First, book a consultation. The very first step in planning a sleeve is researching and then deciding the tattoo style you want. There are countless styles to choose from, whether you’re leaning toward realism or traditional, and it’s up to you to decide.

We can do a sleeve or back piece with existing work in place, but it will always look better when you come in with a plan and allow the same artist to help bring that plan to fruition for you.

Along those same lines, it’s going to take multiple sessions and cost $2,000 or more to come close to completing a sleeve. Plan ahead and save your money so you can tackle these large pieces, as they require investment and commitment.