I have a tattoo. It is a geeky tattoo, and I love it. But I’ve been craving more ink since I got it. My Husband is against this, mainly because he hasn’t gotten his first one yet. On top of that, we have another friend (Gir) who also wants one, and I love the idea of all of us getting them together.
However, money is an issue because tattoos are stupidly expensive. Most areas have a base that they will charge you for a piece, even if it is incredibly tiny.
For me, that’s just kind of a wtf-moment. I know that it is permanent, and you are paying for the person’s skill and competency, but I sometimes feel like the amount charged is kind of ridiculous.
Also, there is a problem with what each artist considers their time, talent, and skill to be worth, even in the same studio/shop. My tattoo was gotten at the same time as a friend who got an extremely similar design, but the artists charged us thirty dollars difference. Mine, which was more simple, was the higher priced. The artist who did mine brought the price down some when the other artist said something to him, but he still didn’t bring it down to what the other artist was charging.
I also am very uncertain of what I want as my next design. I actually have a couple of designs I’ve been looking over, but I can’t seem to settle on one. Husband has been looking over a couple as well, but his are going to be uber geeky. Like, capital gee, GEE-ky. Like, whoa. I love the child, but I don’t know that I would be comfortable getting a gaming tattoo. But then, gaming hasn’t been as big a part of my life. (Though now that I think of it, if I were to get a gaming tat, it would probably be a scrabble tile.
I have no idea what Gir wants, but he was talking about getting one with me, even before Husband started talking about getting one as well, so I’m hoping that he will wait for me to be settled and have some cash.