Best Tattoo Chair For Long Sessions


Best tattoo chairs for long sessions to keep you comfortable while working.

Tat Tech Ergonomic Tattoo Stool

    • For tattoo studios
    • Stool height 20″ to 27″ tall
    • Stool backrest 1 to 10″ (from upright position)

 

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That Long Session

A tattoo session can last for hours and can really take a toll on not only the client, but the artist especially. I remember getting my Harley Quinn Tattoo, and that alone was a 4.5 hr session. A lot of people think about the client and how they can sit in a chair for hours with needles piercing into their body. Sure, it can be a lot on a client, but what about the artist who’s inking you?

They spend hours hunched over sitting in a chair and it can really take a toll on their body. You will see artists who won’t even take a break once they get into their groove. One thing I know for sure is that I want my artist to be comfortable when they’re inking me. I’ve been in some shops and have seen some pretty worn out stools and chairs and wonder how all of these artists are not using walkers to get around. Their backs must be like hamburger.

 

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Like many people, they won’t think about what may be causing their back and body ailments. For a tattoo artist it could be as little as their worn out stool they’re using. When you walk into a tattoo parlor and if the artist seems a bit moody, it may just be because they are in pain from sitting all the time.

I once walked in to get a tattoo done with my artist and I could see he was having a rough day. He told me he was having pain in his legs and lower back, so I said; “Here, I’m going to pay for my tattoo, but let’s reschedule and you take the afternoon off.” Sometimes you just have to take care of your artist.

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Just like your tattoo machine and equipment, your stool plays a huge roll in your sessions, resulting in you making money. There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable and having to keep stopping and stretching your aching back. You deserve to treat yourself to comfort and reliability in your stool. That’s why I found this stool for my artist, which he loves, and I’m sure you will too.

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Best Tattoo Chair for Long Sessions

Ergonomic: Designed for efficiency and comfort in a work environment.

This chair was designed with the tattoo artist in mind and the Tat Tech Ergonomic chair delivers total comfort. It helps with blood circulation in the lower body for less stress on the back and legs and is very sturdy and reliable. It’s Height ranges from 20″ to 27″ tall. The back rest is great for the artist that likes to lean over it while doing a session and helps with better back support. It can be adjusted from 1″ to 10″ from the upright position and is even great for clients when doing a back piece. It comes with wheels allowing you to roll around your work area without having to get up and down all the time.

You, as the artist are important. You’re the one creating the art for the client and there’s no reason to make yourself struggle through an uncomfortable session to earn your living. The comfort and reliability you get from this chair will pay for itself after the first session.

As always don’t hesitate to leave a comment, I always love to hear from you.

Rock your Journey,

David

 

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30 Replies to “Best Tattoo Chair For Long Sessions”

  1. Very interesting post! I am a big fan of tattoos, I can imagine how exhausting it can be sitting for hours while creating a tattoo.

    The artists needs to be seated for hours and keep their concentration while creating beautiful tattoos.

    Your post will definitely help every artist to think about such an important issue.

    Keep up the good work!
    Best regards!

    1. Hello Igor. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. The artist can get very exhausted sitting for hours. Having the right chair yes is a very important issue. Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

    1. Hello Lance. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Definitely send this to your friend. If her business is picking up she’s going to be sitting a lot, and will need comfort and support. I wish her much success. Thanks for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  2. You are so right that you have to take care of the person serving you. Sometimes the clients forget about that aspect of the business. That is so awesome you told your artist to take the afternoon off (I hope the person did as you had requested.) it reminded me of a similar situation I had. My hair stylist was having pain in her back and legs. So for a Christmas gift, I bought her a heated pad for her car so in the winter time, she wouldn’t have so much pain. She thoroughly enjoyed it and making her happy made me ecstatic.

    The person servicing you is a very important part of the equation, indeed. If they are miserable, they won’t be able to service you the correct way. There are just some things in life too important for the person servicing you to make.

    Thank you for this very informative article. I am sure as others are being serviced and notice their artist in pain or uncomfortable, they won’t hesitate to at least make the suggestion to buy the Ergonomic Tattoo Stool.

    I have seen huge tattoos (i.e. the entire back) and it must take several hours to get them completed. Is there a maximum amount of time an artist will decide to work on a design? Do those large tattoos take a few days to complete?

    Keep up the great work, David. You are rocking it!

    I look forward to more great and informative articles from you.

    Yvette

    1. Hello Yvette. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Yes he did take the afternoon off as he didn’t have anymore appointments for the day. That’s really awesome what you did for your hair stylist, It’s the little things that count. To answer your question most big pieces like a full back piece can take several sessions and The first session will consist of doing the outlining. From there the coloring and shading will take place with the coloring and shading. Hope that helped. Thanks for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  3. Hi David,
    I guess one could add the type of chair at a parlor for the client and artist to things to look for. A high-quality ergonomic chair in the studio would make me think they didn’t cut corners and give the artist a good platform to work from. I have never had any log sessions but can’t imagine how hard it would be to work with substandard equipment. Especially something so intricate as applying ink.
    Good article, Ill be back.

