How much do tattoos cost?Watch
Hello, I am thinking of getting a tattoo on my right arm of a tiger's head with no colour just the black ink and was just wondering generally how much would it cost me? I guess there is some detail in my choice like the stripes and nose and whiskers and stuff though i supsect it won't cost me an arm and a leg. The size I do not want it small but not huge neither. I have a rough idea in my head what it could cost me but I want to know other people's views on this. Thanks.
Tattooists aren't scary and honestly happy to talk about ideas... Don't forget, this is their job, so they will have good ideas about the tattoo, ways to improve it etc.
In terms of an actual price, it's really hard to say mate, it's artist dependent. If I took a stab in the dark I'd maybe imagine, if you're in London, potentially up to 150, but that's really ballpark buddy, and my friends studios aren't cheap (£100/hour)
If you tell me roughly where you're from I can probably reccomend some tattooists, if you're in england that is (and not from the south west, I don't know many artists down that way)
Don't do it! Beards are in now, but people with beards will have their kids laughing at them in old photos in ten years' time. You've probably laughed at pictures of your dad in flares. Think about it. Tatts are fashionable now, but they'll surely go out of fashion. Things always do. Also, if you are 20 years old, you'll be a very diferent person when you're 40. Will your 40-year-old self like the tatt you have done now?
Your best bet is to get some reference photos together, find an artist you like the look of (please find healed tattoos, it’s vital to know if your artist has a history of feathering/blow outs, as mentioned above, do not go for the cheap artist, if it’s in a visible spot I also wouldn’t go with someone fresh from a traineeship) and have a chat with them. If you’re near London I have heard good things about Gypsy Stables and a friend has all his work done there and it looks great. If you’re more Northern, Red Tattoo in Leeds is good, can personally vouch for the staff being a friendly lot, very unintimidating and reassuring.