How long will my tattoo take?
It's a complicated question, and it's tough to give an estimate until the drawing is done and sized on the body.
Factors on how long a tattoo takes include the size, the level of detail, the size of the line, and the placement on the body.
Thicker lines tend to go faster than finer lines.
More detail/texture/stippling takes longer.
Some extremely basic estimates:
Forearm single side: 2-3 hours
Forearm complete wrap: 4-6 hours
Upper arm half sleeve: 3-5 hours
Full sleeve: 6-8 hours+
Inner upper arm
: 2 hours
Back of upper arm: 2-3 hours
Shoulder cap: 3 hours
Upper back: 2-4 hours
Large back: 3-6+ hours
Chest: 4-6+ hours
Sternum: 2-4 hours
Thigh: 3-5 hours
Calf/shin: 2-4 hours