Tattoo, Tattoo Artist, Arm

So, you finally decided to get your first tattoo, and you can barely contain your excitement. The only real issue you have is knowing exactly what the numbers will be when it comes to determining overall tattoo price. It is here perhaps that a great deal of people find themselves losing a little of the first excitement of getting their first tattoo, but this waning might be a little too premature.

The simple fact remains that unless you are intimately knowledgeable about the scale of pricing at a particular tattoo parlor, you really can not determine what the price of your tattoo might be. First impressions about this conundrum are a bit disconcerting. How often do you decide to buy something with no idea of how much it will cost? Moreover, since this is a first tattoo, where do you even begin?

Here are a few things you need to know before you determine the cost of your tattoo:

Design – If you’re going with a traditional design that’s right off the wall, you are probably not considering a high-priced tattoo. However, if you decide to have a custom design made for you, the purchase price will most certainly go up. Ditto on the dimensions and its impact on cost, too.

Complexity – No doubt that any design that’s easy will mean less work for the artist, which translates into less cost.

To Shade or Not To Color – In the same vein of sophistication, should you choose to include color in your tattoo, you are adding another dimension of labour to the mix, and you’re tapping into the artist’s resources.

Placement – A tattoo on your chest may just differ in cost from one that is being placed over your rib cage. Therefore, inking your knuckles and feet may also differ in cost from something being emblazoned across your shoulder blades.

Do Not Make A Concession – Getting a tattoo from a excellent artist is more than just a status symbol among the inked masses. It means you really value the quality and workmanship of the artist enough to save up your cash for their services. You could always go with a artist that meets your budget that does a fantastic job, but there is no reason you could not save up a bit more to really get the ideal person for the job.

Tattoo cost should not be something which dampens the excitement you’ve got for getting a tattoo. Whether it’s your first piece of body art or another in a long streak of committed pieces, you are making an expense to showcase you. Having said that, be a proactive consumer and see tattoo parlors to get an idea of the prices you may be studying. For those who have a chance, get to know the artists as well. You may find that being familiar with your environment and the artist working with you may supersede your original misgivings about what you’re paying.