The human leg, in the general word sense, is the entire lower limb of the human body, including the foot, thigh or sometimes even the hip or gluteal region.
In adults skin covers a surface area of approximately 22 square feet (2 square meters).
So, taking into account that legs are large limbs that take a lot of this space, it’s safe to say leg tattoo is a great way to get a big tattoo or a lot smaller tattoos.
Also, a leg sleeve tattoo is considered one of the biggest tattoo projects you can take on.
Although there are not strict rules saying if a certain piece is a good choice to be a tattoo for leg, here are some of our thoughts to consider when thinking of leg tattoo ideas.
🦵Portraits are usually done on thigh or calf area
🦵The upper outer thigh is one of the least painful places to get a tattoo. This part of the body is well padded with fat and has few nerve endings.
🦵The ankles and shins, the knees and feet are one of the most painful areas.
🦵 In summer, make sure to also apply sunscreen on your leg tattoos in case they are healing or colorful tattoos.
🦵Note that in the case of a knee tattoo you should count with a week of low movement, so as not to move the joint too much and impede the healing process.
🦵There are 3 types of leg sleeve tattoos: full leg sleeve tattoo (hip to ankles), half leg sleeve tattoo (hip to knee or below the knee to ankles), 3/4 leg sleeve tattoo (from mid thigh to ankles).