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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!
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 […]
December 21, 2018
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4 Tips on How to Avoid Tattoo Pain

If you’re reading this blog, then you’re probably interested in tattoos and know how amazing they can look. Astoundingly talented artists put countless hours into training and practice to provide you with spectacular tattoos, and while tattoos are awesome, it’s undeniable that getting a tattoo can hurt. Tattoo pain is a real thing, and if you have a skilled artist, tattoos are definitely worth it. However, there are things you can keep in mind to minimize and deal with that tattoo pain. 1. Tattoo Location The most important consideration when it comes to tattoo pain is the location of the […]
November 1, 2018

Vegan Tattoos: How to Get Inked with Compassion

Tattoos can be a way to express yourself or to honor something meaningful in your life, and whether you’re vegan or not, you can get tattooed with zero impact on animals. Vegan tattoos (meaning the use of vegan inks and vegan aftercare) is a great way to ensure that your new tattoo doesn’t hurt any living creatures. Whether you’re an animal rights activist, a tattoo enthusiast, or someone totally new to tattoos, vegan tattoos are a great way to make sure the highest quality materials go into your tattoo without any causing any suffering. Vegan tattoos use inks that are […]
October 24, 2018

How to Choose a Tattoo Design

When it comes to figuring out how to choose a tattoo design, there are a lot of things to think about! From the location of the tattoo to its size, style, and, of course, the artwork itself, there are a lot of decisions to make. We know how important these decisions can be, so we developed this guide to help you figure out how to choose a tattoo design.   Location   The location of the tattoo can make a huge difference and when you’re figuring out how to choose a tattoo design that’s best for you, location can be […]
February 2, 2018

6 Reasons To Get Excited About The Future Of Tattoos

Are you a tattoo lover? If so, then you’re living in a golden age of ink. If you’re just starting to get into tattoos, then there’s a lot to look forward to with the future of tattoos! Back in the old days, getting inked was not the same as it is today. It was much harder to find a good artist, it wasn’t as safe, and it could generate some disastrous results. Fortunately, modern times have been kind to the tattoo industry, and the future is only looking better and brighter. Today we’re going to look at six top trends […]
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 […]
July 17, 2017
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7 Tattoo Styles Explained [A BEGINNER’S GUIDE]

Tattoos are not only examples of beautiful artwork, but also can offer significant meaning to the person who will wear them from the rest of their lives. In addition to showcasing gorgeous designs or intriguing patterns, tattoos can commemorate someone important or keep the wearer inspired about the future. No matter what message is intended by a tattoo, the tattoo styles used in the design can help tell that artistic story. This artistic storytelling medium has existed for millennia and across numerous civilizations, so it’s not surprising that there are a variety of tattoo styles that have developed and gained […]