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717 Tattoo is Hiring!

717 Tattoo was voted ‘Simply the Best’ by Harrisburg Magazine readers 6 years and counting!
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Please note: If you are looking for work please fill out the form below.  We may be able to find you part or full time work depending on our current crew situation, thanks!

Tattoo Artist - Columbia

Pay rate
Pay rate is negotiable based on what you can bring to our studio.  We start all of our artists at 50% if you meet the criteria below. Our studios are busy, and our artists exceeded the 2016 Pennsylvania average income by well over 40%!
Supplies
We supply EVERYTHING but your machines and inks, and we can help you tremendously on the cost of those items with our sister company. 717 Tattoo is operated in conjunction with Razorblade Pro, a tattoo a piercing wholesale supply company with a decade of experience. At 717 artists get to test new products for Razorblade and stay up to date on what is new in the trade.
How we operate
We have regular shop meetings, and offer paid vacation and sick days. Our artists are busy and making money. We stay busy through the fall and winter months. We hire our crew on as regular, legitimate employees, no 1099s. You will receive a normal, taxed paycheck, 717 makes employer contributions for social security, medicare, etc. This means you can get a tax refund instead of owing money at the end of the year.
We carry workers compensation insurance (unemployment), liability coverage, and we offer dental, vision, 401k (retirement plans),and life insurance benefits. We have four studios in the Central PA, currently fourteen tattooists and three piercers.
When you can start
We have an immediate availability at our Columbia studio, located on the Susquehanna river between York and Lancaster.  We do both custom and street shop tattoos.  Have your own clientele?  Even better!
What we are looking for
We are looking for team players, no egos or attitudes.
Feel free to contact us if you do not meet ALL of the requirements below, but please understand we are not looking to train anyone, but find someone who can step in and start working immediately!

  • We prefer a minimum of 4 years IN SHOP experience – if you have less experience but feel your portfolio is strong, feel free to apply. we have hired artists with less experience and strong portfolios. We are not looking for artist with no in studio experience, we are not looking to train an artist.
  • Blood borne pathogen certification (we can help you renew if expired) – 717 pays to keep your BBP current
  • Consistent, reliable transportation
  • Tattoo and Art portfolio (finished work only)
  • Open mind, no egos, no drugs, no drama, no BS

How we support the artist
We put 110% into our shop and our crew. We are involved in events all over the area, we sponsor locals organizations and are involved with charity fundraising, we attended over 25 tattoo conventions last year. We have regular out of state guest artists, and DEMAND cleanliness in our studios. The 717 crew has a team of support staff who handle a variety of responsibilities for them, from making sure the studios are well stocked, to booking, fielding incoming emails, managing our social networking, graphic design, web design, marketing and more.
Our Columbia studio has paid counter help 2 days a week. This means the tattooer can focus on tattooing and keeping their area clean. Counter covers phones, shop cleaning, greeting walk ins, and keeping the shop organized. We are also starting to implement a state of the art tattoo studio management software that streamlines all the ways in which we interact with clients. We are looking for an energetic, proactive person for our team. This is a crew, not a one man show, you have to be able to work with others.
Get in touch!
If you think you have what it takes, please email a link to your portfolio and we can arrange an interview. If you have applied before and did not get the job, please reapply. Good tattooers get better over time…we want to see your recent work! Any questions? Please ask.