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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!
August 22, 2019
Create an Exceptional Tattoo Flash Portfolio

3 Steps for Creating an Exceptional Tattoo Flash Portfolio

You’ve decided you want to start a tattoo apprenticeship, so you gather all your drawings and paintings ready to create a portfolio to impress. If you are as passionate about your art as we are, deciding which pieces to showcase and which pieces to leave at home is your worst nightmare. You could spend hours sitting staring at them, second guessing which pieces someone else might want to see. We can’t sit with you and make those decisions for you, but we can start you off with 3 steps for creating an exceptional tattoo flash portfolio. 1) Self-critique your work. This is the hardest step, be objective and honest with yourself and determine your strengths. What art skills do you have? Are you great at watercolors, amazing with color pencils, or is your specialty shaded linework drawings? Are your lines shaky and you’re not sure how to really use your […]
February 26, 2019

Geometric Tattoos: Sacred Geometry for Your Skin

Tattoo trends come and go, but geometric tattoos, often called sacred geometry tattoos, have taken the tattoo world by storm. These challenging and beautiful tattoos require a nearly inhuman level of precision from the artist, but the results speak for themselves. Geometric tattoos often take inspiration from famous designs such as the nautilus shell, Metatron’s Cube, or the Flower of Life. These associations with famous geometrical designs and the meaning behind those designs has led to the term “sacred geometry tattoos.” While these designs have been used for centuries in all sorts of mediums, their increased popularity in tattooing today is likely due to Instagram and its increased influence in the world of tattoos. Geometric tattoos offer a beautiful, timeless look that offers a feeling of connection to the world and the ancient mathematics that define it. Regardless of your religion or philosophy, sacred geometry tattoos offer a universal appeal that […]
November 30, 2017

Tattoos Becoming A Part Of Fine Art

The tattoo industry and its culture have evolved over the years. You can see tattoos in the mainstream, tattoos becoming fine art, and generally growing in social acceptance. In this article, we’ll look at reasons why the tattoo paradigm has shifted. We’ll also talk about how tattoo artists are benefiting and enjoying this global interest in tattoo culture. Out of the Sub Culture and Into the Mainstream Society’s attitude toward tattoos has changed. It shows in the changes of stereotypes and the art’s rise in popularity. Tattooing has entered the fine art world and carved out a niche. Growing Popularity & Acceptance For Tattoos To say exactly when public perception of tattoos shifted is subjective. Still, there’s a noticeable change in how people wear and regard tattoos. In an interview with The Atlantic, 15+ year veteran tattoo artist and studio owner Michelle Myles talks about how tattoo culture has changed. […]
July 28, 2017

How Technology is Changing the World of Tattoos [INFOGRAPHIC]

No longer considered a social or professional taboo, tattoos have by and large become a mainstream concept that is now considered commonplace both publicly and in the workplace. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently estimates that 45 million Americans sport a tattoo, with more women than men wearing ink in their skin. Much of this sea change in the perception of tattoos is attributed to the improvement and evolution in technology for applying tattoos safely with fewer health risks, less pain, and greater permanence. The United States currently has over 8,000 registered tattoo parlors that generate an average of $3.4-billion in revenue due to popular demand. It is this booming business that is driving innovations in technology far beyond the arena of body art and individual rebellion against societal norms. Researchers in the medical, technology, and consumer electronics industries are all currently researching numerous potential advancements that tattoos could […]