Creative professionals who etch ink designs into skin for a living are known as tattoo artists. They are skilled artists who have professional experience working with clients to enhance their look with custom designs that last a lifetime. Many tattoo artists specialize but most knowledgeable in all styles of tattooing. Most tattoo artists operate out of studios known as tattoo parlors. Some popular styles include American traditional, realistic, tribal, portraiture, sketchy, biomechanical and traditional Japanese. While it is possible to learn the basics of tattoo artistry in a vocational setting, like any skilled trade, it typically requires an apprenticeship and licensure. It is not uncommon for a tattoo artist to undergo a decade or more of training under masters of the craft before they gain the necessary skills to start their own tattoo parlor. Some of the tools of the tattoo artists trade include drafting materials for planning and design preparation, the tattoo machine, tattoo needles, inks and autoclaves. Tattoo artists also typically stock various sterilization and guiding supplies.

While tattoo parlors see all sorts of clients and tend to cater to a local clientele. Some tattoo artists command worldwide notoriety and have customers travel to sit with them and be tattooed from all over the world. As long as people continue to be creative with their bodies, there will be a demand for tattoo artists. Tattoos often require touchups so if a tattoo parlor continues to provide high-quality, dependable service they will see repeat customers. The stereotype for a tattoo parlor workspace is a small, disorganized studio with disorganized materials everywhere, but that is changing. Many tattoo parlors now have an online storefront for marketing and scheduling in addition to their brick-and-mortar studio. Tattoo parlors typically run using on-premise software or a SaaS (software-as-a-service) platform to manage front and back-office operations. These point-of-sale applications handle things like customer interaction scheduling, price quoting, design, inventory management, client profiles, accounting, invoicing, billing and tattoo parlor payment.

Payment Integrator has a host of tattoo parlor payment solutions for your business to make sure you can out-ink the competition. We have an omnichannel PCI-compliant payment gateway along with some of the most powerful tattoo parlor management solutions available. Our integrated shopping cart solutions are perfect for integrating with an online storefront. Payment Integrator also features a variety of in-person point-of-sale shoe repair payment hardware options, all deployed frictionlessly in a P2PE tokenized environment. Supported payment methods include all credit cards and debit cards, and e-wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay. A hosted payment page (HPP) can create live payment links to accompany invoices. These customizable tattoo parlor payment solutions free up time and simplify tattoo parlor operations.

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