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!
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. You […]
November 26, 2019

Top 7 Tips to Get a Great First Tattoo: Aftercare

You’ve got your first tattoo, and your artist has given you their tattoo aftercare sheet. Now what? 1) Have Fresh Towels and Linen Ready A new tattoo is an open wound and you want to keep it clean and free from the risk of infection as it heals. It is a simple step which people often forget, use fresh towels after showering and change the sheets on the bed.  2) Follow Your Aftercare Instructions Your tattoo artist will have given you some aftercare instructions, don’t throw these away. In general most agree to gently wash your tattoo with non-fragranced soap […]
November 14, 2019
First Tattoo Advice for During Your Appointment

First Tattoo Advice: During Your Appointment Tips 6-10

You’ve found the right artist for you, had the consultation, and booked the date to get your first tattoo. Excited? Nervous? Here’s the next installment in our first tattoo advice series focusing on what to do during your appointment. Read the rest of the series for the complete list of top tips for making sure getting your first tattoo is a great experience. 6) Wear Comfortable Clothes Getting ready for a tattoo is not the same as getting ready for a hot date. You don’t need to “dress to impress,” but wearing clean and comfortable clothes will make your experience […]
November 1, 2019
First Tattoo Tips: The Day of Your Appointment

First Tattoo Tips 1-5: The Day of Your Appointment

You’ve found the right artist for you, had the consultation, and booked the date to get your first tattoo. Excited? Nervous? Relax, Body Art & Soul Tattoos has made this guide on how to ensure you have a great first tattoo experience. Read this second installment in our series of top first tattoo tips to make sure you have a great experience!  THE RUN-UP TO YOUR APPOINTMENT 1) Adjust Your Schedule Tattoo aftercare is important. Important enough to start thinking about it even before you’ve been tattooed! Not only will it make the healing process more comfortable, it affects how […]
October 11, 2019
Top 5 Tips to Get a Great First Tattoo: Part 1

Top 5 Tips to Get a Great First Tattoo: Before Your Appointment

You’ve been wanting to get inked for years, and finally the time is right to get your first tattoo. You’re excited and just a bit nervous! You’ve heard horror-stories about people regretting their tattoos, you’ve seen some tragically funny examples of regrettable ink, and you are worried about making the same mistake. Good! That means you’re taking getting your tattoo seriously. Luckily for you, Body Art & Soul Tattoos is here to help and we’ve put together some tips about what you should and shouldn’t do before, during, and after your first tattoo to ensure it is an enjoyable experience. […]
September 27, 2019

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Tattoo Machine for You!

Any good artist understands the importance of using the right tools for the job. No matter how skilled a tattooer you are, having a good tattoo machine will make it easier for you to create amazing tattoos on your client’s skin. Below we have four tips to help you make the best choice: 1) What Material is the Tattoo Machine Made of? The last thing you want is for the machine to break mid-tattoo and risk damaging your customer’s skin (and your reputation in the process). You need a reliable machine and be able to trust that it is going […]
September 6, 2019

Top 3 Reasons to Start a Tattoo Apprenticeship this Back-to-School Season

As summer turns to fall and the leaves on the trees change color, we often think about making changes in our own lives. This time of year, people of all ages return to school to learn new skills and embark on a journey to a new life and new career. Starting something new and making a big change like going back into formal education is exciting! It opens up a whole new future. But, for many, the prospect of taking out student loans and spending decades paying it off is intimidating. The uncertainty of leaving art school and not knowing […]
August 22, 2019
Create an Exceptional Tattoo Flash Portfolio

3 Steps for Creating an Exceptional Tattoo Flash Portfolio

You’ve decided you want to start a tattoo apprenticeship, so you gather all your drawings and paintings ready to create a portfolio to impress. If you are as passionate about your art as we are, deciding which pieces to showcase and which pieces to leave at home is your worst nightmare. You could spend hours sitting staring at them, second guessing which pieces someone else might want to see. We can’t sit with you and make those decisions for you, but we can start you off with 3 steps for creating an exceptional tattoo flash portfolio. 1) Self-critique your work. […]
June 26, 2019
Cosmetic Tattoos by Maddie Harvey

INKspiration – Maddie Harvey, Tattoo Artist

As everyone who has been tattooed knows, the process of getting a tattoo is a unique experience! No two people have quite the same story. Whether it’s a memorial, a celebration of self expression, a declaration of friendship, or just because, every tattoo has some kind of meaning. Just as the motivation for getting a new tattoo is significant to the wearer, the motivations for becoming a tattoo artist can be just as personal. And the stories of each aspiring tattoo artist are equally as unique. In this blog, we’re introducing you to Maddie Harvey, an artist in our Philly […]