$30,000
Avg. Salary
$14.74
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer is $14.74 per hour.

The average pay for a Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer is $30,000 per year.

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$98.63
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MEDIAN $30,000
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$0$96K
Salary $18,970 - $76,340
Bonus $5,500
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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$19,144 - $96,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$98
Hourly Rate $9.14 - $98.63
Hourly Tips $3.33
Overtime $22.50
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $5,500
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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$19,144 - $96,958
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

Job Description for Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer

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.

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Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer 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.

Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Job Listings

Key Stats for Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salaries

Experienced
▲48%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
▼21%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 89%