Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salary

The average pay for a Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer is $22,240 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences salary for this job.

$19,641 - $49,132
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,000
50%

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$10.25 - $14.50
$13
MEDIAN: $12.77
50%

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$0$96K
Salary $30,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,700 - $96,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data $0$14
Hourly Rate $12.77
Hourly Tips $2.86
Annual Data $0$96K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,700 - $96,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer

Tattoo artists and body piercers work directly on their clients' bodies in a controlled indoor environment. Although formal education requirements are not strict for this profession, some states require a valid license to provide tattoos and/or piercings to clients. Those with five or more years of experience are considered "fully qualified," and examples of prior work and past references are highly beneficial.

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Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Tasks

  • Design original or variations of known tattoos for customers.
  • Ensure the shop environment is sanitary and the tools are sterilized appropriately.
  • Apply tattoos on customer skin.

Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Job Listings

Key Stats for Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
46%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salaries

Experienced
▲55%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼32%

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 89%
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