Getting a tattoo is a form of self-expression, art, and sometimes, rebellion. But how much does it cost to get inked in Nigeria? A TikTok video by a tattoo artist in Lagos has gone viral for showing some of his amazing tattoo works and their prices. The video has over 70 thousand views and thousands of comments, with many people expressing their shock, admiration, or curiosity about the tattoos.
The tattoo artist, who goes by the name @art_of_sixtysix on TikTok, is based in Lekki, Lagos. He specializes in custom tattoos. In the video, he shows several of his tattoo works, ranging from a lion on the chest, a rose on the hand, a skull on the arm, to a portrait. The prices of the tattoos vary from 300,000 naira to 5 million naira, probably depending on the size, design, and complexity of the tattoo.
The video has sparked a lot of interest and debate about the cost and value of tattoos in Nigeria. Some people think that the prices are too high and unrealistic for the average Nigerian. They argue that tattoos are not a necessity and that there are more important things to spend money on. They also question the quality and safety of the tattoos, as well as the social acceptance and perception of people with tattoos in Nigeria.
On the other hand, some people think that the prices are fair and reasonable for the skill and artistry of the tattoo artist. They appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of the tattoos and see them as a form of investment and expression. They also defend the right and freedom of people to get tattoos and express themselves however they want. They point out that tattoos are becoming more popular and accepted in Nigeria, especially among the younger generation and celebrities.
According to some sources, getting a tattoo in Nigeria can generally cost anywhere from 5,000 naira to 5 million naira, depending on various factors such as the location, reputation, experience, and equipment of the tattoo artist; the size, design, color, and placement of the tattoo; and the demand and supply of tattoos in the market.
In Nigeria, tattoos are becoming more popular and accepted, but there is still some stigma and discrimination associated with them in some parts of the society. If you are thinking of getting a tattoo in Nigeria, make sure you do your research well and find a reputable and professional tattoo artist who can meet your expectations and budget.