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27 Themed Tattoo Sleeves That Are Basically Works Of Art

The canvas = your arm.

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1. This scientific coffee tattoo is perfect for any coffee addict.

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It's also the perfect example of how to halfway commit to a sleeve instead of taking the full plunge.

3. Planes, trains, and automobiles were this guy's jam.

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Maps, boats, a compass, oh my!

4. Displaying a work of art on your body so that you and others can stare at it all the time* is probably the coolest idea ever.

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*Without paying a museum fee.

7. And this one brings the galaxy back down to Earth by combining the two.

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Ooooh, colorssss.

9. This Harry Potter fan got some ~unbreakable~ ink.

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Accio tattoo artist to my arm!

10. This geometric illusion could keep your eyes occupied for days.

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Caution: nausea ensues upon staring too long.

12. This sleeve took tribal to the next level.

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And by that we mean epic school notebook doodles were permanently etched into skin.

13. This grayscale piece capturing the essence of the great outdoors is both tranquil and beautiful.

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A whole forest, right there on his arm.

PRO: no bugs. 🐜 🐛 🐝

CON: you can't actually hike through it.

14. Bonus points to this sleeve for cute animals found in nature.

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And food. Anytime food can be incorporated is a plus, even if it's just berries.

15. This piece brought out the colorful side of nature.

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These birds and thoughtful woman make for an incredible and vibrant sleeve.

18. No need to send out the Bat-Signal, just call this guy.

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Da na na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na BATMANNNNN (is forever on his arm).

19. This ink proves that there's no longer a reason to buy Lisa Frank folders when you can just have all of the designs on your arm.

22. These instruments are coming to life through this sleeve.

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We can almost hear the guitar strumming.

24. This sleeve is the pirate's booty of the tattoo world.

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W-ARRR-NING: having pirates tattooed on your body will most likely not make you a pirate. Engage in pirate activity responsibly.

26. The force is strong with this tat.

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Star Wars ink is a prime example of taking your geek pride to the next level.

27. Watercolor tattoo = masterpiece.

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When in doubt, add wispy color to your arm and it will probably look like something super duper fancy.