Chopper Tattoo

Chopper Tattoo

If you do a general Google search for Tattoo or Forearm Tattoo designs, you will more than likely come across the Chopper Tattoo website (and the associated image below).

Chopper Tattoos was put together by a team of tattoo experts who are well known within the tattoo industry for their contributions to tattoo design and tattoo art.

Chopper Tattoo is a tattoo design website with a database of about 4000 tattoo’s, specifically set up to help you choose a design for your next tattoo.

You can download and print as many designs as you like, and can combine different designs to make your own custom tattoo.

There are many different tattoo categories (about 38) to choose from in the membership area of Chopper Tattoo.  Once you’ve found a design you like, simply select it and you can print it out to take to your chosen tattoo artist.

Membership Costs

In my opinion the Chopper Tattoo memberships are priced fairly.   The site offers a flexible membership, depending on the length of time / amount of tattoos you require.

– 1 Month – $19.95
– 2 Months – $24.95
– Lifetime – $34

So if you only want one tattoo, then a one month membership is really all you are likely to need.  But if you are wanting multiples, then you probably want the lifetime membership.

Chopper Tattoos – Negatives

The signing up process is a bit sparse.  I am naturally wary of entering my name and e-mail address.  To their credit though, I must admit that I haven’t been bombarded with junk e-mails or spam as a result.

You will need plenty of time to trawl through the site – there is some really cool stuff on the site which is mostly a distraction.

Chopper Tattoos – Positives

The site is very easy to use, it doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or an expert.  Just follow the simple steps and you will get the tattoo you are after.  As you become familiar with the way the site works you will get more out of it.

You don’t need to buy anything else.  If you have your computer and printer, that is all you need.

Chopper Tattoo categorizes the designs to make it easy to find what you are looking for. The popular designs includes Tribal Tattoos, Forearm Tattoos, Dragon Tattoos, Cross Tattoos, Star Tattoos, Lower Back Tattoos, Butterfly Tattoos, Celtic Tattoos, Fish Tattoos, Egyptian Tattoos, Gothic Tattoos and Armband Tattoos.

You can find tattoos according to size, color and keywords and so that you don’t have to pass on several pages to find out your design.

 

Inner Forearm Tattoos

Inner Forearm Tattoos

Inner Forearm Tattoos, when being applied, can be sore and uncomfortable.  If you are worried about this, look around at how many people have them – they have all survived, so it can’t be that bad.

On a serious note though, the Inner Forearm is a very sensitive area, and tattoos in this area of the body can be sore and cause significant bruising, swelling and or inflamation.

Infections or allergic reactions are rare, if you have concerns following the tattoo procedure then seek medical advice immediately.

If you are lconsidering Inner Forearm Tattoos, remember, the amount of ink that remains in the skin throughout the healing process determines, in large part, how robust the final tattoo will look.  There are many products that can be applied to the tattoo area to help with the healing process.  These healing products are mostly oil based ointments as they keep the skin hydrated.

In general, the advice is against removing scabs that forms on new tattoos, and avoiding exposing the tattoo to the sun for extended periods; both of these can contribute to fading of the image.
Also, it is agreed that all new tattoos needs to be kept clean.  The general consensus is that good old soap and warm water will keep the skin clean and free from infection.

Sometimes when a blood vessel is punctured during the tattooing procedure (maybe the needle has gone in too far) a bruise will appear.  Bruising and swelling should go away, but if you are concerned, we would suggest going back to your artist or visit the doctor to have a look at it.

Tribal Tattoos: Designs & Origins

Tribal Tattoos

Tribal Tattoos: Designs & Origins

Ancient tattoos are often preserved when skin has been mummified or preserved in ice or peat, but nobody knows for sure when the first tattoo was inked.

This blog post is written to take you on a quick trip around the world looking at some interesting facts about the origins of tattoo designs.

The Pacific Islands

It is thought that the word tattoo originated from the Tahitian word tatau, meaning ‘to mark’.

Maori men tattooed their faces with fierce looking patterns and Maori women tattooed their lips and chins and were a sign of beauty.  These tattoos are caved into the flesh using a bone chisel, and ink is then placed in the cuts.  Recently Maori tattoos have become popular in the tattoo world.

In Samoa the tattoo marks the ability to bear pain and is still true today.

Tattooing in Japan is thought to go back some ten thousand years, with probably the most recognisable (and probably the most beautiful and elaborate) form of Japanese body art is associated with the organized crime group the Yakuza.

Central and South America

There is evidence showing that prior to the arrival of the Spanish in Central and South America that tattoos and body painting was widespread and largely used for social and spiritual purposes (rather than just decorative).  The arrival of the Spanish marked the start of a rapid decline and termination of many indigenous cultures, taking with them the knowledge of how these looked and how they were applied.

