Actual tattoo apprenticeships are superior to online tattoo schools, let’s go over why this is the case. Look at these four categories. Compare what an online tattoo school proposes versus an actual tattoo apprenticeship, such as the ones we offer at Body Art & Soul Tattoos.
Learning From Home
Online Tattoo Schools:All your study materials are online. You don’t have someone there to actually show you how to properly execute a tattoo. Do you really think that you can learn how to tattoo from a video while practicing on your friends in your kitchen? Hopefully your answer is “no way!” Online schools will just show you a video and that’s it. The only people that can benefit from this kind of “learning” are individuals that are already professional tattoo artists. If you’re new and don’t know how to tattoo, it’s not possible, or safe, to learn online. Period.
B.A.S:We offer a variety of free learning materials for our apprentices and people interested in studying tattooing. Our blog is regularly updated with news and tips on the tattoo industry. If you prefer to watch videos, you can learn all about the tattoo apprenticeship on our YouTube channel. Some of our videos include profiles of current apprentices and graduates, insider information on tattoo trends, and more information about studying with us!
Online Tattoo Schools:When you “study” with an online tattoo school, you never set foot in a tattoo studio. How are you supposed to practice? You can’t be a tattoo artist if you only sketch in a notebook. And you shouldn’t be practicing on yourself or on someone else. If you’re practicing tattooing based off a video, you’re probably going to ruin your subject’s skin and there’s a serious risk of catching or spreading diseases! You need professional supervision and hands-on instruction.
B.A.S:Our training program is a robust, hands-on tattoo apprenticeship, open to anyone serious about hands-on training. How can you become a qualified tattoo artist without hands-on experience? From the moment you attend aTattoo Apprenticeship Workshop you’ll be handling the tools of the trade. You’ll practice tattooing from day one, and our dedicated instructors, which are established tattoo artists themselves, will be alongside you every step of the way.
Online Tattoo Schools:Online you just get videos and articles. There are no actual people there to support you. No one to teach you how to properly sterilize your equipment so you can keep your customers from getting infected. There are no tools for you to practice with and no instructor to demonstrate industry techniques. You don’t get mentored by an online tattoo teacher. If you’re lucky they might even answer your emails.
Online Tattoo Schools:Online tattoo schools don’t offer real apprenticeships. You never get to meet your teachers. You don’t get any real-world experience. After you’ve paid for their videos, an online tattoo school doesn’t care whether you get a job or not. They’re the last place you want to go to learn about tattooing.
B.A.S.:We have a proven model for training novice and aspiring artists how to become tattoo industry professionals. Because we believe in our tattoo apprenticeship so much, we offer a guarantee that our competitors can’t. When you complete your B.A.S Tattoo Apprenticeship we guarantee you a job offer. You will finish your training with the knowledge and network you need, guaranteed!
The Problem with Online Tattoo Schools
We feel sorry for anyone that pays for an online tattoo school. You’re throwing your money away. How can you learn to be a tattoo artist without attending a tattoo apprenticeship? Without an apprenticeship from a professional, you’ll never learn how to tattoo.
A new tattoo artist needs a place to practice and learn the art. An online tattoo school won’t give you that. They offer no support or value. You’re on your own.
Choose Body Art & Soul’s Tattoo Apprenticeship
You can’t learn how to be a tattoo artist without hands-on experience. We recommend that you first handle the tools of the trade under professional supervision with B.A.S.
Start by attending one of our Tattoo Apprenticeship Workshops. We want you to be 100% sure that you’re ready to become a tattoo artist.