Good path to becoming a tattoo artist?

Hello! I have always had a passion for the tattoo business and recently I’ve been touring around some colleges and decided I would like to be a tattoo artist as my big career (yay me!) My plan was to get a bachelors in art and design at a 4 year college, and then after college get my tattooing license. My main concerns/questions with this career choice is how are tattoo artist paid? hourly or per tattoo? Do tattoo artist who have college experience get more income/job opportunities with higher wages? what is the average wage of a tattoo artist; would that be a livable wage for someone? thank you to whoever reads this 🙂 (so sorry if this isn’t the subreddit for these types of things lol)



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