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Old 06-30-2014, 04:55 PM   #14221
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^I will also add one more comment to this On this side of the pond, if the artist doesn't own the shop, a good piece of the cost goes t the owner for shop overhead.

Which is why its important to tip your artist as well. If you think its asking too much cash to to tip, then again, maybe you can't afford the ink.

Good ink costs money. Period. And with a good artist its worth every penny.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:03 PM   #14222
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^I will also add one more comment to this On this side of the pond, if the artist doesn't own the shop, a good piece of the cost goes t the owner for shop overhead.

Which is why its important to tip your artist as well. If you think its asking too much cash to to tip, then again, maybe you can't afford the ink.

Good ink costs money. Period. And with a good artist its worth every penny.


Absolutely.

Without wanting to sound condescending, where you're talking about "it isn't tangible" and "has no resale value", I don't think you're approaching it the right way. Which, if you ask me, is a sure fire way to ensure that you regret it further down the line.

I don't want to sound like I'm being condescending or patronising or anything, I just don't want to see you do something that you could end up regretting later down the line.

Just to reinforce - you gotta pay the price for art. With tattoos you really do get what you pay for.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:14 AM   #14223
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CB4, if you're still looking for input, I'm currently finishing up a half sleeve, black and white no colour. I've had three different artists work on it (first guy was a clown and never went back, the cover up is one of the last things left to do). Second guy worked with me for three and a half hours and charged me $300, I tipped him $50. He was back home where I'm from, and I found another guy in the city I moved to to go to school. I've had about five hours with him and just over $500 with consult. Also tipped him $40 each time.

So it's been over $1000 CAD for me so far, even before tipping, at over ten hours with at least two left. So a bit more than $100/hr which honestly, unless you have some connections or something, is what you SHOULD pay for getting a well done tattoo. And like metacarpi and anarkee are saying, there's more to pay for than just your artists time and materials, which is why tipping is so appreciated. The second artist I went to owned and operated his shop by himself so it was a bit cheaper, but the guy I'm workin with currently works for a shop so he doesn't see half of what he charges I'd bet.

Also, from reading what you described you want, it very well may take more than ten hours if you want it to look as realistic and colorful as you described. Consultations and quotes are great and totally necessary, but I have NEVER heard of someone's sleeve coming to the exact quote they were given. I didn't ask my current artist for a quote, and I've heard of some artists being very hesitant to quote just because they don't want people to be pissed if it ends up being more.

Sorry for such a long post. But if you're serious about getting the piece done, be prepared to shell out some cash. They aren't cheap but (personally) very worth it, and like most things you get what you pay for.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:54 AM   #14224
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Guess im not going to do it. Im still going to the consultation, but if it's more than what I want which is likely, then nah. I don't want it that bad.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:00 PM   #14225
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I've decided to go for my next tattoo very soon and this time I'm getting a quote.

Problem is that it's 11 words long. I wanted it on my shoulders but it's too long to just get in one straight line along the back.

Has anyone else here got something similar in a style they've got? I can't think of a good looking solution yet
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:32 PM   #14226
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:20 PM   #14227
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Hey cool, I haven't seen this thread in forever. I got this a month ago:

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Old 07-17-2014, 09:28 AM   #14228
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Got these bad boys done yesterday
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:34 PM   #14229
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Sup guys, quick update here. So I ended up swallowing my dumbass-ness and went for the tattoo. I found a good artist who really nice and easy to work with. She's had a lot of experience doing color tattoos and she charges $100 an hour. This is the sketch she made for me:



looks even more beautiful in person, believe me. I did 3 hours with her today, and this is the progress picture:



all thats left is to shade in the sea and lighthouse amongst other touchups. quite happy with her work
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:41 PM   #14230
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Dude

I'm gonna steal your sleeve

For real

As soon as I get over my fear of needles.

Where'd you get it done at?
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:42 PM   #14231
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its a pretty traditional piece, we've all stolen it from someone else

i got it done in some local all female tattoo shop here called the golden Buddha.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:50 PM   #14232
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All female tattoo shop you say?

Forget the tats, I'm going for the alternative girls.

For real tho, I've been looking for a sleeve idea and I really like yours
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:02 PM   #14233
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All female tattoo shop you say?

Forget the tats, I'm going for the alternative girls.

For real tho, I've been looking for a sleeve idea and I really like yours

yeah m8. my artist is p cute and theres another girl working there whos hella fine

but anyway yeah, i love lighthouses and i love the color palate Mastodon used for their leviathan album so voila
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:37 PM   #14234
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So i got my tattoos 12 days ago. After 1 day the redness was gone and they never scabbed or even flaked or anyhing like that. Is that normal?
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:49 PM   #14235
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Everyone heals differently. Some of mine scabbed and some only partially scabbed. If you have any doubts, talk to your artist. If the ink looks good, I wouldn't worry overmuch
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:09 PM   #14236
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So my right lobe that I've always had problems with due to improper stretching has shrunk from 1 1/4th in the last few months(work), back to 1in(which I haven't worn in 6 years). I tried to get my 1 1/8th plugs in that I started wearing when they first shrunk but my left lobe tore a bit. And I'm afraid that I won't ever be able to get back to 1 1/8th which sucks cause that's a perfect size for me. And to make things worse my 1in tunnels are super thin, which is fine for my right ear but my left is blown out so part of it covers and it doesn't stay in well.



Safe to say I refuse to ever work somewhere that makes me take them out. Which at my last job was bullshit(all customers even agreed) cause my hand tattoo was fine. But they wouldn't even let me wear skin colored solid plugs which are a hell of a lot less noticeable than bandaids(which can't be good for your lobes).
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:29 AM   #14237
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Nice to see you went through with it, looks awesome so far.

Hoping to post some pics of my (finally) finished half sleeve soon
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