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    Lightbulb Create tattoo Shop in DR

    Hello,

    My husband is Dominican tattooist in France (I'm french, sorry for my english )
    So we have the idea to open a tattoo shop in DR and offer other services in addition to tattoos.
    He followed a hygiene training in France so it would be a shop with the european standard of hygiene
    We believe that the best places would be punta cana or santo domingo ...

    We saw that tattoos were beginning to grow in DR

    What do you think of this kind of business ?
    your opinions ?

    thank you

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    There have been a couple foreign owned hygienic shops that cater to tourists that have mostly come and gone, but tattoos are still uncommon and frowned upon, esp among women unless they are prostitutes~ then they are typically crappy, one color and done with re-used needles or by hand. It could maybe be done as a hobby business, but I don't think it's sustainable as a store front or as a sole means of income. In the tropics, infection is a real concern for fresh tattoos. And even with new needles each time, most will fear HIV infection.
    Last edited by PeterInBrat; 11-04-2014 at 10:34 AM.

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    i have seen few threads on dr1 about starting a tattoo shop. i do not think they came to fruition which should answer your question, really.

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    Do not come to the DR to open a business and expect to make money. A tattoo business is an especially bad idea unless you just want to have a hobby during retirement.

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    6 tattoo shops on El Conde alone in Santo Domingo.

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    I want one that says "Mom"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilia View Post
    So we have the idea to open a tattoo shop in DR ...
    What do you think of this kind of business ?
    Forget it.

    donP

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    Most of dr1'ers are old peeps not knowing about the tat business or cliental . More and more younger Doms are getting and wanting tats. Tourists always seem to want to get tats on their hot vacay's, not really sure why since you have to keep out of the sun and water after but whatever.

    If your husband is a REALLY good artist he could do ok but I think it would be better to come here first and maybe try the guest artist thing and get connections and see for yourself.
    So many businesses tank here it is scary and there are MANY hidden costs that pop up all the time.

    What are these other services that you want to provide? Piercings or what?

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    I believe the tattoo idea could work in a tourist area like Cabarete...... not so sure about the capital.
    Some crazy tourists may like to make a memorial to their wild time in the DR. Would focus on the tourist market. Temporary tattoo guys used to swarm the beaches but not so sure anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiagodude View Post
    ... the tattoo idea could work in a tourist area like Cabarete...
    .... or Las Terrenas?
    There is at least one (French) tattoo shop already.
    I do not know how well it is doing, though.


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