Beside this, how big is a $500 tattoo?
Hip/Thigh. A standard size hip or thigh tattoo (about 1ft in length) will run you about $500 for outline only, or anywhere from $1,500-$2,000 for full color.
In respect to this, is it OK to ask how much a tattoo will cost?
It is definitely not rude to ask. It isn’t rude of them to charge you and you should absolutely have a ball park idea of how much you are going to be spending. There’s nothing wrong with asking what the hourly rate is, and for a rough estimate of how long the tattoo will take.
Do black tattoos turn green?
Since black inks used today do tend to have different base pigments, it is possible to have your tattoo turn a slight green or blue color over time. We don’t mean a few years, though – this tends to happen over decades as the skin ages, sheds and moves, so it’s essentially the same risk of your tattoo fading with age.
Don Ed Hardy