Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salary

The average pay for a Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer is $35,348 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$19,574 - $96,547

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$7.15 - $69.53

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$19,574 - $96,547  
   
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$19,574 - $127,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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$7.15 - $69.53  
   
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$19,574 - $127,456  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer

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

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Experience Affects Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 57%
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