Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tattoo price- How much does a tattoo cost?

How much does a tattoo cost? This is one of the most common asked questions about tattoos and everybody wants to know the answer of that before getting a tattoo. In this article I am going to explain about factors that affect the price of a tattoo.

The price of a tattoo may vary between tattoo artists. Some artists charge an hourly rate that varies from $50-$200 per hour but most of them charge a base price. An expert artist charges more than the beginner one. Since you are going to have a permanent tattoo and you will live with that for the rest of your life and tattoos can be difficult and expensive to remove, choose an artist based on quality rather than focusing on the cost. Ask your friends about expert tattoo artists and also ask from the artist to see the portfolios of his works.

The size and complexity of the design can affect the price too. Large size designs are more expensive because they will take more time to apply. For small designs you should expect to pay $50-$200, for medium designs it will cost you $200-$600 and for large designs you should expect to pay $600-$2000. So if you have a really big design for example a full back tattoo design in your mind, you should expect to pay thousands of dollars.

The placement of the tattoo is very important too. Some places of body are harder to tattoo, for example the abdomen and curvy lower back are harder to tattoo than shoulder and arm. They also require more time and patience by the artist. Some artists charge 10-25 percent extra for work on these parts.

The number of colors that used in a tattoo affects the price of that. The more colors in the tattoo, the more it will cost you.

There are two types of tattoo designs with different prices: flash and custom. When you go to a tattoo parlor you will see lots of tattoo designs on the wall. These designs are called tattoo flash. These are samples of designs but if you are looking for a unique picture that nobody else has it you need a custom tattoo. In custom tattoo the artist should create and draw the image that you want and it will cost you more. You can help the artist by collecting the pictures and designs that appeal to you and the artist will share the pictures together and create a new image. Make sure you like the final design.

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