25 Gifts for Tattoo Artists (That’s As Creative As They Are)

Tattoo artists are hardworking and passionate about the work they do. They use our bodies as a canvas to create works of art. We forever cherish the memory, expression, and meaning of the designs they ink on us. Their talent and dedication are worthy of recognition. However, finding the perfect gift for a tattoo artist can be difficult. 

Some ideas to consider are items that simplify their work, inspire and motivate them or a keepsake that recognizes their talent. Here are 25 gift ideas to celebrate tattoo artists’ birthdays, special events, or as a simple token of appreciation.

Tattoo Sketch Book

TATTOO Sketch book: A Large Square Sketchbook with Blank Graph Paper and White Paper - 100 Pages ( 8.5' x 8.5' ) for Drawing, Sketching, and Recording Creative Ideas.

The minds of artists are full of new ideas and creations. A sketchbook is a great creative outlet for tattoo artists to explore new ideas, practice their skills, and design unique works of art. 

Sketchbooks are also practical for the artist to build a portfolio. In addition, they can showcase their work to potential clients and tattoo shops. 

Blank Tattoo Practice Skin

Blank Tattoo Skin Practice - Yuelong 10 Sheets Fake Skin Double Sides 8x6 Tattooing and Microblading Eyebrow Practice Skin for Tattoo Supplies Tattoo Kit for Beginners and Experienced Tattoo Artists

Working on the skin is a lot different from working on paper. Practicing on blank practice skin is essential for beginners to master their skills. Such practices prepare the artist to be ready and comfortable to work on natural skin. 

Synthetic practice skin offers the same texture, appearance, and ink absorption as natural skin. Blank Tattoo Skin Practice set comes with ten blank, double-sided artificial skin. This gift is beneficial and inspiring for beginners to pursue their dream of tattooing. 

Personalized LED Lights Sign 

Personalized LED Lights Sign

Tattoo artists have distinct styles that separate them from other artists. A decor piece that matches the artist’s vibe can help style their workspace while recognizing their uniqueness. 

This stainless-steel metal sign with LED lights is an excellent décor for an artist’s space. In addition, the metal sign features a tattoo machine that artists can customize with the artist’s name. Customization makes this gift personal and will always be on display, making it a gift impossible to forget. 

Original Tattoo Machine Patent Print

Original Tattoo Machine Patent Prints - Set of Four Photos (8x10) Unframed - Makes a Great Tattoo Shop Decor and Gift Under $20 for Tattoo Artists and Ink Fans

Décor for an artist’s workplace or home is a great way to express love for tattoos. This set of four prints is a tattoo fan’s favorite. The prints feature the original patent invention of the tattoo machine. 

Vintage artwork always fits into the design of any tattoo shop. This set of prints is an incredible display for artists to hang in their tattoo studios. Place the prints in a frame that fits the artist’s vibe for a special touch. Every tattoo artist will surely love this print.

Tattoo Parlor Sign 

American Art Decor Vintage LED Marquee Wall Decor - Battery Operated Metal Wall Art With LED Light Bulbs - Retro Sign for Bar, Man Cave, Garage, Game Room & More (Tattoo Parlor, 25” x 3” x 10”)

Every tattoo shop has a distinct style that represents each artist. If the tattoo artist you are gifting has a vintage vibe, this tattoo parlor sign will fit right in with its old-school design.

The distressed retro sign is dual-sided and comes with energy-efficient LED lights. In addition, it is conveniently battery-operated and does not ruin the aesthetic with a wire running down to an outlet.

Canvas Wall Art 

Canvas Wall Art

Wall art is a visual expression artists use to design their shops. Customize a poster or canvas with the artist’s favorite tattoo design, their first piece, or unique artwork.  

This custom-made display of their work is a unique and meaningful way to show your pride in their work. It will be a daily reminder of the thoughtful gift-giver.

Tattoo Logo Clock

Tattoo Logo Clock

Time is crucial, especially when tattooing a time-intensive piece. Of course, any clock will do fine, but this tattoo logo clock will fit perfectly at any tattoo shop.

The clock design features a tattoo machine that reads, “Tattoo Studio.” It is made uniquely with vinyl records. It is a decorative and functional gift tattoo artists will love. 

