tattoo apprenticeship

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!
November 24, 2020

Get Inspired by Steph, a Tattoo Apprentice in Philly

Meet Steph Alino, an apprentice in our Philly studio. Like many tattoo apprentices, she dreamed of being a tattoo artist since high school. Through college, working in restaurants, and freelancing, Steph’s passion for art and tattoo design never left her side. And when 2020 came around, she saw an opportunity to go for it. Get inspired by the story of how she took the leap and decided it was time to make her passion and creativity a priority with the help of Body Art & Soul Tattoos! Just Do It, How You’ll Know it’s Time to Start Your Tattoo Apprenticeship […]
July 6, 2020
Tattoo Apprenticeship Safety and COVID-19

Tattoo Apprenticeship Safety & COVID-19

Is now the right time to learn to tattoo? Is it safe? You’ve had months of sheltering in place and have been dreaming about life getting back to normal. Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to work from home or are an essential worker but wish you had a job focused on your art. And now that businesses, including hair salons and tattoo studios, are reopening, you may be asking yourself if you’ll ever be able to pursue your dream of tattooing.  Start Your Apprenticeship in a Virtual Classroom No matter what your city’s current reopening level, the best part of […]
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 […]
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 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 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, […]
December 26, 2018
Tattoo Apprenticeship Guide

Tattoo Apprenticeship Guide

We love tattoos, and if you’re reading a blog about tattoo apprenticeships, then you probably love them too. Whether you’re checking Instagram for awesome artwork or you’re planning your next piece, tattoos are an amazing way to share who you are and what you care about. But when it comes to making tattoos yourself, it can be a bit confusing to even get started. Do you just go from shop to shop asking to start a tattoo apprenticeship or are there tattooing resources online? We know what it’s like to have questions, so have created this tattoo apprenticeship comparison infographic […]