Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer is $15.26
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tattoo Artist / Body Piercers?
An early career Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.00 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.45 based on 9 salaries. An …Read more
What Do Tattoo Artist / Body Piercers Do?
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.
Tattoo artists/body piercers must always stay up-to-date with health and safety …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.