While you\u0092re filling out those holiday cards, baking those cookies or selecting gifts for people who have made an impact on your life, don\u0092t forget your tattoo and/or piercing artist.<p><b>Dispelling the Myths</b><br/>Despite the fact that a lot of people think tattoo artists make more money than they know what to do with, that simply isn\u0092t the case with most of them. A gift of cash would be greatly appreciated by anyone.</p><p>Contrary to popular belief, the life of an artist isn\u0092t always exciting. Many days are full of boring flash designs, whiny teenagers, clients with bad personal hygiene and bad attitudes. A small gift of appreciation to make your artist smile can go a long way. A funny greeting card or a hand-written thank you note cost very little and can mean a lot.</p><p><b>The Little Ones</b><br/>Many artists have children that they are attempting to dote on for the holidays. If you know your artist has a child, you may even get something you know they will like. This takes pressure off the parent, which is also appreciated.</p><p><b>Other Hobbies and Interests</b><br/>Tattoo and piercing artists don\u0092t just read tattoo magazines and listen to hard-core music. Many of them have an extensive range of interests, which tends to go along with being creative and talented. If you are aware that they have a particular hobby or interest, you can always get something related to that interest.</p><p><b>Keep This in Mind</b><br/>Don\u0092t assume that your artist celebrates Christmas, but a general gift of thanks will graciously be received no matter what faith they may have.</p><p><b>Specific Gift Ideas</b><br/>If you want to give something more personal than cash but worth more than a greeting card, but simply can\u0092t think of anything or are concerned that a gift will be out of your budget, here are some ideas of gifts you can give that are (generally) under $20.00.</p><ul><li>Pair of movie tickets</li><li>Bag of premium brand coffee</li><li>Box of premium brand tea</li><li>High quality chocolates</li><li>Homemade baked goods</li><li>Large photo album (to display artwork)</li><li>Gift certificate to a local coffee house</li><li>Gas card</li></ul>Any time you put forth the effort to thank someone who has provided you with excellent service, it makes the world a better place.