Enlighten a geezer. I realize it can probably vary from a little buckey leaf to a full arm inking, but does anybody have an idea what the going rate is for the size and type of tattoos that the Buckeyes might have gotten. Are we talking $75 or $3000?
So how much do tattoos cost?
I was also wondering
I have 9 on my body that cost about 3500, it all depends on how much detail you want.
Yea the biggest three things when it comes to tattoos are size, detail, and color. I have two right now my side cost 400 with pretty good detail. A sleeve with color would definitely cost or a grand unless you know the person who is doing it.
I have a few tattoo's but my brther in law has many. He has sleeve's down both arms and they are top notch tats. They have color and major detail in them (he designed them himself). Each arm cost around 3500.
Different artists charge different prices, but none are cheap. As I said, I have a few (8 to be exact) and each one cost over 400 dollars. None were overly big, an estimate would be the size of the circumference of a large coffee mug. they were quite detailed and all had a lot of color too.
To each is his own. Money can be spent in a lot of ways that is valuable or worthwhile.
My best one cost 1000 and its of my best friend who died in the marines, I would have paid 20,000 you cant put a number on something so close to your heart and every single one i have means something to me.
Will you be paying in gold pants, autographed equipment, or marijuana?
$4 million per year for five years.
Signed: Jim Tressel
got his last name in olde english script down his side. That was like 200. I'm betting an arm sleeve costs well over 1,000
your cousin sounds like a classy fella
your cousin has tats too, doesn't he?
I don't like the big stuff, but I'm pretty sure I'll get two small tattoos once I'm graduated and (hopefully, like...please?) through OCS. Nothing major, just on my upper back, one of them is five letters and the other is two words.
I don't know if I'd call myself sophisticated, so this was probably just a cool story brah, but there are a lot of types of people that get tattoos. Not all of them work in meth labs.
You must not have been around for that Auburn post, when my economics kind of came out to the board at large. Hopefully this won't start a flame war, but I can assure you that I won't be getting a tattoo of anything from Keynes. Edit: Sometimes I feel life might be easier if I could have the basics of Austrian Business Cycle theory tattooed on my forehead, but I digress.
Both are mottos: AEKΔB and Semper Fidelis. Again the second would obviously be contingent on me getting commissioned and I don't want to jump the gun on something that big. Also, they're not going to be big, probably 3/4 of an inch tall in simple black.
I don't think there's anything wrong with tattoos that mean something (if I played hockey at UM I'd probably have a block M somewhere), what I don't understand are the ones seemingly without meaning attached. I know a girl with several tattoos of dolphins and such, and as much as I think she should do what she likes, I also question the wisdom of getting something of that nature permanently attached to your body, especially in visible places.
This probably wasn't a good long term idea for her...
But I just found out that Rosenberg has written another book!
I don't think she's ever been west of the Appalachians, so hopefully she'll be safe. That is a scary proposition, Rosenberg gravitating towards you.
Careful with the tats, especially if your trying to be an officer in the Marines. They disqualify you if you have any tattoos larger than 5 inches. When I went to MEPS in troy they check your body and measure them, I don't have any but they did it to everyone who had them. Just a heads up, Good luck bro! Maybe we shall meet on the battlefield one day.
I'd wait until after commissioning. With their new policy, you need a waiver with your application package to OCS if you have any, even within the officer regs. Which, like you said, are tough anyway.
Thanks though, from everything I hear I'll need all the luck I can get.
Thanks for the constructive criticism, I'll keep that in mind.
A to the B, brother.
I have the organic diagrams of the DNA bases on my arms. Been obsessed with genetics since the age of 10. Who wouldn't want to walk in to a genetics course taught by a prof with DNA ink.
So are you saying anyone with a tattoo has no class? So if we low ball it id say 50 pct of Michigans team has a tat so they have no class? Get a life for real.
like classy fellas. I give you, CB2009
Well it really depends on a few factors. 1. Was it colored ink? 2. Size and 3. The actual reputation of the parlor and it's artists. A small tattoo can run you anywhere from $50-$150. A full sleeve can no doubt cost a couple thousand dollars.
Plus tattoos in Columbus or fucking expensive, the one i got all black was 375, in Texas it would have been about 150
Are you sure that wasn't a branding?
It definitely depends a lot on the size, but if we're talking retail price for a normal tattoo on your biceps or whatever, from my experience, you're probably looking at (very rough ballpark) around $200.
EDIT: Good point below about quality of the artist, or "brand name," so to speak. A typical strip-mall tattoo parlor might charge $200 for something that a high-end shop might charge over $1,000 for.
As columbus_wolverine said above, it varies with the two big factors being size and the artist.
