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Editor's Note: Our editorial team is based in the US. Most of us have grown up in a tipping economy where a little extra money shows appreciation for a service. We think throwing a little extra monetary love to your artist is a good practice, but if you're unsure, check your shop's policies!
3. Your artist’s costs include more than just supplies.