Also is it normal for artists/shops to charge by the hour?
Cause this one did. $100 an hour and it ended up being almost two hours.
so $180 and tax made it like $192.
seems kinda expensive for just text but then again this is my first tattoo so I don’t even know.
That’s pretty normal. If you get a small tattoo they’ll usually charge for one hour’s work which is usually their minimum. It’s also not unusual/somewhat normal to give the artist a tip. Not sure on all the etiquette for tips…