The first question that arises once we have decided to get a tattoo is: how much will it cost me?
Below we will tell you the main factors that influence the final price of your tattoo:
1. Size and design detail
The size is an essential factor to take into account. The bigger the design, the more time it will take to make it and the time it takes to design it and translate it into your skin will define its value.
The design is one of the main factors that affect the price of the tattoo. The more detailed the design, the more laborious it will be, for example, a face will be more detailed than a text, and a text is less detailed than a triangle. Each one has its different challenges, but the detail
If your design is basic, the cost will be lower because the tattoo artist can use digital tools. If you want a custom design it can also be done, this takes more hours of work because you have to create a design from scratch, but this is what artists generally prefer to better express their art. It is based on your idea and a unique design is created in the style of the tattoo artist.
1. Color or Black
When choosing whether you prefer to tattoo in colors or in black, you should consider that the more colors you use, the more expensive it will be, this is due to the extra work involved in using different colors or mixtures of colors and that sometimes it is more difficult to work with colored inks than black for its components. For example: yellow or white ink has to be injected several times more than normal so that it gets well into your dermis and does not fade afterwards.
2. Area of the body where the tattoo will go
Each part of the body has different sensitivity and there are some areas that are more difficult to tattoo than others. This is mainly due to the position that the client and tattoo artist must have during the procedure, the sensitivity (discomfort) of the body area and the hardness / thickness of the skin in that area. There are complicated places where the tattooist must be extremely careful when doing it, this generally includes the genitals, face, neck, palm of the hand and soles of the feet. The dermis of the palm of the hand and the sole of the foot is one of the most constantly renewed, which causes the tattoo to wear out and eventually have to be retouched. On the other hand, places with more muscle are less sensitive, so tattooing yourself on arms, legs or shoulders will be easier and therefore cheaper. Here we show you a graph of the areas of the body where there is more sensitivity to tattooing.
3. Hourly rate of the tattoo artist
The experience of the tattoo artist is one of the main factors that affect the price, as well as the style. The more years of experience they have tattooing, the higher the hourly rate they will charge, AND whether their style is very detailed or simple will affect the price. The price per hour of a tattoo artist can range from $800 to $1,500. There are tattoo artists or studios that prefer to charge per session, where each session is approximately 4-5 hours.
4. Get tattooed in a studio or "private studio"
The place we are going to go to get the tattoo is very important. The studio must have all the hygiene measures required by law and even more so now in times of pandemic, it must be a safe space for you and for the people who work in it. An established and professional studio will have all the permits required to tattoo, these include: tattoo artist licenses, cofepris notice of operation and delegation permits. All its staff will be trained with first aid, hygiene and asepsis courses, which is why if your tattoo artist invites you to get a tattoo in a "private studio" (or in other words: the tattoo artist's house) it does not ensure that they comply with all the necessary measures and you could be endangering your skin, life and the result of the tattoo.
"The area of the body in which you will tattoo influences
a lot in the price of tattoo
since the elasticity and thickness of the skin
varies from area to area"