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Tattoo Artists: Market Research Report

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Tattoo Artists Market Research Report | NAICS OD4404 | Sep 2016

Getting inked: Strong demand for customized tattoos with intricate designs will foster revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Tattoo Artists market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry’s customer base has expanded significantly, as has the revenue generated per customer
  • Profit margins in this industry are high and have grown over the past five years
  • Customers may opt for complex, customized tattoos given greater purchasing power
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Tattoo Artists industry has exhibited growth over the past five years, partially due to popular culture, including tattoo-related reality television programs that have made tattoos less culturally taboo. Additionally, individuals have continued to demand customized tattoos with intricate designs, rather than predesigned tattoos, stimulating industry revenue. Over the next five years, the industry will continue to grow, as the US population will likely become increasingly tattooed. However, new public heath initiatives and regulations may add to operational costs for the industry and pose as barriers to new industry entrants... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry generates the vast majority of its revenue from tattoos, though some establishments offer ancillary products and services, namely body piercing. Based on the most recent available data on tattoo placement, published by the American Academy of Dermatology, consumers most commonly choose to ink their arms, which serve as the location for an estimated 25.6% of tattoos. The back and shoulders are the second-most popular (24.1% of tattoos), followed by the legs/ankles (18.2%) and chest/ abdomen (15.7%). Most consumers shy away from tattoos that cannot be hidden by standard clothing. Still, an estimated 4.9% of tattoos are placed on the hands, while 4.4% are located on the neck or face. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Tattoo Artists Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Tattoo Artists Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of adults aged 20 to 64 and Per capita disposable income in the Tattoo Artists industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Tattoo Artists Industry?

    This industry includes establishments that provide tattoo services by injecting ink under the skin and permanently altering the coloration of the skin. This industry also includes tattoo-related maintenance, design and modification services, but it does not include laser tattoo-removal services.

    Industry Products
    Custom-designed tattoosPredesigned tattoosPiercings
    Industry Activities
    Designing customized tattoos Providing body piercingsPredesigning tattoos Maintaining aftercare tattoo services Administering permanent makeup tattoos

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Regulation
  • Access to credit
  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Tattoo Artists Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tattoo Artists Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Ink Manufacturing
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Custom-designed tattoos
  • Predesigned tattoos
  • Piercings
  • Other
  • Chart: Tattoo Artists Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Women aged under 35
  • Individuals aged 35 to 50
  • Men aged under 35
  • Individuals aged 51 to 69
  • Individuals aged 70 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tattoo Artists Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tattoo Artists
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tattoo Artists Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tattoo Artists Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Tattoo Artists Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Consumer Confidence Index (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • An autoclave is a device that eradicates bacteria and viruses for tattoo equipment.
  • Tattoo Removal
  • The process of removing permanent tattoos, typically using lasers.
  • Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • A cleaning device that vibrates all the particles out of tattoo equipment, thus ensuring safe and clean equipment.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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