Profession body artist

Body artists decorate clients' skin temporarily or permanently. They use various techniques such as tattooing or piercing. Body artists follow clients' preferences in terms of tattoo's or piercing's design and body surface and apply it safely. They also advise on methods to avoid infection following the procedures on clients' bodies.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Skills

  • Provide customised products

    Make and develop custom-made products and solutions for customer's specific needs.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Order supplies

    Command products from relevant suppliers to get convenient and profitable products to purchase.

  • Use body adornment equipment

    Use hand tools and machines to decorate people's bodies, such as needles, brushes, tattoo machines or scalpels, depending on the kind of adornment.

  • Stay alert

    Stay focused and alert at all times; react quickly in the case of unexpected events. Concentrate and do not get distracted performing a task over a long period of time.

  • Promote yourself

    Market one's own strengths in terms of skills and knowledge.

  • Apply hygiene and safety regulations

    Pursue optimal safety, health and hygiene circumstances, taking into account local regulations and personal requirements. Manage waste disposal according to local laws and regulations.

  • Inform customers about body modifications

    Make sure that customers are properly informed about services such as tattooing, body piercing or other body modifications and ensure that they are aware of the permanency and the risks of these modifications. Inform them on after-care and what to do with infections or other complications.

  • Sterilise working environment

    Make sure all working equipment, jewellery and skin is made sterile, before performing skin treatment or body modifications such as tattooing or piercing, to prevent infections or the transfer of diseases.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • Maintain a hygienic working environment

    Take care of hygiene in the workplace in accordance with relevant regulations.

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

  • Advise customers on body adornment

    Provide customers with advice on the choice of body decoration or ornaments, such as paintings, piercings, ear stretches or tattoos, taking into account the customers wishes.

Optional knowledge and skills

administer appointments maintain an artistic portfolio use artistic materials for drawing create original paintings select illustration styles use digital illustration techniques use body modification techniques apply body paint apply permanent make-up give care instructions carry out wound care tattoo customers hair removal techniques train employees manage a small-to-medium business develop professional network perform body piercings keep personal administration entertain people trade in jewellery

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