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 phases of your training.
Best of all, you won’t be alone! Some of our most successful tattoo artists balance their tattooing career with family life. Our community is full of artists from all walks of life, so we know from experience that there are plenty of reasons why moms make the best tattoo artists!
Learning to tattoo isn’t a skill that can be learned quickly, it takes commitment and dedication to master. The artistry of tattooing is something that you’ll continue to develop and refine long after you’ve completed your apprenticeship. And we know that as a mother, you’re a master of patience and dedication especially after surviving the terrible twos.
As a mother, your kids are probably your biggest supporters and fans of your art. This kind of support is priceless when you’re putting in the hours that it takes to learn to tattoo.
Pursuing a career you love that showcases your artistic talent will make you happy. And when you’re happy, you know you make a great role model for your kids to dream big too!
One of our favorite stories about motherhood and tattooing comes from Kash, an artist in our Philly shop. Get inspired by her story about pursuing her dream of tattooing and how her kids are her biggest fans. She discovered a tattoo apprenticeship that worked for her at Body Art & Soul Tattoos and you can too.
She says, “Hi I’m Kash and I’m a tattoo artist at Body Art in Soul. You know, a lot of people tell you there’s no future in the arts. So, had to take a leap of faith for it.”
“One of the things that drew me to Body Art & Soul was the fact that it had an apprenticeship program. So with me knocking on doors to local shops, and then this one arising in my search, that’s what kind of made me come here. One of the things that drew me to Body Art & Soul was people actually completing the program. So that was meaningful to me. Actually starting something and finishing it and that people actually became tattoo artists after coming here.”
“The way Body Art & Soul scheduling helped me manage home and my apprenticeship was that it was flexible enough that I was still able to work. I was still able to have time for my family and such, as well as pursue my apprenticeship.”
“As a mother one of the struggles I ran into when encountering the arts would be like allowing time for it, and pursuing a career in it. So with me being a tattoo artist and a mother, what keeps me inspired is that my oldest really looks up to the fact that his mom is a tattoo artist and he’s like one of my number one fans and he’s always giving me tattoo ideas. So I don’t just do this for myself, the fact that my children see what I do and what I pursue is you know, what keeps me going outside of me wanting to really do this.”
“One of the most important things I want my children to take away from me pursuing my dreams is that they shouldn’t settle for the status quo, you know if it’s something they want to pursue and it’s not like epic in the eyes of others, don’t settle for the opinion of others. See for yourself and go after it. Don’t do anything without putting your all into it.”
“I want to probably have an established style like something. But right now I’m still trying to find my footing and everything that I want to do art wise but I’m, you know, still growing and learning as an artist, so I don’t want to cap myself too soon. Like hey I only do this right now, but you know I’m still trying to find out who I am as an artist.”
If you’re eager to learn to tattoo in a professional, supportive environment where you can turn your love of tattoos into a career, just like Kash, check out our tattoo apprenticeships. We’ll help you create a schedule that works for and will mentor you every step of the way! Your apprenticeship starts online in a live virtual classroom, where you work one-on-one with your trainer in the early phases of your apprenticeship. Once you pass the requirements of the work from home virtual classroom training, you’re ready to complete your apprenticeship in one of our physical studios. Start a chat with one of our advisors to get started.