Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Tattoo Artist is $99.33
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tattoo Artists?
An entry-level Tattoo Artist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35.00 based on 11 salaries. An early career Tattoo Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82.50 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Tattoo Artists Do?
A tattoo artist applies permanent artwork to people’s bodies with the use of needles. The tattoo artist should always comply with health codes. It is important to keep the facility and materials clean and sterilized. Some tattoo artists do freelance work, while others work for a company. Prior to being hired by a company, it will usually be necessary to present a portfolio and demonstrate work. Many tattoo artists will work on commission. Some tattoo shops will offer an apprenticeship for a …Read more
- 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.