How Much Should You Tip a Tattoo Artist?


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Perspectives on tipping tattoo artists vary greatly. About.com indicates that some artists realize tattoos are expensive and do not assume patrons will tip. A $5 tip is received graciously. However, a March 2013 "Tattoo Artist Magazine" article suggests a much greater tip of 20 to 30 percent of the bill.

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How Much Should You Tip a Tattoo Artist?
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The relationship one expects to have with a particular artist may affect tipping. Just as patrons tip salon hair stylists, a person planning a long-term relationship with a tattoo artist might want to establish a good rapport with a generous tip. If the tattoo is a one-time deal, a smaller tip may suffice.

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