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!
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 […]
June 25, 2019
4 Steps to Artistic Independence

4 Steps to Artistic Independence

You don’t want to waste your life burning countless hours stuck in your morning commute, mindlessly filling out paperwork, or getting yelled at by bosses. There’s so much more to life than driving people around in a ridesharing car or typing up expense reports. Instead of dreading every work day, you could start a new career and follow your passion to become a professional tattoo artist. But no matter how excited you are about following your dreams and starting your tattoo artist career, any job change that big may seem scary at first. Thankfully, you don’t have to start your […]
May 31, 2019

Top 5 Reasons to Begin Your Tattoo Artist Career Today

Upgrade Your Day Job with a Tattoo Artist Career You don’t want to waste your life burning countless hours stuck in your morning commute, mindlessly filling out paperwork, or getting yelled at by bosses. There’s so much more to life than driving people around in a ridesharing car or typing up expense reports. Instead of dreading every work day, you could start a new career and follow your passion to become a professional tattoo artist. But no matter how excited you are about following your dreams and starting your tattoo artist career, any job change that big may seem scary […]
May 13, 2019
Top 5 Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Tattoo Artists

Top 5 Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Tattoo Artists

Read Our Advice for Aspiring Tattoo Artists We all know that getting a brand new beautiful tattoo is amazing! But did you know that the experience of giving someone a great tattoo can be even better? If you love art and you’re a fan of tattoos, a career as a professional tattoo artist is artistically satisfying and financially empowering. If you want to become a tattoo artist, the internet is overwhelming when you’re looking for advice on how to get started. That’s why we’ve pulled together our top 5 pieces of advice for aspiring tattoo artists. 1. Don’t Tattoo on […]
April 30, 2019
Art School Dropouts Make Awesome Tattoo Artists

Top 3 Reasons Art School Dropouts Make Awesome Tattoo Artists

Art School Wasn’t for Me So you tried art school and, for whatever reason, it wasn’t for you. Maybe it was the ever-increasing burden of horrific student loan debt? Maybe it was a structure that talked about “innovation” and “corporate disruption” but didn’t actually give you a roadmap to start your career? Whatever the reason was, you’re now in possession of student debt, some ill-defined credits, or a combination of both and feel no closer to the career in the arts you were seeking in the first place. Trust us when we say that we’ve been there. Not only us, […]