Yea £50 is probably about right, I've got a small giraffe on my forearm that cost me £60 and a larger, colour bird on my back that was £35! But that was one from their portfolio. Custom tattoos will always be a bit more expensive.
I have quite a few tattoos now and they have varied so much in price. Most artists have a minimum charge, and it varies by area as well. For example at my favourite shop in London charges £60 as a minimum, no matter if you get just a dot. But my shop in my hometown charges £30 per hour.
Best thing is to contact some shops you like the work of, and ask them! Often they'll draw up a design for a small deposit. As an idea though you're looking between £40-80 depending on location of the shop and experience of the artist.
Also be careful with tattoos which are in anything remotely approaching a foreign language, even if that is fake Latin. They get misspelled and messed up easily.
(Original post by PinkyPurply)
I've never had any experience of getting a tattoo but would really like to have "Illegitimi non carborundum" tattoo'd on my upper arm.
I only want plain black and about 3 inches tall two inches wide.
Any guide to how much this would cost would be brilliant
some of my friends have tattoos and they pay £1 per minute in Crawley but they admit it is higher than some places just that they are wiling to do bigger stuff say one of the guys has full sleeves that took about 4 4 hour blocks to do and cost him £960 in total