$80 Tattoo Vs. $875 Tattoo

$80 Tattoo Vs. $875 Tattoo


– Yo Ben, what’s up dude? – What’s up? – So I’m shooting a tattoo
video today, worth it style, wanted you to help me out. – What do you need? – I need you to get three
tattoos on your body today. – You’re out of your mind. – I heard yes. I don’t know where that came
from but somebody said yes, from back there, for you. We are going– – It’s not we, it’s me. – You are on your way right now to get three different tattoos at three drastically
different price points to find out which one is the
most worth it at its price. So my thinking is you have
100 bucks, where do you go? – So we’re not getting a cheap tattoo, we’re getting a quality
tattoo that’s under 100 bucks. – Exactly. – Is this, honestly, is this a good idea, what we’re doing right now? – In the previous video, you
did say you wanted a sleeve. I’ll roll the clip right
now for people out there, you did say that. – I’m ready to get a full sleeve now. – Oh, Jesus. – I need to get something
that complements the moon, maybe stick with the space theme. – Space Jam. – Thinking it should be
related to Peter Pan. I want all these tattoos
to mean something. The book is just a classic
piece of literature. It helped me get through
a rough time in my life. So what simple thing can I get
that’s related to Peter Pan? – You could get Peter Pan’s face. – No. – Get a clock. – Wait, that’s not a bad idea. That sounds detailed though. There’s the classic line
second to the right, straight on till morning. The two stars, that’s
where Neverland is located. – Oh, that’s cool.
– Oh, I like that. – And it goes with the space
theme and it’s not Space Jam. – Hey I’m telling you,
Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny. – Hey, my name’s Patrick, we’re
at Tattoo Lounge in Venice. One of the original shops
in Venice, almost 23 years. – we have 100 bucks, we wanna get a tattoo for that much money, can we do that here? – Yeah, easily, our minimum is $80. – Do you have a particular style? – I do watercolor work but I
do a lot of black work style. So a lot of illustrative stuff, get a lot of good texturing in it. – What makes it a good tattoo? – A tattoo is gonna hold
well or not hold well. And that’s all in the craftsmanship, on how you handle your
tools, how you put lines in, all those things go into the actual tattoo standing the test of time. – So I wanna get the two
stars that Peter refers to when he’s telling Wendy
where Neverland is located. – We can keep that idea but maybe dress it up just a touch. And that way, you get something with a little bit more character,
a little bit more flair, really feel like you’re
spending your money in the right place. – I like the sound of that, yeah. – Yeah, let’s do it. (rock music) – All right, so I’m facetiming Annie now. I’m getting the stencils. – [Annie] I dig it. – This is the master behind it. – [Annie] Hi, please make
him look good, please. – All right, enough. There’s a subtle pain the whole time, it’s like a two out of 10. Gentlest hands on the boulevard, is that what they call them? – That’s right. Honestly, my clients made it up. – That is exactly what I was going for. Dude thank you so much.
– My pleasure. – I could not be happier
with how this turned out, you killed it. Jared, what do you think? Do you have any desire
to get a tattoo now? – [Jared] Yeah, I’d do it. I wanna get my daughter’s name on me. – Do you have time to give another tattoo? – Yeah, I got time. (rock music) – Boom. – Yeah.
– Got it. – You looked extremely
happy getting that tattoo. – I can’t imagine having a better tattoo
experience than that. – Feel this bad boy up. Tattoo fact. Mandy Moore, she has a tattoo of sperm in commemoration of her male
band mates 10 years ago. I’m just gonna say
hopefully she lost a bet. – Maybe I’ll have a sperm
swimming into the moon. – All right, to the next spot then. – Let’s do it. – We’re five minutes
away from Body Electric. – I wanna do something
else that was inspiring. The classic Gene Wilder Willy Wonka. And I’m thinking of getting the elevator that they crash through
the ceiling at the end in soaring through outer space. – That’s so cool. – It’s cool but it sounds big and painful. – Worth it. – Body Electric’s been here about 25 years and I have been here five of those years. – How do you tell a good
tattoo from a bad tattoo? – Not enough people trust. That is the number one element
of getting an amazing tattoo. The moment somebody stops
trusting or puts doubt in my head, then the doubt festers. – You had some ideas, though,
about what you wanted to do. – In the end of the movie, the elevator shoots
through the glass ceiling and I wanted this to be like the elevator making
its way into space. – Sounds like a great idea. – So let’s say it takes like two hours. – It would work out to
about $400, give or take, just depending on where the time lies with me actually executing everything. It is gonna take a little
bit of preparation. – That’s perfect. And then we’re gonna build
some space galaxy elements around that. God, what am I doing? Holy shit. Looks freakin’ awesome. Holy– Are we done? – We’re done. – Dude this is unbelievable. Check this out. I’m on cloud nine right now. My girlfriend’s facetiming right now. – It looks awesome, you’re so badass. – Look at that. – $400 put to very good use. – Dude, I’m not gonna be able
to hide this from my grandma. – I kinda feel bad, this
thing is on your arm for the rest of your life. – Stop feeling bad or you’re gonna make me
doubt that it’s cool. – It is cool, it’s just,
what are you doing? – What the fu– it was your idea. – I know, but I didn’t
think you would go for it. – What the fuck am I doing here then? – I don’t know, dude, why are we here? Tattoo fact. Four out of 10 millennials
have gotten a tattoo. – Yeah, that doesn’t surprise me. – Okay, so the last place we’re going to, we’re actually not gonna go to today. Here’s the thing. This last place, the highest end tattoo
you could possibly get. There was a very, very,
very large waiting list. Fortunately, I was able to
