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Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered for the Tattoos

Updated: Mar 27

If you’re a fresh canvas, meaning you currently have no tattoos, then I’m betting you’ve got some questions. The industry is complex, with many technical terms and unique style names, and it can be quite confusing to someone who hasn’t had any previous experience with the process.


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There are different methods to apply tattoos, different types of machines, and specific aftercare procedures. As someone who is highly involved in the industry, I get asked a wide range of questions regarding the industry on a weekly basis. I thought maybe it was time to write a few of these down you know, to make it a little easier for the newbies.


I’ve gone ahead and created a list of the most frequently asked questions. Go ahead and check them out!


How Much Will it Cost?


This is a tricky one to answer as every shop and every artist charges differently. Some charge by the hour, some by the piece. Some offer sessions, some offer specials (like All You Can Take or Two for One), but there is one thing I can tell you for sure… Good tattoos aren’t cheap. You’re going to get what you pay for and since this is something that will be permanently embedded into your skin, it’s important that you know what you’re getting. Settling with the cheapest quote will most likely end up costing you in the long run when you walk out with a shoddy tattoo and horrible line work. Cover-ups are even more expensive, so keep that in mind when planning your budget. If you can’t afford a high-quality artist the first time around, you probably won’t be able to afford the cover-up you will require to fix the disaster you so cheaply paid for.


Will it Hurt?