The Best Small Businesses Opportunities for 2018

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.