep as I ...
Wherever she fits the best and she doesn't look all distorted or twisted around your arm. tattoos are pretty much accepted anywhere now days so I wouldn't be worried about the forearm.
03/15/2011
darkkitty darkkitty
Quote:
Originally posted by darkkitty
Wherever she fits the best and she doesn't look all distorted or twisted around your arm. tattoos are pretty much accepted anywhere now days so I wouldn't be worried about the forearm.
Oh wow I didn't see the after picture! Looks great!
03/15/2011
BadgersRose BadgersRose
Bicep was a good choice!!! Nice Tat by the way.
04/03/2011
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Unique posters: 22