Fake Tattoo Sleeves
If you're looking to order Fake Tattoo Sleeves, t-shirts,
shorts, leggings, braclets or any of our other tattoo clothing from our store, you
can skip right to our categories at left, beginning with 'Assorted Sleeves'. Read a
little about them as you scroll down the page!
Fake tattoo sleeves are cloth pieces worn
on the extremities (arms and legs) that give the illusion that you are really sporting a tattoo. They are
usually made of nylon fabric with tattoo-inspired artwork from the upper arms down to the wrists. This fabric
is often flesh-colored, or any color that would best match the wearer’s skin tone. These fabric pieces are
then attached to either a t-shirt or a tank top to cover the edges, or they can have a bracelet or armlet to
disguise the 'seam' where the tattoo fabric meets the skin. Also, they are "snug" fit, allowing the cloth to wrap
around the extremities without any hooks or tape to keep it in place.
Fake tattoo sleeves are an alternative way of sporting
"tattoo art" without going under the needle, so to speak. Considering the growing rate of intravenously
(through needles) transmitted disease such as HIV, fake tattoo sleeves are a safe substitute. As with
any substitution, compromise comes in the form of authenticity, limited designs, and in not having the total
"feel" of an authentic tattoo. They are also a great way to 'practice'; to determine whether or not you are
really serious about getting a real full-sleeve tattoo. If you're not sure, wear a fake tattoo sleeve for
awhile and see what you think of its looks.
The trend is creating quite a stir in the fashion world and
with tattoo enthusiasts. Fashion-wise, it provides an unconventional statement; for some tattoo enthusiasts,
it was an outrage. According to them, wearing fake tattoo sleeves removes the craft and substance of
tattooing as an art form, and makes it into a commercial trend and product.
The most ideal way to wear fake tattoo sleeves is to wear them
with a good pair of "radical" designed t-shirts, either v-neck or round-neck style. Tank tops are also
preferred. The challenge in wearing fake tattoo sleeves is with hiding the fabric edges. Most wearers buy
sleeves resembling their skin tone to provide better illusion. However, it is also difficult to find clothing
fabrics exactly matching the human skin tone. Best solution for this is just to find the nearest skin
tone sleeve and cover the edges (especially the wrist area) with bangles, bracelets, watches, studded wrist
bands or anything that can cover the wrist. Wearing a tattoo is also defined by culture and "attitude".
Wide leather wrist bands or ethnic bracelets symbolize culture and attitude, thus they are also excellent
choices to cover sleeve edges.