Celebrity Ink
Celebrity Ink™️
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As the largest tattoo brand in Asia-Pacific, Celebrity Ink is taking tattooing from the underground to the mainstream.

This fresh, new way of thinking has positioned their studios in high traffic shopping centres, targeting a wide demographic and has seen them grow by 60% over the past two years, despite COVID. Modern, approachable and appealing, they’ve created the world’s first experiential tattoo studios, designed to bring tattoos to life and help clients express themselves the way they want!

You don’t need to come from the tattoo industry to own a Celebrity Ink studio. They offer all their franchise partners access to a dedicated training academy, built to ensure the ongoing training and development of artists. Their academy offers both online and face-to-face training options, allowing geographical reach. With a highly experienced head office team you will receive ongoing support to help your studio perform successfully and profitably. Celebrity Ink is all about taking things to a new level, challenging the status quo of the tattoo industry and doing things differently.

Celebrity Ink Background

Celebrity Ink is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, with the first flagship studio established in Phuket, Thailand in 2013. Over the past 10 years we have grown to become one of the largest tattoo franchises in the world. With 25+ locations and growing, Celebrity Ink’s locations span across four countries, including Italy. Their head office is based in Australia on the Gold Coast.

Doing things Differently

Traditionally tattoo studios have had a reputation for being underground. Celebrity Ink challenges that stereotyped thinking, by bringing their studios to the forefront within shopping centre locations. Making them modern, fresh and approachable. This new approach ensures Celebrity Ink appeals to a wide range of demographics and guarantees high foot traffic.

Think you need to have a tattoo to own a Celebrity Ink studio? That isn’t the case. You don’t need to have tattoos or be from the industry to own one of their studios, their business model appeals to investors and business savvy people who come from a range of industry backgrounds. It is just one of the ways they are approaching things differently! Celebrity Ink ensures their business partners undergo full training and have the right support for success.


Whilst tattoos are at the heart of everything at Celebrity Ink, there are other body art services that the studios offer customers that align with their core values.

These include:

  • Piercing
  • Cosmetic Tattoos
  • Tattoo Laser Removal

Training & Support

All franchise partners are offered full support and training to ensure their success. With dedicated Business Development Managers and a fully supportive head office team, you are constantly guided throughout your journey with Celebrity Ink.

Celebrity Ink celebrates their customers and their right to expressing themselves their way. Each service offered ensures customers have options that allow them to tell their stories and enjoy body art that speaks for them – the way they want.


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Celebrity Ink, are committed to providing their franchisees with ongoing support and resources to ensure profitability and return on investment. Their dedicated team of experts at Celebrity Ink HQ provide 360-degree support for franchisee’s across the globe. Celebrity Ink HQ is home to specialists in operations, marketing and information technology, who work tirelessly to ensure that their franchisees have the tools and resources they need to succeed.

Their very own industry-leading training academy was created to support Franchisees, Artists and Ink Crew with the opportunity to grow and develop in a global industry. They are dedicated to revolutionising the tattoo industry, which includes the way Artists are trained. Celebrity Ink believe that success is a team effort, and they’re committed to working hand-in-hand with their franchisees to create profitable, sustainable tattoo studios.

What to expect from their support and training for your studio launch:


  • Upfront franchisee training (1-week onsite)
  • Franchisee in-studio training
  • Staff recruitment support
  • 15-week artist training courses
  • Ink Crew customer service and brand training
  • Launch event, as well as pre & post launch marketing support
  • Social media and digital advertising support
  • Dedicated Business Development Manager
  • Point of sale training and support
  • Access to ongoing policy and procedure documents

Upfront investment

  • Franchise fee: $520,000
  • Site/fit-out fee: N/A (Covered in initial investment)
  • Other: N/A (Covered in initial investment)

Ongoing fees

  • Royalty: To be discussed, please enquire
  • Administration or management fee: To be discussed, please enquire
  • Marketing fees: To be discussed, please enquire
  • Other: To be discussed, please enquire

At the end of the Franchise Agreement

  • Transfer fee: To be discussed, please enquire

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