4 Ways to Earn the Trust of Your Client


Whether working in a customer faced role or working inside an office, earning the trust of your clients is definitely an important part of your job – if not THE most important. It’s also one of the most difficult aspects. 

This is no different when it comes to being a tattoo artist. Being successful depends entirely on getting business. Therefore, it’s more important than ever to gain the trust of clients.


Luckily, we’ve put together 4 top tips to help you out!

Get Proper Training

As with any job, it’s essential that you receive proper training before starting out as a tattoo artist. This is the first step in becoming an artist and is probably the most important. You need to learn fundamental information on how to ink safely and correctly

It would be beneficial as a new artist to gain experience by shadowing a respectable artist. This person will provide you with tips and techniques that will provide invaluable when you go it alone.

Build a Portfolio

Building a portfolio as a tattoo artist is extremely important – this will be crucial to the way you succeed in the industry. Therefore, you need to have a high quality portfolio put together to show potential clients what you are capable of doing. You can do this by taking pictures of previous clients work (ask their permission first) and by putting together testimonials. New clients will want to know things such as how long your tattoos took to heal, how happy people were with the results and whether they would recommend you. 


Remember That It’s All About the Client

Being a tattoo artist is 50% talent and 50% customer service. No matter how good you are at designing and inking tattoos, you’ll get nowhere without being good with people. The tattoo industry is massive and therefore people have a lot of choice. How do you specifically get them to choose you? By having fantastic social skills and by listening to what they are asking for. You want to be someone who people don’t mind spending hours with.

Market Yourself

No one is going to do it for you. The only way to get your name out there as a reliable and GOOD tattoo artist is by promoting and advertising your work. Hand out leaflets, make a website, promote yourself over social media and attend tattoo conventions. Whilst this isn’t automatically going to get people to trust you, it does show that you are dedicated and passionate to your job.


If you’re a tattoo artist looking for supplies for your studio, whether needles, ink or machines, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 01922 744088 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.