Pricing & Rates Schedule
At Authentink Studio we pride ourselves on impeccable service, outstanding hospital grade sterilisation and cleanliness, top tier artwork, skills and client satisfaction and of course, fair pricing.
Our minimum shop price is $100. This covers set up costs for equipment such as needles, inks and tubes, all disposables and hygiene supplies for cleanliness and infection control like chair and table barriers, fresh towels, spray bottle and cable covers etc, shop assistant co-operation, tax (GST and company) and then artist compensation. It may seem like $100 is a lot of money for a small 5-10 minute tattoo but we put a lot of effort in ensuring your safety, experience and satisfaction is the same with us whether you get a tiny love heart on your wrist or a giant dragon backpiece.
At Authentink Studio each artist charges a different hourly rate based on their years of experience, their abilities, their speed of tattooing, their style specialty and the demand for their work. Like an iceberg where only the top 10% of it is visible above the surface of the water and 90% remains unseen, so is the same with the amount of preparation our artists put into their craft. The hours spent in the studio tattooing are vastly outnumbered by the hours spent at home creating your custom drawings, researching designs and reference material, buying the latest books and art supplies, trying new and innovative tattoo equipment, all at their own expense. Every single artist at Authentink Studio is a dedicated and highly trained individual that is constantly improving their skills and studying their craft.
See rates schedule below:
The majority of our artists fall into price schedule A, this is our shop base rate.
The shop can inform you which rates schedule your particular artist falls under.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Once you are booked in with a deposit for your tattoo appointment we ask that you try your hardest to stick to the schedule that was agreed upon. We are a very busy studio and all our artists are highly sought after. Therefore, if you reschedule your appointment or cancel without at least 1 weeks notice your deposit is taxed $100, if you reschedule or cancel within 72 hours of your appointment, your entire deposit is forfeited. If you miss your appointment without notice your deposit is forfeited and you may need to leave a double amount deposit for your next appointment.
Important! In the event you have left a deposit and made a FULL DAY BOOKING (6 or more hours) with one of our artists you must give 7 DAYS NOTICE to cancel or change the date or you will forfeit your deposit… it is quite difficult to fill full days on short notice and since our artists are on tight schedules its not good for them to miss a day of work unnecessarily.
At Authentink Studio we pride ourselves on always being professional, being on time, being prepared and not making clients wait or be inconvenienced unnecessarily. We please ask the same in return and you’ll get a great tattoo and a great experience from us!