The cost should never dictate the choice of artist or design. Think how many other purchases you are likely to make in a lifetime that will be with you, actually becoming you, forever. In fact, cost should be a minor factor in your decision. If you take price as a governing criteria it is better to wait and avoid disappointment. You will have the tattoo a lot longer than the tattooist will have the money and a tattoo that you are happy with is priceless.