Each state has different licensing requirements. Therefore, before you seek a business or operating license, you need to complete pre-licensing certifications and work with an established tattoo artist in your apprenticeship to gain some of the crucial skills required for licensing.
When you have the skills, certifications, and license to operate, you can now venture into the tattoo business, whether as an independent contractor or you can apply to work for an established tattoo shop.
A tattoo artist earns a decent income, according to job statistics. Indeed statistics show that a tattoo artist makes about $64,106 annually, while Zip Recruiter statistics show that a tattoo artist earns about $99,956 annually.