Drawing Guide Book 

How To Draw Tattoos: Tattoo Designs Drawing Guide Book with Simple Sketching Instructions and Detailed Steps for Beginners and Experienced Artists

Encourage aspiring artists to master their skills with a Tattoo Design Drawing Guide Book. This book is a helpful guide for artists to practice and strengthen their artistic talent. It reviews the basics and provides step-by-step instructions that will nurture the concept of their drawing style.

This gift represents your belief in the artist’s skill and will encourage them to pursue their dreams. They will never forget the person who motivated them to launch their career. 

Tattoo Coloring Book 

Tattoo Coloring Book

Colorful tattoos are intricate, vibrant designs that involve intricate details. A coloring book is helpful for artists to play with color and discover powerful presentations of coloring. 

Tattooing Coloring Book has over 120 illustrations inspired by tattoo designs. Artists can practice colors with tribal, nature, fairy tales, script, lettering, and other common tattoo design styles. 

This gift is not only beneficial to practice with, but it is also calming and relaxing. Artists will enjoy the valuable downtime this coloring book can provide.

Tattoo Machine Keychain 

Tattoo Machine Keychain

A tattoo machine keychain is a simple, sweet, and unique gift that newbies and pro tattooists will enjoy. The design is lovely and can be engraved with a custom message. In addition, the keychain features a durable steel material that will last long.

Keychains are essential to keep track of our keys. Every time the tattoo artist opens their shop or the doors to their home, they will see the keychain and remember you.

Tattoo Artist Tumbler 

Tattoo Artist Tumbler

Artists’ hours are long and unpredictable. A tumbler is helpful to keep their drink cool while they work. This tumbler is a cute and funny way to show appreciation for their work. It is humorously designed with nutritional facts that claim the fantastic tattoo artist is 1000% master artist, 500% therapist, and 100% hard working.

The tumbler comes in various styles and colors to choose from. They will be grateful for your recognition of their passion and hard work.  

Tattoo Hoodie

Tattoo Artist You Wish You Went To, Best Tattooist Pullover Hoodie

Clothing is expressive of our personality, life, and style. So gift your favorite tattoo artist a hoodie that tells the world your tattoo artist is one of the best in the business.

This hoodie says, “I’m the tattoo artist you wish you went to.” People who read the sweater will know they are walking by a fantastic artist. The sweater is a sweet gift that will keep the artist warm while promoting their work – a two-in-one deal.


Yout Think It I Ink It Funny Saying Tattoo Artist Tattooist T-Shirt

Like hoodies, a t-shirt is a great gift to show off a tattoo artist’s passion and talent. Hoodies keep us warm during the cold season. T-shirts are best to keep us cool for warmer days. 

A shirt designed with a tattoo machine that says, “You think it, I ink it,” is a casual, humorous gift. Artists will wear it with pride as it expresses your appreciation for their work. This shirt comes in various colors and is available for men and women.



Beanies are a necessity and a stylish touch to the pile of layers we wear during winter. This beanie is beautifully embroidered with a tattoo machine gun. It is a small yet significant reference to a tattoo artist’s life.

The cute accessory can quickly become anyone’s favorite beanie. It features a turbo acrylic that is soft, comfortable, and hypoallergenic. Every time they reach for the hat, they will think of you.



Female tattoo artists will love a necklace. This necklace has a special message: “A truly amazing tattoo artist is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget.”

The necklace is made with sterling silver, 18k gold vermeil, and rose gold vermeil and has a natural mother-of-pearl shell. It comes gift-ready in a gift box with a card. Every time your favorite artist wears it, they will remember the heartfelt message that came with it.



A bracelet is a gender-neutral piece of jewelry anyone will significantly appreciate. This classic braided rope bracelet is engraved with the saying, “Greatest Tattoo Artist of All Time.” The design is made to match anyone’s style. Its message will always be clear – you admire their work. 

Funny Candle

Funny Candle

Tattoo artists work long, hard hours. Add a little humor to their day with a candle that says, “Smells like clients that are getting on my last nerve.” It is a funny and helpful gift they can light when working on a smelly foot.

The candle is eco-friendly and non-toxic. It is made with a 100% natural soy wax blend. It comes in White Sage & Lavender, Sea Salt & Orchid, and Clean Cotton scents.


