Tattoo Business Name Generator

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Ashley S.
Branding & Marketing Specialist

How to name your tattoo business

Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your tattoo business. Below, you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our tattoo business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.

  1. Tribal Scrolls
  2. Inked
  3. Grayscale Art Tattoos
  4. Fantasy Drawings
  5. Skin Color
  6. Heart Ink
  7. Etched Symbols
  8. Skin Art Studio
  9. Skin Deep Ink
  10. Elegant Curve Tattoos for Women
  1. Needle Master
  2. Sketch My Life
  3. Body Drawing Temple
  4. Inspired and Inked
  5. Color Mark
  6. 3D Interactive Tattoo Studio
  7. Forever Lasting Tattoo
  8. Rock Tattoos Forever
  9. Rebel Yell Studio
  10. Street Art Ink

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Four steps to naming your tattoo business

This four-step process will help you name your tattoo business. In this example, I’m creating a name for a tattoo business that conveys the creative, artistic and rock aspect of getting inked. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.

#1) Brainstorm your name ideas

Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like tribal, ink, fantasy, skin, rock, rebel and sketch. Some of these words are niche to the alternative lifestyle that tattoo culture is a part of. Others indicate certain qualities of good tattoo artists and studios.

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Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:

Tribal Scrolls

Inked

Grayscale Art Tattoos

Fantasy Drawings

Skin Color

Heart Ink

Etched Symbols

Skin Art Studio

Skin Deep Ink

Elegant Curve Tattoos for Women

Needle Master

Sketch My Life

Body Drawing Temple

Inspired and Inked

Color Mark

3D Interactive Tattoo Studio

Forever Lasting Tattoo

Rock Tattoos Forever

Rebel Yell Studio

Street Art Ink

#2) Shortlist your ideas

Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.

Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:

  • Is the name simple and easy to remember?
  • Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
  • Is the name different from competitors?
  • Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
  • Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?

My Shortlist:

Tribal Scrolls

Inked

Skin Art Studio

Street Art Ink

 

Removed Ideas:

Grayscale Art Tattoos

Fantasy Drawings

Skin Color

Heart Ink

Etched Symbols

Skin Deep Ink

Elegant Curve Tattoos for Women

Needle Master

Sketch My Life

Body Drawing Temple

Inspired and Inked

Color Mark

3D Interactive Tattoo Studio

Forever Lasting Tattoo

Rock Tattoos Forever

Rebel Yell Studio

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#3) Get some feedback

You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great tattoo business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.

Be sure to ask questions like:

  • What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
  • How would you spell it?

With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?

My customer feedback:

Tribal Scrolls

This name conveys a specific tattoo style that is very popular among the people who love getting tattooed.

Inked

This name conveys getting a tattoo. It’s very simple, which is the reason why it works.

Skin Art Studio

This name conveys a more creative approach being used for the drawing of beautiful tattoos.

Street Art Ink

This name conveys youthfulness and street culture, which makes it great for studios wanting to attract a younger clientele.

#4) Check It’s available

At this point, it’s good to have at least three great tattoo business names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.

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Competitor Name Analysis

To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful tattoo businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.

Vagabond Tattoo Logo

Vagabond Tattoo presents the studio as a place for rebels and people who disagree with social norms or expectations. It has a cool, street sound to it. This is a contemporary, modern tattoo studio in London that impresses with original and innovative designs.

Crosstheline Tattoo Logo

Cross the Line is a tattoo studio name that dares you to be bold and adventurous, to cross the line. This is a perfect example of a name that’s not direct or descriptive of the business. On top of sending a powerful message to the audience, Cross the Line also speaks of the tattoo designs created there – the artists use a lot of color, finding inspiration in graffiti and aquarelles.

TwoGuns Tattoo Logo

Two Guns Tattoos  is a name that uses clever wordplay to stand out. In this instance, the word gun refers to the weapon and also to the guns that tattoo artists use to get ink under the skin. The name is fun and casual, it has a rebellious note and it’s also highly industry-relevant.

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5 Tips for naming your tattoo business

The ideal business name should be simple, memorable and convey a meaning all at the same time. Here are my 5 tips to keep in mind when developing your business names.

1. Do Competitor Analysis

Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:

  • What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
  • Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
  • Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?

2. Focus on Naming Your Business Not Describing It.

A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, relying on overused tattoo words like tat, drawing, black and white, color and sketch. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.

Let’s take for example a real tattoo business named Painful Pleasures.

This name doesn’t describe tattoos, drawings or getting inked. Rather, it speaks of an experience. Anyone who already has a tattoo and people who plan to get one will understand the meaning and the very specific emotion that the title conveys.

3. How to Make a More Memorable Name

Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:

  • Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Ink King, Dream Draw Tattoos)
  • Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Skin Canvas is one example that works to paint a very specific image when examined in the context of the tattoo industry)
  • Keep it short and simple.

4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name

Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable tattoo business names could be:

  • Inklit
  • Artistica Tribal
  • Linea Art Tattoos

You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com

5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.

Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Ink’d Studios and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like InkStud, Inkio or InkiStudio.

You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.

Tattoo business name ideas

Here’s the ultimate list of Tattoo related words you could use in your business name. Below is a list of trending, descriptive and action words that are often related to Tattoo.

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Trending Words

Here are the top trending words used in Tattoo shop names.

Black

Canvas

Crossfire

Diamond

Dream

FX

Initiative

Ink

Limit

Loco

Lotus

Raven

Revolution

Serpent

Skin

Squire

Studio

Vintage

How Tattoo is often described

(“______ Tattoo”)

Example Tattoo company names using these related descriptive words ‘Angry Ink Studios’ and ‘Distinct Ink.’.

Angry

Beautiful

Big

Black

Blue

Body

Bright

Brisk

Ceaseless

Constant

Dark

Distinct

Elaborate

Familiar

Frantic

Fresh

Furious

Gentle

Green

Hellish

Homemade

Huge

Intricate

Japanese

Large

Last

Light

Little

Lively

Loud

Mad

Merry

Military

Muffled

Nervous

New

Nice

Noisy

Perfect

Perpetual

Professional

Purple

Quick

Rapid

Red

Regular

Restless

Rhythmic

Shaped

Sharp

Silent

Slow

Small

Soft

Steady

Strange

Swift

Thunderous

Tiny

Traditional

Traumatic

Tribal

Ugly

Vigorous

Violent

Visible

Wild

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Combine Words

We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new Tattoo company names.

CityInk

Tattobelisk (Tattoo + Obelisk)

FamiliaInk (Familiar + Ink)

Brink (Bright + Ink)

Tattoo in Foreign Languages

Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.

French: Tatouage

Italian: Tatouage

Spanish: Tatuaje

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