FACT: Good tattoos can be expensive. Another fact? The very top in-demand tattoo artists can be extremely expensive! Of course, we’re not going to completely brush aside the fact that sometimes a lower cost tattoo can be a good one. But when it comes to the most elite tattoo artists who have waiting lists that are often years long for an ink session, get ready to get your wallets out and those credit card limits tested.
Hourly rates for these celebrity tattoo artists below can range between $500 to $2,500 per hour. Yup, you read that right, these artists come at a steep price. Some also offer day rates, starting at $7,500 per day and going (way) up from there depending on the piece or client. In many cases the rates look more like $10,000-15,000 per day (if not higher). Keep in mind, many of these artists tattoo celebrities including Drake, Justin Bieber and Lebron James just to name a few. Here’s a look at 15 of the world’s highest-paid tattoo artists, plus some of the A-list skin they have inked.