tattoo career

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 16, 2020
Get Rid of Job Anxiety, Retrain as a Tattoo Artist

Get Rid of Job Anxiety, Retrain as a Tattoo Artist

Get Inspired by spex.tattoos LA shop artist Alina Arias (Instagram: @spex.tattoos) didn’t know just how far her dream of becoming a tattoo artist would take her when she started her journey. Get inspired by Alina’s determination, commitment, and ability to meet the challenges head on while her journey took her from Hawaii to Brooklyn and ultimately Los Angeles. After a frustrating start, and hearing “no” from every tattoo shop she visited, it seemed like she would have to give up on ever learning to tattoo. Then she found Body Art & Soul Tattoos, and everything changed!  Follow Your Dreams […]
March 4, 2020
Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in Brooklyn and NYC

Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in Brooklyn and NYC

How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship in Brooklyn As an aspiring tattoo artist living in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, or the Bronx, it can be hard to figure out the best way to look for tattoo apprenticeships. The New York metro area is full of celebrity tattoo artists and your Instagram feed is probably full of them. With hundreds of tattoo shops in the city, there aren’t too many who are looking for a tattoo apprentice.  And even fewer who want to spend time answering your questions about their business and career. And if you’re a fan of Ink […]
February 21, 2020
Top 5 Tips for the Aspiring Tattoo Artist in LA

Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in Los Angeles

How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship in Los Angeles As an aspiring tattooist living in the City of Angels, it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to get started on a tattoo apprenticeship. It’s a city full of famous people and famous tattoo artists. Though there are hundreds of tattoo shops and tattoo artists in LA, there aren’t too many who are looking for a tattoo apprentice.  And even fewer who want to spend time answering questions from aspiring tattoo artists about their business and career. And if you were a fan of LA Ink, you know how […]
January 24, 2020
Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in New England

Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in New England

How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship in New England As an aspiring tattooist living in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts or somewhere else in New England, it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to get started on a tattoo apprenticeship. Though there are hundreds of tattoo shops and tattoo artists in the big eastern metropolitan cities like Boston, Providence, and New Haven, there aren’t too many who are looking for tattoo apprentices. And even fewer who want to spend time answering questions from aspiring tattoo artists about their business and career. So you may be left feeling like you’re […]
January 22, 2020
Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in Philadelphia

Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Tattoo Artists in Philadelphia

How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship in Philly As an artist living in the Philly metro area that is home to over 1.5 million people, you’d think it would be easy to land a tattoo apprenticeship and get started on the career of your dreams.  After all, Philadelphia is a city full of dreams realized — it’s where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. And of course what says “accomplish your dreams in Philly” more than that iconic training montage with the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Rocky?  Unfortunately, for a lot of artists, […]
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. […]
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 […]