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Join Our Team

Occasionally we need people to join our team at Velvet Underground Tattoo. This includes Tattoo Artists, Tattoo Apprentices, Studio Management and Social Media. 

If you are interested in being considered for an opportunity please read the job specifications carefully before applying and send the required documents (CV, Portfolio etc) along with your social media links to the email address in the post. 

Full Time Tattoo Artist

We’re very excited to announce that we are hiring a Tattoo Artist to join our friendly team at Paintshop Tattoo Studio.


Paintshop is located above the Bike Shed Moto So. on Old Street and is soon reopening under Velvet Underground Tattoo management!


All styles and gender are welcome. We are open to established Artists with their own client base & walk in Artists. Located in Shoreditch, Central London with great transport links and fun restaurants/night life. Discounts and perks from Bike Shed Moto Co. and free motorbike parking (if you’re on wheels) included.


☆ 3+ years of experience necessary to apply

☆ Bookings, promotion and clients provided on commission base (60%) 

☆ Friendly professional team

☆ Immediate start

☆ Hygienic custom built studio in the heart of London with great transport links

☆ Commission based chair hire also available


Please email us at with Instagram, portfolio of your work, and a bit about yourself!


*Please note that this is not an apprenticeship position*

Guest Artists

We offer Guest Artist spots! It is always a pleasure to host both travelling artists and locals.

Chair Hire Fee & What's Included:

We charge a flat fee of £180 per day for the chair hire.  No half days, no refunds and no discounts.

It is ideal to know ahead of time what days you are available so we can ensure there are enough free chairs in the studio. 

You will handle all your bookings, quotes and payment transactions for your work direct with the customer at whatever rate you wish to charge them (please note our licensed opening hours for customers are 11:00-19:00 so they should not arrive prior to 11:00).


Social media promotion on the studio page, general studio cleaning, chair hire plus the use of any basic studio consumables from our stock cupboard, stencil machine etc. Our front desk staff will greet your customers and have them fill in a release form on arrival and let you know they are here.  Just let us know who is coming in and when and we will make them feel welcome.

Not included:

Organising or amending bookings with your customers, taking deposits, machines, power supplies, colour inks, apprentice support to set up and clear down your station.


Before you are able to tattoo here we will need the following on file here to check you are licensed to tattoo; this is the same for all our resident artists. Scanned/electronic copies are fine.

1. A copy of your photo ID

2. Current tattoo/special treatments licence

3. Hepatitis B vaccination proof (if you don't yet have Hep B then Superdrug and Lloyds Pharmacy do a reasonably priced vaccination).

If you are interested in working with us please send your portfolio or Instagram​ and a little bit about yourself to! We look forward to hearing from you :)

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