Do you have a child who has always been captivated by art? The effort put behind an art keeps their mind busy? Or do they constantly convey your imagination on a canvas? Then these traits indicate that they are a good fit to become a tattoo artist. And they are most likely one of them. The idea of being a tattoo artist is great. But is it that easy to be one? In this article, we give you an insight into what being a professional in the tattoo industry is like.
Contrary to common assumption, today's artists are garnering a lot of riches. According to the latest Indeed estimates, tattoo artists earn an average monthly remuneration of Rs. 2.9 lakhs. And, in comparison to other socially valued occupations in India, such as doctors and engineers, tattoo artists now possess the same status. So, if the thought of your son/daughter not earning as much as traditional vocations cross your mind, take it right off. Despite the fact that tattoo artists are no strangers to struggle, the assumption of ‘barely thriving’ as a tattoo artist is long gone. And it’s not just us saying that. It’s the parents of our talented tattoo artists at Aliens, backing up our statement.
With the financial benefits, being a tattoo artist has much more to it. There are many things that come after becoming a tattoo artist. So if you want to know what perks your beloved will get from tattooing, read on!
having so many platforms, in the digital and offline world, artists have exposure to a wide range of audiences. In such a connected world, the road to becoming a good earning tattooist is not hard. Additionally, tattoos are going more mainstream. A study by Business Insider concludes that India has a massive 20,000 crore tattoo industry. And, as tattoos become increasingly popular, there is no doubt that the career of a tattoo artist is a profitable one. In fact, some tattoo artists today make way more than many doctors, lawyers, or engineers you might be knowing. An average tattoo artist in the US makes around 60,000 USD (45 Lakh INR) a year. That amount is just a dream from many doctors and engineers. In fact, the profession of doctors and engineers is so saturated, that success becomes really hard there. Whereas the number of tattoo artists in India as compared to the demand for tattoos is low. This means we need more tattoo artists around us.
They have a lot of opportunities to travel
As a person who has art in their hearts, the love for travel comes instinctively. And although the old television might have painted an image of tattoo artists only working in a tattoo parlor. The reality is far from it. As a tattooist, they get to visit many places to show off their art. Not only do they visit their clients, but they also get to visit many other events like tattoo conventions and workshops. And while traveling they not only get connected to the world around them but also to other talented people who live in it.
They are prone to become famous
The more one gets indulged in the art of tattooing, the more recognition they start getting. Unlike corporate jobs, tattoo artists have a diverse clientele. And when one has a good hand at the art you exhibit, the word spreads. You will be stunned to know that within only a year of being a tattoo artist, they will have so many connections. And such diverse people, which you couldn’t have imagined to have in a 9 to 5 job. And we are just talking about offline fame. When they start putting your art on the internet, you have no idea about the lengths of people they could reach.
They get to work with celebrities
This part often gets unnoticed, but tattoo artists have clients who are usually celebrities. Many big celebrities of India, (Famous cricketers like Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and also top actresses like Anushka, Deepika) are fans of tattoo craft. It’s rare to find a celebrity nowadays, who has never been tatted. Even though they have a diverse clientele, celebrities make up a good percentage of their clients. In such a situation, they also get to sit down with these celebrities and dip their toes in the world of fame.
They get to be their own boss
It’s great to have the liberty to do things your way. After all, creativity does not flourish in constricted spaces. So when one has the career of tattooing, they’re not just the artist, but many times they're also a businessman/woman. They get to make their own choices and decisions. But when they’re doing that you have to remember that they also take all the credit for it. In India, many young people are unhappy with their jobs, one of the reasons being, not getting freedom as well as credit for their work. But with tattoo artists that is not the case. They get applause for ‘their’ work.
Not only tattoo artists, but their work goes global
India has a rich history of tattoo flair. Nonetheless, India is also a great travel destination for people around the world. And for this reason, many tourists of India like to take tattoos as souvenirs. So in a way, their art travels globally, telling stories that they helped inking. What is better than that? And to take a different perspective, their talent gets recognized on a global scale. Their service is not just limited to the 4 walls of your tattoo shop. In most cases, their art has seen more of the world, than they themselves.
They connect with people on a personal level
In any job, people meet new people. But what is different in being a tattoo artist, is that they don’t just connect for the sake of business. Their art is someone else’s story. So in that short tattoo session, they get to know their client as a person. In only a few months as a tattoo artist, they will make 100s of friends. And they will expose themselves to a bigger world. And for any artist, having a good network is a must. Tattooing builds that network.
They are not limited to just one job and location
Success comes to those who are always on the move. And if your beloved has a hunger for success, they would like to do something different. People who are successful, have always worked differently than the rigid daily routine. As tattooists, they don’t have to work at just one location or at one particular time. There are endless possibilities for them. Work at two different parlors or work with new people every day. In the end, they have the full liberty to chase their goals.
If you know that your child or a beloved member of your family, who fancies having a good income, with all the above perks. Then they will fit right into the role of a successful tattooist. But before you get to the perks, you need to be skilled. And if you are wondering how your beloved can become a professional tattoo artist, we have just the right thing for you. Become a tattoo artist today, with Aliens Tattoo Art School.
With Aliens Tattoo School, one not only gets to learn professional tattooing but also the difficult things that come after that. Our Aliens train them practically. They get trained by skilled professionals and also earn as a tattoo intern. Doesn’t that sound like a great deal?