Central and South Africa

Tribal tattoos designs were traditionally applied using a the method of marking out the design on the skin with series of black dots, which works less well on darker skins.  This may explain why tribal tattoos are not as prevalent as in Central and South African cultures.  Rather than tattoos – skin painting and scarification is widely used as a way of decorating the body.

Europe

The remains of Ötzi the Iceman were found entombed in a glacier in the Italian / Austrian Alps and have been dated back some 5,000 years shows that he had about 57 carbon tattoos consisting of simple dots and lines on his lower spine, on his right ankle and behind his left knee.

Tattooing in Europe has obviously been around for many thousands of years (as seen on Ötzi the Iceman), although it was thought that Captain Cook ‘re-introduced’ tattooing back into Europe after his expedition around the Pacific in 1769.  Many sailors returned bearing permanent souvenirs on their bodies.  Since the return of this voyage, tattoos have been associated with life on the sea.

Tribal Tattoos Designs

Tribal Tattoos Designs vary considerably in terms of their design and style, however they mostly use large areas of solid black called ‘blackwork

 

Celtic Tattoos – Designs and Origins

Celtic Tattoo

Personally, I think that a traditional Celtic design look really cool as forearm tattoos.

The term Celts is used to describe any of the European peoples who spoke, or speak, a Celtic language.

Celtic history literally goes back thousands of years. In Britain, by the early first millennium AD, following the expansion of the Roman Empire and the invading European warriors, such as the Angles of Northern Germany, the Celtic culture had become restricted to the extremities of the British Isles – mainly Cornwall, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, which is where the of the Celts has survived, carved into standing stones and stone tombs as well as being discovered on pottery fragments and ornaments.

Elsewhere in Europe, Celtic areas refers to Brittany (France), Galicia (NW Spain), Northern and Central Portugal and Asturias (Northern Spain).

The early Celts displayed their skills in Celtic art forms such as metal, jewelry and weapons.

Typically, Celtic art is ornamental, avoiding straight lines and only occasionally using symmetry.

For people of Celtic heritage, having a Celtic tattoo design is often a way of expressing pride in ones heritage.

The most popular design searches for Celtic Tatoos include:

  • Celtic cross tattoo designs (a symbol that combines a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection)
  • Celtic knotwork tattoos
  • Celtic symbol tattoos
  • Celtic art tattoo designs
  • Celtic love knot tattoos

Wanting inspiration for a Celtic tattoo?

Maybe you are a Celt or you are looking for a tattoo that has both meaning and reflects your personality?

Gain access to a wide selection of inspiring designs at Chopper Tattoo!

Forearm Tattoos

Forearm

Forearm Tattoos

If you are thinking about having a forearm tattoo, or want to know more about forearm tattoos then this website is for you.

The site contains a number of articles, YouTube videos and links to other interesting websites which will hopefully inspire you with some of the different styles and designs that may be of particular interest to you.

Some of the most popular posts on this site include:
Celtic Tattoos – Designs and Origins
Tribal Tattoos: Designs & Origins
Inner Forearm Tattoos
Chopper Tattoo – Review
Ambigram Tattoos

 

What is a Forearm Tattoo?

As the name suggests – a forearm tattoo is a tattoo design that covers a large portion of the arm from the wrist to the elbow.

Forearm Tattoos range considerably in size from small discrete image designs, quarter sleeve to full-half sleeve and are not for the faint-hearted.  They may also appear on the inner or outer portions of the arm.

Having any sort of tattoo is a huge commitment and once inked is pretty difficult to hide or disguise. If you change your mind, it is nearly impossible to remove a tattoo on the forearm, so make sure you are 100% comfortable with the idea before making the commitment – there is no hurry to get it done.

Once you have decided to have a tattoo, the next most important thing is to make sure you carefully choose an appropriate design that reflects you and your personality.

Take as much time as you can to trawl the internet or magazines for a good design (the sites listed and linked below literally have over ten thousand of easy to search designs to browse and print off). Find a few designs you like and like and take some time to decide your preference.

Spend as much money as you can on a good reputable tattoo artist to transfer the design to your forearm or forearms – your tattoos will be around for quite a while and are unlike other styles which could be hidden elsewhere on your body.

Start Researching your Design Now

The sites below provide literally thousands of tattoo design ideas. All you have to do is register and choose your design, print it off and take it down to your local tattoo parlor.

Each of the sites below categorizes the designs to make it easy to find what you are looking for. The popular designs includes Tribal Tattoos, Dragon Tattoos, Cross Tattoos, Star Tattoos, Lower Back Tattoos, Butterfly Tattoos, Forearm Tattoos, Celtic Tattoos, Fish Tattoos, Egyptian Tattoos, Gothic Tattoos and Armband Tattoos.