The upper part of the arm offers the perfect spot for larger tattoo designs. The fact that you can still keep the tattoo hidden even when wearing short sleeves, also contribute to the popularity of this placement. The size of the placement makes it a great spot for larger, more detailed designs, and you can always connect the shoulder or the lower arm to make a larger piece.
When it comes to pain, this is the place you have nothing to worry about. The upper arm is usually well padded with muscles and fat, so unless your design stretches around it or goes very near the arm pit, you have nothing to worry about, it’s probably the least painful spot to get a tattoo done.
Depending on the size of the design, it can take up to a couple of sessions to get the whole area covered up, and that will drive the price up. Depending on the design size, where you get the tattoo done, depending on local and artist rates, the price of an upper arm tattoo can go from $200 – $800.
The upper arm is usually protected by your clothing, so it doesn’t need any special care on a regular basis, just moisturize regularly to keep the tattoo looking fresh. When you do expose your upper arm to the sun, make sure to put on sun block.