anyone know for the cost for like a japanese theme sleeve like Mayimbe's? thinking about Onizuka tattoo in Lil tokyo
There's a lot of factors in determining price. How fast the artist works, how much detail is in the piece that you want, do you want 1/2, 3/4, full sleeve? I'd say $1,500-3,000 though. But price is honestly the last thing you should be thinking about. Find an artist whose portfolio you like [instagram], visit their shop, and get a consultation with him/ her. Don't worry about the money, it's gonna be on you forever.
Onizuka tattoo looks pretty solid, I saw their booth while they were up here at the bay area tattoo convention.