Starting a summer temporary tattoo business
If you’ve been thinking about getting a summer job and want to find one that is fun, easy, and can earn you a good amount of money, you can try what I did when I was young. This was doing temporary tattoos.
The good thing about this is that it is usually a weekend and you can make your own schedule. The best place to do this is at events in your area. If you pick up the local newspaper or search online, you will generally find that there are events happening all the time in your local area where you can set up a booth to get some airbrushed tattoos done.
The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure the events you’re trying to attend allow vendors. If they allow it, see how the pricing structure works. You may have to split the commission with the event organizers, but you will most likely have to rent the space at the event.
The things to consider when trying to get started as a provider are 3 things. First, if the location accepts vendors and how far in advance you should get their information before the event. The second thing you will want to consider is how much money it will cost to start the project. And the third is probably one of the most important and is where you will be able to do the settings. It’s like the old saying: location, location, location. If you are on the outskirts of the event, it will be difficult to generate enough foot traffic and a percentage of those people will accept an offer to get a temporary tattoo. Some people just won’t be that interested and want nothing to do with it. While others will find it interesting and will want to get a temporary tattoo, because they know it is that temporary.
Just think of all the times you’ve been to a festival and there are stalls with face paintings. This has the same appeal. Also, it may be better because it doesn’t go to your face, unless they want it there.
Another benefit is that these temporary tattoos don’t hurt at all and they look great. In addition, in a couple of days they are removed with a little alcohol, soap, water and elbows.
Another good thing about starting a temporary tattoo business is that it doesn’t cost that much money to start. And in a couple of events, you’ve got your money back to cover your costs, and from there, you make a profit. There are kits ranging from a couple hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. The main thing to consider is keeping it within your budget. Anything you can spare to get it going is probably where you want to target in terms of equipment.
The main thing you don’t want to skimp on is the compressor and airbrushes. Because without these two vital tools you have no business. Paint, on the other hand, you can find comparable prices and get something for a good price. You just have to look it up online. There are many places that have complete kits that come with everything you need to get started.
Another thing you’ll want to do before you go out and start tattooing people is practice. Get some of your friends to come over and let you practice with them. You’ll also want to make sure you have a good selection of templates.
Templates will be your best sales pitch. Having a wide variety of templates will give you many avenues to close the deal. It’s hard for someone who loves tattoos and butterflies to go through their post and not want a butterfly tattoo.