How Much Do Americans Spend on Tattoo’s?


Tattoo popularity has exploded among Americans in the last decade and has some recent financial data to explore this small segment of our economy. Here’s some notes from their research:

Annual amount of U.S. spending on tattoos:


Number of tattoo parlors in the U.S.


Average cost of a small tattoo

$ 45

Average cost of a large tattoo

$150 / hour

Forty five million people have tattoos with 32% of them “addicted” to getting ink done. On the flip side, 17% have some regret getting one done. Eleven percent of respondents are “getting or have had one removed” which shows the tattoo removal business growing in the next decade.

H/T  Pew Research Center, Tattoo Finder, Vanishing Tattoo