How Much Does a Half Sleeve Tattoo Cost?

Half-sleeve tattoos refer to a tattoo that envelops half the arm, commonly in the region of the entire upper arm from the shoulder to the elbow.  Half-sleeve tattoos can be pre-designed or can be drafted by making use of existing pieces. Pre-planned sleeves commonly entail lengthy hours of tattooing sessions and can even take weeks, months, or years to complete depending the intricacy of the produced design.  In some instances, a sleeve piece is created when the customer has numerous smaller pieces and together making a connection with additional pieces like fillers or perhaps a background.  A sleeve tattoo should be discussed between the customer and a tattoo artist in order to convey a personal and collaborated creative theme.

Shading added to the sleeve by joestump, on Flickr
Shading added to the sleeve” (CC BY 2.0) by  joestump

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  1. Jessica R (Roseburg,  Oregon) paid $0 and said:

    I’ve only gotten the main lily piece, a sugar skull, and a koi fish to start. Some color and shading done too. Still need to finish the flowers, shading in some parts of the skull, the koi needs color, and a main back piece.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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