What is a Tattoo Artist, and what do they do?
“A tattoo artist (also tattooer or tattooist) is an individual who applies permanent decorative tattoos, often in an established business called a “tattoo shop,” “tattoo studio” or ‘”tattoo parlour.” Tattoo artists usually learn their craft via an apprenticeship under a trained and experienced mentor.” Wikipedia.
What skills/training is needed to become a Tattoo Artist?
Tattoo Artists don’t necessarily require a degree to be successful. Most artists I am familiar with were always artsy and already possessed skills an artist needs. There is also the possibility of learning Art through certification classes or college courses to gain the needed skill. Tattoo Artists also have the option of starting as an apprentice in a Tattoo shop who learns the trade through observation of skilled artists and practice. Some states do require artists to be licensed: see your state’s info to discover whether or not you will require licensing.
What do Tattoo Artists earn?
“Some tattoo artists make $40,000 or more per year, according to the College Foundation of North Carolina. Their incomes are usually dictated by the business they generate. Average annual incomes for these body artists were $32,000 as of 2013, according to the job website SimplyHired.com.” Chron.
What does the future look like for Tattoo Artists?
As long as people keep desiring the look of tattoos as well as the artistry, there will always be a need for the Tattoo Artist. Each person always has a story behind the reason for his-her tattoos and often messages are personal, or some type of remembrance from a tragedy or triumph.
If you are an artist who has never thought about tattooing, are you thinking about it? Lol One can start off as an apprentice to observe technique, but the real skill is the artistry. Don’t sleep on your skills! Grab opportunities when they come! Much success in your endeavors!
Upwork –A job board with openings for Tattoo Artists.
Tattoos –A job board with open Tattoo Artist jobs. USA/
Indeed –A job board with open Tattoo Artist positions.
TattooNow –A job board with open Tattoo jobs.
Body Art Jobs –A job board to search for Tattoo jobs.
JobRapido –A job board with open Tattoo jobs.
CreateMyTattoo –A site for Tattoo Designers to create/
design tattoos and get paid for sales. Must have at least
$25 in your balance to request payment. Pay is via PayPal.
CustomTattooDesign –A site for Tattoo designers to sell his-
3rdDemensionTattoos –A Tattoo shop seeking skilled artists.
True Artists –A job board with Tattoo Artist jobs.
InkAcademy –Become a Tattoo apprentice. Learn the art of
Skin-Artists –A resource for Tattoo artists to network and to