The thought of getting your shop organized can be daunting, but our organizational tips and helpful accessories make it a breeze. We walk through the most common tattoo and piercing shop areas that need organizing and make suggestions for how to setup each area to merchandize products in the best way and ensure that your employees can work as efficiently as possible.
Front of Store Displays
The first thing existing and potential clients see when they enter your shop is the front of your store, where anyone from the public can peruse your product selection. Ideally, this space should be merchandized in an eye-catching way that draws people's attention to the great up-sells you offer--things like body jewelry, tattoo and piercing aftercare products, alternative apparel, and other such merchandise. Keeping your displays organized will help you stay on top of your inventory and make your product offerings as accessible and appealing to customers as possible. What tools can you use to organize your front-of-shop displays? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Body Jewelry Display Cases, Boxes & Acrylic Stands
When you're laying out lots of little pieces of body jewelry with multicolored tops, like tongue rings and dermal tops, it's best to utilize glass-topped display boxes and acrylic displays created just for this purpose to showcase jewelry in the most appealing manner. These tools are also space-efficient, allowing you to show off the most jewelry even in limited spaces.
We offer both empty and full jewelry display cases, so you can either fill an empty case with jewelry you've personally selected or purchase pre-assembled cases that arrive with diverse assortments of body jewelry packed carefully inside, ready to display. We can even create custom engraved jewelry displays for you that feature your business logo or other graphics in an artistic way.
Here are a few examples of some of the more traditional body jewelry display cases we offer, as well as some of our customizable acrylic display blocks:
Unique Jewelry Display Stands
To add points of interest in between standard jewelry display boxes and acrylic body jewelry display blocks, intermingle unique, decorative jewelry hangers like our plug display statues and our brass hangers for displaying regular and large-gauge earrings. These pieces will add variance to the heights of your displays and draw people's attention to some of your more expensive pieces. You can also use body bits mounted in stands to display jewelry for specific piercings, like lip rings on a pair of silicone lips, tongue rings on silicone tongues, and even CBRs and bent barbells on penis-shaped silicone body bits. Shaped mirrors and solar-powered rotating displays provide another option for displaying special body jewelry and adding variety to your jewelry display cases. Here are a few examples of the unique display options we offer:
Consider mixing a variety of these different types of displays in a creative way to give each of your cases a distinct theme. You can have your tattoo artists decorate A Pound of Flesh hands and feet and mix them into your displays to create eye-catching centerpieces, too.
At The Studio at Painful Pleasures, we created a number of themed display cases that focus on different types of products we sell through Painfulpleasures.com. One case contains medical supplies, another is filled with aftercare products, several focus on our unique organic body jewelry, and so on. Take a look at the two photos below to get a small peek into our unique organic jewelry display cases, or visit our Instagram page to see photos of our other displays. (Note that most of our Studio photos were posted in 2013 right after we setup the display cases, so you'll have to scroll down a way to see our display photos.) Hopefully these images will get your creative juices flowing and help you think up fun ways you can display the products you sell using our stands, jewelry cases, body bits, assorted body jewelry, and other merchandising tools:
Tattoo & Piercing Aftercare Displays for Your Shop
Many of our tattoo and piercing aftercare products are available to shop owners, tattoo artists and piercers in convenient aftercare display cases and dispensers. By purchasing aftercare products in these cases, you'll save money and receive the aftercare products you order in the most easily-displayable sets possible--sets you can put on top of counters and shelves throughout your shop, or that you can group together into a single themed piercing and tattoo aftercare display cabinet. Below is a sampling of the many aftercare display sets we offer. You'll find our full selection in our Aftercare section.
Organizing Your Work Spaces
Once the front of your shop is well organized and attractively merchandized in a way that will help you sell the most body jewelry, aftercare supplies and other merchandise, it's time to turn your attention to organizing the back of your shop, including your body modification artists' work spaces. We offer a variety of organizational tools appropriate for all work spaces, from clean rooms to modification rooms and beyond. We also carry accessories designed specifically to make tattoo and piercing artists more efficient by providing them with organizational tools specific to their crafts. Let's take a look at each of these three key areas separately: General organizational tools, organizational accessories for tattoo artists, and organizational tools for piercers.
General Organizational Tools for Your Shop
There are certain supplies to which tattoo and piercing artists and general shop staff all need access that can be organized more efficiently if you utilize the many tools available to you. For instance, Sharps containers can be wall-mounted in special locked boxes specifically designed to hold Sharps containers, which will free up workspace on counter tops that may currently house your Sharps containers.
Glove boxes can also be mounted on the wall in glove dispensers, which should be placed in convenient areas where they'll be in easy reach anytime an employee needs a fresh pair of gloves. Place a wall-mounted glove dispenser on the wall in your clean room, and put one in each of your body modification work spaces. You might even place a glove box dispenser near where you store cleaning supplies, so that employees can quickly grab a pair of gloves before cleaning up your shop.
