40+ Stylish Armband Tattoos For Men & Women

Barbed wire be gone.


The perfect armband tattoo is a rare thing. You could spend your whole life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life. Just kidding. But there is something undeniably satisfying about a well conceived and well executed armband design.

Over time, the armband tattoo has evolved from its tribal origins, through the barbed wire phase (thankfully), and onto its current state of immense diversity. If you can dream it, it can, and probably already has been realized in ink.

Here is a list of extraordinary examples of armband tattoos we hope you’ll enjoy. If you have a design that you think should be included, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

This gradient pattern.

Gradient Pattern Band by Ervand Akopov

(Photo: Ervand Akopov)

These ornamental bands.

Ornamental Bands by Kristina Darmaeva

(Photo: Kristina Darmaeva)

This fantastic forearm band.

Decorative Forearm Band by Fanny

(Photo: Fanny)

This forearm cuff.

Traditional bands by Kristina Darmaeva

(Photo: Kristina Darmaeva)

The gorgeous geometric band.

Geometric Band by Martynas Šnioka

(Photo: Martynas Šnioka)

This dotwork armband tattoo.

Dotwork Armband by Taras Shtanko

(Photo: Taras Shtanko)

This linework armband.

Linework Armband by Sasha Masiuk

(Photo: Sasha Masiuk)

This dotwork mountain range.

Dotwork mountain range by Doy

(Photo: Doy)

This forest.

Treeline armband tattoo by Banul

(Photo: Banul)

These heavy blackwork bands.

Heavy Blackwork Armbands by Matty Darienzo

(Photo: Matty Darienzo)

These crystal ranges.

Crystal Ranges by Doctor Woo

(Photo: Doctor Woo)

These three bands.

Minimalistic Bands by Raice Wong

(Photo: Raice Wong)

This cross-stitch armband.

Cross-Stitch Armband Tattoo by Taras Shtanko

(Photo: Taras Shtanko)