8.Body Decoration Services (Piercings and Tattoos)
According to statistics, the tattoo industry generated $3 billion in revenue in 2014 and continues to grow rapidly:
- 40 percent of American households have at least one member with a tattoo, up from 21 percent in 1999
- 22 percent of young millennials have at least one tattoo
- 30 percent of people aged 25-39 have tattoos and 40 percent of adults aged 30-39
- Tattoos are also popular with middle-aged adults — 30 percent of those aged 40-49 have at least one
Most tattoo artists learn the trade via an apprenticeship alongside a professional (typically three years or more). For health and safety reasons, some jurisdictions require classroom experience.
If you have artistic and creative skills, becoming a tattoo artist can be an excellent business opportunity.