Tattoo Artist


Lancaster, CA, USA - 54353

We are looking to hire a COMMITTED & DRIVEN TO SUCCEED skilled Tattoo Artist to create quality tattoos for clients. The Tattoo Artist's responsibilities include consulting with clients to specifically design tattoos based on their ideas, performing allergy tests, and sterilizing work areas immediately after each tattoo application. You should also be able to sterilize all nondisposable tattoo equipment between tattoo application sessions.
To be successful as a Tattoo Artist, you should stay abreast of the latest tattoo trends. Ultimately, an exceptional Tattoo Artist should be able to successfully modify clients' existing tattoos.

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • State tattoo license.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) certificate.
  • CPR training.
  • A well-presented portfolio.
  • Proven experience tattooing in a tattoo studio.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Detail-oriented and artistic.
  • Scheduling appointments with clients and discussing pricing.
  • Shaving various areas of clients' bodies in preparation for tattoo applications.
  • Cleaning various areas of clients’ skin using antibacterial soap.
  • Advising clients on tattoo size, color, and suitable placement.
  • Carefully listening to clients in order to understand their tattoo ideas.
  • Showing clients tattoo designs if they don’t have any in mind.
  • Stenciling the chosen designs onto clients’ skin and using a tattoo gun to create permanent designs.
  • Covering recently tattooed areas with sterile dressings.
  • Providing clients with instructions on how to care for newly tattooed areas.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment by adhering to state and federal health regulations.

The average annual salary for a tattoo artist in 2018 was around $53,346. As with most art careers, however, this salary is not a constant, and it can vary depending on a tattoo artist’s skill and location. With our partnership, we invest and market you. We put you and your skills at the for front of professional Mobile Tattoo Services. We provide marketing business set-up including all permits and licensing, equipment, and the opportunity to work with a leader in Mobile Tattoo services, with an existing network of Mobile business services and clients to get you earning the money your skills deserve!
One of the major aspects of a tattoo artist’s job is safety and sterilization. Because so many dangerous pathogens and diseases can easily be transferred through blood and bodily fluids, a tattoo artist must take precautions to prevent this. These precautions may include discarding tattooing needles after each client, and sterilizing other hard to replace equipment, like tattoo guns.
While most tattoo artists will usually have hundreds or sometimes thousands of existing images for clients to choose from, most will also create custom tattoos for clients that request them. A client may provide a picture for the artist to recreate, or they may just provide a specific idea for the artist to use.
Once a design has been chosen, a tattoo artist will usually transfer the basic outline of the tattoo onto the client’s skin. From there, the artist can then begin the tattooing process.
First, a tattoo artist will usually start with an outline of the tattoo. He will then fill in the rest of the tattoo using different colors and shading techniques. Depending on the look he wants to create, a tattoo artist will usually use a several different types of tattoo needles.
After a tattoo has been applied, a tattoo artist will also educate his client on proper tattoo aftercare. Generally, tattoos should be kept clean in order to avoid infection and speed up the healing process. Some tattoo artists might also recommend a special salve or ointment to apply to the fresh tattoo as well. These serve to keep dirt and debris away from the tattoo and keep it moisturized. Most tattoo salves also contain antibiotics, which can help prevent infection and scarring. Tattoo artists must be careful which salve or ointment they recommend, however, since some of these can react negatively with certain inks used to create tattoos.

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