Tattoo prices vary immensely depending on shop location, the location of the tattoo, the size of the tattoo, the coloring and the complexity of the design. Some tattoo artists charge a flat fee to complete the tattoo, while others charge hourly rates.
Some tattoo artists charge a minimum fee for even the smallest, simplest design. Successful and more experienced tattoo artists may charge hundreds of dollars per hour. Research tattoo artists in the area, and contact them to ask how much they would charge for a particular tribal design, specifying the size and placement. If they charge an hourly rate, make sure to ask for an estimate of how many hours it will take.