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Tattoo Artist Collaboration

Partnership Conditions with Tattoo Artists

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We help talented people to reach their artistic potential

At the Black Hat Tattoo, we help tattoo artists reach their potential with love, discipline, and trust. Our values, people first, excellence, respect, creativity, and team spirit are grounded within the organisation. We are serious about art creation. We are also committed to creating an environment for artistic people where they can flourish. All are respected for their art, and nothing is never done without the artist's explicit consent.

Creativity is achieved when they have the proper equipment, a stable income, and a positive environment. We aim to provide these conditions for our tattoo artists at the Black Hat Tattoo studio.

What’s in for me?

We help tattoo artists to reach their potential. The Black Hat Tattoo studio provides services to independent tattoo artists to work in the best conditions.

We provide three levels of collaboration - from junior artists to talented artists who have grown their own clientele over the years.

We connect tattoo clients and tattoo artists:

  •  Online visibility: Website and social media of the brand
  •  Pre-sales, Bookings and After-sales services

We provide a work environment for tattoo artists to flourish:

  •  Fully equipped tattoo shop
  •  Shop management

How much do the services cost?

Services start at a rate of 50/50, followed by two additional offers at 60/40 and 70/30.

The Traditional 50/50

The Traditional 50/50 rate is best for junior tattoo artists starting to grow skills or more experienced artists building a clientele who need a little support to get there. Promising artists are usually great users of the Traditional 50/50 until they feel ready to be adventurous and level up to the bold 60/40.

We connect tattoo clients and tattoo artists:

  •  Online visibility: social media of the brand and website visibility
  •  Pre-sales, Bookings and After-sales services

We provide a work environment for tattoo artists to flourish:

  •  Fully equipped tattoo shop
  •  Shop management

The Bold 60/40

The bold 60/40 rate is designed for artists who have worked really hard with undeniable talent and already have a significant clientele. Artists with existing clientele are comfortable using the Bold 60/40 to slowly grow toward the Limitless 70/30 when they feel ready.

We connect tattoo clients and tattoo artists:

  •  Online visibility: social media of the brand
  •  Pre-sales, Bookings and After-sales services
  •  Appointment only

We provide a work environment for tattoo artists to flourish:

  •  Fully equipped tattoo shop
  •  Shop management

The Limitless €150+23% VAT (equivalent 70/30 or more)

You are the boss. The Limiteless works best for tattoo artist willing to make the most of our industry lifestyle. They have a clientele, a style and good organisational skills. They are able to manage their own clients, agenda and enjoying a large amount of freedom.

We provide for you:

  •  Fully equipped tattoo shop
  •  Online visibility: social media of the brand
  •  Appointment only

We ask for a payment of €150 + 23% VAT each day you book a space to work in the shop, regardless of the number of tattoo clients you have during the day.

There is no limit on how much a tattoo artist can earn with this collaboration conditions. This option is best suited for senior artists with a strong customer base who are willing to manage their clients themselves.

In other words, if you are a tattoo artist and you are fully booked most of the time with projects over €300 per day, this option will help you to gain more artistic independence and freedom.

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How much money can I make ?

Wondering how much you can make as a tattoo artist with the Black Hat? Here is your answer!

The average tattoo artist’s gross salary in Ireland is €28,495 or an equivalent hourly rate of €14 according to a study done by the salary expert.

Since 2016, our tattoo artists earn between €1,800 and more than €4,000 per month for themselves with these collaboration conditions.

Services are flexible for artists that do not have a stable customer base yet and don’t feel comfortable in managing their planning and customers themselves.

If you want to learn more about tattoo prices and booking requirements for tattoo clients, please read here.

Who pays?

The tattoo client pays:

  •  Minimum charge of €70 for each tattoo.
  •  The total tattoo price will be €120 per hour minimum - depending on the artist's skills, popularity, and experience.
  •  Daily sessions last around 6h - 7h and the price starts at €600 or more - depending on the artist skills, popularity, and experience.

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Example of the Traditional 50/50:

Alan gets a full day session for a total price of €800 with Sergy.

Sergy has a Traditional 50/50 rate with the studio.

Alan pays €150 deposit to secure the booking one month before the appointment.

On the day, Alan pays €400 minus the €150 deposit to the tattoo shop, which equals to €250.

On the day, Alan pays €400 to Sergy, the tattoo artist.

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Example of the Limitless 70/30 or €150 + VAT (23%):

Sergy arranges with the tattoo shop long enough in advance when he wants to come and dot his tattoo clients in the shop.

Alan, Sergy’s tattoo client, has booked a full day session for a price of €800. At the end of the day, Alan pays Sergy the total amount of €800.

Sergy pays the tattoo shop €150 + 23% VAT, a total amount of €184.50 at the end of the day and keeps €615.50 for himself. Sergy kept 77% of the total customer price.

If the tattoo price is €600 instead, Sergy would have earned 70% of the total amount that day, which is equivalent to €415.50 for him.