I hate that question, not so much because it's rude, but because you ALWAYS get one of two responses:
1) "Whoa, that's a lot! I'd never spend that much!" and/or "You could have bought a [insert expensive object here] for that much!"
2) "I know a guy who does them for $20, you should go to him!"
Nobody ever thinks it was reasonable, they act like I have to sell my organs to get even a little traditional one shot.
I absolutely hate the "how much did it cost" question.I used to answer that question to a few people,but now I ask if they are interested in getting a tattoo.If not,I don't answer the question.
Its pretty interesting to me seeing the reaction of co workers when they see my tattoos.
They are people that I have seen and spoken to for a lot of years. I notice their eyes looking right at my tattoos,but they don't say a thing.
Its kind of funny when the ones who are closer to me, make a comment and feel that its ok to let
me know how much they dislike tattoos.