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Aug
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How to Set Up a Tattoo Shop: 5 Steps (with Pictures …

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How many employees do I need to start a tattoo business?

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It depends on the owner and the size of the shop/customer base. I’ve been to shops owned and operated by one person, and others with as many as 10 employees.

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Is it possible to have a mobile tattoo studio that can be set up in different locations and events?

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Yes, it is possible. However, tattoo licenses vary from state to state, so you’ll need to be licensed in each state you want to travel to.

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Can I open a tattoo shop even if I don’t do tattoos?

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Absolutely! However, I would find a business partner who knows the industry well and can bring talented artists to your shop. You may want to get a few tattoos if you intend to work hands-on, since people may question why the owner doesn’t have any.

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How many years do you have to be tattooing before you are classed as a tattooist and not an apprentice?

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That depends on you, your work as an apprentice, and the artist teaching you. For some, it may take as little as one year; for others, as many as five years.

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Where do I get a license?

You can apply for a tattoo shop license on the “.gov” website of your state or country.

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What if I’m a skilled and talented artist who, instead of working under an apprenticeship, started doing tattoos in-home, and have been doing them for around 4 years now, and do great work; will the health department still help me in getting licensed?

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If you’re a tattoo artist that works at home, you’re not doing great work. Go get an apprenticeship at a legit shop and don’t mention doing them at home.

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What do I need to start a tattoo shop?

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You need to have a good business plan, investors or money, a shop and all the tattoo supplies.

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If I started a tattoo shop in my home, is it important to get a license?

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Yes, it is.

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If I start a tattoo shop, do I need a tattoo license?

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Yes, you do need a license to show that you’re trained and certified to tattoo people safely.

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Can I get a shop opened up without an apprenticeship?

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Yes, if your work is good, but you still need all of your health regulations certificates like blood borne, CPR, and sanitary certifications. Every state is different, but no you don’t have to have an apprenticeship. However, it is still good to have one.

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