If you look around, you’ll find several artists who design tattoos for artists to use. Designers can turn their design-making skills into a money-spinning business by which customers can locate the designs they like and pick them up for their tattoo artists to work on. So, where can designers sell their custom tattoo designs? In fact, there are many places from where custom designs can be sold, if you take some precautionary measures, such as:

Creating a portfolio of all your tattoo designs and ensuring that they are correctly grouped into subject categories. So, if you’ve got tattoos on particular words, tribal designs or fantasy designs, group them appropriately in your portfolio.

You should copyright your designs so that they remain secure. If you consider this important, do it, or else don’t.

Checking out all the websites that accept tattoo designs to sell. There are several means of selling your designs. You could post them on the numerous websites that accept designs, and ensure that the one you work with pays you royalties for your designs simply because your work deserves it. Other sites that are into providing tattoo services demand that you sign a contract for exclusive rights to your design. However, this doesn’t work well for most artists who prefer not to sell them exclusively to any one site but to several. If they don’t do this, the sale value of their designs becomes restricted and only a few clients can access their designs. However, it makes good sense to speak to artists in your neighborhood to check that they are agreeable to sell your designs.

You can also create your own site and post your designs there for all to see and buy. By doing this, designers will be able to sell their designs directly to clients without the bother of middlemen, or tattoo shops trying their best to whisk clients away to decide on other designs which give them a higher commission. When clients sit comfortably in their homes and check out all the available designs on the website, they can see and bookmark all the ones they simply must have.

Yet another sales avenue is eBay, a shopping site where you can sell your designs. By putting up your designs here, you can automatically reach out to a vast international market which does not limit you to sell only to one person. All you need to do is to ensure that you take excellent photos of your designs so that your potential clients can see them clearly and base their buying decision on it.

You can also sell your designs by sending tattoo shops mailers that describe your work, or, you can visit tattoo shops and let them know that you too are in the market.

From the above, you can see that there are several places where designers like you can sell your tattoo designs. So, if people ask you just where you sell your designs, tell them that you’ve got a wealth of space on the internet, tattoo contest sites and eBay!

Author's Bio: 

Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world's largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.