You can store medical disposables like cotton swabs, cotton balls and tongue depressors in metal medical canisters on counter tops in areas where these items are used most frequently. Wall-mount rinse cups in cup dispensers near sinks and in piercing and tattoo work spaces. Fill sundry jars with Petrify tea bags so they're in easy reach when you need one to soak up fluids in a Sharps container or solidify inky water from tattooing so it can be tossed in the trash instead of poured down a sink. You can also place anything from alcohol swab packets to Prevantics swabs to aftercare sample pouches in plastic storage jars, hang convenient automatic soap dispensers by your sinks, store dental bibs in dispensers in tattoo and piercing work spaces, and more. We even offer wall-mounted surgical marker dispensers and toothpick holders to simplify the way you store these modification supplies. Take a closer look at some of these helpful organizational tools below, and click on any you're interested in reading about further or purchasing.
|Medical Disposables Storage Canisters
Plastic & Glass Jars Also Available
|Wall-Mounted Glove Box Dispensers
Latex & Nitrile Gloves Sold Separately
|Petrify Tea Bags in Sundry Jars
Shop for Other Petrify Products
|Wall-Mounted Rinse Cup Dispensers
3 oz. Rinse Cups Sold Separately
|Acrylic Dental Bib Dispensers
Bibs & Drape Cloths Sold Separately
|Precision Mini Surgical Marker Dispensers
Surgical Markers Sold Separately
Holds Toothpicks for Marking Mods
|Plastic Sundry Storage Jars
Other Plastic, Glass & Metal Jars Available
|Modification Supply & Jewelry Storage Bins
Bin Dividers & Other Bins Also Available
Tattoo Workspace Organizers & Accessories
Tattoo artists use products that piercers do not, and vice verse, so it makes sense that there are organizational tools and accessories available designed specifically to make tattoo artists' jobs easier. Things like ink cup holders, tattoo cases and containers, and tattoo pen dispensers are all effective tools for organizing a tattoo artist's workspace. Below you'll find a sampling of the many organizational tools we offer to help tattoo artists work as efficiently as possible.
|#9 & #16 Tattoo Ink Cup Holders
6 Different Ink Cup Holder Styles Available
|Acrylic Barrier Film Dispensers
Barrier Film Sold Separately
|Ink Cup Stand for 3 Oz., #9 & #16 Cups
This Is Another 1 of the 6 Ink Cup Stand Options
|Steel Tattoo Instrument Trays
Buy Dental Bibs, Dispensers & Drape Cloths
|Steel Medical Bowl for Tattooing
See All of Our Medical Trays & Stands
|Tattoo Machine Cases
Tattoo Equipment Cases & Bags Available
Piercing Workspace Organizers
We offer a variety of organizational tools and accessories to help piercing artists work as efficiently as possible and ensure that all the tools they need to pierce clients are always within easy reach. Below you'll find some of our more popular piercing workspace organizers and accessories. If you'd like to peruse our full selection of supplies that can help you optimize your workspace, including piercing tools and piercing studio furniture, check our our Piercing Supplies section.
|8 Piece Piercing Tool Kit in Organizer Case
17 Body Piercing Tool Kits Available
|Medical Jar to Hold Piercing Tools
Jars Hold a Variety of Piercing Instruments
|Plastic Medical Storage Jar With Lid
Other Plastic, Glass & Metal Jars Available
|Piercing Disposables Storage Canisters
Use to Store Cotton Swabs, Gauze & More
|Tub of Green Soap Skin Prep Wipes
See Our Other Skin Prep & Skin Cleansers
|12 X-Pressions Piercing Swab Packs
Set Convenient Dispenser Box Anywhere
Other Tattoo, Piercing & Shop Supplies & Helpful Resources
Painful Pleasures carries all the supplies you need to clean and organize your shop and practice your craft as a tattoo or piercing artist. The products shown here are just a sampling of the many helpful tools and other resources we have to offer to assist you in working as efficiently as possible. Check out these other areas of our site for additional products and information you may find useful:
- Tattoo Supplies - Whether you need a new tattoo machine, tattoo needles, a new tattoo chair, ink, or other tattoo supplies, you'll find everything you need here.
- Piercing Supplies - We carry a broad range of piercing tools, piercing needles, piercing aftercare and anesthetic products, and more in this section.
- Medical Supplies - If you're looking for medical disposables like tape, gauze, sterilization bags, Sharps containers, or even a new autoclave or ultrasonic cleaner, you'll find it here.
- Displays & Packaging - All of our unique jewelry displays, body bits, and other items to help you organize and merchandise the front of your shop can be found in this section.
- Print & Design Center - We make a wide variety of custom marketing materials for tattoo and piercing artists and shop owners in our in-house Graphic Design Studio. We can make A-frame signs to promote special events in front of your shop, posters, custom business cards, and much more. Learn about our unique selection of custom marketing materials in our Print & Design Center.
- Limitless Custom Jewelry - Showcase the artwork of your talented tattoo artists on unique, custom Limitless jewelry. We can laser-etch designs on wooden plugs, put full-color graphics on resin-coated plugs with stainless steel tunnels, engrave pendants, belt buckles, phone cases, and other products with your designs, and much more. Limitless jewelry makes the most unique upsell you can offer in your shop!
- Information Center - Our Information Center is filled with helpful information for industry professionals and body mod enthusiasts alike. Read about things like sterilization, ultrasonic cleaners and how they work, how best to maintain your tattoo and piercing tools, what supplies you need if you're a new piercer just getting started, and much, much more. Just click one of the main sections, like Shop Safety, to see all related articles within that section.
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