I ask because I want to get a half-sleeve and I'm aware that it'll need to be split into probably 2-4 sessions. My main concern is that I want to only spend about $300-$350 (plus tip) a session. Unfortunately, I get paid every 2 weeks and need to have money for gas to last me between paychecks, though I can definitely afford $300-$350 per sitting. The general rate I've been getting is somewhere around $100/hour, so I'm thinking I could just ask the artist to split it up into several 3-hour sessions. Is this acceptable? Will the artist understand that I can only afford so much until my next paycheck, or should I just wait and save up all the money and then get it done? I have tattoos, but none that required more than one session, so I'm kind of a noob to this :( Oh, and I would be getting each session pretty close together (most likely right after the fresh part heals), not waiting months between sessions if that makes any difference.