How Much Does An Average Sized Tattoo Cost?

How much would a tattoo from a reputable artist cost? I am not interested in getting one, I am just actually really curious as to how much someone would expect to pay.
Also out of curiousity, what is the most expensive price one might pay for a tattoo?

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starstre  on May 7th, 2013

Most tattoo shops have a 75 dollar minimum. Though maybe it is as low as 50 or as high as 100. They also assume you will be tipping them as well. A tattoo that size (the min) could be UP TO about 2 inches by 2 inches. After that, the larger the size the more you pay. The MOST someone could pay is basically how long they can handle the pain in one day. Some shops will charge, say, 200 for an hour if the tattoo is going to take many many hours. It would be awkward to look at a design for someone’s back and say “Oh I’ll do this for 1500” or something because people would walk right out of the shop. So they go by the hour, and maybe they can handle 6 hours, maybe they want to cry after two and just do it another day. It varies alot depending on if the shop is tourist friendly, or in a part of town where only established clients would go. Then again you have some artists who might just work for free if they’re starting out and they want to have some good samples to show later on. I’ve seen some beautiful large pieces that would cost thousands, only to have the person tell me they just bought the guy dinner because they were such good friends.

silverpl  on May 7th, 2013

there is alot of factors that add up to the cost of a tattoo, detail, size, difficulty, time, there is no average price really.
as for how much, i would prob pay about up to £150 for one, but only if it was something i really wanted.
i have ‘Non Omnis Moriar’ tattooed on my back cap letters are about 6 cm n small letter about 4cm kinda joined up fancy writing, and it cost me £65 about 3 months ago
tho a lil star i designed on my back of neck cos me £30

leonard washington  on May 7th, 2013

Varies greatly on the studio, artist, size, location, color, etc… For an example, the tattoo on my back is about 6″ by 6″ in black and white, with a lot of detail, and it cost me $300. For the second part, If you want a tattoo bad enough, price wont matter as much.

Sory  on May 7th, 2013

$65 & up… start at $65….all depends how big its the thing that you want….

carolcat  on May 7th, 2013

It depends on where you live.. Here ,They can run from 50 to 500 dollars. The full back tattoos can cost a thousand dollars or more..

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