The tattoo nation is here. Here are some money tips and other ways to spend your money in the Capital Region.
Tattoo costs usually vary due to several factors. Here are the most common factors that directly affect tattoo prices. And alternatives to spending that money. (Tattoo information courtesy, Franky the Barber, tattoo fan.)
- Size. Average tattoo prices are determined usually by size. The bigger the tattoo, the higher the price will become. This is true because the bigger the tattoo, the more work there is to do for the artist. Size is usually not the only determinant of the actual price of getting a tattoo as there are a lot of other factors than can affect the cost of tattoo designs. Minimum cost $80--100. (Or, start a mutual fund to build an emergency account so you never have to use a credit card.)
- Design. Simple tattoo designs come cheap, usually $80 to $120. This is true because the overall work time of a simple tattoo design can be less than an hour. On the other hand, complex tattoo designs can cost a lot higher. (Or invest in a cheap term life insurance policy for $500,000 per year to protect your family against catastrophe.)
- Artist. Professional tattoo artists usually charge more per hour or per work. This is in exchange for a guarantee of a good quality work. A cheaper hourly rate does not necessarily mean that the quality of the work will be less though. Some tattoo artists work slower which can lower the hourly rate but equal out in the end to a tattoo artist who charges more but works faster. $200 per hour. (Or start an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and plan for a comfortable $1.5 million retirement. Become an investor, no a lender.)
Capital Region readers: Are you addicted to tattoos? Moderation is a good thing. And think of how you can help yourself and your family for the future.