Average Salary For Tattoo Artist In South Africa

A tattoo artist (also tattooer or tattooist) is an individual who applies permanent decorative tattoos, often in an established business called a “tattoo shop”, “tattoo studio” or “tattoo parlor”.


Tattoo Artist Salary In South Africa

The average tattoo artist’s salary in Durban, South Africa is R104,898 or an equivalent hourly rate of R50.

How do tattoo artists work?

Role: The responsibilities of a tattoo artist begin long before they pick up a needle, and end long after they dispose of it at the end of the day.

While the actual application of tattoos is a vital component of the job, so is consulting with clients, sterilizing equipment, setup, cleanup, and homework.

Can you get a job with a tattoo in South Africa?

In South Africa, most companies do not have policies relating to body modification but recruitment experts warn that there are employers who may not hire a tattooed or pierced candidate.

If you think about it, tattoos in the creative field are accepted because of the environment,” Makhubele said.

What jobs do don’t allow tattoos?

Healthcare Professionals.

Police Officers and Law Enforcement.

Law Firms.

Administrative Assistants and Receptionists.

Financial Institutions and Banks.


Hotels / Resorts.


What jobs are okay with tattoos?

In some jobs, tattoos are even more than welcome as a form of self-expression.



Fashion stylist and expert.

Football player.

Website designer.

Computer developer.


Interior designer.