    Doug

    1. Hello Doug. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. It is really nice when you walk into a tattoo parlor and see the owner has provided their artists with comfort. Thanks for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  4. What I love the most about this is you are thinking of the artist too.
    The client will always be taken care of.
    How cool you paid for your inking but told him to take afternoon off.
    You are a very thoughtful and kind person David.
    It is such a pleasure connecting with you 🙂

    1. Hello Diane. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Thank you for the kind words. You have to look out for the artist they spend their time sharing their talent to put a piece of art on you that you can carry for a lifetime. Thank you for visiting and Hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  5. I love this article! Thinking of the artist sitting there for so long during a tattoo and the uncomfortable positions they have to be in sometimes instead of thinking about the client sitting there for so long is a great turn around way of looking at it. You always hear about the client being there for so long, but nobody thinks about the artist. Very well written.

    1. Hello Cassie. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I’m really happy you enjoyed my article. It is definitely a great way of looking at it you never want the artist to feel like they’re second best. Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

    1. Hello Brandi. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I’m happy you enjoy my website. The artist plays a very important role, they’re the ones that provide the art you wear. It can be very hard on their body if they don’t have a comfortable chair to sit in. Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  6. Oh…I never really thought about what each tattoo artist is going through every single day.
    I don’t have a tattoo yet, but I’m getting one at the end of the year.
    This has been a long time coming.
    When the day comes, I’ll pay an extra attention to the chair my artist will be sitting on.
    If he has back issues, now I know to which article to send him to!
    Thanks for sharing this post!

    1. Hello Boryana. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Your first tattoo make sure you do all your homework before getting inked. Most people don’t realize what an artist goes through each day and it really can wear on their body. The right chair can really help in low back and body fatigue. Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  7. Hi David, this is an informative article keeping in mind what the tattoo artist has to go through while inking the customer body. This does look like a good fit and has got got good reviews on Amazon too for the backrest! Thanks for this review. Helps customers now with a choice to make.

    1. Hello Rudolph. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. the artists body goes through a lot when inking someone and over time it can really take a toll on their body. The backrest is a great feature on this chair and will really help the artists back and lower body.
      Thanks for visiting and do hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  8. Wow! I never thought much of the physical toll that a tattoo session could have an artist. There must be a lot of tattoo artists with bad backs in the world. I cannot believe they made this chair especially for tattoo artists. It must have a very particular design then.

    I do have a question though. Would this chair work well for non tattoo artists? I have a chair right now where I do my work and I just do not think it is cutting it. I cannot sit down for too long or else I risk hurting my back.

    Thank you for sharing and I hope you make it a great day!

    1. Hello Alex. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. A session really can take a toll on artist, They can sit for hrs hunched over and can really cause lower back and leg pain. Yes this chair is is great for anyone who sits long periods of time. Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  9. What a great post and so helpful to the artists- We often forget their needs in the excitement of getting ourselves inked and it so important for their health to have the right equipment
    Thanks for caring David

    1. Hello Vicki. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. We do often forget about the artist and it’s so important for them to be comfortable. It’s also so they can have a lasting career without fighting through pain.
      Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  10. Hey David! Great post about something important: sitting properly. I never really considered the seat of my tattoo artist before. It would be tough to do that for hours. The longest session I had was about the same as you 4.5 hours.

    I used to blow glass for a living and it would have me in a very similar position. I used cheap bar stools for my studio and now looking at that chair… That is probably what I need when I finally can get back to lampworking again. I will definitely keep that chair in mind when I get to crossing that bridge. Thanks for the info!

    1. Hello Tina. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Blowing glass for a living, it’s so neat to see the different pieces that can be made it’s such an art. Lots of people don’t realize a great chair can really help with back and leg issues for those long periods of sitting. Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  11. Ugh .. i can tell you right now, I have bigger tattoos that have taken quite a length of time and man do I wish I had a better chair for it!

    I remember feeling so uncomfortable one time that I wasnt sure what was more painful, the tattoo or the position I was in! haha

    It’s so important to ensure your tattoo client is comfortable, as it gives you a much better chance at drawing a quality tattoo.

    When you have someone who is uncomfortable, they move and shift alot, causing a harder time for someone to tattoo!

    Cannot wait for your next article!

    Alanna

    1. Hello Alanna. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. This chair to can be good for clients who are having things like back pieces done the backrest alone move in different degrees to find that sweet spot of comfort. Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  12. This is such a cool and helpful article. I will share your site with my cousin who has a tattoo shop and maybe this can be something he would want to purchase in the future or consider having maybe? I find your article very informative and detailed! I do not have any tattoo YET, I always chicken out when I think of the pain. Thanks!

    1. Hello Kris. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Yes please do share it with your cousin. You’ll get past that and you’ll be telling me about your first tattoo. Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  13. Hi, David, this is a very interesting article. I have had 3 tattoos in all done. But no way four and a half hours In a chair. Way to scary for me. After an hour, I am about fainting haha. But you are right, and as I said before the very interesting fact. Love the idea for the in tattoo studios. If it helps with your overall health long term then I think all studios should have one. When I get another tattoo done I will definitely remember this page and think to myself these poor guys probably working a 10-hour shift.

    1. Hello Shelia. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Lot of people say that, to long for them. Yes a great chair can help an artist with their overall health. It is something to think about when you get your next tattoo. Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

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