The Art of Henna

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psykiapa wrote in henna_art
I'm about to do some henna parties as fundraisers, but I need this question answered first:

How much is a good price to charge?


I'm thinking $5 for small henna (unless it's absolutely miniscule), $10 for mid-size tattoos, and for anything larger, I'll charge based on the specific tattoo. How much would you all charge for a set of hands? A set of feet? A full back?

This is also good discussion for the community at large, since we've been getting a lot of newbies in.



Also, I've been practicing on myself and will have pictures soon. I just did a firebird/peacock on my leg that I really like, and am about to do some more tattoos. Photos soon, as well as the May discussion series/challenge.

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How much to charge depends a lot on experience level. A highly skilled very fast artist charges between $1-2 a minute, someone newer and slower should only charge .25-.50 a minute depending on the quality of their work. Having not seen your work it's hard to say how much you should charge. I typically charge $5 for anything less than 2", $10-$15 for 2-4", $20 for 4"+ or a whole hand/foot. I can cover a hand in about ten minutes though, depending on the design.

Okay, that's a fair call. I hadn't thought of doing it by the minute. I used to do more henna, but it's coming back to me pretty quickly. Also, I'm practicing a lot before I actually do these, and with every tattoo I get some old speed back.

That being said, I think that's a really fair pricing system. Thanks!

Sure. It's hard to answer that question without implying someone might suck and I hope I didn't make you feel that way.

Not at all. I don't have nearly as much experience as many other people, and so my product is going to be more on the $.50 a minute range than the $1-2, and I will be the first person to admit it - that's part of why I asked the question, I don't want to overcharge.

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