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Tattoo artists

OaSIS code 63211.06

Tattoo artists provide tattoos to enhance their clients' physical appearance.

Overview

Also known as

  • Tattoo artist

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Clean and sterilise tattoo equipment and work areas; consult with and advise clients with respect to size, color, design and placement of body art; use a demographer to permanently pigment the client’s skin with chemical dyes; maintain health and safety procedures; and may apply temporary designs to client’s skin.

Additional information

  • There is little or no mobility among the different occupations in this unit group without additional specialized training.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts (52119)
  • Hairstylists and barbers (63210)
  • Image, social and other personal consultants (64201)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

6 – Sales and service occupations

TEER

3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major group

63 – Occupations in sales and services

Sub-major group

632 – Occupations in services

Minor group

6321 – Hairstylists and estheticians

Unit group

63211 – Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations

Occupational profile

63211.06 – Tattoo artists

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Thinking Creatively
5 - Highest Level
Assisting and Caring for Others
3 - Moderate Level
Controlling Machines and Processes
3 - Moderate Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
3 - Moderate Level
Analyzing Data or Information
2 - Low Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
1 - Less than 35 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
5 - Physically touching or very close

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
1 - Minimally important
Frequency
1 - Once a year or more but not every month

Workplaces/employers

  • Self-employment
  • Tattoo studios

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Colour Perception
5 - Highest Level
Fluency of Ideas
5 - Highest Level
Spatial Visualization
5 - Highest Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
4 - High Level
Manual Dexterity
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Critical Thinking
2 - Low Level
Decision Making
2 - Low Level
Equipment and Tool Selection
2 - Low Level
Evaluation
2 - Low Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
2 - Low Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Creativity
5 - Extremely important
Social Orientation
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important