How much should you tip a tattoo artist? Posted on January 30, 2010 by GadminKTSeptember 18, 2015 My friend and I are going to get tattoos this weekend and have nooo idea how much to tip them. Help! I tip 20%. That’s $10 for a $50 tattoo, $20 for a $100 tattoo, and so on. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet id like to get a tattoo on my foot....does anyone know how sore it is to get done? I'm planning to join the navy but I'm not sure whats the limit on how many tattoos u could have?