Tattoo Apprenticeships and Piercing Apprenticeships

Tattoo and piercing apprenticeships at Body Art & Soul Tattoos are based on the traditional tattoo apprenticeship and piercing apprenticeship models with an increased focus on ongoing professional development, practice assessments, and real work experience. We are proud of our results and what we offer our artists:

  • Guaranteed Job Offers
  • Over 150 Tattoo Artists Trained
  • 4 Locations Across the United States
Our mission is to revolutionize the possibilities and opportunities for artists to achieve total fulfillment, freedom, and financial abundance.
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ryan was so welcoming and his design was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for giving me the exact tattoo that I wanted, one that is very special to me. Wonderful studio!!” -Kate D. from Bergen County, NJ
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Just wanted to tell everyone the new tattoo place in Ramsey is AWESOME!! The place is spotless, the guy who runs the shop Ryan Futterman is an artist beyond!! He listens to what you want and creates a masterpiece. This was my first tattoo and I would go back again!!” -Vera J. from Bergen County, NJ
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Amazing place with amazing staff! This place is filled with amazingly talented artists. I had the most wonderful memorial done by Sho. I would travel back to them from Finland again for sure.” -Jenn S. from Bergen County, NJ
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I can't sing their praises enough! The shop is spotless, everyone is friendly and welcoming and the artists are professional and super talented. Thanks to Panda, I now have two beautiful tattoos that I get complimented on all of the time.” -Angie G. from Bergen County, NJ
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My place forever . Can’t wait to finish the rest of my work done!” -Dario L. from New Haven
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Paloma is amazing! Super patient and knowledgeable and taught me things about tattoos that I had never thought of. 100% would recommend. The perfect place to get your first tattoo. :)” -Chris C. from New Haven
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Stopped by for a Friday 13th tattoo & loved it. Really welcoming & laid back. Paloma did a great job and I'm looking forward to going back. So nice to have a local tattoo place with vegan products!!” -Jenny C. from New Haven
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nao and I were able to collaborate a design together & I'm thrilled w/ what we've come up with! A double cover up tattoo (I imagine) can be a daunting task. Nao's artistic sense kicked in & now I have an AMAZING Japanese Koi & Peony. #couldntbehappier” -Heather H. from New Haven
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “There are no words if you're looking for a first tattoo or adding to your story. This is the place great artist clean shop. You won't be disappointed. ❤️” -Robert L. from Jersey City
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Got a tattoo by one of the up and coming artists, Danielle, and was super thrilled! There was another artist by the name of Ryan, who did such an awesome job overseeing the tattoo and making sure Danielle was doing everything right...and it was awesome to be her first tattoo! Great shop with friendly people.” -Jess J. from Jersey City
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Friendly and professional artists. Quality work every time. I've gotten 8 pieces done there and they won't be my last. It's worth the trip out of the city.” -Liv B. from Jersey City
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Body Art and Soul is a clean and friendly facility. The staff are very accommodating. Oksana Weber is a true artist with the ability to connect with the customer and deliver intricate meaningful tattoos. They've got a customer for life!” - Michael M. from Jersey City
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This was my fifth tattoo at the shop. John is awesome. I gave him the freedom to do what he felt was what my tattoo should be. Man I was extremely satisfied with the job he did and I'm going back to let him start my sleeve and continue with the one he did on my back.” -Kristine C. from Jersey City
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The artists here are so wonderful and talented, I love showing this place to all of my friends because of how inclusive everyone at the shop is. I don't feel like I can trust the artists- I KNOW I can. The service is excellent, the tattoos are bomb, and the people are absolute angels. Definitely try this place at least once, whether it's your first tattoo or your 50th.” -Krystyna H. from Philadelphia
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I’m so glad I stumbled onto this shop. My artist was Ronak and he did an amazing tattoo for me. He was even awesome enough to quickly touch up a faded line on another tattoo I had. I would definitely come back and am already planning my next tat!!” -Heather M. from Philadelphia
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I have had work done by two artists here and i just love how genuine and amazing everyone is here. I travel 55 minutes just to get here every time and it's always worth it!!! Kash did my memorial tattoo for my mom who recently passed away, and i love it so much…” -Nicole S. from Philadelphia
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I walked in with no appt. and just a print out of an idea.Immediately, Ronak drew up the perfect design and proceeded to prep everything. The session was painless (maybe b/c this isn't my first time) and Ronak made me feel comfortable. A+ job. I will go back again.” -Liz B. from Philadelphia
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Called on a Sunday and walked in the next day to get my tattoo done. I emailed a picture of it to one of the artists and he had it all drawn up waiting for me. He was so patient and even helped me decide where to put it. Great experience here!” -Lara B. from Philadelphia
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Everybody was so nice. The atmosphere was very chill and the shop itself was very clean and very organized. My friend and I were tattooed by Christian. He was so sweet and very talented and professional. The whole experience was 10/10. I definitely will be back. And the prices are reasonable so......they'll see me again.” -Mike R. from Brooklyn
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I struggle to put into words how pleased I am with my experience at Body Art & Soul. I went with some classmates while on a field study last week on fairly short notice, artists were very patient with us, extremely kind, and made great work! I certainly hope that there's another trip to NYC in the future for me, and if there is, I know that I will no doubt be making my way back to this parlor.” -Carly M. from Brooklyn
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Eric did a piece on my left shoulder blade looks awesome wicked and can't wait to get more excellent shop clean friendly just a fun place to be at..Awesome work.” -Akriloth D. from Brooklyn
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I got a tattoo behind my ear of a stethoscope that kind of morphs into a heart with an ekg line at the end of it. I had initially planned to get it all in black, but the artist suggested a fade of red to black on the heart, and I LOVED it. She was so quick, not heavy handed at all, and her artistry is clearly on point. The pricing was great too, and I didn't have to wait long when I went (and I was a walk in!). I would definitely recommend this shop to anyone in the area! So clean, and the service is amazing!” -Karami from Brooklyn
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Personalized service and a welcoming atmosphere. Mickey did great work on my second tattoo, and he did Zara's design beautifully. It's a great tattoo destination in Bushwick. 👍😎” -Alison F. from Brooklyn
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Impressed by all the amazing artists here. Everyone is clean, professional, and respectful. Great vibes!” -Kymber M. from Los Angeles
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Laura was great. I had some script done, and she nailed it. The establishment is very chill and nice. Low key in a good way.” -Chris C. from Los Angeles
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I had a nose piercing and tattoo done by Ale. He was so professional, kind, and did a phenomenal job. Very clean and sanitary - I love my new tattoo and piercing!” -Mary R. in Los Angeles


