For a girl, many times the decision of having a half sleeve tattoo is hard to take. It is a very important thing to do and once it is done, it is very hard to remove it. If you want to do it, but you cannot decide and you still have doubts that you will love it for the rest of your life, try a trial tattoo. Go to a tattoo artist, show him what you would like to have on your body and ask him about the advantages and disadvantages of a temporary tattoo. One that would only resist on your skin for a period of two years would be great in order to decide if you should make one that will remain on your arm for the rest of your life. A half sleeve design is very large and hard to cover, so once you will do it forever, you must be aware of all that it implies. This is why it is better to have a temporary one and decide in time if it something you would like to have for a lifetime.
A temporary tattoo is perfect in order to help you make a decision. In the first place, it is not that painful and it looks exactly like a real one in the beginning. You can have it as you wish, exactly as a definitive one and you will know in time if the pattern is perfect for you or if you want something different. Because you may want to have one forever, but you may not like the model. The disadvantage of a temporary tattoo is that it passes in time and after a few months when it will become unclear, your skin will seem dirty.
After a period of about two years, it will disappear completely, but until then, you will need to see it daily. You will know if you want to make it again and permanent, if you want a permanent one, but another tattoo or if a half sleeve tattoo is not at all for you. It is hard to make a final decision from the beginning, so a temporary one is a great solution to help you. After about two years in which you will see how it is to sport such an adornment on your skin, you will surely be able to come up with a clear answer on whether you want or not a definitive tattoo.