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Quote heatherfeather Replybullet Posted: December/20/2009 at 11:18pm
you dont have to tip a perfect percentage... so if the total with the tip is 62.50 you can always go to 65.00 or go down to 60.00...


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Quote Euphoric Replybullet Posted: December/20/2009 at 11:33pm
Its like her tattoo..just a different "piece"
 
Well, I will go talk to them about it in person, that will probably help.
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Quote felonious drunk Replybullet Posted: December/20/2009 at 11:38pm
As you said, it's a small tattoo that shouldn't cost much.
True.
Think from his view point:
This bitch is making me set up all of my shit for something that is practically nothing.

Even if you just wanted a dot, you need to buy an hour of time.

You could think of a larger tattoo that you want.
Wait, save, and come up with a large piece.
Buy several hours of his time,
and when he is finished with your piece,
consider the small insignificant tattoos that can be done after
to be free.
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Quote LauraOFace Replybullet Posted: December/20/2009 at 11:53pm
Originally posted by felonious drunk

As you said, it's a small tattoo that shouldn't cost much.
True.
Think from his view point:
This bitch is making me set up all of my shit for something that is practically nothing.

Even if you just wanted a dot, you need to buy an hour of time.

You could think of a larger tattoo that you want.
Wait, save, and come up with a large piece.
Buy several hours of his time,
and when he is finished with your piece,
consider the small insignificant tattoos that can be done after
to be free.


I quite agree.
It may be small but time is money.
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Quote Euphoric Replybullet Posted: December/20/2009 at 11:57pm
I guess I never thought of that :)
Well, I don't want any large pieces right now (In the future)
So I probably will pay the minimum :)
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Quote wormbuffet Replybullet Posted: December/21/2009 at 12:03am
Originally posted by Euphoric

I guess I never thought of that :)
Well, I don't want any large pieces right now (In the future)

So I probably will pay the minimum :)


i forgot to say this, i got a a tattoo done for 60$ (ten dollars above the minimum at my shop) and kindly asked my tattoo guy if he could do a small one in a different spot while he had the stuff out. and he did.
it's the same size as the one you described, so maybe you could try that when you have a larger tattoo idea in mind? just offer to pay a bit extra or something
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Quote Cale Replybullet Posted: December/21/2009 at 1:32am
My shop has a $50 minimum. $80 seems high! But if it's a reputable place that does good work, and you enjoy going there, then maybe it's not so bad. :)

Either way, you still have to consider that they have to pay for their materials and such, and some shops make you supply most of your things. They probably don't pocket $80 either....maybe half or less. It could also be that maybe the shop owner doesn't allow them tattooing under the shop minimum, even if it is something ridiculous tiny.
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Quote Keiran1980 Replybullet Posted: December/21/2009 at 6:59am

At my tattoo shop (I say "my" because I spend so much time there not because I work there) the minimum charge is 25 british pounds (about 40 dollars). The smallest tattoo my tattooist has done was three lines each about a quarter of an inch long. He told the customer that they could get another small tattoo as well at the same time and still pay only the minimum charge, but they were happy to pay that much for one tiny tattoo.

Maybe when you get the jigsaw piece you could also get another small tattoo done and both together would still be small enough to be a minimum charge tattoo if you see what I mean.
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Quote QOTSA90 Replybullet Posted: December/21/2009 at 10:44am
80euro is the minimum here for most shops, not sure what that is in dollars, but thats about as low as it goes over here.

What you have to remember is theyre not just charging you for the tattoo, the price also includes scrubbing their station/equipment down, preparing the stensil, DOING the actual tattoo then scrubbing down once finished with you.

Also, youre probably lucky the artist wasnt pissed at you for asking for such a small thing, some would likely charge you out of the ass for wasting their time with something so small.. when after all.. they could just turn you away in favour of starting a huge portfolio piece on someone else.
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Quote xevious Replybullet Posted: December/21/2009 at 11:20am
you assume that most tattoos we do are larger pieces. If someone came asking me for a puzzle piece, I'd charge em the minimum, and do it, and not be angry or anything. Some people want small tattoos. It's a fact, and it's what they want. PLus, that may be the only tattoo that artist does on that particular day. Going home with my half of that $80 is better than going home with nothing. Hell, ive gone home with over $400 in a day, from doing nothing but tiny tattoos, where I only charged the minimum.
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