Elbow/arm pads help protect your arm sleeves a lot, they do for me. Thing is, they don't cover the entire arm, just most of it. That said, be aware that most paintball hits to the unprotected areas will *probably* be fine but there is always a small small chance for a welt and if it's bad enough to where it breaks skin and scars over to heal (rare but possible) then there might be some minor tattoo damage. Welcome to the world of tattoo sleeves bud.
I've missed years. Can't waste minutes now.
Left in 2007. I loved it then.
Came back in 2015. I love it more now.