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in '94 or '95 i sat for just over 9 hours with aaron cain. knee to ankle, all the way around. if you ever got tattooed by him you know its horrific. ten minute in i knew i was a retard. finished it later with another 6 hour session. fuck.

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6.5 hours for me, that was when I was getting my left sleeve done, my forearm felt like popeye's haha. It was a long ass time, I havent' sat that long for anything else, I don't mind it tho.

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Im from cincinnati,Ohio and I just sat through ALMOST 9 HOURS last night working on my sleeve! I got 4 pieces and some fill in done last night, and let me tell you my arm is POUNDINGG today! It seemed like once we got past 4-5 hours, EVERY spot hurt worse than it should have.

In the past 2 1/2 weeks ive done almost and entire half sleeve. Just got some fill in/ connecting left to do now!!

Ill post pics if anyone wants to see

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The longest should have been 7 hours. But the spot hurt SO bad and I cried through the entire thing (only one ive cried getting so far haha) so we broke it into 3 sessions.

Longest full sitting was 4.5 hours on my arm. I had no choice, I had a flight to catch the next morning & it was the only time he had open. So it was sit & deal or be SOL

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I'm a big pussy so my longest was about three hours on my forearm. I'm usually only good for about 2 hours even with medication. Hahaha probly why I still have lots of room

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My longest is 3 1/2 hours. It wasnt too bad, I was prepared with some advil and good food and I was well hydrated.

I have an appointment Friday...early, at 11 am. If he doesnt have anything in the afternoon I am going to see if he can finish my tattoo in an extended session...I think it will take 7 or 8 hours. I would rather just get it done at this point! I think I can go that long with a lunch break and advil.

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The longest session I had was on the outside of my upper right arm. Coloured pretty much the entire outside of it in 6 hours as well as parts of the shoulder. I didn't find it too bad but it was the outside of my arm...

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I think mine was between 3 1/2 and 4 hours. Until then I don't think I'd had a tattoo that lasted more than 2 hours, so it really hurt in comparison!

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I think I spent five hours getting this tattooed on me a long time ago before i knew how to get tattooed and what to get tattooed. It still is just amazes me what the fuck i was thinking. Note the tattoo isn't even finished after the five hours, but I have to admit looking back I can't imagine trying to make sense out of the line drawing and what was black and what was skin.

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5 hours on my calf, not trying to sound hard or anything but the calf was pretty easy not much pain . I have a full day booked at the end of the month for my arm / shoulder and have agreed to stay until its done ....

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I got my ribs tattooed by stewart maaaaany years ago and one of the sittings was 5 and a bit hrs, that was fun! haha. he says i fell asleep but i think i was just passed out. then jack rudy tattooed a topless babe on my thigh this year at the milano convention that took 6 hrs inc drawing time. the thigh one was actually incredibly easy going though, was feeling a wee bit raw towards the end but could have gone on longer if needed. getting the front of your thigh tattooed is generally easy i feel but he was so gentle it boggled my mind

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I went 6 hours on a key on my forearm. a freind who was starting to do tattoos, actually this was hist FIRST tattoo on someone (that turned out amazing considering) took 6 hours. he was scared to hurt me and took foreverrrrr. I was like dude I have a full pheonix on my back that took 3.5 hours to inverse outline...after he touched it up (which took a much shorter amount of time) I am happy with it.

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mine was probably 3 and a half hours and the back calf slash shin wasnt too bad though. That thing about the older you get more it hurts so true ! although my last piece was chest slash stomach so that may have something to do with it.

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I sat for about 8 1/2 hours one day then another hour or so the next day. To me tattoos start to even out on the whole elevation of pain thing at around the 5 hour mark. Just the act of sitting for that long sucks though.

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It's funny how some tattooers are really fast and others so slow. I have an owl on my forearm that took about four hours and I have a tattoo on my chest three times as big that took a little over 4 hours. The chest kind of sucked towards the end, but I got the chest piece in one sitting deal!

I wonder if the experience is different for larger tattoos? If there is more surface area being worked on I would think that the pain might be lessened allowing a longer session...

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I wonder if the experience is different for larger tattoos? If there is more surface area being worked on I would think that the pain might be lessened allowing a longer session...

I think the body can only take so much, even if the pain isn't all in one spot. The reaction (IDK, adrenaline or something) is probably just as bad.

Longest for me has been 3 hours. After 2 hours, I feel pretty shithouse.

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