How To Plan an Impressive Full Sleeve Tattoo
Unlike individual or single tattoos, getting a full tattoo sleeve typically requires commitment and careful planning. The design process itself involves multiple planning sessions with your tattoo artist, let alone the actual tattooing sessions.
At DH Tattooing, our artists are committed to capturing the essence of art through timeless and dynamic tattoos.
Are you looking to invest in yourself with a full sleeve tattoo? Here are some things to consider.
Choose the Right Artist
One of the most important aspects of planning out a full sleeve tattoo is finding the right artist for you. While you could visit any tattoo artist near you to get a single tattoo done, a tattoo sleeve is a large-scale investment that would require a lot more technical skill and experience.
You also need to focus on finding an artist who can develop a design that you would be pleased with. No two artists are the same; everyone has different creative processes, inspirations, art styles, and more. For example, you can’t go to an artist specializing in biomechanical tattoo designs and expect them to come up with a surrealist design.
Designing a tattoo sleeve is a collaborative effort between you and the tattoo artist. That’s why it’s essential to choose one whose input you can fully trust. When searching for an artist, remember to keep these three things in mind—style, professionalism, and personality.
Think About the Design You Want
There are many things to consider when planning out the design for your tattoo sleeve—the style, overall theme, motifs, color, etc.
Unlike a single tattoo that could be placed on your wrist or the back of your neck, a full sleeve tattoo has a much bigger canvas—your entire arm. However, since your arm is such a noticeable area, it’s a good idea to pick a timeless design, one that will resonate with you for years to come.
Another thing to keep in mind is the layout of your design. Whether you’re starting with some randomly placed tattoos over a couple of spaced-out sittings or getting a large-scale piece in back-to-back sittings, remember to plan and take into account the final result.
Consider the Cost
When it comes to tattoos, the pricing often depends on several factors—color, design, size, and more. But often, the price of your tattoo will depend on the artist.
If you’re considering getting a full sleeve tattoo, it’s time to start saving! Also, keep in mind that the process is time-consuming and complex and that the price often reflects this.
At DH Tattooing, you can trust our team of talented artists to provide you with the best possible tattoo experience. Our studio specializes in a wide range of tattoo styles. From color tattoos to traditional American tattoos to Japanese tattoos, our artists will design a full sleeve tattoo that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
If you’re looking for a full-sleeve tattoo from Livermore, California’s premier custom tattoo studio, book a consultation on our website or call us at (925) 784-8730.