Paul-Anthony Surdi

We’ve launched countless careers with our tattoo and piercing apprenticeships, and we have some great stories to share. Whether you’re a professional tattoo artist, currently an apprentice, or someone considering an apprenticeship, there’s always more to learn! Check out our tattoo apprenticeship blog and get inspired by the success stories, our helpful guides, and informative interviews. The Body Art & Soul Tattoo Apprenticeship Blog also offers the latest news in the tattoo and piercing industries so you can stay up to date on all cutting-edge tattoo and piercing technology and trends. Jump-start your career and stay informed by checking our apprenticeship blog regularly!
May 8, 2020

Ch. 31 Vets, Start a Career as a Tattoo Artist with Your VocRehab

Disabled veterans, do you love tattoos and wish you loved your job as much?  Retrain as a tattoo artist with Body Art & Soul Tattoos by following these three steps:  Talk to our Veterans Liaison and get your questions answered Start retraining to become a professional tattoo artist Tattoo in our studios How to Retrain as a Tattoo Artist (When You Have Ch 31 Benefits) Chapter 31 eligible veterans, use your VocRehab benefits and retrain as a tattoo artist at Body Art & Soul Tattoos by following these three steps:  Step One: Talk to Your Advisor.  Have a lot of […]
April 24, 2020
Ch. 31 Eligible Veterans, Retrain as a Tattoo Artist

3 Steps for Chapter 31 Veterans to Retrain as a Professional Tattoo Artist

Veterans, Retrain as a Tattoo Artist Are you a veteran or servicemember eligible for Chapter 31 voc rehab benefits who loves tattoos? Have you considered a career as a professional tattoo artist? It might seem impossible to find a career that makes sense to you as you transition from active duty to civilian life, yet starting a tattoo apprenticeship might be what you’re looking for. We’ve been successfully training tattoo artists since 2001 and are proud to see their careers flourish. Many of our staff are veterans of the armed forces and we are honored to help disabled veterans who […]
April 17, 2020
Can you be a tattoo artist and a mother?

Can You Be a Tattoo Artist and a Mother? Yes!

Tattooing and Motherhood: A Match Made in Ink You know you have artistic talent and a love for tattoos, but you’re also a mother. Is it possible to find the time to learn to tattoo and take care of your family? It may seem like it would be impossible to learn a new skill in between holding down a job and picking up the kids. But we’ve got good news for you! Our tattoo apprenticeship program is extremely flexible, and your apprenticeship even starts online in a live virtual classroom, where you work one-on-one with your trainer in the early […]
March 31, 2020
Tattoo Safety in the Age of Coronavirus

Tattoo Safety in the Age of Coronavirus

How Tattoo Shops Continue to Put Your Safety First With shelter at home mandates, work from home plans, and social distancing, you have probably found yourself with extra time on your hands. Maybe you are spending more time scrolling through social media (remember to keep this within reason to help keep your Coronavirus anxiety at a minimum) and seeing your favorite artists’ feeds filled with gorgeous flash and enticing deals. There’s probably even a piece of art you know would look amazing on your skin. It’s the perfect time to start planning a tattoo project and to support local artists […]
March 4, 2020
Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in Brooklyn and NYC

Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in Brooklyn and NYC

How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship in Brooklyn As an aspiring tattoo artist living in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, or the Bronx, it can be hard to figure out the best way to look for tattoo apprenticeships. The New York metro area is full of celebrity tattoo artists and your Instagram feed is probably full of them. With hundreds of tattoo shops in the city, there aren’t too many who are looking for a tattoo apprentice.  And even fewer who want to spend time answering your questions about their business and career. And if you’re a fan of Ink […]
February 21, 2020
Top 5 Tips for the Aspiring Tattoo Artist in LA

Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in Los Angeles

How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship in Los Angeles As an aspiring tattooist living in the City of Angels, it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to get started on a tattoo apprenticeship. It’s a city full of famous people and famous tattoo artists. Though there are hundreds of tattoo shops and tattoo artists in LA, there aren’t too many who are looking for a tattoo apprentice.  And even fewer who want to spend time answering questions from aspiring tattoo artists about their business and career. And if you were a fan of LA Ink, you know how […]
January 24, 2020
Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in New England

Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in New England

How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship in New England As an aspiring tattooist living in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts or somewhere else in New England, it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to get started on a tattoo apprenticeship. Though there are hundreds of tattoo shops and tattoo artists in the big eastern metropolitan cities like Boston, Providence, and New Haven, there aren’t too many who are looking for tattoo apprentices. And even fewer who want to spend time answering questions from aspiring tattoo artists about their business and career. So you may be left feeling like you’re […]
January 22, 2020
Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in Philadelphia

Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in Philadelphia

How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship in Philly As an artist living in the Philly metro area that is home to over 1.5 million people, you’d think it would be easy to land a tattoo apprenticeship and get started on the career of your dreams.  After all, Philadelphia is a city full of dreams realized — it’s where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. And of course what says “accomplish your dreams in Philly” more than that iconic training montage with the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Rocky?  Unfortunately, for a lot of artists, […]
December 31, 2019
Top 5 Business Skills for the Aspiring Tattoo Artist Entrepreneur

Top 5 Business Skills for the Aspiring Tattoo Artist Entrepreneur

 How to Stop Feeling Underemployed Are you sitting at your desk at a soulless corporate job wishing you were somewhere else? Maybe you’re feeling underemployed with your creativity untapped, dreaming about how cool it would be to live the life of a tattoo artist? You know you’d be great at it, but are you ready to make the leap into the unknown from a job that bores you but keeps you financially secure? Become a Tattoo Artist Entrepreneur Wherever you find yourself, have no fear, a career as a tattoo artist can be both financially stable and artistically empowering. […]