As of 2014, getting a tattoo in the U.K. costs an average of between £50 and £250 per hour, depending on size. Some tattoo artists charge for every tattoo project, in which case a small tattoo can cost up to £50.
Several factors affect the cost of tattoos in the U.K., including color, size, location, design and the artist. Full-color tattoos cost more than single-color tattoos. Simple designs are cheaper, and the geographical location of a tattoo shop affects tattoo costs. Highly experienced artists charge more because of their quality work. Additional costs may include occasional tips, aftercare ointment and tattoo removal.