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Setting Up Shop

Breaking out to open your own tattoo shop can be a fantastic experience, but it's also an incredible amount of work to start a new business and meet all local and state regulations. We've streamlined some of the basic information for you, to make getting started just a little bit easier.


What To Keep and Why

Paperwork isn't the greatest part of opening your own shop, but it's definitely one of the most important and requires your attention to make sure you're in compliance with any and all regulations.

State Laws: A Summary

Body Art Regulations By State

Knowing your local laws (and which agencies regulate them) is a vital part of your business as a tattoo shop owner. This chart will give you a quick overview of the regulations by state and where to look if you need more advice.

Build A Healthy Business

A Guide to Marketing & Profit

Just because you've opened your doors doesn't mean your work is done; it takes skill to build a business that makes your life more comfortable instead of more stressful. We've got the tips you need to get started.