Any kind of Traditional Japanese Tattoo wrapped around body part can be called Japanese Sleeve, it can be:
Arm Full Sleeve – with chest (Hikae: Chest panel tattoo) or shoulder blade part or without – Nagasode (長袖): Arm tattoo, to the wrist.
Arm Half sleeve – upper arm, with or without chest or shoulder blade part. Lower arm as Lower Half sleeve. Gobu (五分): 1/2 sleeve tattoo, to above the elbow
3/4 Arm Sleeve – Shichibu (七分): 3/4 sleeve tattoo, to the mid forearm
Leg sleeve – Hanzubon: tattooed shorts; inner thigh filled completely with tattoo work. Or full Leg Sleeve.
I can even imagine Neck Sleeve Tattoo:) Why Not?!
Schedule an Appointment
If you’d like to have this kind of tattoo in your life, and like George’s style of tattooing, please feel free to contact him and then you will discuss your custom tattoo. But before that:
1. Please check up portfolio ones more, just to be sure that George’s style of work is compatible to your tattoo idea, he wouldn’t be able to help if it’s not.
2. Collect reference pictures to clearly illustrate your tattoo idea in the best way. Please note: George works by custom only. Photos of someone else’s tattoos can only be used as an example of desired tattoo style. Absolutely NO copying of other peoples tattoos or parts of that tattoos! More tips about custom tattooing can be found here.
3. George only takes consultation bookings via e-mail, please send detailed conceptual description of your tattoo idea, including approximate expecting size, body part, left or right side etc. Please attach all images you have collected. The more useful information you can provide, the quicker your actual consultation can be scheduled.
George works only in styles represented in his portfolio and absolutely serious about results of his work, that’s why He’s always really selective on what to do on skin. For instance, He never makes letterings, sorry about that. Please, set up your consultation appointment only if you strongly believe that George can do what exactly you want.
All the tattoos in this gallery showing different Sleeves by George Bardadim, Tattoo Artist based in NYC, resident Artist at Tattoo Culture, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.