Tattoos may seem expensive but many factors go into an artist's rate. It takes years for artist to learn the craft, develop a style and build up a clientele. Outside of the actual tattooing, additional task like designing, admin work, set up and clean up are involved. Full time artist are independent workers which means the price of the work will also cover healthcare, taxes and retirement.
Cake operates as an appointment only artist, working on 1-2 tattoos a day. While this adds to her pricing, it creates a lax environment for both her and her clients. Allowing the flexibility to make changes, move placements, take breaks, etc .
We appreciate and love all of our clients for supporting us and our small business!