7 Temporary Tattoo Artist Success Stories [2023]

7 Temporary Tattoo Artist Success Stories [2023]
Become A Temporary Tattoo Artist

Starting a tattoo business is not as difficult as you might think. If you have the talent, ability, and guts, you already have the essential qualities for starting your own tattoo company. The Tattoo Artists market size in the US in 2022 is $1.4B.

The tattooing business is profitable and famous, and it is one of the most rewarding careers that you can have. However, becoming a tattoo artist requires a lot of commitment and hard work.

Tattoo shops have strict standards for artists who work in shops, so to have an ideal career as an artist, you might have to go the freelance route. It can be a short-term or long-term career, so you must be prepared before taking on such a responsibility. It won’t come with a million-dollar salary at first, but once you’ve developed a good reputation and have completed enough work, the money will start rolling in.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a temporary tattoo artist:

1. Forgotten Mermaids ($12K/year)

Anslea (from Atlanta, GA, USA) started Forgotten Mermaids almost 5 years ago.

$1K / month
1 founders / 0 employees
Atlanta, GA, USA

Case Study

Over the last 12 months, we’ve expanded our products to include two tattoo designs in six colors, swimsuits, and clothing, all with the unifying “mermaid scale” theme. These last six months we’ve averaged about $1,000/month in mostly passive income.


Learn more about starting a temporary tattoo artist:

Where to start?

-> How to start a temporary tattoo artist?
-> How much does it cost to start a temporary tattoo artist?
-> Pros and cons of a temporary tattoo artist

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established temporary tattoo artist
-> Marketing ideas for a temporary tattoo artist
-> Temporary tattoo artist names

Other resources

-> Temporary tattoo artist tips
-> Temporary tattoo artist quotes

4. Sinisters Ink

Are you searching for a tattoo shop in Indianapolis? Welcome to Sinisters Ink: custom tattoos. High-quality standards. Make an appointment!

  • Business rank: #36.3K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Tattoodo

Tattoodo is the world’s #1 tattoo community with the greatest collection of tattoos designs, shops and artists.

  • Website traffic: 650K/month
  • Business rank: #76K

Check out their full website ➜

6. Temporary Tattoos

TemporaryTattoos.com is the world's largest manufacturer of temporary tattoos! We have a wide variety of types and styles, from our metallic tattoos to glitter tattoos to glow-in-the-dark tattoos.

  • Business rank: #422K

Check out their full website ➜

7. Inkbox

We make tattoos that last 8-18 days, so you can make your bad decisions temporary. Easy to apply, pain free, and delivered to your door. Shop over 1000+ designs or create your own. Let's get inked!

  • Business rank: #43.8K

Check out their full website ➜

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