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    tattoo art question

    Im in the process of drawing tattoos for some people.
    I just wanted to know how much to charge, usuall I'd do it for free but they offered to pay me for the work

    the work consists of a japanese style dragons and some tigers along that style of the japanese. about 10-12 inchs high.

    how much you think?
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    it's really up to you, how much is your time worth? I've done a a couple for free or to repay a favor, some I've charged for. Rough estimate, a one color tribal graphic ran around $50, a full figure character illo ran $150. More for color, complexity, whatever - you don't want to spend 10 hours on something and only average $5 an hour.

    If the project's interesting and the people are cool then I'd ask what they'd like to pay, and if that sounds alright go for it. I just do this on the side for the hell of it, so don't mistake this for a professional approach (it ain't)

    whatever you do, friend or not, make sure you're clear on how many revisions you'll do before the cost goes up -- people can get very precious about their tat
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    cool that sounds about right, thanks for the feedback.
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    Originally posted by grey
    whatever you do, friend or not, make sure you're clear on how many revisions you'll do before the cost goes up -- people can get very precious about their tat

    i second that

    -j

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