In 2014, tattoos range in price from $75 to $150, and depending on the location and the difficulty of the design, the artist can charge 10 to 25 percent more, states CostHelper. In some shops, individuals can expect to pay $80 to $100 an hour, claims Tattoinfo.net.
Additional costs of a tattoo include the size, colors used and custom designs. Some popular animal tattoos include birds, dogs and fish, according to About.com. When getting a tattoo, it is important to consider the health risks. To minimize health risks, it is a good idea to be familiar with state and local health department regulations for tattoo parlors. Getting a tattoo can be expensive, but getting it removed can cost up to of $10,000, states CostHelper.