Tattoo Artist

We are hiring a full-time tattoo artist! 

Saint Sabrina’s has been open for almost 25 years and are well-known as one of the Twin Cities’ premier piercing and tattoo studios. Our approach to being a tattoo and piercing studio is a little different than most, with a strong emphasis on establishing long-term employees instead of short-term contractors. 

How We Do Things

All of our tattooers are legitimate employees; no 1099’s, subcontractors, self-employed etc. You will receive a standard, taxed paycheck every two weeks that will include your percentage from the tattoos you did as well as any credit card tips you received. At the end of the year, you may receive a tax refund instead of owing money. In addition, being an employee, instead of a contractor, makes it much easier from a tax perspective when you want to buy a car, buy a house or anything else where you need to be able to prove/verify your income.

All of our artists currently work 5 days/week, but we may be transitioning to a 4 day/week schedule once we find our newest artist. We will work with you to establish your schedule, but it will be influenced by the days and hours we need coverage.

We currently have 3 artists (you will be the 4th) and 4 piercers; we have had as many as 5 artists in the past. Our artists stay busy, even in the depths of winter.


Pay

Your starting percentage can vary based upon your experience level as well as other things you bring to the table. A tattoo artist meeting our minimum requirements would typically start at 50%. Check out the Benefits and Supplies sections to see how you will receive more compensation than just that straight percentage.


Benefits

We offer paid time off, health insurance and dental insurance. In addition we provide professional liability insurance.


Supplies

We provide EVERYTHING except for machines and other related hardware. That means we provide needles, tubes/cartridges (if you work disposable), inks, gloves, towels, barriers, bottle bags, clip cord covers, razors, ink caps etc.  As long as your requests aren’t ridiculous, we don’t dictate which inks or needles/tubes/cartridges you use. Other than the occasional piece of hardware, you won’t need to spend your own money to be able to do your job.


How We Support Our Artists

We have a team of managers and paid counter staff (Tattoo Hosts) that work every day. The Tattoo Hosts and managers handle phones, greeting walk-ins, cleaning the studio (except your area), answering emails, social media, photography, graphic design, supply ordering, scheduling and acting as a liaison between clients and the artists when you are busy tattooing.

This allows artists to focus on their tattooing and keeping their area clean.

This really is a team effort and we need someone who can work well with other people. If you need to be a one-man-show, this may not be the right fit for you.


What We Are Looking For

We are looking for team players. You don’t have to do team-building exercises or anything, but big egos and/or bad attitudes won’t cut it.

If you don’t meet all of the criteria below, you can still contact us. We aren’t looking to train someone, but we are open to talking to people with a strong enough portfolio and the right attitude. We are looking for:

  • Minimum of 3 years studio experience. We aren’t looking to train anyone and we won’t consider someone who has no in-studio experience.
  • Artists already licensed in the state of Minnesota preferred, but we can work with you to get your license if you are from out-of-state
  • A dedication to clean, safe tattooing. We can help tweak your practices, but we can’t deal with unsafe slobs.
  • Your customer service has to be top-notch. We aren’t interested in great artists who treat their clients poorly.
  • Consistent, reliable transportation.
  • The usual: open mind, no egos, no drugs, no drama, no BS

Get In Touch With Us!

If you like what we are offering, and you think you would be a good fit, fill out the contact form below. We need to be able to see your work, so be sure to include a link to your portfolio or you Instagram other social media handles where we can see your work. If you want us to look at your work on Facebook, be sure your portfolio is set to Public so we can see it.