In addition to the artist’s skill level. Your tattoo cost depends on the size, complexity, and time it takes to complete it.
Sometimes you asked a lot online, on direct messages, by email, or even in some cases, showing at the tattoo shop and asking questions like, “how much is the tattoo cost?” or “How many hours does a sleeve take?” won’t give you the answer you are looking for.
Those vague questions do not give us the information required to provide an accurate price. You can compare it to asking, ‘How much is a car?’. It depends on the model, what features if used, and so on. If you are looking to get some quality ink, be sure to have a clear plan in mind regarding your design. Try to figure out roughly how large or how large you want the tattoo to be. And bring in visual examples or references of what you’re looking for if possible.
The complexity of your design can increase the time and tattoo cost.
Your references can also be pictures that will give your artist more information about your taste and the style you want your tattoo since there are so many styles and ideas. Since every work, every client, type of skin, size of their body is different. Price can fluctuate a lot sometimes by the hour, half-day, full-day, or even by a flat rate for the piece.
When you are researching your references, there are plenty of platforms, websites, and even apps you can use in your research. When you are looking for ideas for your design, make sure to take your time. Put everything together before getting in contact with the artist you choose for your tattoo. That will save time for both you and the tattoo artist. So that time can be used for the application on your skin that sometimes takes a long time depending on the complexity of the work you request.
Keep in mind that when you are coming for your tattoo, you should rest and make sure you eat well. So you are in optimal condition to get the work done. That will allow your tattoo artist to focus on the creation and quality of your work.