As cool and sexy tattooing may be, it’s also serious business. Needling and creating permanent art on people’s skin isn’t something to take lightly, and as a professional tattoo artist—you know that already.
While dedication, practice, apprenticeship, and artistic abilities are all important factors in becoming a skilled and talented tattoo artist, there is one factor that many artists overlook - lighting.
Lighting is essential in the makeup and skincare service industries for the simple fact that it can improve the brightness of the canvas being worked on—aka a client’s skin. Dark lighting in a room or shadows from working over someone, all contributes to the discoloration of the canvas. Lighting also helps in creating bright and detailed photos for portfolios, social media, and marketing opportunities.
Same with the tattoo industry.
Bright daylight lighting is a game-changer for tattoo artists. Here’s why:
- Tattoo artists spend hours hunched down over their clients, paying close attention to one area for hours at a time. Dim lighting can strain the eyes and cause eye fatigue while hunching over for closer looks causes back pain.
- Bright daylight lighting illuminates the canvas in the most natural lighting and never alters the skin or ink color.
- Great lighting allows for greater attention to detail, resulting in even greater works of art and precision.
- Better lighting is necessary for portfolio pictures or social media content that brings tattoo pieces to life with bright colors and details.
- It helps put clients at ease, knowing that the artists working with them use professional lighting equipment to provide them the best results.
Great professional lighting is like the snowball effect. It helps improve the artist's performance resulting in happy clients, an increase in recommendations and a higher reputation, and breathtaking content for social media bringing in more visualizations, visits, and booking. Score!
Great lighting can transform skilled tattoo artists into successful and booked-out tattoo artists.
The GLAMCOR MULTIMEDIA X (MMX) is one of our most popular lighting systems and a best-seller. It has a 4 legged telescope stand with 3 flexible arm wands, 2 LED light bars, 1 phone clip, and countless uses.
See how the GLAMCOR Multimedia X can transform your tattoo business today.
- Height-adjustable stand and flexible arms -> Allows you to find the best angle for whatever body part you’re inking, at ease
- Customizable color temperature and dimming stages -> Find the perfect lighting depending on outside circumstances, such as weather conditions
- LED light bulbs -> Never overheats or makes you or your clients uncomfortable from the heat
- Phone clip and remote control with Bluetooth technology -> Create social media content like photos or time-lapse work in progress videos while working. Adjust lighting quickly when needed
- Fast-charging USB port -> Keep your phone fully charged as you work to guaranteed photos at the end of the session
- Choice of a white, grey, black, or glitter base -> Find what fits your studio’s aesthetic best
Tablet holder (sold separately) -> Closely following a design? Keep your tablet at eye’s reach so you can easily access it and keep a close eye on it.
The MMX also transforms into a sturdy table lamp by simply attaching it to a table clamp or table base for better control of angles from a table top.
The MMX is popular among content creators for creating photos and Instagram and TikTok-worthy videos.
You too can share your work with the world with brightly lit, professional-looking photos that show every intricate detail you’ve designed and creative Reels or TikTok videos for more engagement and visualization of your work.
With a lighting system as advanced as the MMX, clients will feel comfortable knowing that you’ve invested in cutting-edge technology, are serious about giving them the best possible experience, and most importantly—the tattoo they’ve dreamed of.
The life of a tattoo artist isn’t easy, but the MMX definitely makes it easier. Check out our IG page for other ideas on how to use the MMX.