Armband tattoos are among the most popular type of tattoo, especially tribal armband tattoos. The reasons are clear – an armband makes a bold impact and it’s easy to show, but it can be hidden by shirt sleeves as desired. Armband tattoos are one of the most popular tattoo styles. This is largely due to the fact that they make great starter tattoos, and if placed high on the arm, are very discreet. They can also be incredibly versatile in terms of design.