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Choosing The Right Couch For Your Tattoo Studio

Massage warehouse tattoo couch selection


Are you a tattoo artist on the hunt for a new tattoo couch? Whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned professional, choosing the right tattoo couch can be a daunting task. With so many options available, it's important to consider a few key factors to ensure you make the right investment for your practice and your studio. Let's take a look at what you should keep in mind when choosing your new tattoo couch.

If you’re set up in your own tattoo parlour, an electric treatment couch might be your best investment. While more expensive than our portable couches, the array of positioning possibilities would greatly increase the close access you would have to your client, while also ensuring more comfort for them in the process. What’s more, an electric couch definitely improves the level of professionalism in any tattoo studio!

Click here to see our range of electric and hydraulic couches. Our Plinth Split Leg Tattoo Couch in particular is a firm favourite amongst tattoo artists!

For our Portable Couches, there are a variety of factors to take into consideration before choosing the couch that’s right for you.


If you offer a mobile service, you’ll be traveling to different locations to work with clients. Remember you’re the one that will need to carry the table with you, and every additional kilogram adds up! Take your own height and strength into consideration when choosing your couch. If you you have your heart set on a heavier couch that you worry you will struggle to carry, remember we have options such as a Wheeled Carry Case or Table Cart that can help you transporting your table to clients!

Lifting Backrest:

A lifting backrest is an excellent feature for a tattoo couch as it allows your client to sit up during the session, and can also grant you closer access during arm or shoulder work. This feature does add extra weight to any couch (about 3kg), so be mindful of this should the weight of the couch be an important element.

Foam Thickness & Quality:

One of the most important aspects of a tattoo couch is the foam thickness. This is what will provide your clients with the necessary support and comfort during their session. Especially as tattoo sessions can take longer than other types of treatments, it’s worth paying that bit extra for a thicker, multi-layered foam to give your client a wholly positive and comfortable experience throughout! Happy clients make for happy tattoo artists!

Our Earthworks Touch Plus is designed with a deluxe 6.5cm high density multi-layered foam, offering total comfort for your clients during treatments. What's more, the Contoured Hour-Glass shape gives you much closer access to your client during the tattoo session.


When it comes to frame material, you'll have two options: wooden or aluminum frame. Some artists prefer a wooden frame for its aesthetic in their studio. However, wooden couches are generally heavier than aluminium which is important to remember if you think you’ll be offering mobile treatments too. Aluminium frames are lighter but just as stable and sturdy as wooden. Both frame types are reliable so ultimately it comes down to your own personal preference!

High-End Leg Panels:

High-end leg panels are an excellent feature to look for in a tattoo couch. They allow for closer client access, which can make the tattooing process easier and more comfortable for both you and your client. It also gives space to allow stool work, increasing your stability during the session.

Return on Investment:

Lastly, it's important to consider the return on investment (ROI) of your tattoo couch. While it may be tempting to go for the cheapest option available, remember that your couch is an investment in your business. Look for a high-quality option that will last for years to come and provide your clients with the best possible experience. This will result in positive reviews, repeat business, and a solid ROI! Oftentimes, the price of a couch can be earned back in two or three sessions!

Remember we’re all therapists ourselves at Massage Warehouse, and are here to help advise you choose the table that’s perfect for your needs. If you do have any more questions before purchasing your new table, be sure to get in touch :)

Happy Tattooing!