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The Ultimate Tattoo Artist Chair Buying Guide

There are plenty of tattoo chairs on the market, which is why we put together the ultimate tattoo artist chair buying guide to help equip your studio with the best.
by Painful Pleasures Last Updated: November 19, 2021

Few pieces of tattoo shop furniture see as much use as the tattoo chairs artists use while tattooing — artists spend hours every day sitting in tattoo chairs. When it comes time to equip your tattoo studio, solid tattoo chairs are some of the best things your money can buy.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Tattoo Artist Chair

There are plenty of tattoo chairs on the market, but knowing how to evaluate and compare them can be difficult for those who’ve never done it before. There are four basic criteria by which you should evaluate tattoo chairs:

  1. Comfort: This is by far the most important criteria when it comes to choosing a tattoo chair for yourself. After all, you’re going to be spending many, many hours sitting in it. A comfortable and ergonomic tattoo chair will provide good stability and support while working and help you avoid soreness, fatigue, and injury. 
  2. Adjustability: Tattoo artists work on all parts of the body, which means they need to be able to sit and work in different positions, depending on which area of the body is being tattooed. Adjustable or hydraulic tattoo chairs help accommodate these different positions while maintaining the overall comfort of the chair. 
  3. Cost: There are plenty of expensive pieces of equipment to purchase when setting up a tattoo shop, and tattoo chairs are certainly one of them. As tempting as it might be to buy the most affordable one and call it a day, however, a tattoo chair is one item that’s worth paying a premium for if it scores high on the other criteria. There are tattoo chairs for a range of budgets, and we recommend getting the best ones you can afford.
  4. Cleanliness: Hygiene and cleanliness are essential when tattooing, so it’s important to have tattoo chairs that are easy and quick to keep clean.

With these criteria in mind, you’re ready to start shopping for tattoo chairs.

The 10 Best Chairs for Tattoo Artists

There are many kinds of chairs in the world, but a professional tattoo studio deserves professional tattoo chairs. Below we’ve listed our favorites — some of the most comfortable, high-quality, and ergonomic tattoo chairs on the market. You won’t go wrong with any of these options, so browse below to find the ones that best suit your budget, style, and space.

The Best Tattoo Artist Chairs

Fellowship Adjustable Tattoo Artist Chair 9970

The Adjustable Tattoo Artist Chair 9970 is Fellowship’s entry-level artist chair, and it provides plenty of value at its price point. In addition to height adjustability, its minimalist seat and backrest can be tilted and reclined for optimal ergonomics while sitting or straddling the chair. With sleek vinyl upholstery, they’re also a breeze to clean. 

Fellowship Adjustable Tattoo Artist Chair 9973

The next tier in Fellowship’s line of tattoo artist chairs is the 9973, which improves on the 9970 in two key ways. First, the seat is contoured to cushion and cradle the legs while seated or straddling the chair. Second, it incorporates both upper and lower backrests, with a winged shape for a better range of stability and support. As with all of Fellowship’s tattoo artist chairs, the 9973 is vinyl upholstered and easy to wipe clean.

Fellowship Adjustable Tattoo Artist Chair 9942

The Fellowship Adjustable Tattoo Artist Chair 9942 is the brand’s top-of-the-line tattoo artist chair. Combining the height, seat tilt, and backrest angle adjustments of the more basic versions with a fully molded seat and backrest for maximum support, the 9942 provides lasting ergonomic comfort and support. It also adds a footrest ring above the base of the chair, providing support across even more postures and body positions. 

Precision Adjustable Stool for Tattoo and Piercing Studios

If you prefer to work on a stool rather than on a chair, the Precision Adjustable Stool is the perfect entry-level tattoo artist stool for you. This sleek and basic tattoo artist stool provides a comfortable, 16” seat with hydraulic adjustable height ranging from 17”-20”. Its branded, black leather seat is easy to clean in only seconds.

Precision Professional Tattoo Stool – Black

The Precision Professional Tattoo Stool combines ergonomic comfort and adjustability with a seriously enticing price tag. This tattoo artist chair features a rounded triangular seat to aid leg circulation, adjustable height, and an adjustable backrest that tilts up to 10” to provide excellent upper body support when straddling the chair. 

TATSoul Adjustable Artist Chair

The TATSoul Adjustable Artist Chair is a sleek, sturdy, and ergonomic option for any tattoo studio. With a molded seat and backrest, this TATSoul chair provides excellent support and circulation during long sessions. With adjustable height, seat tilt, and backrest angle, it helps you achieve the most comfortable posture possible, regardless of what part of the client’s body you’re working on or whether you prefer sitting on or straddling the chair.   

Find the most comfortable tattoo chair for you.

When shopping for tattoo studio furniture, it’s critical to invest in quality. When you shop with PainfulPleasures, you can feel confident that you’re getting some of the best equipment on the market at some of the best prices you’ll find online.


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