Top Highest Paid Tattoo Artists and Their Rates

People wear art in their own distinctive ways. Some buy clothes, some buy shoes. Some love tattoos and pay thousands to tattoo artists

Tattoos are among the many fashionable style that’s being related to the style business. Regularly, tattoo artists are updating themselves in order that they don’t have to face the difficulty of outdated designs.

The tattoo artists are earning about $100 per hour for offering the best design.The tattoo designer have to invest lots of time in making an image good and aspect impact free tattoo in your skin. We have to accept the truth that it’s a true creativity and imaginative power of the artist which matters the most while making a tattoo.

The right tattoo artist comes with a staggering price, though. Below we have compelled a list with top tattoo artists in the world.

Bob Tyrell

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Bob Tyrrell, was born November 4’th 1962 in Detroit, Michigan. He has been featured in LA Ink and London Ink and is best known for tattooing Kid Rock’s back, and his incredible hyper realism tattoos. Began tattooing in his thirties, Bob has his own tattoo shop now in Detroit, Michigan. It is named after his own name, Bob Tyrrell’s Night Gallery. When it comes to the cost of a Bob’s Tyrell tattoo price is around $200 per hour.

Nikko Hurtado

Hurtado was born in the San Fernando Valley, California in 1981 and began tattooing in 2002, eventually starting his own tattoo parlor, the Black Anchor Collective in Hesperia, California. He has been featured on LA Ink and Ink Master, as well as several instructional DVDs.

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Hurtado has tattooed stars such as Drake, Wale, Puff Daddy, Andrew WK, Cheryl Cole, Jenna Jameson, Jesse James and Kat Von D.

The masses know him from appearances on TLC’s LA Ink and Spike’s Ink Master.

Piece by piece, Nikko Hurtado may have been the best tattooer on LA Ink. While he didn’t get deeply involved with the show’s on-camera drama, he did tattoos that demanded to be seen. If you are a Hurtado fan you know his masterpieces: super-bright, detailed color work. If you are unfamiliar with his work, you’ve probably seen one of his tattoos, but didn’t know it was a Hurtado artwork.

On April 2015 Inked Magazine released a “fool” joke about the fact that Nikko wants to quit his career. Some fans took it serious, but it was only a joke that Nikko demoted on his Twitter account.

April fools! Haha I love tattooing and art to ever give up!

Nikko Hurtado tattoo cost is not though very easy to estimate. He doesn’t charge by the hour and he prefers to give special quote when it comes to working on a tattoo. According to the people that got a tattoo from him, price is between $150 and $200 per hour.

Anyway, if you plan to make him a visit make sure you have an appointment and for sure you will have also a fair quote.

It isn’t the cost of the tattoo that is a concern here. It’s the wait time to book an appointment with him.

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Best idea is to follow him on social media and find out what tattoo conventions he will be at. If he is coming close by then you can try to book at the convention and not at his studio.

Stephanie Tamez

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Maybe it’s the exposed brick, or the giant oil painting of Jesus, or any of the other hodgepodge of canvases covering the walls, but Saved feels more like an artist’s studio than a point of purchase. Even if it wasn’t smack in the middle of ink-liberal Williamsburg with a client list that includes Marc Jacobs, Kanye West and Courtney Love, its wait list would be swelling.

Stephanie Tamez started it all as a graphic designer. Then she fell in love with another kind of graphic designing: the typography tattoos.

StephanieTamez charges $200 per hour of tattoo consultation.

But with her graphic design background, your tattoo will be worth every dime.

Kat Von D

Kat von D
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She first appeared in Miami Ink with Ami James. After four seasons, she opened her own tattoo shop, High Voltage in Los Angeles, which later became the set of her own TV show, LA Ink.

Her estimated net worth is $5 million and her typical charge for a tattoo starts at $200 per hour at the shop. Some words on the streets say that Kat von D charges around $500 per hour.

Ami James

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Ami James is Israeli-born tattoo artist and entrepreneur and has a net worth of $5 million. Ami James earned his net worth as a tattoo artist, but also investing in other businesses.

He co-owns the DeVille clothing company with Nunez and Jesse Fleet, and the Miami nightclub Love Hate Lounge, with Nunez and two other close friends.

Ami James has been in the tattoo scene since the early 90’s and broke the barrier of taboo by launching Miami Ink on TLC in 2005.

Miami Ink was one of the first tattoo shows (besides Inked on A&E ) to bring mainstream into a tattoo studio. The show was a start-up scene for many tattoo artists that are now in this top, but also among the richest tattoo artists in the world.

He is known for Japanese style designs and he got his first dragon tattoo at 15.

I always loved the Japanese layouts, large pieces, and the body suits. So I started drawing snakes and dragons.

According to the rumors, he is the second expensive tattoo artist in the world and he charges around $500 per hour.

These tattoo artists can liken their work to that of a painter, with the only difference being that they use the human body as a canvas. Indeed, tattoo artists have been the subject of several reality shows and it has boosted the stock artists so much so that they have emerged on top of the highest paid artists.

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