Someone good (read: well known) could likely charge a few thousand dollars for something like Pryor's*.
*Some random guy on Yahoo said it should be about 1000 for a full sleeve from an "average" artist, and count on being about $100 an hour.
This is MGoBlog. You are asking the question on the wrong board.
a bowl game win, an entire season and the dignity of a once revered coach.
my work. He owns a shop on S. High St. in Columbus. He said it really varies but generally $2500 for a sleeve with average detail.
It's really all in the detail of the work. Some sleeves take a few meetings, while other take several. Some "shitty" parlors have the best artists and can give you a better deal because they aren't as "recognized."
It varies by size, detail (difficulty), artist, and the customer.
I've personally had one done for $75 and seen the same artist quote $250 to someone else for one that was very similar in size and difficulty.
Both were about the size of an orange, had lots of detail, and were being done on the forearm.
The artist was an acquaintance of mine (talked to him once or twice before)... And the other guy looked like a sucker maybe?
I see a lot of artist who cut nice deals for aquaintances. The other thing that they cut you deals on is when you allow them to provide their own designs to the tattoo(before you get it obviously). Many like the ability to apply some part of them in the tattoo, I mean, it is considered art.
Yeah, I basically gave him a general idea of what I wanted (with a few specifics) and let him come up with a few designs from there.
One other factor I'd add (touched on by others) is where you're at. Price can vary alot depending on the city/town/region. You'll probably pay alot more in a large parlor in the city than you will in a small parlor/town etc.
The paw print is in a different... Region ("uh clue! uh clue!").
Probably why it cost me more even with the lack of detail involved.
on the size of the tattoos, the length of doing tattoos on your body parts, the color of the tattoos(non colors are always cheaper), and the reputation of tattoo artists.
If you're thinking of getting a tattoos, you should research tattoo shops and artists. You don't want to end up with shitty tattoos that will be on your body permanently. Look up on the internet, ask people who had their tats made in local areas and trust your judgements. A great tattoo artist is worth an extra money because you know they'll do their best and won't fuck up the work.
In my moderate experience, you have listed good estimates for lower and upper limits of what you could reasonably expect to pay, ranging in size from something the size of a silver dollar, to a high detail sleve done in color. Size seems to be the biggest factor, followed by level of detail (this increases the amount of time it takes, some artists have an hourly rate), and artist/studio/region.
you will get what you pay for to some extent. I've always wanted to get either a nail cross or an industrial-looking cross on my bicep (but I know I never would. sissypants.). I've had it quoted a few times between $100 and $300, more to add some color.
For the record, they also suggested I put on some muscle first. :(
This ought to do it...
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Edit: Clarkie beat me to it. Feel free to call this post "overrated" or "flamebait" or whatever the kids are doing nowadays.
been trying to dial that down for 5 minutes now.
Mine is a simple block M on my calf (about 4 inches tall) just in black and it ran me about 130 at Name Brand Tattoo in Ann Arbor. From what I've heard and experienced a simple tattoo at a "respectable" establishment is going to start at at least $100.
I have a few tattoos and I would say that a the majority of tattoo artists charge by an hourly rate anywhere from $50-$200. Usually this rate will depend on the reputability of the artist and the traffic for this particular shop or artist. Other artists will charge a minimum rate, no matter how big or elaborate the tattoo is, and then an additional hourly charge. For example, Kat von D, from LA Ink, charges a $500 minimum + hourly cost. Some will also charge a flat charge for the specific tattoo that you're getting.
I doubt there are any reputable or famous tattoo artists in Columbus that charges what Kat does, but if they are the best game in town, I'd said they'd easily ask for $150 an hour. Tattoos definitely aren't cheap because you have to pay for the cost of the needles, the ink, the artist, overhead, plus a tip, which usually runs $20-50 per hour. The only time you'd ever get a "cheap" tattoo is either from an apprentice who is starting out in the business or from a good friend that doesn't charge.
Judging from what I've seen on Terrelle's arms, I'd said that both arms would easily run somewhere between $3,000-$6,000. This is just an estimate because I don't know what he has tattooed on him, other than the O, and how much detail is involved. My tattoo artist in California charges $150 an hour and my last session (a half sleeve) ran me $700. It's probably going to cost me another $700 to finish it, if not more. Definitely not cheap.
Just as a side note of how awesome Ann Arbor is, there is a famous tattoo artist who works there. His name is Leo Zulueta and he is basically the guy who started the modern tribal tattoo. I know there are some dumb tribal tattoos out there, but Leo's work is based off of traditional tribal tattoos from the Pacific Islands and he studied with artists from that region. His work was actually profiled in National Geographic.
Hope this is helpful.