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Tattoo Pricing Guide in London 2024

Updated: Apr 3

Investing in a tattoo is a significant decision, as it's a permanent addition to your body without any option for a refund or exchange. Understanding the costs associated with tattooing, including the essentials for tattoo care, is crucial before making this lifelong commitment.

It's important to note that the following costs are rough guidance and can vary significantly depending on the location in the UK and from studio to studio.

Before deciding on a tattoo, several factors need consideration, primarily your budget. Tattoo costs vary widely based on various elements:

1. Artist's Expertise

The level of skill, experience, and fame of the artist plays a major role in the cost. Renowned artists will naturally command higher fees.

2. Location of the Studio

3. Artist's Rate

4. Minimum Charges

5. Duration

6. Number of Sessions

7. Tattoo Style

8. Design Complexity

9. Tattoo Size

10. Body Placement

In the past, tattoos were simpler and more straightforward in pricing. However, modern tattooing involves more detailed planning and design, justifying the higher costs. Remember, the quality of a tattoo often reflects its price.

Large tattoos can range from £600 - £10,000, depending on their scale and complexity. It's important to understand the typical costs for different tattoo types:

- Tiny Tattoos (Under 2 inches): £60 - £120

- Small Tattoos (2-4 inches): £80 - £250

- Medium Tattoos (4-6 inches): £150 - £450

- Large Single-Piece Tattoos: £600 - £2,000

- Large Sleeve Tattoos: £800 - £5,000

Artist rates also vary based on experience:

- Junior Artist Rate (1-3 years): £80 - £120 per hour

- Established Artist Rate (5-10 years): £120 - £150 per hour

- Senior Artist Rate (10+ years): £150 - £250 per hour

- Famous Artist Rate: £200- £500 per hour

The major factors influencing tattoo costs are the artist's experience and the design's complexity. Additionally, the tattoo's size and placement play significant roles.

Costs also vary by tattoo placement:

- Ankle, Finger, Wrist, Ear: £80 - £250

- Foot, Hand, Forearm, Bicep, Tricep, Thigh, Rib/Side, Neck: £150 - £700+

- Shoulder, Half-Sleeve, Calf, Buttocks, Chest, Sternum, Back, Full-Back, Hip/Leg: £350 - £6,000+

- Full-Sleeve, Full-Leg: £1,500 - £5,000+

Remember to budget for hidden costs like tattoo aftercare products and tipping your artist (usually 15%-20%). Ask your artist about tattoo touch-up costs and any necessary deposits. Research thoroughly before committing to a tattoo to ensure it fits your budget and meets your expectations.

While the prices listed in our Tattoo Pricing Guide serve as a general guidance, we at Hammersmith Tattoo London understand that each tattoo is as unique as the individual wearing it. We strongly encourage you to reach out to us with your ideas and budgets. Our team believes in working collaboratively to bring your vision to life, ensuring that you get the tattoo you've always dreamed of.

We are more than willing to discuss various options and come to an agreement that aligns with both your artistic vision and budget. Whether you have a clear picture of your desired tattoo or need assistance in finalising the design, our skilled artists are here to guide you through the process, ensuring a comfortable and satisfying experience.

Your dream tattoo should not be limited by pricing constraints. We are committed to flexibility and open communication, aiming to make your tattoo journey as accessible and fulfilling as possible.

For any queries on tattoo costs, feel free to reach out at or call 020 7602 1086.

Hammersmith Tattoo London

3 North End Road

W14 8ST



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