The Business of Tattoo Art


Tattoos may be the art form of the 21st Century, with one out of five Americans displaying some body art whether it is hidden from everyday view or in plain sight. On the other hand,though, demand continues to surge for tattoo removal services among the 45 million in the country who already have a tattoo somewhere on their body. Of tattooed Americans, 11% either have plans for a removal or they have already had the tattoo removal performed. Tattoo artists are the business people caught in the middle of these conflicting trends. They also provide related body art like body piercings, microblading, and permanent makeup. The artists who perform work on their customers’ bodies have a lot to consider as they make the best business decisions in everything from products they use to insurance coverage they get to carry on the business side of their artistry.

Mesa AZ – Not only do tattooists have responsibility for the images they create on their customers’skin, but they have all the practical concerns of a small business owner as well. For the tattoo artist everything from shop rent to taxes to insurance coverage for the shop are all part of the business behind the front wall flash.Providing artists with a range of options, CityScape Insurance announces coverage for tattoo shops in AZ, FL, NM, and TX.

Whether it’s a massive new piece Drake recently spent more than 12 hours with his artist to complete, or the strange but true story of Chrissie Tiegen’s father having his daughter’s face tattooed on his body, tattoos are all over in the news and on the bodies of sports stars and artists. But beyond the headlines and noticeable beauty on bodies all around, though, a lot of people don’t give much thought to the artists who create the images that are proudly displayed on walking human canvases from coffee shops to concert halls around the world.

CityScape Insurance focuses on the industry because they know the unique risks and rewards of the tattoo business. They provide coverage for a range of liability and business issues,including:

  • • General Liability
  • • Professional Liability
  • • Excess Liability
  • • Infectious Disease Coverage
  • • Abuse & Molestation Coverage
  • • Property Coverage
  • • Workers Compensation

Not only do they cover the artists who create the visual images seen on skin all around, but they also have insurance available for all the various types of artists who provide anyone of a range of related services, from body piercing to permanent makeup to microblading, and even for those who do tattoo removal services. Of course insurance coverage is most effective and provides the best value when it is fit to the specific services and work done at a particular shop, which is why professionals at CityScape work well with tattoo shops to find the right coverage fitted to their business.

From new developments that add unexpected potential new risks to the business, such as researchers in Colorado who are working on “high-tech” tattoo inks that they claim may help to warn of excess sun exposure or even changes in blood sugar, to rare cases of microbial growth in inks, the truth about tattoo inks is that they are not regulated or tested for safety by the FDA. Tattoo inks have been associated with adverse health results, from reactions to chemicals in the inks to even cases of microbes in the ink that came from the factory and lead to illness.Tattooists are responsible for their professional use of inks and all the related tattoo equipment, of course, and they also have a duty to get thorough and extensive insurance coverage to protect their clients.

Tattoo shops in AZ, FL, NM,and TX now have the option of choosing to work with CityScape Insurance for their shop coverage. CityScape provides aggressive rates as well as wide-ranging experience in the market. They provide service that starts with quick quote turnaround and continues to low monthly payment options. Choose from multiple carrier options that CityScape represents. Artists usually just want one less thing to think about while they are busy making art look beautiful on their customers. Getting the best insurance coverage is one good way that a lot of shop owners have one less worry in mind as they go about the business of creating great tattoo art.