This arm tattoo is a really good example of what a good idea and a lot of bright colors with an arm tattoo can do. The picture is of a knight with a halo of fire stabbing a giant snake in the head with a spear. There are a lot of different eccentric and bright colors in this picture including light blue, pink, purple, red, yellow, orange, brown, and white. The flaming halo’s edges are a really bright shade of yellow, which fades to a light orange, which then fades into a thick, blood red. The knights wings are a mix of purple, light blue, and white. The white gives the wings a sort of glimmer or shine. The nights helmet is light blue with white around the edges which makes it look as though its glimmering. The shoulder pads are the same shade’s of blue with white that makes it shine. The tunic the knight is wearing is a burgundy color with shades of black for shading and white to make it look like it shines. The snake is a dark brown color, with white, blood stained teeth. The snakes tail curls out in the background, giving this epic finish this arm tattoo needed.
This style of arm tattoo got its start during world war II with all the sailors from the states missing their girls and wives, so they started getting pictures of hot women at an arm tattoo to remind them of what they have waiting back home for them when they got into port. One of the most widely used arm tattoo during that era was a picture created by Hollywood for one of their movies. It got very popular, some say it was one actress and others say it was someone else. I don’t think anyone really knows who the original actress was that made the very first Hollywood style arm tattoo.
All I know is that men from all branches of service were getting them left and right while they were out of the country on active duty. Sure it was mostly the sailors, but a lot of marines and army men sure got a lot of them also. Matter of fact I think John Wayne had one while he was filming some of his great war movies in the south pacific. Now if John Wayne can have an arm tattoo we should all go out and get one tonight.
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