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Your Opportunity

A Celebrity Ink franchise will introduce you to the industry, with the support of our recognisable global brand. You will have the opportunity to manage a successful business of your own and develop profitable, long-lasting relationships with clientele.

With our reputation for excellence, Celebrity Ink is the authority on ink. As a result, our customers walk into Celebrity Ink studios feeling welcome, safe and confident. As the popularity of body-art grows, so will the customer base of your franchise.

Establishing yourself as a Celebrity Ink franchisee provides you with the opportunity to be a part of:

  • The first global tattoo franchise group.

  • The biggest and most trusted tattoo brand in the world, with 20 studios in 8 countries.

  • A team experienced in the industry, with an excellent reputation and a strong existing customer database to market to.

We have opportunities throughout the United States for those who wish to invest in a global brand and leverage the growth of the tattoo industry.

The Benefits

Industry Growth

The tattoo industry in the United States is undergoing phenomenal growth and is showing no signs of slowing down.

  • The market size of the Tattoo Artists industry in the US has grown 5.0% per year on average between 2015 and 2020.

  • $2 billion in total revenue in 2019.

Your opportunities to reach the target market and develop relationships are continuing to grow:

  • 47% of millennials have at least one tattoo, 37% have at least two, 15% have at least 5 or more.

  • 36% of Gen Xers have at least one tattoo.

Tattoos have become a common and widely accepted part of society, through increased exposure from celebrities, athletes, and people within the fashion industry. This trend transcends across many demographics, classes and industries – 58% of Americans would be comfortable if a presidential candidate had visible tattoos.

Training & Support

Celebrity Ink will help you get up and running in no time, with our six-week induction program and in-house support.

Our training and support includes six weeks of boardroom theory, practical work hours in an established studio, and onsite assistance for your own studio once launched.

You will have no trouble staying on track with our sophisticated bookkeeping system, where Celebrity Ink have already done a lot of the hard work for you.

Proven Processes

Our proven processes will assist you, including:

  • Quarterly visits from the Celebrity Ink Operations Team, who assist the franchisees to recruit and train staff, as well as providing ongoing support to help you meet the KPI’s of your individual studio.

  • Monthly meetings with the Finance and Operations team are conducted to review your financials.

  • We provide each franchisee access to our online portal. This portal allows the franchisee and their staff to view Celebrity Ink policies and procedures. It also allows access to further training and support through specific permission settings. This sophisticated system allows for privacy of all the Intellectual Property.

Marketing

Our strong brand recognition means customers come to you. A franchise network means that every Celebrity Ink location works together to spread the word. Celebrity Ink studios are located in tourism hot-spots, entertainment precincts and shopping centres all over the world. We also boast a massive social media presence, ensuring our customers help us spread the word whether they are already inked or thinking about getting inked.

As part of the Celebrity Ink marketing support program, franchisees are supported with all forms of marketing and business development.

Multiple Marketing Channels

We focus on all marketing channels, including:

  • Setup of your digital presence, including oversight and assistance with the management of your website. Namely, search engine optimisation (SEO), Google and social media advertising, image gallery photos, video content, blogs etc.

  • Management of social media channels – Facebook & Instagram (as well as review management across major platforms).

  • Traditional media – newsletters, print media, radio, TV, events and more.

Our team also provides a yearly marketing calendar which is customised by location, built around the major events happening in your location. This calendar also includes international market events and tattoo conventions, industry trends and statistics.

Additional Revenue Streams

While the tattoo industry is experiencing significant growth, there are opportunities for additional revenue by up-selling additional high demand products and services such as piercings, cosmetic tattoos, barber services, as well as Celebrity Ink merchandise.

Experienced Artists

When only the best of the best will do!

Our artists are the best and they ply their trade in the Celebrity Ink studio space – which is modern, bright and welcoming! It is this unrivalled combination that will help your franchise grow.

From a small and discrete tattoo to a full sleeve piece, our high-quality work will set your studio apart from all competitors in your location.

We advertise regularly and travel internationally to find the world’s best artists as part of our recruitment process. These artists are met by a panel who conduct a portfolio review before selecting the best of the best.

Professional Development & Establishment Costs

You must walk before you can run, but once you can run, why not learn to fly. As a franchisee, you understand that good business requires continuous improvement. We are here to help you out along the way and we want you to possess the tools to succeed. Our online portal and monthly meetings help you work through the operations and processes of running a profitable business, ultimately establishing yourself as a successful franchise owner.

The cost of establishing your own Celebrity Ink franchise will vary from country to country. Area Development/Master Franchise opportunities exist for some locations. Please get in touch to find out more! Please note: At the time of signing, we will go through our Business Plan and Financial Projections in more detail.

Your Opportunity

You don’t need to be a tattoo artist, many of our franchisees come from other industries.

You will need to have an entrepreneurial spirit and be very sales and customer driven. Our studios require a hands-on approach, and we look for dedicated, passionate people who are driven to succeed. Not only passionate about body art, but passionate about the Celebrity Ink brand, the quality of care and customer service we provide, as well contributing to our goal of helping upcoming artists succeed!

Are you ready to leave your mark on the ever-growing body-art industry?

Find Out More

  • Complete the inquiry form below

  • You will receive an email with further information on the Celebrity Ink franchise system

  • We will call you for a friendly chat. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and get to know us.

  • Attend an interview, where Celebrity Ink will review your application and ask questions to ensure you are a good fit for the brand.

  • After this point we will discuss holding deposits, franchise agreements, induction and training, store fit out and launch.