PeersPace for the tattoo industry. It allows artists to work from multiple places and helps tattoo shops bring new talent.

Next js
Node js
Mantine UI
Timeframe6 months


In a world where a lot of jobs can be done remotely and there is technology available for a lot of niches. Tattoo artists don't have easy ways to connect with studios in other places to travel and work. That also affects tattoo shops because they would benefit from bringing guest artists and filling up their available spots. As a tattoo artist, you need more than a laptop to work, and depending on the country, there may be regulation and laws in place that need to be followed.

This opens up new opportunities for both parties to create a new source of income and grow their brand.

My proof of concept are Facebook groups created for this purpose. There are lots of them, where people connect to find spots in studios.


PeerSpace for the tattoo industry.

I decided to launch a web app that allows studios to list their available spots to other artists. It's up to the studio wether they want to accept the artist or not. Artists can filter the spots by choosing the area and different amenities that they want.

Key features

  • Have two types of profile, artist and studio admin.
  • Allow studio administrators to list available spots, and manage bookings.
  • Allow artists to find available spots and book them.
  • Index spot pages so they show on google search, and display different options for unauthenticated users.
  • Allow tattoo shops and artists to leave reviews for each other.


It took me around 3 months to launch the app. I chose the tools listed at the top of the page because I thought that would help be build an MVP as soon as possible. Using Strapi was a mistake, it was hard to deploy and it lacks some functionality that I needed to add myself and that took some time. I deployed my backend in digital ocean and it's kind of expensive for me right now.

Right now I am building v2 with technologies that I feel comfortable maintaining in the future. I will deploy in Vercel with a free tier to cut costs, and I will implement some policies or guards on the API routes.