The dragon was done about a year ago. It took something like 8 hours in 3 different sessions. I have A pretty nice tiger design on the other arm, but no pictures. I couldn't get that pic to work, so I just posted the link.
Post by Friendly Destroyer on Mar 1, 2011 22:46:07 GMT -8
8 hours in three different sessions is a good idea. For my pigeon and city scape tattoo I sat for 8hrs at once because the shop offered a deal of "$600 for a whole day". This "session" is largely the reason why nothing has been touched since 2007 (the photo doesn't show it, but the tattoo goes around my entire arm, including almost my entire armpit! The skin was left crumpled and mutilated from trauma for 2 weeks under there,)
I did 4 hours straight with the tiger on my other arm and it was getting pretty brutal. With that much color you end up going over the same skin or very close to it repeatedly. The tattoo artist said it is actually good to have time to heal in between.