Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salary

The average pay for a Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer is $36,079 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.

$19,727 - $96,080
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$96K
MEDIAN: $36,078
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50%
90%

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$7.15 - $69.53
(Median)
$7
$11
$70
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$19,727 - $96,080  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $4,000  
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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$19,727 - $126,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$7.15 - $69.53  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$50.00 - $4,000  
   
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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$19,727 - $126,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 36%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

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
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
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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