TAT How much do you tip?

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  1. Lidia

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    Just curious what others tip :wiggle:

    If it's a piercing (which typically runs anywhere from $40-60 for me) I always tip $15. For a tattoo, it all depends on how long it took and how much it cost. The one on the back of my neck only took 10 minutes to complete, and I still had to pay $60 (thats the minimum they charge for any piece), so I tipped $15 :dunno:

    The back piece took a few hours, so I gave a bigger tip obviously but I can't remember what it was :dunno:
     
  2. Lidia

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    :wavey:
    How is your tattoo healing?

    :love:
     
  3. LocoStrange

    LocoStrange New Member

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    I gave 40 bucks for a 160 tat which took about 1 1/2 hours (something like that.. I think it was about 1 hour)
    I gave 60 bucks for a 310 tat which took about 2-3 hours (i dont remember exactly but I made a threada bout it here)
     
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    That's what I was told by my mom's bf who has quite a few tattoos. $20 for every $100.
     
  5. Lidia

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    Buttons...As a piercer what do you think is the appropriate amount to tip? what's the worst/best tip you've gotten?
     
  6. sportsjunkie

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    1st $400 tattoo: $50
    2nd $400 tatoo: $75 (he did more detail)
    $180 tattoo: $30
    $100 tattoo: $20

    I tip on what I think the artist should get imo. :dunno:
     
  7. leeHA

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    Since my friends are tattooing me... I usually tip them around 30-40% and my piercer friends get the same. One of my friends doesn't even want me to tip him even though I try to give it to him, he refuses. But he definitely will take tips from some random person.
     
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    i tipped 80 for my leg, it was free, i plan to give him another 40 each time i see him because my income is really low. he's a good friend though and im hooking him up with a lot of videos for his shop and also certification. should be fun.
     
  9. Buttons

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    For tattooing I always say $20 for every $100 you've spent. For piercing if it's a basic 'easy' piercing (ear, nose, navel, etc) than $5-10 is a nice tip. More advanced things (genital, surface, scarification, etc) than a $20+ tip is good. Best I've gotten would be $50 from a lady whose tongue I pierced. Worst is when some lady dumped her change purse out on my desk and told me to keep it all, it was about 80cents.:hs:
     
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    Take some more pics when it's all healed please :)
     
  11. MissKitty

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    America really is a tipping society isn't it? I have never heard of tipping fr tattoing/peircing
     
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    I give however much I can.
     
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    When I tipped at tin-tin (in paris) the guy shit his fucking pants.
     
  14. Buttons

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    It's a personal service, it should always be tipped.
     
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    I tipped 20 bucks per sitting...it was atleast 5 maybe 6 so It was about 100 to 120 in tip...not bad I thought
     
  16. Ratstink

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    I tip as much as I can - my guy always gives me a deal and does good work. I try to give hime $40 for every $100. It's high, but he'll work on me for 4 hours and charge me for 2. I love him.
     
  17. Black98GPGT

    Black98GPGT im back....

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    I usually do 20 for about every 100 dollars I spend.
     
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    got my ears at local shop... 60 for the piercing and gave him 10 bucks for good work... then i came back every month to stretch and payed him 10 to just start my stretching :dunno:
     
  19. beautiful disaster

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    i never tipped :noes: i always thought it was included in the price :dunno:

    ugh i feel horrible :wtc:
     
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    As a server, I would MUCH rather get stiffed than the shit end of someones change purse... THat drives me crazy.
     
  21. Dominion

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    Your supposed to tip when getting piercings....whoops.
     
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    I drop change like that when the service is absolutly horible. Most times I tip around 10-15 if service is average but if its fucking great I've been know to go as high as 30%. I think servers should get tipped but it is dependent on how well they do their job.
     
  23. phigity

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    something like that i what i do. normally a little more for tattoos
     

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