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Tattoo touch up question .free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Aug 17th '11

I have a tattoo that I got in a different state. I need to get it touched up, filled in. I had every plan to, but then I got pregnant :P So it won't be for another few months before I can get it touched up. Anyway, my question is, can I just walk into a shop around here and will they touch it up for me? Any idea on how much it will be? I don't want to be charged for a whole tattoo just for a touch up but I'm not sure how these things work. Here's the tattoo, it's small.
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I scar funny, so that bottom line needs to be filled in, and the top two biggest ones that make the wings need to be filled in too.

Kaitlyn J. 2 kids; Toledo, Ohio 2364 posts
Aug 17th '11

Anyone should be able to touch it up. Shouldn't cost too much, it's a small tattoo.

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
Aug 17th '11

Walk into a tattoo shop and ask them their policy on touch ups

lauren [+3] Due March 14; TTC since Dec 2016; 3 kids; Georgia 13472 posts
Aug 17th '11
Quoting leah&jackson's mommy:" I have a tattoo that I got in a different state. I need to get it touched up, filled in. I had every ... [snip!] ... funny, so that bottom line needs to be filled in, and the top two biggest ones that make the wings need to be filled in too."


A lot of places would charge a kit fee (usually 20 dollars) plus maybe a small other fee. I think the shop here would charge like 45 or so for that. Not sure. I kind of like it the way it is though! Lol.

*...*...*...* 1 child; Michigan 8230 posts
Aug 17th '11

Usually the place/artist that did the tattoo will touch it up.



But since you are in another state I would just walk in and ask about there policy touch up :)

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Aug 17th '11
Quoting lauren sayz:" A lot of places would charge a kit fee (usually 20 dollars) plus maybe a small other fee. I think the ... [snip!] ... other fee. I think the shop here would charge like 45 or so for that. Not sure. I kind of like it the way it is though! Lol."


Well darn we only paid $40 for the tattoo :P Maybe I'll just suck it up. Or. I do plan on getting another piece done soon, maybe I could talk them into some kind of deal

ScumbagFever 16 kids; Arizona 1116 posts
Aug 17th '11
Quoting leah&jackson's mommy:" Well darn we only paid $40 for the tattoo :P Maybe I'll just suck it up. Or. I do plan on getting another piece done soon, maybe I could talk them into some kind of deal"


whoa! The shop minimum around here is like $85 :x

*...*...*...* 1 child; Michigan 8230 posts
Aug 17th '11
Quoting leah&jackson's mommy:" Well darn we only paid $40 for the tattoo :P Maybe I'll just suck it up. Or. I do plan on getting another piece done soon, maybe I could talk them into some kind of deal"


:!:



a artist touched up one of mine for free when I got another one time

Beth Whitson 1 child; Honolulu, Hawaii 361 posts
Aug 17th '11
Quoting leah&jackson's mommy:" Well darn we only paid $40 for the tattoo :P Maybe I'll just suck it up. Or. I do plan on getting another piece done soon, maybe I could talk them into some kind of deal"


that sounds like a good idea... i know with one of my tattoos....its pretty big, and when i moved to a different state i really wanted/needed to get a touch up because the person who did the origional tat did a horrible job...the origional tat cost $135...and when i asked at the other place how much they would charge for a 'fix' of the tat/touch up...they said it would be about $200 (including the cost of the smaller tat that i was getting at the time-$40)!!! but i figure that in the end it is worth it because i would rather spend extra money to get a tattoo that looks really good rather than be showing off a collection of inked crap on my leg!! good luck!!

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Aug 17th '11
Quoting ScumbagFever:" whoa! The shop minimum around here is like $85 :x"


Lol. The guy had just opened up his shop. He was actually an artist at the place where I got my 1st tattoo for several years then decided to open up his own place, so he was trying to get the word out.

*Hadessah's Mommy* 17 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 128 posts
Aug 17th '11

It depends on the artist. I am married to an artist :) which rocks, normally they will charge you their shop minimum for a touch up they didn't do. And a lot of the time if you get another tattoo they will touch up the other one for free.

lauren [+3] Due March 14; TTC since Dec 2016; 3 kids; Georgia 13472 posts
Aug 17th '11
Quoting leah&jackson's mommy:" Well darn we only paid $40 for the tattoo :P Maybe I'll just suck it up. Or. I do plan on getting another piece done soon, maybe I could talk them into some kind of deal"


Yeah, it really depends on the place. The one I go to has an hourly minimum of $50. Nothing costs less than that. And touch-ups are free for life if they did the tattoo. I know they have to charge a set-up fee of $20 for anything (my friend apprenticed and had to charge that to do my free tattoo.).



If I were getting another piece, I would wait and ask if they could touch that up before they started the other piece since I'm sure you will have black in it.