When you’re dealing with the high cost of tattoos, it’s tempting to think you’re doing it for the right reasons.
After all, you can get a great tattoo for just $300.
But a recent study by the American Tattoo Institute, however, has some doubts about the value of tattoos.
“We don’t believe there’s an absolute benefit to having a tattoo on your body, especially for a higher-income person,” said Dr. Michael Schatz, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania.
“I think that the higher you are in the income spectrum, the less money you have in the bank and the less time you have to spend,” he said.
“So for people in the middle, the benefits are pretty marginal.”
To get a good tattoo, Schatz and his colleagues examined the tattooed body of the people who had been in a clinical trial, which measured the tattoo ink used in each patient’s body.
The research team then compared the results of these two groups to people in a control group that was completely unaware of the study.
The study showed that tattoo ink costs $300 for people with high incomes and $700 for people without.
But it also found that, overall, people with higher incomes paid less for their tattoos.
And while the average price for a $300 tattoo was $175, the average cost for a healthy person with an average income of $30,000 was $1,908.
The average cost of a healthy tattoo for a middle-income family was $400.
People in the lowest income group paid an average of $2,400 more for their tattoo, compared to people with more money.
Dr. Stephen F. Sperling, an assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, says the study was flawed.
“What I do think is that we’ve got to be cautious about saying that tattoos are free.
They are expensive,” he told VICE News.”
The problem with this study is it was based on people who did not have a baseline income,” he added.”
And people in these very wealthy households don’t have access to a good healthcare system.”
But not everyone agrees with the study’s conclusions.
Dr Sue Henson, a professor of health economics at Emory University, told VICE that she believed that the study should have been done by a larger group of people, not just the people in those two groups.
“People should have done the analysis in the same way they did in the first study, but that’s a different approach and a different question,” she said.
For the study, the researchers studied the results for people who were between the ages of 18 and 64.
They were able to use data from the national healthcare database and compare the average tattoo prices for people from each income group.
They found that tattoo costs ranged from $200 for a tattoo to $1.5 million for an average health care bill for a high-income individual.
“If you’re a middle class person who lives in a house that costs a lot, the costs of a tattoo can be significant,” Schatz said.