How to get tattooed in Detroit
More than half of all tattoo artists in Detroit are from out of state, according to a study released this week by the nonprofit Detroit Tattoo Network.
That’s according to the report, “The State of Tattoos in Detroit,” which ranked the city by population.
“The state of tattooing is so fragmented, it’s very hard to know what’s happening in all of our communities,” said David Schlesinger, the director of the nonprofit organization.
“We think it’s important to be able to provide that information, to be connected to local tattoo artists and community leaders.”
The report comes after a year of unprecedented growth in tattooing in Detroit.
The city recorded an annual growth of 11 percent in 2016, up from 8.7 percent the previous year.
The city saw a 3.9 percent increase in tattoo business last year, according the report.
That included a 6.4 percent increase for the metro area.
More than half (54.5 percent) of tattoo artists are from outside of Michigan, according a study by the Tattooing Network.
It’s a trend that has been happening for years.
Last year, a study from the Detroit Bureau of Economic and Community Development found that Detroit’s population is increasing at an average annual rate of about 5 percent.
The study also found that the number of tattoo shops in the city is decreasing.
In 2015, there were about 1,500 tattoo shops, but in 2016 there were just 6,700.
The number of tattoos per capita in the metro region has also decreased by about 20 percent since the early 1990s.
“We’ve had a lot of good things in the last year,” said Scott Stitt, a tattoo artist who works at a tattoo shop in Detroit’s Grand Boulevard neighborhood.
“I just feel like a lot more people are getting tattoos, and we are getting more tattoos.
So it’s definitely something that we are seeing.”
Stitt said that the city has seen a lot less crime since the beginning of the year.
He also believes that it has been a good year for the city’s economic prospects.
“I think in general, I think the economy is growing at a really decent pace,” he said.
“People are coming in, the business is growing, and the jobs are going to stay here.”
In addition to the state-wide trends, the report said that Detroit has been the epicenter of a nationwide trend of growth in tattoos in recent years.
The report noted that tattoos in the United States have grown at an annual rate that’s about 3.7 times faster than the national average, and in 2017, the number rose to more than 40,000.
The United Kingdom is the most tattoo-friendly state in the U.S., with about 4,000 tattoos per 1,000 people, according Stitt.
But there are many other places in the country that have more tattooers than Detroit.
In Florida, where more than 6,000 tattoo artists operate, there are about 13,000 licensed tattooists, according Tobermory County Commission member and Miami Herald reporter Jessica Bogan.
In Mississippi, where the state has roughly 1,100 tattoo artists, there’s an additional 7,000 artists.
In Wisconsin, where about 10,000 businesses are registered with the Wisconsin Department of Business and Professional Regulation, there is only one tattoo shop licensed in that state, and that shop only makes up about 10 percent of the total number of businesses.
In Texas, where nearly 15,000 companies are registered in the state, there only one licensed tattoo shop, and it’s owned by just one tattoo artist.
There are a lot other places with tattoo shops than Michigan, said David J. Schlesingers, the head of the Tattoing Network in Detroit, and he believes that Detroit should be recognized as a leader in tattoo growth.
“Detroit has been very, very good in terms of its tattoo growth, and its a big part of that growth,” he explained.
“It’s not just a state, it really is a city.
There are a ton of places that have tattoos, but Detroit is where it’s happening.”
The Tattoo Institute in Washington, D.C., has released its own report on the state of the tattoo industry, which includes a map showing tattoo trends and the top tattoo shops for 2016.
The Institute said that it expects that the state will see a similar number of new tattoo artists this year.
In fact, the State of the Art in Tattoo Report 2016, released this past March, predicted that Detroit will see an annual average of 3,000 new tattooists.
“It’s going to be a pretty good year,” Schlesings said.