Tattoo pricing

Three Kings Tattoo

We get SOOOOO many calls about pricing, and we get it, you want to know how much something will cost so you can factor that into your lives/budget/etc. The thing is, pricing a tattoo is not a straightforward process. There are so many factors that go into it. So I wanted to take the time to make an informative post here so that you can at least have an understanding of how this works.

Do you have a price list?

No. Our prices start at £85. We take cards and cash.

Why we don’t give quotes over the phone?

While we understand the desire to call and quickly ask what something would cost, it is impossible to give a quote over the phone. The main reason for this is because we cannot see through the phone. We need to SEE what you want and where it’s going so we can visualise what effort it will take to complete. 

Ok, so how do I get a quote then?

There are a couple of ways to get a quote depending on your situation. Firstly, are you looking for a walk-in tattoo or a bigger piece? And do you know the artist you want to work with or would you like a suggestion or don’t care? Don’t know if what you want is a walk-in or not? We generally say anything larger than palm sized is an appointment and smaller can be a walk-in but there are exceptions either way.

If you want a walk-in and don’t have a specific artist in mind: Just swing by the shop any day we are open from 11am to chat with the artist on walk-ins. You can see who is on walk-is by checking our Instagram stories. Bring references with you and the artist can tell you how long it would take and the cost. If you want to save yourself a trip and want a quote via email you’ll need to email the shop ( with ALL the details of what you want and be sure to specify the same day. Details given must include a detailed description of the tattoo, references, size and placement.

If you want a walk-in and know what artist you want to work with: You can either check our stories for when that artist is doing walk-ins or you can call us to find out their schedule and just come in then. If you want to save a trip you can contact the artist directly via email or email the shop and we’ll put you in touch with the artist. 

Once you receive a quote you are welcome to pre-book a walk-in space on our online booking system for the day/time you want. Spaces are available from 5 days prior to 11am on the day. If you miss the cut off point just swing by on the day. We will do regular walk-ups around these booked walk-ins. 

If you want a larger tattoo (appointment) and don’t have a specific artist in mind or would like a recommendation: You can email the shop ( with your idea, placement, size, location and budget if any, and we can recommend the artist that would work best for the style you’re after. From there you can either consult via email or in-person with that artist where they will go over all the details with you and let you know the cost and their availability. 

If you want a larger tattoo and you know who you want to work with: You can either email the shop and we’ll put you in touch with the artist or you can reach out to that artist directly. Please make a note of how each artist wants to be contacted via the info on their instagram profile. Some are ok with DM’s and some are not. If you are having trouble getting in touch with a specific artist you can email the shop or give us a call and we’ll make sure to put you in touch. 

As with all of these methods you need to have an idea of what you’re looking for and what style. Each artist may price slightly differently for large scale work which is why you need to speak with the artist doing the tattoo. Be sure to let them know your budget upfront if you have one! 

To get in touch with us regarding your next piece click here to contact us!

Thanks for reading, xx