Since a majority of art that I post on here is tattoo flash I get tons of request for custom designs. This is very flattering and thank you. But to be honest in the past I've mostly turned them down. Why?
I feel since you want my art on your body for the rest of your life you do deserve to be extremely picky BUT.........
Every single time in the past when I have tried to design a tattoo for someone I end up getting revision, after revision, after revision, after revision. And it's not that the artwork is not up to par but its can you scale this up more? Can you move this piece over to the right more? we need to and more ???? to fill up the negative space on this part of my arm and so on.
Without you being physically in front of me building a strong composition in the beginning is nearly impossible.
As an artist it is a f@&$ing nightmare and in the past I have felt bad charging my normal freelance rates for tattoo flash so I end up loosing a lot of money and personal time on these projects.
Like all of us my time is valuable.
I am very lucky to have an awesome art directing gig at a local gaming studio. I have steady freelance clients and on top of that I have a wonderful wife who likes to see me out of my studio every once and a while. So my "FREE TIME" is extremely limited.
Now after taking all of this into consideration here are the terms and conditions for tattoo flash and design work.
Option #1 $50 USD
I will sind you a custom black and white illustration based upon your initial description to me. There will be no revisions and what you get is what you get. If the tattoo artist you choose is worth a damn you can take that sketch to him and he can work it to fit on your body. I retain Copyrights to the image.
Option #1.5 $175 USD
Same as option one but I will color the image and send you a hi res but watermarked image.
Why Watermarked??? I have had so much art stolen and used for commercial work from DA I honestly do not feel comfortable sending hi res full color art to a stranger "no offense". AGAIN if your tattoo artist is worth a damn the watermark will not affect the outcome of your tattoo.
But what if I want a print of my tattoo? I will be glad to print off your tattoo and mail off a signed copy to you. The price will vary depending on size, material used but expect prices to start at around $250 USD
Option #2 $50 USD /Hour
Option 2 is that you pay my normal hourly freelance fee. I require a down payment of $100 USD to start the illustration and payments will be made when major milestones are reached.
Once artwork is finished client will received a hi res file of the artwork without any watermarks. For an additional fee you will be able to purchase the copyright also.
Payments will be made in full before artwork will be sent.
Option 2 is my normal freelance rate so if you want me to design t-shirts, album covers, ect..., this is what you should expect for pricing.
So I hope this clears things up. If you feel my prices are to high feel free to go to art school, take out $60,000 in loans, get a job in the industry, and work professionally for 8+ years then draw it your self.
Not trying to be snarky... I just know my worth.