i was just wondering how much you have been charged for your literary tattoos. a friend and i were going to get tattoos last week while i was in boston visiting her and the guy told us he usually charges $20 per letter. this seemed absolutely ridiculous to me - the phrase we wanted to get was fairly small (5 words, 25 total letters), and we wanted the writing fairly small (not so small that the letters may blur, obviously, but not large or elaborate by any means). i understand that there is a lot of detail work involved in some fonts (though the one we were looking at was fairly simple), but still, $20 per letter seemed like quite a bit to me! he ended up saying that he would drop it all the way down to $200 for the whole tattoo, but we decided that it was still overpriced (even though it was over half off what he claimed was his regular price).
(the guy was kind of a jerk too, which also greatly influenced our decision not to get the tattoos from him)
but it really made me wonder how much you all have paid or would be willing to pay for your text tattoos, am i being unreasonable?