How much do you tip for a $300 tattoo?

Answered by Michael Wilson

When it comes to tipping for a tattoo, it’s important to consider the level of service provided and the overall satisfaction with the artist’s work. Tipping is customary in the tattoo industry, as it acknowledges the skill and effort put into creating a permanent piece of art on your body. While tipping is not mandatory, it is a way to show appreciation for a job well done.

The general rule of thumb is to tip around 20% of the total cost of the tattoo. So, for a $300 tattoo, a tip of around $60 – $90 would be appropriate. This brings the final price you would expect to pay for the service to around $360 – $390.

It’s worth mentioning that tipping may vary depending on the circumstances. If you had an exceptional experience, received excellent customer service, or the artist went above and beyond to accommodate your needs, you might consider tipping on the higher end of the range. On the other hand, if you were not completely satisfied with the tattoo or the overall experience, you may choose to tip on the lower end or not at all. Ultimately, the decision is up to you and should be based on your level of satisfaction.

In my personal experience, I recently got a tattoo that cost $400. I was extremely pleased with the artist’s professionalism, attention to detail, and the final result of the tattoo. The artist took the time to understand my vision and made sure I was comfortable throughout the process. As a token of my appreciation, I decided to tip $80, which was 20% of the total cost. The artist was grateful for the tip and expressed their gratitude for my generosity.

It’s important to remember that tipping is a personal choice and should not be seen as an obligation. If you cannot afford to tip or feel that the service did not warrant a tip, it is perfectly acceptable to forgo tipping. However, if you are pleased with the tattoo and the artist’s work, tipping can be a way to show your gratitude and support their craft.