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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!
June 26, 2020
Body Art & Soul Tattoos Helps Out Behind the Scenes on The King of Staten Island

Body Art & Soul Tattoos Helps Out Behind The Scenes On The King Of Staten Island

Our First Time Consulting on a Major Motion Picture If you’re a tattoo enthusiast and haven’t seen Judd Apatow’s newest film The King of Staten Island, where have you been? See this movie! The film stars Pete Davidson as an aspiring tattoo artist still in the early scratcher phase of his career, and is full of stars like Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, and Steve Buscemi. Like any Judd Apatow film, the mix of humanity and humor runs throughout the film. Given that Pete’s character is an aspiring tattoo artist, Body Art & Soul Tattoos was fortunate to get a call […]
April 17, 2020
Can you be a tattoo artist and a mother?

Can You Be a Tattoo Artist and a Mother? Yes!

Tattooing and Motherhood: A Match Made in Ink 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 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 22, 2019
Tattoo Apprenticeship Fears and How to Overcome Them

Top 5 Tattoo Apprenticeship Fears that Make it Hard to Learn to Tattoo (and How to Overcome Them)

What Is Holding Me Back? So you want to learn to tattoo but you have a few concerns that are keeping you from getting started? While a future as a professional tattoo artist is lucrative and creatively empowering, any change this significant can be scary. We’ve personally gone through these same worries, so we’ll break down the top 5 tattoo apprenticeship fears holding you back from the career of your dreams as a professional tattoo artist (and how you can overcome them!). 1. Tattoo Apprenticeship Fear: The Cost Let’s deal with the 800 pound gorilla in the room right at […]