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  • "'Ink Different' means being yourself and not trying to blend in and also being the best of yourself. When you walk in the door, when you walk in the studio, you leave all negativity behind, people need to be comfortable, you want them to have the best experience ever." –Oksana, Tattoo Artist in Jersey City
    Oksana Weber
    Tattoo Artist
  • "For me 'Ink Different' means I don't have to wear black and be heavily tattooed and have tattoos on my face. I can be whoever I want to be. This is who I am and I do art in this medium and that's the difference." –Paloma, Tattoo Artist in New Haven
  • "Being a tattoo artist, you have the freedom to do whatever you want. It's financial stability once you get to a certain point but I also like the grind, you have to work hard for every dollar you make. I'm going to be doing this for the next 30 years, so that's not going to get old any time soon." –Dolphin, Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles
  • "I couldn’t find myself another tattoo studio. They told me, no we don’t have time or we don’t have space for you or something negative. I found this. I came and I liked it—I saw the positive vibe that was here and I’ve been here since." –Sergio, Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles
    Sergio Meza
    Tattoo Artist
  • "I think my favorite thing about being a tattoo artist is being able to impact lives in a way I didn't think I'd be able to in a career in art. It didn't have to be about fame, about notoriety, it was about helping people and making someone else happy through your artwork." –Ryan, Tattoo Artist in Bergen County, NJ"
  • "Every day is different and every tattoo is different and you are pretty much your own boss. I used to work as a graphic artist and leaving a salary-type job and doing something I really enjoy is 1000x worth the effort. I'm seeing myself doing this for the rest of my life." –Delvirus, Tattoo Artist in Brooklyn
    Eric "Delvirus"
    Tattoo Artist
  • "What I like most about being a tattoo artist is the fact that I get to do what I love for a living. Ink Different means you can be yourself and have your own style." –Oscar, Tattoo Artist in Jersey City
    Oscar Aguilar
    Tattoo Artist
  • "I love what I do. I love that I can make money off of it. Tattooing makes me more creative: I have to draw every day, I have to keep coming up with new ideas, it's kind a playground. The more I do, the more creative I get, the happier I am." –Aly, Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles

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