I want to start planning a sleeve with a local tattoo studio. They charge £80/hour, and I was just wandering if anyone could give me a rough idea as to how many hours ill be looking at for a piece like this one? This piece was done by the studio i’m going to. Cheers!
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hard to say – all artists work at different pace – but I would say between 20-30 hours !
I agree, maybe a little more if you are going for this color. A lot of artists will do the whole tat in black and grey and then go back over and do color. This makes the color pop a little more but can take a lot more time.
It really all depends on the speed of the artist. I would say probably about 20 hours on average.
i agree with the posts above.
i know an artist who did one of my tattoos in 2.5 hours and if i had’ve gotten it done by another artist in the same shop it probably would’ve taken him 4-5 hours. all artists have different paces/methods.
It’s going to be a LOT of hours, esp if the detail and color is high in quality. I’m not done with my half sleeve yet and I’m already on about 15 hours in, so you’re possibly looking at 25+ depending how the speed of your tattooist and the intangibles of the tat design.
I’m the same…. my half sleeve will be up to 18 hrs next week…and I’m still not sure it will be finished! Some tattoo artists take longer than others….if your lucky it can be 10 hrs less than another.
I would guess the speed my tattoo artist goes…that would take 30 hrs.
Probably Between 20 and 30 hours… i have my whole body tattooed haha so i know 😉
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