One of the questions we get asked most frequently, and probably the hardest one to answer is, "How much does a tattoo cost?" Because of the various factors that influence the cost of a tattoo, it can be very difficult to even give a price-range unless one of our tattoo artists can see the tattoo/design you are interested in.
The cost of a tattoo can vary, depending upon a number of factors, including:
- The size of the tattoo
- The amount of detail in the tattoo
- The part of the body where the tattoo will be placed
All of these elements will influence how long the tattoo is going to take, and therefore influence the price. So please, don't expect us to be able to tell you how much your tattoo will cost over the phone or even how much it will cost based solely on one of the above factors. It takes all of the factors to figure out the cost.
We do have a shop minimum of $75, but beyond that, you will need to bring your design/ideas/pictures in so one of the artists can give you a quote.
If you are looking for a custom design, one of our artists might be able to give you a rough price-range after talking to you about your design. Usually, however, they will need to have completed at least a sketch of the design before they can give you any pricing information.
Most often, custom and large tattoos are priced based upon an hourly rate which can be different for each artist.
Estimates via Email
Please read all of the information in this section before submitting an estimate request..
We always recommend coming into the studio to get an estimate for your tattoos. It is the quickest, easiest way for us to be able to give you an accurate estimate. If you are unable to come into the studio, we can often provide an estimate for designs that are relatively simple, and (mostly) complete, via email.
We cannot provide estimates via email for designs that are very large and/or require extensive custom drawing.
We will not be able to provide estimates via email for designs that include, but not limited to:
- Full sleeves
- Half sleeves
- Back pieces
- Other large pieces
- Designs that will require a large amount of custom drawing
In order to provide an estimate, we will need ALL of the following information from you:
- The design in a .jpg, .tiff, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc or .docx format
- Approximate size (in inches) for the tattoo
- Where on your body the tattoo will go
- Any changes/differences between what you want and the design you send us
Keep in mind:
- A written description of the design is not adequate
- We cannot accept links to images; we need to see the actual image
- If the image is on a pay site (i.e, Tattoo Johnny), you will have to purchase the design if you want us to see it, or come in to the shop and show us the design on our computer.
We make every effort to respond to emails within 5 days. However, factors such as how busy we are when your email arrives, artist availability, additional information we may need from you etc., can affect how quickly we are able to provide an estimate. If you have not heard from us after 5 days, please feel free to call for an update on the status of your estimate. The number for the studio is 612-874-7360.
Please remember that coming into the shop is always your best option for us to be able to help you as quickly and as accurately as possible.
If you've read all of the above information, request an estimate by clicking here.
You should receive an automated response letting you know we received your request. If you haven't received the automated response (NOT the actual estimate) within a couple of hours of your submission, please contact us by phone at 612-874-7360.
We require a deposit to hold your tattoo appointment. The amount of the deposit depends upon how much time is booked for your appointment, but deposits are typically between $20 and $50. The deposit
is NOT an additional charge; it will be deducted from the total cost of your tattoo.
All tattoo deposits are non-refundable from the moment the appointment is made. If you need to reschedule your appointment, and you give us at least 24-hour notice, we will gladly transfer your deposit to a different appointment time. If you do not provide us at least 24-hour notice, you will forfeit your deposit.