Oh! Right! Like Mozzy said, expect to pay for a quality tattoo. This is one area where you do not want to bargain shop! Figure out what style you want (Traditional, photoreal, Japanese, etc) and then look long and hard for an artist whose work you LOVE. I traveled an hour to the guy who tattooed my inner forearm and would have traveled way longer. Paid $250 for the tattoo itself and tipped him $60.
I have 3 tattoos! I have grand plans for my thighs but that's not until next year =)
Do you know what you'd like to get?