Navigating Tattoo Costs at Hendric Shinigami Tattoo Studio Bali


When it comes to getting a tattoo at Hendric Shinigami Tattoo Studio Bali, one of the most common questions we receive is, “How much does it cost?” The cost of a tattoo can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the size, method, and complexity of the design. In this informative guide, we will break down the pricing structure at our studio, helping you better understand what to expect and how to plan for your next piece of art.


Size Matters

The size of your tattoo plays a fundamental role in determining its cost. Tattoo artists often calculate pricing based on the square inches of ink required. At Hendric Shinigami Tattoo Studio Bali, we offer a fair and transparent pricing structure

  • Small Tattoos (1-2 square inches): Small tattoos are the most budget-friendly. These designs are ideal for those looking for a subtle yet meaningful piece of art.
  • Medium Tattoos (3-6 square inches): Medium-sized tattoos cover a bit more skin real estate. This price range accommodates various design complexities.
  • Large Tattoos (7-12 square inches): If you’re considering larger pieces like half-sleeves or extensive coverage, accounting for the increased time and effort required.
  • Extra-Large Tattoos (13+ square inches): For significant projects such as full sleeves or back pieces. These tattoos are a substantial investment due to their size and intricacy.

It’s important to remember that these are general guidelines, and the final cost will depend on the specific design and the expertise of the artist.


Tattoo Method

The method used to create your tattoo can also impact the overall cost. The most common methods include:

  • Hand-Poked Tattoos: Hand-poked tattoos, also known as stick-and-poke, are created using a traditional method without the use of a tattoo machine. These tattoos tend to be more affordable
  • Machine Tattoos: Machine tattoos are created using a tattoo gun, providing precision and speed. Prices for machine tattoos are in line with the size and complexity of the design.
  • Watercolor Tattoos: Watercolor tattoos are known for their unique, painterly style. Due to the intricate blending of colors and shading, these tattoos can be on the higher end of the price scale.
  • Black and Gray Tattoos: Black and gray tattoos utilize shades of gray and black ink to create stunning, realistic designs. Prices can vary depending on the size and intricacy and increase for larger and more complex designs.
  • Color Tattoos: Color tattoos, which involve various ink colors, may be more expensive than black and gray tattoos due to the added complexity of color work. 


Complexity and Design

The complexity of your chosen design plays a significant role in determining the final cost of your tattoo. Intricate designs with fine details, multiple elements, or a high level of shading will require more time and skill, leading to a higher cost. Simpler, minimalist designs with clean lines and minimal shading tend to be more affordable.

When discussing your tattoo with our artists, it’s crucial to be clear about your design preferences and any specific elements you want to include. This clarity will help us provide you with an accurate price estimate and ensure that your vision is realized.


Consultation and Custom Work

At Hendric Shinigami Tattoo Studio Bali, we highly value collaboration with our clients to create unique, custom tattoos. If you have a specific concept or want a design tailored to your preferences, we offer a consultation process. During this stage, you will discuss your ideas with the artist, and they will create a custom design based on your input.

Custom work often comes with a separate design fee, which covers the artist’s time and creativity in crafting a one-of-a-kind design. Design fees depend on the complexity of the design and the artist’s reputation.


Booking and Deposits

To secure your tattoo appointment at our studio, a deposit is typically required. Deposits serve as a commitment to your scheduled session and are deducted from the final cost of your tattoo. The deposit amount depends on the expected duration of your tattoo session.

Please note that deposits are non-refundable and are applied to your tattoo’s final cost, so it’s essential to arrive for your appointment as scheduled.


Hourly Rates

In some cases, tattoo artists may charge by the hour rather than providing a flat rate, especially for larger or more intricate pieces. Hourly rates can vary widely depending on the artist’s experience, reputation, and location. 

To provide transparency and ensure that clients are comfortable with the pricing structure, we always discuss the estimated duration and cost of an hourly tattoo session during the consultation phase.


Additional Costs

In addition to the base cost of your tattoo, there may be additional expenses to consider, such as:

  • Touch-Ups: Some tattoos may require touch-ups after the initial session to ensure that the ink settles properly. Touch-up costs can vary and are often discussed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Aftercare Products: Proper tattoo aftercare is crucial for healing and maintaining the integrity of your ink. Be prepared to invest in aftercare products such as tattoo ointments or creams.
  • Travel and Accommodation: If you’re visiting Bali from outside the area, don’t forget to factor in travel and accommodation expenses when planning your tattoo journey.


Balancing Budget and Quality

While cost is an important factor when getting a tattoo, it’s crucial not to compromise on the quality and expertise of the artist. At Hendric Shinigami Tattoo Studio Bali, you’ll find experienced and skilled artists who prioritize both the safety and satisfaction of their clients. Choosing a reputable studio ensures that your tattoo is not only a beautiful work of art but also a lasting piece of self-expression.


Planning Your Tattoo

When planning your tattoo, it’s essential to consider both your budget and the design’s importance. Here are some tips for a smooth tattoo experience:

  • Set a budget: Determine how much you’re willing to invest in your tattoo, factoring in the size and complexity.
  • Research artists: Explore the portfolios of our artists to find the one whose style and expertise align with your vision.
  • Consultation: Schedule a consultation to discuss your design ideas, get an accurate price estimate, and address any questions or concerns.
  • Be clear about your design: Communicate your design preferences clearly during the consultation to avoid misunderstandings and ensure your tattoo artist can provide an accurate quote.
  • Book in advance: Reserve your tattoo appointment ahead of time, as popular artists may have waiting lists.
  • Follow aftercare instructions: After your tattoo session, follow the aftercare instructions provided by your artist to promote proper healing and maintain the tattoo’s quality.



Tattoo pricing at Hendric Shinigami Tattoo Studio Bali is determined by several factors, including the size, method, complexity, and design of your tattoo. By understanding these factors, you can plan for your tattoo experience more effectively, ensuring that you get the best value for your investment. Remember that a tattoo is a lifelong commitment, and it’s worth it.


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