A tribal armband tattoo always goes on the arm by nature. When the design is done on the wrist it is often referred to as a bracelet or cuff design. Tribal Armband tattoos, therefore, are most often placed on the upper arm typically where your bicep muscle is the largest. Thus it extenuates the muscle in your arm. However they can also be placed on the forearm as an alternative but they are then much more visible so this needs to be considered beforehand.