squeeze you into their schedule but we can’t get it today. – Good. Let’s take our time with this. Thank you, Steven, I never
thought I would say that today but thank you. All right, where the
hell are you taking me? – We’re going to the final spot here. It’s a private studio, invite only, his wait list is up to a year long. – Damn. – Yeah, and he managed to
squeeze us into his schedule. So we’re going to the
consultation right now where he’s gonna decide if he
wants to work with you or not. – I’m game. Hi.
– Hi. – How are you? – Hello, how are you. Steven. – Steven, nice to meet you.
– Nice to meet you. – How’s it going, Ben.
– Ben, nice to meet you. You guys want a drink, you
can make up an old fashioned. We’re not tattooing today,
obviously, so cheers, man. – Cheers. – to start the night. – How would you describe your style. – I hand draw every single
person’s tattoo that I do. I do like to create a tattoo
that looks like a piece of art or a painting and it’s just
translated onto the skin. – [Steven] What is your process? – I’m only gonna be really
willing to work with a project that I’m really stoked about, just for the benefit of the client. – After looking around, this
seems to me like the place I would like to get my next piece done. – Once we get inside,
we’ll be able to talk and hash out things. Let’s go ahead and start it up. Generally, I only allow the
client in with the consultation. – I would prefer to just
talk with Scott one on one, no offense. – Okay, cool. Yeah, come on in.
– Thank you. – you had this moon already, correct? That’s why they have placed this here. – Right, exactly. – There’s open space
up there and that way, it will feel like a
complete almost half sleeve. You got a lot of free-flowing stuff. There’s some really
structured things in here but it would be good to have some really
strong structure up there, with some open skin, maybe aspect of time. – The time aspect goes in
with the Peter Pan element. – Is there anything else, I mean, when you’re digging down in, that’s super impactful in your life. – My aunt passed away
unexpectedly last year, if I was to give you images of her eyes– – Awesome. – And we could build the
eyes into the centerpiece with a clock somehow– – Now we’re getting somewhere. – A lot of people try to talk you out of
pursuing a creative field but she was like “Ben,
listen to yourself”, she was the human embodiment of joy, and if we were to use my
aunt as that centerpiece. – Yes, that’s what I’ve
been waiting to hear. This is something I would be
totally willing to create. I’m stoked.
– Me too. – You’ll get a drawing in your email box at least three days prior
to your appointment. – [Steven] He emailed you his design? – Yeah, he did.
– I’m ready to see it. – oh my god. He’s got space in the
background, keeping with the– I’m gonna like, cry right now. That is fucking spectacular. – Yeah, I’m just looking to make sure everything is solid in the design. ‘Cause I’m about to execute
this piece of artwork. ‘Cause I did the drawing and then I have Jane do the stencil. That is now a 2D flat
dimensional piece of paper and we’re wrapping that
around a cylinder or a cone. In your case, a deltoid. Wait. Straight from there. Oh yeah, dude, this is gonna be good. – Yeah? – It’s working well. – Holy shit, what do you think Steven? – [Steven] I’ll give
you an honest opinion. Yeah, this is awesome. – Oh shit. – It’s very cool. – Got the girlfriend’s
approval, which is always nice. It’s big, it’s badass, let’s
do this thing, I’m in 100%. The painful part has not begun, I’m just here trying to
meditate through the process. – I’m making stuff up as I go. – Oh yeah, any new additions
I should know about? – Maybe, you’ll see. – It’s also nice that there’s these
musical notes incorporated because my brother’s best
friend, Johnny, was a DJ. He was at that fire in
the Oakland warehouse and he passed away. So I’m taking one of these musical notes, placing his meaning into that note, so it’s like I’ll have Johnny
with me as well as my aunt. – I ended up getting
this eye finished here, this section’s gonna be the bulk and we’ll be done in a couple hours. – I see myself the way the tattoo is. It’s like my insides are now visible on the outside of my body. – Coming on the last
few marks here, buddy. All right, done dude. – Right about at the six hour mark. It’s amazing, I have my aunt
with me forever on my arm now. I didn’t think it was
possible but you did it, thank you so much. – [Scott] It’s there, man. – How much does this tattoo cost? – The price of that piece
comes out to $875 out the door. – I’ll take it. I guess I don’t really have
any choice at this point. – No, you do not. – Which tattoo at its given price point was worth it the most? – Body electric, we had
Mike, who did an amazing job of bringing the wonka-vator onto my arm. – It deserves to be one of the truly classic
tattoo parlors in L.A. They give you a pretty affordable price. – And you can walk in there, day of, and get that done sometimes. – That’s amazing. – My experience with
Speakeasy Tattoo stands out. The piece of art is just so original and we took so much time and this piece happens to also
be the most impactful to me, I have to say that
that’s the most worth it. You can’t put a price
tag on a permanent shirt that I just got put on. – That kind of passion, it
did for a second make me think should I get a tattoo and
then I was like no, no tattoo. But the only place that made me think that was Speakeasy Tattoo. – So that’s your winner? – No.
– No? – It’s not.
– Oh, shoot. – My worth it winner actually
goes to Tattoo Lounge. – I’m a wimp, that guy has the gentlest
hands on the boulevard, I would go there. I’m not getting a tattoo by the way, I’m never getting a tattoo. – We get it, we get it. – Have fun with your tattoos. – Thank you for this. – What, no, no, I’m not gonna take that. – All right, don’t,
’cause I don’t mean it. – All right, get out of my car. – A tattoo this size is usually something that I try to do in a couple of sessions but I mean, you didn’t wanna
do that so here we are, man.

