The concept of body art is no longer a new term for the Indian people. As people are becoming aware of the art of tattoo, the number of young aspirants has risen and has fueled the growth of the tattoo industry in India. Read on....
There were times when tattooing was famous in Indian culture as the sign of the inferiority of women and was done to keep the sexual predators away. The art of tattooing has always been prevalent in the Indian culture in different ways since the ancient times. The main point is that it has not been forgotten at all, but has evolved itself gracefully with time (and is looked upon as a sign of freedom and modernity).
The concept of body art is no longer a new term for the Indian people. As people are becoming aware of the art of tattoo, the number of young aspirants has risen and has fueled the growth of the tattoo industry in India.
Choosing an art form so ancient and giving it your modern touch is not a job for faint-hearted. That’s the reason many tattoo artists start their business but fail to make it a successful venture. Here is how you can run an exceptionally good business with tattooing in India.
Acquiring a Formal/Informal Training
Tattoo artistry requires a good amount of training to get started with the business. Whether it is a formal (like a general degree course in tattoo artistry) or an informal training, acquiring training in the art form is very essential.
Training becomes an important part of the tattoo business because it’s essential to meet the client’s expectations and to give them the best that you can. You can’t start with your tattoo business without knowing the precautions that should be taken before and after getting your clients inked.
You can acquire the best training through apprenticeship with a professional tattoo artist as you get to learn the holistic and realistic picture of the business.
Regulations to Follow
Despite being an unorganised sector, licensing regulations are mandatory to follow when you start off with your tattoo business. You will have to acquire studio license and follow health regulations while starting your tattoo studio/parlor. Tattoos are made from small needles, and needles can easily transmit deadly diseases like HIV, HVB and hepatitis B. So, health of the clients comes at the top priority for a tattoo artist, hence, one should follow the health regulations.
Know What You Should Invest In
After getting trained and acquiring all the licenses, the biggest concern should be to know what things you should invest in. While starting with a tattoo parlor, the first thing you will need is studio space. You can either buy the space or lease it.
Another thing you should invest on is a tattoo kit. Kits are now easily available for less than Rs 10,000, but high end kits range from Rs 20-25,000. A tattoo kit includes tattoo machine, sterilization equipment and other medical supplies.