Starting a new business is one of the hardest things you’ll ever experience in your lifetime. This journey demands capital, hard work and determination. But still, your business can fail to launch successfully.

But guess what; there’s one core ingredient that can help your tattoo business take off without many hurdles-learning. You heard that right. Learning (you can call it R & D) opens you up to multiple practical ideas, a clear roadmap and mishaps that you need to avoid. 

So what’s the best place to learn all about tattoo businesses? It’s simple; top tattoo business blogs.

Such sites are owned by established business persons who know all the proper routes to take and the wrong ones to avoid. Let’s have a look at a few of those blogs.

Top Tattoo Business Blogs to Follow

Here are our recommended set of blogs you need to spend time on:

Tattoo School

For beginners, life can be quite hard. You know you have the skill but don’t know all the ins and outs of running a successful business. The best place to start is Tattoo School. Their blog talks of basic stuff and advice such as finding the right tattoo shop, tips on finding the right artist, mistakes to avoid on your first gig, and tattoo laws you need to know (mainly in the US and UK). Oh, wait for a second; they list apprenticeships for those wishing to work with the best tattoo artists.

Tattoo Ideas

Tattooing is an art, and as such, you must be able to ink outstanding designs to stand out. We can hear you thinking, how the heck do I come up with stunning ideas consistently? Well, you don’t. Websites like Tattoo ideas are dedicated to sharing photos of the latest tattoos, so you always have something to propose to your clients. On top of that, the site allows artists to upload their stunning works as well.

Inked Magazine

Are you the kind of person who likes to know everything and everyone in the tattoo industry? We’ve got good news for you-check out Inked Magazine. They display stunning pictures of models and famous personalities with trendsetting ink works. Here’s the best part-they have a Q & A section that discusses the latest ‘sick’ tattoos.

Freshly Inked

Another magazine for lovers of futuristic and upcoming tattoo designs. So if your passion is to become a trendsetter in your region, you should always read Freshly Inked. Inked has over 7M+ Facebook followers, 84K+ Twitter followers, and 700k+ Instagram followers.

Tattoo Education

Guy Aitchison is a tattoo guru behind Tattoo Education. As you can guess, that makes the site one of the best spots to chill while scoring top-quality publications. Moreover, the website features an ask section where users post questions and get high-quality answers. So if you are always having a query about running a tattoo business with no one to help, Tattoo Education should be at the top of your reading list.

Tattoo Now

Tattoo Now is one of the best blogs for tattoo studio owners who want deeply researched information (articles, webinars, etc.) regarding starting a tattoo business or scaling it up. With over 200k followers on Facebook, a website domain authority of 46, and 41+k followers on Instagram, the website is genuinely an authority, no question about that.

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If you are leaning much towards tattoo removal services, can serve as your blueprint. It offers guidance on removery prices, cover-up designs, removal timelines, treatment plans, and helping clients decide whether removal is the right choice or not. They also do reviews of the best tattoo machines, so you know what to go for. 

Tattoo Techniques

While tattooing is an art that doesn’t need one to possess academic credentials, it’s usually ideal that you have some papers. So if you are hunting for blogs for tattoo artists that offer certifications, try out Tattoo Techniques.

The site may not have been on the internet for long, but Csaba Mullner has been tattooing since 1999. This means he is one of the finest and, therefore, a reliable instructor. The site offers causes for both beginners and professionals who want to become the ultimate best. The website’s blog section offers gold-standard info on tattoo startups in case you are after free guides.

Ink Vivo

Ink Vivo focuses on three categories only tattoo meanings, tattoo aftercare, and Tattoo info and culture. This is a place that will transform you from an ordinary artist into an extraordinary one that knows everything about the tattoo world practically.

The tattoo meaning section educates you so you can tell good stories to clients about their tattoos. The aftercare section dies deep into all the nitty-gritty of tattoo aftercare like the type of soap to use, creams for tattoos, best ointments, and much more.

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Last but not least is our sweet little blog, TattooPro – where we educate business owners and solo artists on various aspects such as marketing, business operations, update about the latest industry trends & statistics, and ultimately, how to run the tattoo business effectively.

We are also a one-stop-shop with complete cloud software solution for tattoo business owners;  an all-in-one package for setting appointments, running marketing campaigns, generating digital tattoo consent forms, and feedback tools that attract more customers through reviews.

Over to you

There you have it, a good list of top tattoo business blogs worth reading. Whether your project is already up and running or in the larva stage, it can benefit immensely from the insights covered on top tattoo blogs.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out YouTube channels and social media pages for tattoo artists. They regularly post unique tattoo designs and many more how to’s.

Did we miss out on a blog you consider authoritative? Let us know in the comments.