Now a $1.7 trillion mainstream industry, the Tattoo culture has moved from an underground sector with a rebellious reputation to a more embraced art form. Studies show that more than 22% of Canadians have at least 1 tattoo. Businesses that are thriving are reinventing the image of Tattoo parlors as communities of artists that provide clean, safe works of body art for each client that is unique to them.
One of Calgary’s most recognized tattoo parlors is now seeking new ownership. This established location has had a solid reputation in the community since inception. Artists are longstanding and loyal to the company. Growth has been steady, averaging 19% year over year, even thru Alberta’s downturn. The current owner is looking to pass the reigns to someone who can take the brand and concept to the next level. Staff is in place to manage the day to day operations. A new owner coming in would initially be responsible for payroll management, recruitment of new talent and oversee the marketing initiatives.
This shop is poised for further growth and attracts constant applications from artists seeking employment and the opportunity to expand into Tattoo removal is also available.
Sales for 2019 are on pace to reach over $1.7M
This is a unique opportunity to step into a traditional industry with a company that embraces technology and scaling up.
- 2018: $1.4M
- 2017: $1.1M
- 2016: $950K
Normalized Cashflow; $200-250k
Asking price: $745 + Inventory
An ideal Purchaser would have experience and skills in marketing & branding but would not required, past leadership roles would be an asset. The owner’s role is involved in maintaining and continuing to endorse the community and support of the artists, recruitment of new talent and business development.
Growth opportunities in the way of additional locations, further merchandising and sale of artwork through e-commerce and online platforms.
If you have a passion for the arts, are ambitious about small business and enjoy working with a diverse group of people then this is for you.