Average Tattoo Artist Hourly Pay

$99.78
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$16.85
MEDIAN
$99.78
90%
$247.87

The average hourly pay for a Tattoo Artist is $99.78 in 2024

Hourly Rate
$17 - $248
Bonus
$30 - $5k
Commission
$0 - $33k
Total Pay
$31k - $449k
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What Do Tattoo Artists Do?

Tattoo Artist 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.
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FAQs About Tattoo Artists

What is the highest pay for Tattoo Artists?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Tattoo Artist is $247.87 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Tattoo Artists?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Tattoo Artist is $16.85 / hour

How can Tattoo Artists increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Tattoo Artist is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Tattoo Artist that oversees more junior Tattoo Artists, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.