If a person is thinking about getting a tattoo, there are many things they need to consider. Tattoos are forever and for this reason they are not cheap. There are several things that are going to affect the price of a tattoo. Size and details are two of the biggest things that are going to affect the cost of the tattoo. There are other factors that will also play a role in the price of a tattoo.

On average, a tattoo artist will charge anywhere between $75 and $150 per hour for their rate. A small tattoo can run a person around $100 while larger tattoos can cost several hundred dollars. When a tattoo artist is giving a person the price for a tattoo they should include needles in the cost. Needles should come right out of the package. Tattoo artists should also include color in the price. A person can select a design that the tattoo artist already has a sterile of or they may bring in their design. This should also be included in the cost.

Some tattoo artists charge an additional ten percent for the location of the tattoo. The lower back is hard to get to so their price may go up. If the tattoo is in a private area, the artist may also charge more money. If the tattoo is going to be customized than the price may also go up. Extra details are going to cost more money as well. Colorful tattoos often cost more as well. The reputation of the artist may affect the price. Those with a good reputation can charge more for their work.

Tattoo are for life. Many people feel they are worth the price. They are going to cost a lot of money so keep this in mind to start saving for a tattoo.

In this era, are tattoos fashionable? It seems like everyone has one these days. If you watch an NBA game, you’ll probably see over half of the players on the court with a tattoo. Do you ever wonder what you would like with a tattoo? Some people take the leap without thinking twice, while others are weary of the idea of having permanent ink on their body for the rest of their lives (unless opting for expensive tattoo removal procedures). Supermodel and actress Cara Delevigne decided to surprise us all yesterday at the 2015 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; she attended the event with her body covered in Chinese-inspired tattoos!

Here’s the kicker, the tattoos were fake! They were done by professional tattoo artist, Rob Goodkind, of Goodkind Tattoo. They looked so real that she was able to fool everyone at the event. Her chest, arm, and parts of her neck were all covered with body art, as seen in the picture below:

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Rob did such an amazing job and the idea fit perfectly as the event was at the Metro Museum of Art. It was truly beautiful artwork and you could not do anything but admire it. The great part is, if you were interested in something similar, its way cheaper than a real tattoo. If someone were to come into a tattoo shop and get what Cara did, they would have to pay upwards of $9,000.00 for all of the tattoos. With the weekly permanent ink, that is drawn on (no needles!), the cost is roughly $700.00. That is about 77% cheaper than the full cost. So it’s really a win/win situation. It’s cheaper, and it’s not permanent, so you can simply use it for fashion and then a week later, it will come right off. It doesn’t get better than that.

With all of that said, this brought up an interesting conversation amongst us this morning, do you think removable tattoos are going to be a trend now? This is probably the first big name celebrity to come to a red carpet event with removable tattoos, and received positive feedback from critics and attendees. However, what if they were real? How would people react? These are all debatable questions that we won’t have the answer to unless a clean cut actress (like Ms. Delevingne) takes the plunge and gets real tattoos. Only then will we find the real reaction from the public.

You can check out more of Rob’s artwork here.

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