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Tattoo Apprenticeship Blog

We’ve launched countless careers with our tattoo 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 industry so you can stay up to date on all cutting-edge tattoo technology and trends. Jump-start your career and stay informed by checking our apprenticeship blog regularly!
January 20, 2022

How to Become a Tattoo Artist?

In order to become a good tattoo artist you will need to practice a lot of skills. From your approach to shading, pulling lines and marketing yourself, you’ll need to track your progress and always continue to work to improve all of your skills. Innovation is always happening. From tools to techniques, you’ll need to stay current. Hundreds of years ago every tattoo was made by poking ash or extracts from plants into skin. Today tattoo artists use a range of machines and techniques, including the ancient stick and poke process, yet before you can expand your skills, you’ll need […]
December 17, 2021

Are Tattoos Painful? What Type of Tattoo Hurts the Most?

Where is the Most Painful Place to get a Tattoo? A tattoo is a form of body modification made by inserting ink or dye into the dermal layer of skin. It’s like repeatedly poking a completely conscious person with a very sharp needle. Tools used to make tattoos break the continuity of tissue. A new tattoo is an open wound within it. It has to be a little painful. This whole experience and our perception depends on several factors such as different levels of pain tolerance, general health and mood of a client and location of the tattoo on a […]
November 22, 2021

Can You Get a Tattoo while Pregnant?

Getting a tattoo under normal circumstances comes with many considerations. This becomes especially true when a pregnancy is involved. While the idea of possibly getting a tattoo to commemorate such an important point in your life might seem romantic and exciting, there are a lot of factors and potential risks to take into account if you’re pregnant or have just given birth. Safety should ALWAYS be your number one priority. If you are asking yourself “can you get a tattoo while pregnant?” the information below can hopefully make you aware and knowledgeable enough of all the risks and help you […]
November 12, 2021

3 Tips for Designing Tattoos You’ll Love

Can I Draw My Own Tattoo Design? So, you’ve made up your mind about getting your next (or first!) tattoo. But that’s merely the first step into this journey. The next thing to figure out is what type of tattoo you want and whether or not you can have some input into the final result. After all, sometimes it can be hard to let the artists know what you have in mind and how you want it done. This leads to a fair question that tattoo enthusiasts often have: can I draw my own tattoo? The answer is pretty simple: […]
October 22, 2021

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Tattoo Machine for You!

The Right Tattoo Machine Makes a Difference Any good artist understands the importance of using the right tools for the job. A painter who loves creating watercolor landscapes is going to use a different brush from a portraitist who paints in oils. A ceramicist will have a potters wheel, while a mixed media sculptor might need a welding torch. It’s the same for tattooing. Different machines tattoo differently. No matter whether you’re picking your first tattoo machine or adding to your collection, having a good tattoo machine will make it easier for you to create amazing tattoos on your client’s […]
September 30, 2021

7 Tattoo Styles Explained [A BEGINNER’S GUIDE]

Tattoos are not only examples of beautiful artwork, but also often have significant meaning to the wearer. In addition to showcasing gorgeous tattoo designs or intriguing patterns, tattoos can commemorate someone important or keep the wearer inspired about the future. No matter what message is intended by a tattoo, the tattoo style used in the design can help tell that artistic story. This artistic storytelling medium has existed for millennia and across numerous civilizations, so it’s not surprising that there are a variety of tattoo styles that have developed and gained popularity. In this blog, we’ll discuss 7 popular tattoo […]
August 31, 2021

5 Hidden Dangers of a Tattoo Kit

There’s nothing more exciting than getting a new tattoo! It’s a permanent reminder on your body of that exact moment in time. You become a living piece of artwork and get to show off amazing artwork from your favorite tattoo artists right in your skin. And because you love tattoos so much, now you’re thinking about how great it would be to become a tattoo artist yourself and are looking for a way to practice tattooing. It’s easy to do a website search and find out that there are some major obstacles in the way of learning to tattoo. First […]
July 30, 2021

Tattoo Laws Across the United States

How is tattooing regulated in Alabama? Alabama Tattoo Laws, Legislation, and Regulations Alabama laws regulate the trade of tattooing, branding, and body piercing. The law prohibits any person or organization from performing a tattoo, brand or body piercing on a minor without obtaining prior written consent from the minor’s informed parent or legal guardian. Ala. Code § 22-1-17A To find out more about legislation relating to tattooing or tattoo schools in Alabama, please visit the website of Alabama Department of Public Health. How is tattooing regulated in Arizona? Arizona Tattoo Laws, Legislation, and Regulations Arizona’s law on Tattooing and Body […]
June 29, 2021

How to Find the Right Tattoo Artist and Tattoo Shop

How to Find the Best Tattoo Artist for You What makes the “right” artist for one person can be completely different for another. So what should you take into consideration when trying to find an artist for you? Below are some questions to ask yourself when starting your search for the right artist for you. Has someone you know worked with good tattoo artists? The easiest and possibly best place to start your search for a tattoo artist is to ask a friend or relative with great ink for a recommendation. Chances are, if you love the art on their […]