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Guest Artist Guidelines


We are honored to have you as a guest artist at The Loyal Sparrow Tattoo Co. We anticipate your stay will be productive, fun, and relaxing at the same time. We would like to do our best to make your stay convenient and relaxing!

The Loyal Sparrow is located in Belgrade, Montana, just outside of Bozeman, Montana, and within close proximity to Big Sky and Yellowstone National Park!

Let's Talk  About the Legal Stuff

Please send copies of your License, BBP, and CPR certifications. These are required by our local health department for every artist. Email certificates to or snail mail to:

The Loyal Sparrow

9 East Main Street

Belgrade, Montana 59714

The Rules - please abide

Your guest station will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before your arrival. Ample storage is provided for any supplies needed for all procedures; we ask that you keep all setup clutter to a minimum.

At no time should anything be kept on the floor (gloves, inks, tubes, etc.) Only the bottoms of feet, chairs, and travel cases are allowed on floors. The Loyal Sparrow is exclusively disposable, and we do not use an autoclave or ultrasonic setup. We made this decision to remove any possibility of cross-contamination and to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness.

After each tattoo, your station must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, as well as any equipment or surfaces used or that may have been contaminated during any procedure.

Any contaminated/bio-hazardous garbage must be thrown away into the station or cleaning room trash receptacles ONLY. We also encourage helpful advice from any artist about better maintaining a cleaner working environment.

List of Supplies

To help your travel easier, we offer this comprehensive list of items supplied to you during your time at The Loyal Sparrow. It is unnecessary to bring disposable items I.E. (paper towels, polyback bibs, clip cord bags, etc). If you have any questions about any of these items, please feel free to contact us.

We essentially share our supplies with you, like:

  • Bounty Paper Towels

  • True Tubes Steel Tip Disposable Tubes if requested

  • True Needles if requested

  • Disinfectants: HB Wipes, Cavacide, Madacide

  • Most all disposable items / NOT inks, machines, etc.


If you have any special requests before your arrival, be it supplies, accommodations, etc. feel free to call or drop us an email and we will do our best to provide you with that request within our means.

Percentage %

Guest artists are asked to compensate 30% of earnings from guest spot upon completion of all appointments. Guest artists receive 10% off all True Tattoo Supplies while visiting.

Rules of Cross Contamination

As responsible members of the tattoo community, we expect that you will follow all rules set forth in reducing the risk of infection to anyone in or around the tattoo shop, and by using these rules of cross-contamination make the shop a safe place for everyone to work. At no time should any artist have to guess if any surface has been properly cleaned and sterilized. Visit if you do not have your blood-borne pathogens certification. They provide an online course for $20.00.

Book Your Own Appointments

We understand that not all artists have the same type of clientele or the same draw. We want you to be as booked as you'd like to be for the duration of your stay here. If you would like to book clients from the area, we would be more than happy to promote through our social network to drive possible clients your way. Per the board of health, all tattoo clients must have a government-issued I.D. to get tattooed. Please book your own appointments; please make sure your clients are aware of this.

We will do our best to promote your guest spot at The Loyal Sparrow. However, we cannot ever guarantee that you will be consistently busy with walk-ins alone, so to generate more clients for you, we need help from you to facilitate this. We will also be sure to share any social network posts that we are tagged in or hashtagged in; this will be seen by our followers on our various social networks.

Send plenty of web-ready pictures of any work you would like to represent you on our social networks prior to your stay with us to

Also, be sure to contact anyone in Southwest Montana who may be a client of yours to inform them of your guest spot, reminding them of the convenience of proximity.

Lodging Near The Loyal Sparrow

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Belgrade, an IHG Hotel

Super 8 by Wyndham Belgrade/Bozeman Airport

Gallatin River Lodge

Flying into Belgrade, Montana

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is literally 10 minutes away from our shop. BZN also serves Big Sky Ski Resort, Bridger Bowl Ski Area, Montana State University, Yellowstone National Park, as well as countless other recreation and business destinations in the Bozeman, Belgrade, and Livingston areas.

We look forward to having you, and don't hesitate to ask any questions; reach out to Nina Scott @

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