As we explained in our Tattoo Prices Guide, a number of factors influence the final cost of a tattoo, size being one of them.
To help you figure out how much your next tattoo will cost, here’s a quick way to figure it out, based on size. If you want a bespoke estimate, or you want us to recommend a tattoo artist for you, please fill in a Free Tattoo Consultation request. All the prices below are based on quotes given for tattoos in London by local artists.
|Tattoo Size||in||Tattoo Cost (range)|
|XS – Tiny Tattoos||1”x1”||£60-£90|
|S – Small Tattoos||2”x2”||£90-£150|
|M – Medium Sized Tattoos||4”x4”||£150 – £300|
|L – Large Tattoos||6”x6”||£350 – £550|
|XL+ – Extra Large Tattoos||8”x8”||£700 +|
Tiny, Simple Tattoo Cost: £60-£90
A tiny and simple tattoo, around 1-2 inches, outline of a wave on your ankle, a paper plane tattoo on your wrist, a letter or two… Those are usually priced in the £60 – £90 range. The price of the tattoo, even though it’s very small, can be higher if the design is intricate, you want to include a lot of detail, colours or get on a very delicate part of the body. But in most cases, it’s going to cost you under £80.
Small Tattoo Cost: £90-£150
Go a bit larger, credit card sized, and you’re in the £100 – 150 range. Again, it all depends on the style, level of detail, but a general rule of thumb, a tattoo of that size should ost no more than GBP150.
Medium Size Tattoo Cost: £150 – £300
Palm sized tattoos will usually be priced at around £150 – £250, while hand sized tattoos can go from £200 – £300. With simpler designs, even if it’s larger, you might end up paying less.
Large Size Tattoo Cost: £350 – £550
A tattoo covering your forearm will cost in the £350 to £550 range, depending on the detail level. You can also get a detailed half-sleeve for about £550 – £700.
Extra Large Tattoo Cost: £700 +
With very large tattoos, half sleeve an larger, start at £700 and keep adding up, depending on the design, size of your arms, and other factors. The cost of a full sleeve tattoo will be in the £1500 – £3000 range, depending on all the before mentioned factors.
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