100 thoughts on “$80 Tattoo Vs. $875 Tattoo

  1. How it’s possible to pay 1k for no name artist? For 1k you can get tattoo from Nikki Hurtado or some one close to his level

  2. Most places I go to don't really have a tattoo for this much, it's how much for that tattoo. They usually sketch and then depending on how much time it takes is what they seemed to price.

  3. I don’t think price should be the most important thing! Of course you don’t want it to be cheap lol I think if you do your research and you feel comfortable with the artist and their works of art then you shouldn’t focus on price(just be smart with it and go with your instincts!) also super crazy how artists can work together without even meeting

  4. Should have gotten an 800 dollar piece from the guy who has mastered water colors.

    I know these guys aren’t super educated on the artistry that goes in to this and they’re going by reputation alone… but anyone who can do water color tats is an absolute savage.

  5. 2 stars looked good but such a simple tattoo to do it's the difference between a child painting potatoe prints and another one painting Christs last supper and he ain't the latter but they'd be both be classed as paintings just like all tattoos are tattoos but such a massive margin between the ones who were born with an artistic gift and nurtured there gift into tattooing and they have tattoists who can only trace there tattoos and color them in like a 3 year-old with a colouring book rather than work it like an artist would who understands the process of light and dark depth and distance in which the guy who did the lift going into space was flat, colorless and frankly a mess to look at, the last artist was good but not great I believe he needs to slow his work down especially on intricate tattoos like watches to create a cleaner and sharper tattoo but it seems he's more interested in the fast overpriced turnover of profit rather than his love of the craft.

  6. Disappointed of the 2 stars, as an artist, there's so many ways to make a star more appealing, this looks like a kids drawing… You totally lost 100$ for nothing…

  7. Disappointed of the 2 stars, as an artist, there's so many ways to make a star more appealing, this looks like a kids drawing… You totally lost 100$ for nothing…

  8. Omg that’s actually a terrible tattoo. It’s so dark and the shadings so bad he could never cover that. Why did his friend let him do it?

  9. Over hyped and over priced. The pre-consultation cocktail lets you know you're really pissing away your money for that price.

  10. now you need to get them all covered or removed…. with the $80 tattoo you really didn't get to see the guys work. and the other two tattoos looked very not worth the prices you paid… the space looked not good. and the clock and eyes tattoo didn't look good… for all that money you spent on all three tattoos, you could have went somewhere else and got much better…

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  12. Tattoos are for gangsters, hoes, posers and prisoners.
    Which one are you?

    Unless they serve a purpose like to cover skin defects/scars/birthmarks etc.

  13. I liked how he did this tattoo for his aunt and that dj he wants to have them in gis body in his feelings in his heart😞😭i am sorry i am very emotional in this things

  14. Dude body electric just straight up blackened out bens fucking arm dude, it can be seen from a distant but all we can see even with the negative space for the black and grey type of space and galaxy is just black, and Scott my man ur a great artist but the line work is slightly going off which I get it cuz he worked on a shoulder and collar bone type of tattoo but as well those eyes are 100% completely copied and printed and not off of images from his grandmother

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