The price depends on the skills of the artist, his (her) popularity, and demand in the market. The number of followers and likes does not mean anything.
The healed tattoo is of the greatest value. A tattoo artist may have a lot of good fresh work but healed work are very different from fresh work.
The difficulty lies precisely in a good healed tattoo but not fresh. This is why many artists do not post healed tattoos in their portfolios.
You can check my healed works on my Instagram page (highlights).
The style of the tattoo does not affect the price but the quality of this work, done in any of the styles, affects the price. It is necessary to choose an artist, not a studio.
The more elite the area and the more pompous the parlour, the more expensive the tattoo is, while the quality of the tattoo does not in any way affect the atmosphere in the parlour. Are you ready to overpay today for an expensive area and the pathos of the parlour - it's up to you. The most important thing is the disinfection and sanitary conditions in the parlour.
Pay attention to what the artist is doing, what his (her) hobbies are. The tattoo artist is constantly barhoping or developing his (her) skills, constantly drawing, studying, and taking art classes from other artists, i.e. the artist is interested in career growth and wants to make a better and better tattoo and does not use you as a wallet to pay for his (her) needs under the guise of "you are my buddy".
Due to the situation with COVID and the ban on walkin appointments, many tattoo artists and parlours in the United States have closed since they worked thanks to the flow of people but not quality. They do not have and did not have a client base, they did any job and did it badly, getting a logical result for their career.
A plastic surgeon's scalpel does not cost a lot of money but this does not mean that breast augmentation will consist of the cost of consumables :)
A tattoo is not just a tattoo machine and a needle, a tattoo is knowledge and skills. The more an artist has clients, the more good works he (she) has, the more he develops, the higher the price will be. I still study canvas oil from two artists and pay constantly for lessons with them. As well, I buy webinars from other tattoo artists, knowledge is never too much. All this costs money, this is important for good tattoos.