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Caranfa points to Justin Bieber as a prime example of someone with patchwork-style arm tats. His eclectic mix of ink — which includes an eye, the word “believe,” and a tiger — proves the body art style can feature any images you like in one space.
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Miley Cyrus gets the appeal of patchwork tattoos — which, according to Caranfa, is that there are endless options to choose from. “Patchwork ink involves finding an image you like and then placing it where it fits, rather than make a cohesive tattoo that fills all areas,” she says.
You can go with any sort of placement your heart desires with patchwork-style ink — take, for instance, this pair of spaced-out sleeves with letters, symbols, outlines, and more intricate art. Pro tip: “Choose what you love,” says Caranfa.