Getting fancy tattoos of your choice can be a problem considering the fact that they are often high priced. While it is not prudent to ask the tattooist to reduce the price since it would be a bit insulting towards their expertise. However, this doesnât mean that you have to pay insane amounts of cash every time you mean to get a cool tattoo, and there are other things that can be done so that you can get the tattoo of your choice.
One of the things that one could do is to catch the artists when the work is slow and they really need it. For instance, the business tends to slow down in winter months and this means that the business is less profitable than it usually is and often artists tend to offer discounts during such slow spells. Be constantly on a look out for such times and make most of the opening.
One way to get great discounts is to allow the artist an incredible amount of freedom. Like every other art, tattooists too get bored doing the same designs over and over again and are likely to offer big discounts and sometimes free work, if you are willing to offer your arm or leg as a canvas.
Other great thing to get the cost off your tattoo would be to offer services that the artist might require or be interested in, in return to the work he/she does, such as meals, household chores, minor repairs and mechanical/electrical works or even taxes. It is important, however, to make clear cut outline as far as such tradeoffs are considered with proper arrangement and with a contract so as to ensure fairness towards both parties involved. While it is not intrusive or rude to ask for a tradeoff, as in the case of price reduction, do not pursue the issue if the artist does not want to do it.