If you are an tattoo artist spending a couple of days in Lisbon looking for a place to work, you need to know Blackbird Atelier. Cozy studio at the heart of portuguese capital, next to metro station, bus stop and the charming electric bus.
If you have clients around and doesn't like the idea of paying 40% for each work you make, we're the best choice for your stay.
HOW DOES IT WORK
We don't agree with comission politics made by some studios. Once we don't have walk in costumers, most of your clients will probably be the ones that already follow your work in social media, so we think it's fair to just charge a weekly fee from the guest tattooers. This rent fee is 300 euro per week you use the space and must be payed off one week earlier by transfer or in hand. Other values can be discussed for different periods of time in case you're looking foward to working more with us - let us know.
All disposable materials are included in this fee, such as ink cups, Dynamic black ink, gloves etc. Tips, grips, power supplies, needles and machine are personal use and responsability of each artist.
Preparing and maintening the work area clean is also responsability of the tattooer.
Our studio is a small cozy space in Lisbon city centre, at Rua das Canastras 44. We can have two artists working at the same time, but we prefer to let you work alone and more freely. So you receive the key copy to make appoitments any time you feel like - but please share with us your schedule so we can be aware of the free time and use it to book our costumers. The key copy will be returned at the end of your stay.
As we don't own a reception or waiting room, we kindly ask for our costumers not to bring companion, and for the same reason we ask that our guests also don't bring a plus one to the sessions, guiding the clients the same.
As you make your appoitment ask for a prepayment of 50-100 euros, its a common practice and avoids that your client doesn't show up at the day. This fee can be transfered by your account using TransferWise app. To make those transations easier we also share our account for prepayments. The amount can be credict in our account and taken from your weekly rent, but in that case, we emphasize that will be charged 23% according to portuguese IVA - so feel free to charge that of your costumer if you feel like.
We practice a 100 euro minimum even if the work is too small, but each artist is free to charge as it feels. Knowing that Portugal has the smallest prices in EU might help you gather more clients.
If you already have the dates for your visit and want to spend some time in our studio, please fill up this form letting us know the days you intend to work here, also attach your name, email and portfolio. When we have dates availiable we'll let you know asap with our info.