Tattoo Prices

Most people know how much they want to spend on their tattoos, but not everyone knows how much their tattoo will cost them.

This makes it difficult for some people to start the process of getting their tattoos. 

You have to know how much you want to spend before making the appointment to get your tattoo.

What are the average tattoo prices? 

Average tattoo prices, such as a heart or feather, costs $50 to $250.

Expect to pay between $150 and $450 for a medium-sized tattoo, such as a tribal or portrait. 

Hiring a tattoo artist usually costs $120 to $150 per hour, with rates varying according to the length of time required.

The price of tattooing is usually based on the time it takes to complete a piece, size, design, placement of the tattoo, and the artists’ experience.

For example, you may not consider a tattoo with more black than color to be as time-consuming as one with lots of colors.

Still, the artist will have to spend more time finding the right balance for the tattoo to look right and charge you accordingly.

Getting the best price for a tattoo  

Average tattoo rates also vary greatly across the country. 

The key here is that you know how much the artist charges per hour. 

Hours will vary, so do not be surprised if it is higher than you expected.

Having done a little research will allow you to budget for your tattoo—check out our articles about tattoo prices based on specific placements.

Please note that these prices are based on averages and usually don’t include the design cost.

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