THE GUY DOWN THE STREET (OR MY COUSIN) SAID $50, YOU SAID $75, CAN YOU CUT ME A BREAK?
No. There’s a saying in this industry “The bitterness of a poor tattoo far outweighs the sweetness of a good price.”
Price shopping is never beneficial to the client or the tattoo industry and we do not intend on debasing our art or profession or cheapening your tattoo experience by “making a deal.” We are very reasonable, and price by the piece — fairly based on our time, size, and placement– not the car you’re driving or the purse your carrying (sadly, a real thing). If a shop minimum of $50 is outrageous because your guy can do it for $20, please make better life choices (it helps!). This is your skin forever– ever buy a $20 necklace? Ever try to where it forever? Yeah, it’s like that times one million.
Shop by portfolio not price, trust your decision, invest in yourself. We are fully licensed, insured, and go to great (and expensive lengths to make a very clean very lovely, very safe tattoo every time–if your “guy is less, he’s cutting corners with your safety.
Also note that if you let that guy tattoo you in your home, you cannot be tattooed here for 90 days, and it will cost you far more time to cover-up “scratcher” scars and ugliness than to do it right the first time. There are some nasty bugs out there, with an open wound and an inexperienced hand and maybe a cat box, dog fur, pampers or food nearby you are gambling with your health and well being. Just so much YUCK.
And this is in no way judgemental, you do what you do, we’ll do what we do:good clean, solid tattoos for the life of the wearer. There are none finer.