The term “tattoo sleeve” refers to the area that spans from the wrist to the shoulder. There’s also half sleeves and quarter sleeves in tattooing.
- A half sleeve is from the elbow down, or from the top of the shoulder to the elbow.
- A quarter sleeve is from the middle of the arm below the shoulder, to the elbow. Or, starting from halfway up the forearm below the elbow, down to the wrist.