The income of a tattoo artist varies in every area. A tattoo artist could charge anywhere from $80 to $150 on average. Some will charge up to $285 per hour. This seems very expensive, but the costs for doing the art, shop cut, getting your name out and many more could average from $50 an hour. It is not specific how much a tattoo artist really makes. Nevertheless, it is safe to assume that most tattoo artists need not take a second job if they are really good.

The money the artist can make will depend entirely on whether he or she owns the tattoo parlor and the area that he or she works in. If a tattoo artist owns the tattoo parlor, he or she can make more than $100,000 every year. Otherwise, the artist can make about $40,000 each year. This totally depends on the location.

It is not a good idea to open a parlor or shop in a small rural town. The best option would be in a good-sized city to get more customers. When running a tattoo shop in a big city, it is much more expensive. Running one in a smaller community is cheaper. The real answer to how much a tattoo artist can make differs wherever the location is and how much one charges for every tattoo. There are some months that you can make two thousand dollars and some where you can only make three hundred dollars, so it varies greatly.

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