How it works

Designing your dream tattoo is easy with Custom Tattoo Design. We’ll take your ideas and, with the help of our professional artists, turn them into dream tattoo designs. We understand that getting a tattoo is a life-long decisions and it’s important to make sure your design is perfect. Here’s how it works:

Step 1

Simply head over to the "Start My Design" page and send us a brief description of your design idea. Whether it’s a completely detailed vision or just a basic overview of your idea; our team will make sure we understand your dream tattoo.

Step 2

All quotes are no obligation to buy. Once we receive your tattoo idea our design team will look over the size and complexity of the tattoo. They will determine how much the design will cost and send you all the information you need to get started today.

Step 3

Once you receive the quote from our design team; you simply make your deposit and you’re ready to get started. Paying the deposit triggers a message to our Art Director to review your design and select the best artist for you.

Remember, we offer a Money Back Guarantee

Step 4

You will work one-on-one with your artist until your design is everything you dreamed it would be. Once your Custom Tattoo Design is complete and you love it, we will send you all your final designs in High Definition with a certificate of authenticity.

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Custom Tattoo Design Pricing

Our pricing is based on the size and complexity of your tattoo. Here are some guidelines to give you a sense of what your custom tattoo design will cost. Whether you’re getting the smallest butterfly or a full-back labyrinth, you’ll receive the same value.

We require a deposit that is 50% of the total cost of your design in order to assign an artist and get started in your design. This deposit is fully refundable if you are unhappy with your first draft

  • 100% custom design

  • Money-back guarantee

  • Certificate of Authenticity

  • One-on-One with Professional Artist

  • 24/7 Customer Support

small tattoo
Deposit from $55

Small Designs are generally one singular item Example; Bird, Butterfly, Text of Names, Heart. 2-3 inches of skin

Add Color - $25

medium tattoo
Deposit from $80

Medium Designs are average size tattoos between 4-6 square inches of skin. This might have a couple design elements combined and is the proper size for most peoples custom designs. If unsure please send a request to one of our tattoo artists.

Add Color - $50

large tattoo
Deposit from $100

Large designs consist of intricate detailed pieces that typically have several elements combined into one great piece. Large designs tend to be big enough to recognize the elements from a distance and all large pieces are custom quoted by our design team.

Add Color - $75

extra large tattoo
Deposit from $150

Large Custom Design; These designs are sometimes custom priced however we are pretty consistent. These Include many design elements and are generally full tattoo sleeves, chest to half sleeve, 3/4 leg pieces.

Add Color - $100

Money Back Guarantee

Custom Tattoo Design wants to ensure every customer gets exactly what they're looking for. It's our policy to do whatever we can to make sure every individual is treated with the utmost care and with the end goal of creating their dream tattoo design.

In following with our goals and customer expectations we have included a “Money Back Guarantee” to make everyone feel comfortable working together. Even though online shopping is becoming more common, people are still wary of sending money online and we want to put their minds at ease.

First, we ask that our customers make a deposit. This lets our design team know that customer is committed to the design and ready to start. We receive over 300 requests per day. Making a deposit is vital to our system and allows our artists to start on a design right away. You will get to meet your personal tattoo artist and make sure you’re on the same page before starting your design. Your artist will send you a “rough sketch” to ensure you’re on the same page and you like where the design is headed. This allows our customers to review their design before they further commit to the design process.

Once you review the first sketch and talk to your artist you have two choices:

  • Receive a full refund of your deposit.

  • Continue working on the design and more on to the more detailed version implementing the change you would like.

Once you continue with your design your deposit is now non-refundable however you still have to approve the final design.

We have a No-refund policy of the deposit should a customer fail to communicate with our team or artists for more that 2 weeks or 10 business days. This is to ensure that our artists are able to work with our new clients and our business can operate efficiently. If there is a special circumstance, just make sure to let us know, and we will use our discretion to make sure that every customer is treated properly.

Our goal is to ensure all our customers get an amazing Custom Tattoo Design. These policies are in place to make sure that everyone feels empowered during our process. Our team is available 24/7 via email, live chat or telephone to assist you if or when needed.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us! Our customer service team is always available to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I get a price for my tattoo design?

    Getting a price is easy. Just submit your design at and our team will provide you with a quote via email. That quote will give you the deposit price which is 50% of the total cost of your design. This deposit is also refundable if you are unhappy with your first draft.

  • Can you help me with a cover up of a current tattoo?

    Yes we can! Again this is a Custom issue, Please send us a request form and we will guide you through the process helping you with your cover piece. We will need one or several clear pictures of the current tattoo.

  • Is it possible to do any type or style of Design?

    Absolutely, we have talented artist who can tackle any project from photo realism to memorial pieces. The best thing you can do is send us your idea or ask us about your design and we will get back to you right away. We are also the only place in the world that designs large, XL and full sleeve designs.

  • Who will be designing my tattoo?

    Custom Tattoo Design has compiled the best talent from all over the world. Each Designer has their own strength, style and experience; we match you up with artists based on your Custom Tattoo Design needs. We have the top international tattoo artist from all around the world.

  • How long will it take to finish my design?

    After you submit your design our artist/team will contact you to discuss layout, references and anything else they may need to get started. After receiving your initial sketch, we will get your personal feedback and make any changes necessary to start on the final drafts. We do not promote mass production but rather make sure every customer is 100% satisfied; based on the size and amount of revisions we take however long is needed.

  • How much will my custom design cost?

    All the design prices are broken down by size; Small, Medium, Large and Large Custom. You can find the prices under the How It Works tab and use them as a guideline. However every piece is ultimately custom priced based on the size and intricacy of the project. Once you send us your idea we can work with you to quote it and make sure it fits your budget. You have no obligation to purchase anything, all our quotes are free.

  • How do I get started on my own Custom Tattoo Design?

    The first step is filling out the contact form and sending us the description of your custom tattoo design. It’s ok if you don’t have a specific idea or if you don’t have it planned to perfection; we will work with you to plan everything out from beginning to end. Once we receive your email we will custom quote you’re design and determine the correct size and send you a follow up email with a link to the corresponding deposit page. Once we quote your design and you make the appropriate deposit we will select the best artist for your design and have them contact you. Your Custom Tattoo Designer will contact you with any questions they might have and you’re off! You will work one on one until your design is perfect.

  • Is the art Truly Custom?

    We pride ourselves on being a completely custom service; each piece is started from scratch with the input of the client and the artist. We do hours of research and use combinations of references from the client, web and inspiration from around the world. No stencils here!

  • What if I live in another country or city?

    Custom Tattoo Design works with people all over the world. By working with our customers primarily online we can send designs to anywhere in the world instantly. Don’t let distance keep you from working with us on your next Custom Tattoo Design.

  • What guarantee do I have if I use your services?

    Our mission is to provide amazing, high quality, custom tattoo designs. If you are unsatisfied with your initial sketch, we offer a 100% money back guarantee. You can learn more about the Money Back Guarantee here.

  • What do I receive when I purchase a Custom Tattoo Design?

    Custom Tattoo Design is truly unique; we offer an amazing service that includes:

    • 24/7 Customer Service
    • Your Own Design Team; we allow you 100% input throughout the design process,
    • High-Definition full scale artwork in presentation format.
    • Certificate of authenticity releasing any copyrights. (Some Tattoo shops will want to see a release on artwork if it’s custom).

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