Originally Posted by Lilee
Exactly. It's a tiny little star i'm wanting to get done on my wrist. 10mins work max, no doubt. And I resent paying out €100 for it! I am aware that yes - the minimum charge WILL apply, no matter what. But I just think it's a bit silly for such a small tattoo. Almost makes me want to get the text I was considering to go with it done, just to fill my hour! Haha.
lets imagine you are 25, female. good chance you'll live another 55 years. lets say your minimum charge was one of the higher ones at 80. 80 euro divided across 55 years is 1.45 euro a year. 1.45 divided across 365 days is a whopping .0039 euros a day.
How much did you spend the last time you went to the hair dressers, or bought shoes?
the minimum charge is there for two reasons. 1 to cover the time spent setting up, breaking down, scrubbing bagging and claving grips AND tattooing you. 2 because it's time the tattoo artist could be tattooing some one else. you would have a very hard time getting your little outline of a star done anywhere if the price was proportional to larger tattoos, because any tattoo artist in their right mind would turn it down in favour of bigger work.
I ALWAYS say to people if they want tiny work - wait til you are getting something else done. Most of the time they don't. *I* resent the implication that tattoo artists are running a scam with the minimum charge.