Career outlook for tattooist
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would use needles and ink to draw permanent images, symbols or words on people’s skin.
This job requires a lot of technical skill as well as creative talent. Your customers would be placing a lot of trust in you, so it would be important to very careful while you work.
- Advise each client on suitable tattoos
- Make sure that the chosen design is exactly what the client wants
- Make sure that the client understands that tattooing is permanent
- Place the chosen design onto the client’s skin, either by drawing freehand or using a transfer
- Follow the lines with an electrically-operated needle, which injects ink under the skin
- Use different shapes and numbers of needles depending on the type of tattoo
- Keep up to date with the latest fashions in tattoos
It would be important to follow strict hygiene and safety procedures at all times.
UK employment status
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