Talented Tattooist? Here’s How You Can Showcase Your Work

Written By Alla Levin
October 07, 2022

Talented Tattooist? Here’s How You Can Showcase Your Work

Increasing your clientele should be your next goal when you have spent time training and working hard to become a professional tattoo artist. In order to do this, it’s worth remembering that potential clients will want to have important information about your skills and studio before choosing you for their next piece.

If you want to learn tattoo art, you can get a tattoo apprenticeship which is the best way to get hands-on experience, learn from experts, and build your portfolio. But with the increasing competition in the tattoo industry, it can be challenging to stand out and make a name for yourself.

Therefore, you may consider showing off some of your training and previous work to highlight your capabilities. If you’re a talented tattoo artist, here’s how you can showcase your work.

Hanging art

You may have people walk in off the street to ask about availability for appointments or get a new piece of art on their skin then and there. While they may take your professionalism and the hygiene of your studio into account, they may also look out for examples of work already undertaken.

With permission from those whose tattoos you have done, you may be able to take photographs of your work. Having these transformed into canvas prints can create wall art for your studio and serve the purpose of showing potential customers exactly what you can do. You could opt to have a single canvas per tattoo you have done or even collage them on a larger canvas to fit a single space.

Utilize social mediaTalented Tattooist

Potential clients may also look online for someone to do their next tattoo. Having several social media accounts can help you to generate interest. Within this, it’s essential to post regularly, including images of your studio, hand-drawn designs, and work you have done.

Learning how to use hashtags and even running social media competitions could also gain you a more significant number of views. For platforms such as Instagram, you may want to carefully consider the handles you use, ensuring it is professional. Having separate accounts for your tattooing and personal life can help to keep the content you post relevant.

Network with others

Being a tattoo artist can be somewhat of a lonely job, primarily if you work independently. While this can allow you to set your own hours, and choose your clients, it can limit you somewhat.

Attending some of the tattoo conventions held each year can enable you to travel around and speak to others within the trade. This could help you to gain some tips, or even learn new skills. 

At the same time, you may also want to take images of your work and business cards with you to show off to attendees looking for a new artist. Due to this, it may be good to attend events closer to home when hunting for clients and save the further afield conventions for honing your craft.

Showing off your work can be essential for gaining clients, as well as creating a positive association with your brand. By using different platforms available or your own working space, doing so in an artistic way can help people to learn more about the types of work you do, as well as to see if your skills or specializations line up with the designs they want.

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