Getting sleeved, meaning to have your entire arm tattooed, are getting more interest from potential tattooers who want to demonstrate a personal and unified artistic theme for themselves. Angel tattoos have been slowly but surely gaining popularity over the past few decades and it makes sense when you think about it – an angel tattoo is like having your guardian angel with you all the time.
The word angel comes from the Greek word aggelo, which means to pass along something new or to announce something. Angels are a link between heaven and earth and belong to Judaist, Christian and Islamic traditions. Carry out God's orders (they do have a free will though, they can choose to obey or disobey).
Angel designs are usually pictured with wings, although the Bible doesn't mention angels that have wings.
Sometimes people use an angel in a memorial tattoo to commemorate the death of a loved one.
The most popular spot for angel wing designs is between the shoulders, the place where wings would naturally be if humans had them (I wish I had some!).
The best-known cherub is Cupid who makes people fall in love by shooting an arrow through their heart.
Archangels are the angels with the highest rank (arch is Greek for chief), the angels that are the closest to god.


A fallen angel is an angel that has been banished from heaven as a punishment for disobeying God.
The most famous fallen angels (aka demons or dark angels) are Satan, Leviathan and Beelzebub. Nicole Richie: actress and socialite who has angel wings on her back, among many other tattoos. You are not authorized to see this partPlease, insert a valid App IDotherwise your plugin won't work. This contributed to the popularity of Full sleeve tattoos in recent years and one of the main reasons are that they look really awesome on your arms, and not to mention a major boost to your pride and ego too.
The confusion comes from another kind of supernatural being mentioned in the bible, called cherubs.
There is a wealth of angel images in the art of the middle ages and Renaissance and these can be adapted to tattoo images by a skilled artist. They are usually naked, have wings, look like a baby angel (usually male) and are sometimes pictured sitting on clouds with a trumpet or bow in their hands. Typical fallen angel tattoos usually picture an angel with a menacing look, torn wings and sometimes horns, they look like a thug angel. The Angel of Death is usually used as another name for the Grim Reaper, although Angels of Death are usually pictured with wings and the Grim Reaper is not.


According to Roman Catholicism, there is a good Angel of Death (Michael) and an evil one (Samael). Some of the common full sleeve tattoo designs include the Koi Fish Tattoos, Tribal Tattoos, Flower Design Tattoos, and Celtic Tattoo Arts.
With the gradual decline of the hippy culture, tattooing simply lost its shine in the next few decades.
Getting an tattoo in memory of someone is a way of having them with you for the rest of your life. A tattoo does not change a person on the inside, but first impressions can be everything, and even up to today there may still be a social stigma attached to people with tattooing. If you are an open-minded person however, then you will not have a negative prejudice and would feel fine to the people who have extreme full sleeve tattoos. Recently, girl sleeve tattoos have grown its popularity too since most celebrities are tattooing sleeve tattoos to better express and represent themselves both on-screen and off-screen. One thing to keep in mind is that having a full sleeve tattoo may limit you from working in certain professions, such as the United States Marine Corps or white-collar jobs from the financial sectors, so do think twice before inking yourself with  full sleeve tattoos.



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