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 ensure equal opportunity for everyone who embodies excellence in the tattoo industry, worldwide.
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My place forever. Can’t wait to finish the rest of my work!” -Dario L. from New Haven
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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.” -Jenny C. from New Haven
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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 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
  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “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

Get Started: Attend a Workshop

Our tattoo apprenticeship workshop teaches you everything you need to know to start your tattoo apprenticeship and follow the path to a career as a professional tattoo artist!
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  • "The best thing about being a tattoo artist at Body Art & Soul is having a job that involves my own art style." –Kelsey, Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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

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