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1st Tattoo, can you start with 1 then progress to sleeve etc

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Hi, I am booked in for my 1st tattoo at the start of September. I like my original idea and looking forward to seeing the artists design soon. I plan to get this tattoo on upper  left arm and had originally suggested from mid shoulder down to where bicep ends. The artist is fine with this but I am now wondering if i want to add more tattoos in the future, can the original be made as part of a half sleeve or would the artist want to know there is potential for a half sleeve so he could factor this in? I am undecided at the moment about a half sleeve but definitely want my original tattoo idea. The only present idea i have is getting another tattoo done on bicep then filling the rest of the arm in with shading, I dont want my arm filled up with stuff that doesn't mean anything to me.


Thanks for your help in assisting this newbie. 

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The answer depends on many, many factors. The style, the image and the artist's ability all factor into the flexibility of what you'll have to work with in the future. 

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