While we’re on the subject of price, negotiating the cost is rude. And it’s probably not going to get you anywhere. If it does, you’ve just given your tattoo artist a little bit of shame to sleep with for the night. No one wants their art to be undervalued. This isn’t a flea market, and you aren’t purchasing a set of old plates. If the quoted price is out of your ballpark, chances are it’s because of the detail and size, NOT because your artist is taking advantage of you. And whatever you do, don’t agree on a price and then negotiate after your piece is completed.