10 Things Tattoo Artists Hate


#2 Openly Scoffing At The Quoted Price

Hey, guess what? Art costs money. That’s why there are high-priced galleries around the world. This particular piece of art is going to be on a canvas of your skin, which can actually be much harder to work with than most other mediums, considering humans often flinch when they are in pain / sneeze / need water breaks.

Many parlors have an hourly fee which varies per artist, plus a minimum you may have to pay up front — even if you’re just getting a tiny tat. And unless you have a very generous tattoo artist friend, you’re not getting a full sleeve for less than a couple hundred bucks. Sorry.