Cheap Tattoos; You Get What You Pay For:
Cheap tattoos, it seems to be something that will always be a craze. To some people it just seems like the quality doesn’t matter, if they can get it done cheap. What artist today hasn’t heard someone say “Oh you want that much? My friend can do it cheaper”, or some variant there off. To anyone who wants to try that trick, you are never going to get a discount for it.
The tattoo world is a ‘you get what you pay for’ world. If you want a tattoo for cheap, then that is up to you. Maybe you found a good offer with a great artist at a tattoo convention, and lose some control over the image. Maybe you have a friend that will tattoo you for dead cheap, but you lose a lot of quality. It’s up to you, there are many ways to get a cheap tattoo, but you get what you pay for.
An old saying, that we have mentioned before on MediaZink, from the tattoo world goes as follows; “Cheap tattoos aren’t good and good tattoos aren’t cheap”. It might not be fully true, and many heavily tattooed people are friends with an artist or two that might help them out with cheap or free tattoos. But you get what you pay for. They might still take more control over the image and often the payment there is through friendship and favors. Don’t go out now thinking you can get freebies by becoming friends with artists, just save up and get the tattoo of your dreams.
Cheap tattoos, it is not really that much of a problem, except for competition on prices between artists, but that is a whole other kettle of fish. Just remember, it is up to you and your artist what your tattoo project ends up looking like. A cheap artist will often not be as good as one that takes the usual prices that others do. Think before you ink.