Tattoo prices – How much do tattoos cost

You want to get your first tattoo or another tattoo and you wonder: How much do tattoos cost?

This is the perfect site for you! In the internet you can find a lot of websites about tattoos, but which can only give you a barely kind of understanding of how much tattoos actually cost. Our Tattoocalculator is based on previous entries. So anyone can add the cost of her/his tattoo to make the price even more exact in the future.

Our tattoo prices are based on different values which are summarized below. You can directly calculate the price for your tattoo on the right (mobile below).

1. Size of Tattoo

A bigger tattoo needs more time to make and more color to create it. Therefore you will pay more for the painting on your body, but the cost per square centimeter is getting lower. This is because the preparation time is only changing a bit, even though the size is getting bigger.

2. Position

There are some positions on the body for which more time is needed. For example, in some areas the pain is more intense; therefore you will need to have more breaks. This is mostly for tattoos on bones, which are more painful then on softer spots. And also some positions may as well be hard to reach.

3. Level of details

The more details you want – the more you have to pay.

This is the result of combining an tattoo artist who is actually able to draw your difficult piece, and it also takes again much more time to create something more precisely.

Therefore we categorized the amount of details in three levels:

  • Contour – Only the outlines of a tattoo. Often used for lettering or very small tattoos.
  • Shading – Shading is added to the outlines.
  • Complex – Complex details are added to the outlines and shading. These details have an influence on the time needed to create the tattoo and also the cost of it. Tattoos with such a high level of detail are often expensive and are handled like a piece of art. Therefore, mostly bigger tattoos are more suitable to be very detailed, as an bigger area is needed to create lots of details.

4. Color

A tattoo which is monochrome is mostly less expensive than a colored one. Then every color increases the workload by an extra step. The artist first stings the outlines, then the shading and the colors.

And now,

If you have already decided to get your piece of art and you want to know how much are tattoos then:

Just fill out the fields on the right to see the estimated tattoo price. It is created by the average price of all similar tattoos in our database. Thus it shows how much other people have paid for their comparable tattoo. Nevertheless the price for you tattoo could differ. This could be cohering with the fact that on the one hand your artist is cheaper or on the other delivers more detailed results.

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