How Much Does A Tattoo Cost?

 

When it comes to pricing tattoos, there are lots of factors that come into play.  Nowadays, there are lots of shops, lots of styles, and lots of variants in quality.  Usually, most shops have a minimum cost, with tattoo prices going up from there.

A shop minimum is put in place to cover the basic expenses required to set up and do the tattoo.  First, let’s remember that the cost of the tattoo gets divided between the shop and the tattooer.  This percentage can vary from shop to shop, as well as how much supplies the shop and tattooer cover respectively, but the minimum cost of the tattoo makes sure quality supplies can be used for the tattoo, as well as pay the tattooer and cover basic bills necessary to keep the shop open.

Usually, size, placement, amount of colors used and intricacies are all easy factors to say will affect tattoo cost.  All of these factors can generally make the tattoo either more difficult or take longer, and thus require more work put into them.  Some designs need to be done large enough so that they don’t sacrifice detail quality.

If a specific design is presented that doesn’t require changes, it is much easier to give a specific price quote.  If you have an idea, the tattooer may give you a price range for your tattoo until a final design is created and agreed upon.

Normally, tattooers are willing to work within certain budgets, so don’t be afraid to mention that before the tattooer works on creating your design.  Tattoos can sometimes be done in sessions, which can help break up the cost of the piece.

Don’t be afraid of the cost a tattoo.  It is a lifelong investment that you should feel proud of when finished.  

“The sweet taste of a low price soon fades with the sour taste of a bad tattoo.”

Arthur J. Zitzka

Tattooer x Good Guy
@arthurzitzka

13 comment on “How Much Does A Tattoo Cost?

  • Good afternoon,

    I was interested in getting a half sleeve tribal tattoo from the top of my arm to my elbow and was wondering if I can get a price estimate. I am skinny so I dont know how much that factors in. Please let me know so we can get something started as soon as possible

    • Hi Alex!!! Sorry for the long response time!!! Each artist has a different hourly rate…. this would be a piece that I would recommend you have Chaq work on…. his hourly rate is $150, but depending on the size of the piece he may just charge you for it as a one time thing…. it just depends on the detail, final size, and amount of time the piece will take…. consultations are free, so stop in any time…. He is in Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday….

  • Hi, I was wondering how much it is to get a nose piercing. Thank you.

    • Hi Melanie!! Piercing services are $40 plus the cost of jewelry (on average between $25 and $35)… please let me know if you have any other questions….

  • Hi! I would like to come in tomorrow, if possible. I want to get: #IWILLLISTEN, on my right inside wrist not too big in block letters, all black. Please let me know. Thank you

    • Hi Jaime!!! We only quote tattoos in person…. since that is a smaller piece, I am guessing a ballpark (huge range here, I know) is between $80-$130…. we can’t give a final quote till we actually see it in drawn out form, it depends on the letters and final size…. feel free to come in for a free consultation!!!!

  • I want to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT for Brent G. Not only does he have a bomb Ass personality but a GREAT artist. Thank you for the time you spent with me and my daughter last night and creating the PERFECT tatoos for both of us. Your an AWESOME guy. And we are both so HAPPY with what you DID for us. Not to mention the GREAT conversation during our experience. Much love Brent G. Mikhaila and I will see you soon.
    Thank you
    Brandy

  • Hello I was wondering how much a tattoo would cost with my wife’s name Kathleen and my kids name Jessica Abigail and Rachel on my upper arm . Thanks

    • We only give quotes in person as there are many factors that go in to pricing your tattoo. Please feel free to stop by at any time for a free consultation.

  • Hey there!
    First of all, I’ve only heard amazing things about you guys, so I’d love to come in soon. ABOUT how much would a dime/nickel sized (most likely black) puzzle piece cost? I wanted it on my wrist…haven’t decided between just an outline or having it filled in yet…Thank you SO much!

    • Hi. Thank you, we always love hearing that. We only give quotes in person as there are many factors that go in to pricing your tattoo. Please feel free to stop by at any time for a free consultation.

  • Hi! I would like to get cursive letters under my boob reading “Seulement une belle âme peut illuminer l’obscurité” I was wondering around what price range that would be ?

    • Hi Irene!!! We only quote tattoos in person and can not give a final quote till we actually see it in drawn out form, it depends on the letters and final size…. feel free to come in for a free consultation!!!!

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