If the tattoo will be completed in one session we will give you a Quote for that piece. Larger ongoing work we usually use the time frame of Half Day (3 hours) at $525 or full day (6 hours) at $1000. If you want to do on going work in smaller sessions you can discuss this during your consult and these are usually priced at $175 per hour.
It’s worth noting at this point that the hourly rate should be amongst the last of your questions, not your first. Having a budget in mind is fine but you will find the best artists all have a similar rate, its the less experienced that offer cheap deals. Not only do you receive an inferior tattoo but it usually takes Longer, ending up more Expensive. Of course get the tattoo you can Afford but choose the Artist on their Skills and Experience. Tattoos are forever, wear the best.