How Ax Prices Tattoos
As you may know tattoos can be a bit pricey but to break it down as a client paying for a specific tattoo procedure the price we give our clients is based on six very important things...
Ax bases her prices based on materials being used, placement of art on the body, Intricacy of procedure, Estimated time of the procedure and lastly the artists experience and what they are capable of doing based on the quality of work they perform.
Ax has spent over 6 years studying and creating art, traveling state to state to learn different techniques from several experienced artists and practiced over 4500 hours of applying ink into skin the most clean and proper way a tattoo should be done. Below Ax will list some example styles of tattoos and share starting rates based on the six reasons!
Fine Line Work $150+
Price of This Tattoo: $250 (inner arm)
As easy as it may look the amount of concentration and steady muscles in the hands is 100% needed . Fine line tattooing consists of distinct straight or curved thin lines, without gradations in shade or color to represent 2D or 3D objects. These tattoos can have incredible levels of detail built in, without being ‘loud’ about it but Ax makes sure to add the correct thickness of the lining to create the proper contrast and definition needed with a starting rate of $150 + depending on placement of the body.
Price of This Tattoo: $300 (on hand)
Traditional tattoos require thick lines basic colors and good negative space highlights. Traditional starts at 200+ based on size and design.
Price of This Tattoo: $350 (on Calf)
Color and design play another vital role to select the cost of color tattoos. The more detailed and lengthier a design is more filling of colors it may need. Color tattoos cost more than black ink tattoos because it takes twice the time and twice the ink. Other than the design and quality of the ink, color tattoos need more patience and time due to the technique and filling.
Black & Grey Realism $300+
Price of This Tattoo: $550 (for-arm)
Black-and-gray is a style of tattooing that uses only black ink in varying shades to create a 3d or realistic look. Depending on what the tattoo is replicating wether its an animal, flowers, landscape , object etc, Black and gray realism starts at $300+
Price of This Tattoo: $300 (on for-arm)
The cost of a word tattoo will depend on the length of the word, the style fonts, and the amount of letters that will be placed on the geographical location. Some fonts can be more difficult to write than others. If you choose a plain simple one lined font and is only a few letters then expect to pay an average price $100+. However, if you prefer a font style that can be challenging like calligraphy/cursive to reproduce, your tattoo will surely take more time, effectively increasing the price to $200+
Stipple Fine Line (Black & Gray) $200+
Price of This Tattoo: $400 (on outer arm)
Stipple is very similar to black and grey shading except stipple adds a shading of dots that layer in dark and light tones to create the contrast all using a lining needle. This kind of style takes a lot of patience and delicate detail to read the perfect shades making the starting price of $200+