Body artists decorate or modify the bodies of their customers using techniques such as tattooing and piercing. While some body artists perform a combination of these techniques, it is not uncommon for a body artist to specialise in one area, such as tattooing or piercing.
Duties & Tasks
Body artists may perform the following tasks:consult with customers to discuss the services they requiremaintain, clean and sterilise equipment and rooms to meet the skin penetration regulations of the state or territorydesign tattoos, make line drawings from photocopies and make stencils for tattoosmake piercings using needles and tattoos using a tattoo machine, ensuring high standards of hygiene and contamination controladvise customers on after-care procedurespromote themselves to increase client numbers.
Body artists work indoors and may be required to work evenings and weekends.
- mature good interpersonal skills and an ability to put the customer at ease steady hand good personal hygiene responsible attitude to work (to eliminate risk of transmitting blood-borne diseases) comfortable with needles self-promotion skills artistic ability (for a tattooist).