Getting into the airbrush tattooing business is just like starting any other business at start. You will have to get all the necessary equipment and get licenses if your state requires it. You will have to learn about the business itself and do a little testing of the process so that you get it right when you are doing it for the first times. It is unlike a real tattoo business because you don’t have to worry about the health requirements and dealing with making sure people are of legal ages to get chest tattoos.
What you will want to do first is do some research on the internet and find out what companies there are out there that offer the equipment and for what price ranges. I would suggest that you really put a lot of thought into this part of the start-up. Things can break and things can go wrong and if you are not using some of the best material for the job there is a chance that your business will break down at the most inopportune moment. Like when you are in the middle of a big day with a line of people waiting to get a temporary tattoo done. I have been there before and it can suck pretty bad since you could have made a lot of money otherwise.
Some states will require you to get a peddlers license and you will want to make sure that the city or state you are trying to work in doesn’t come up to you asking to see the license and then you don’t have it. They will fine you and then you will have to stop doing your job. These licenses are not that expensive and you get to know if it is needed by contacting the court house and finding the people that setup new businesses.
Having a relationship with your supplier is also very important. The reason is because you will be talking to these people a lot. You will need to get new hoses, get new paints and other things that go into the process. So having a good ongoing relationship with theses people are vital. They will be the ones that can get you some supplies in a pinch. Try to have one go to guy and treat them nicely. Nothing sucks more than having to wait for supplies. Believe me, it can totally slow down your business and if you miss an event because of it, that can really ruin your chances of making some good money.