Funny Tattoo Artist Gift Idea Just The Tip Tattoo Artist Funny Tattooer Tattooist Throw Pillow, 18x18, Multicolor

Pillows are great for décor and comfort. Find a design that fits the vibe of the shop. This black polyester pillow is perfect for a tattoo artist with a sense of humor. With a tattoo machine gun in hand, the phrase, “Just the tip, I promise,” is comical. 

They can place this pillow at their shop or in their home. Artists, clients, friends, and family can sit back and enjoy the comfort and humor of this pillow.


Under NY Sky Essential Deep Black Apron – Cross-Back with Durable Twill and Leather Reinforcement – Adjustable for Men and Women – Pro Chef, Tattoo Artist, Baker, Barista, Bartender, Server Aprons

Ink on our skin is fun, but ink on our clothes is not. An apron will cover clothes and keep the artist clean.

Under NY Sky Essential Apron is durable, mid-weight, and comfortable for prolonged use. The adjustable straps stay in place to prevent any neck and back pain from prolonged wear. In addition, it has utility pockets that come in handy for tool placement and in various colors.

Business Cards

tattoo business card

Show you believe in them with a set of business cards. Vistaprint Business Cards have a wide selection of Tattoo and Body Piercing template designs to pick from. 

A set of business cards is stylish, professional, and valuable to their business. In addition, the gift of business cards exhibits your confidence in them and their abilities.

Hand Massager

Purology LXB Hand Massager Pressure Point Acupressure Compression Therapy Reflexology w/ Heat for Arthritis Wrist Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Tendonitis Trigger Finger Pain Cordless | 3 Hand Therapy Balls

Tattooing all day can cause discomfort and pain to an artist’s hand and possibly cause carpal tunnel syndrome. One of the greatest gifts you can give a tattoo artist is something to alleviate that pain – a hand massager.

The Pureology Hand Massager applies compression to multiple pressure points with or without heat. The pressure alleviates pain and improves circulation. Any time they relieve pain with this hand massager, they will be grateful for the caring and valuable gift.

LED Magnifier Floor/Table Lamp

Table Lamp

Tattoo artists would do well with some additional lighting. This helps them see every part of the progress. Magnifying LED lights amplify the tattoo artist’s view. The LED Magnifier lamp has a two-time optical grade magnifier and super bright natural daylight that can convert into a tabletop lamp.

The bright light will allow artists to do their best work as they focus on intricate details in the design. A magnifier lamp is an essential tool artists need and will greatly appreciate.

Tattoo Stencil Printer 

Sacnahe Tattoo Transfer Stencil Machine Copier Printer Thermal Tattoo Kit Copier Printer With 20pcs Free Tattoo Stencil Transfer Paper Black (2023 Update Version)

Tattooing is time-consuming and complicated. However, you can help simplify a tattoo artist’s workday with a tattoo transfer stencil machine.

A tattoo stencil printer can save time and effort from the prep of a tattoo design. Instead, the artist can devote all their focus to tattooing after a quick print of the design. This machine is easy to use and has 20 sheets of tattoo stencil paper.

LED Artcraft Tracing Light Pad

A2 Light Box, Large Size Tracing Light Pad, Ultra-Thin LED Light Board Stepless Brightness and Flicker-Free Design, Perfect for Drawing, 2D Animation, Calligraphy, Embossing, Sketching Tattoo

Tracing is an excellent practice for mastering artistic skills. However, staying true to its original form is essential for certain tattoos of mementos and photos. The best tattoos require intricate detail; this pad helps create a unique design. 

A tracing pad is an excellent tool for working on sketches and tracing unique designs. This LED Artcraft Tracing pad is an ultra-thin, large drawing board with adjustable brightness. It’s a convenient gift tattoo artists will be happy to use, and you will come to their mind while the artist works on it.

Tattoo Machine

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Lastly, a tattooist would love an additional tattoo machine in their park. Every artist needs one, and this gift is something they will surely cherish.

You must know the artist well for this gift to pick from the many selections. The type of machine varies by the artist’s style and preference. You can select from tattoo pens, coils, rotary, and custom tattoo machines. 

Finding a tattoo machine that works best for them displays your value and attentive love for them. 

Wrapping Up

The most memorable gifts come from the heart. These gift ideas offer appreciation, love, and respect for tattoo artists’ work. A custom sign, art tools, tattoo supplies, or funny décor show how well you know and love tattoo artists, and that sentiment is the greatest gift every tattoo artist will treasure. Pick one or more of them and surprise your favorite tattoo artist.

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