For the lady asking about my personal tattoos, I give you many reasons to do research and look for someone decent.
$50 - 30 mins x 3
The star was my first, got it when I was 16 at some random shop. He scratched and gouged and it was horrible. Shaky lines, unfilled black AND yellow, uneven (it was supposed to be symmetrical), and it hurt like a bitch. Went back to him after a couple months to get it redone cause it looked like it was done with markers. He went over it and make it slightly better saying most tattoos required a few attempts. It was still shit.
$75 - 45 mins
The binary (sorry for the shitty tattoo, its hard to photograph the back of one’s neck), I got at 17 or 18 at “one of the best shops in town”. Everyone I knew went there so I figured it was good. I regret that decision. I love (the concept of) my tattoo, but hate the outcome. In the mirror after he finished, I thought it looked great and my friend didn’t tell me the truth. After, I asked him to fix up my star and he did, free of charge. The star looks 100x better than it did but still looks like a kid did it.
$350 - ~5 hours
The one on my back was when I was 18 or 19, I did my research and found a much better artist. She did what she could with what I wanted (I regret the constellation but meh), and did a good job. The photo was a day after I got it and the flash makes it look darker than it is. I love this tattoo and the phrase, I only wish the words were easier to read.
To summarize: do your research, get someone good to draw it, take your time, and know the cost of tattoos.