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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!
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 […]
April 8, 2019
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5 Hidden Dangers of a Tattoo Kit

There’s nothing better than creating a brand new, gorgeous tattoo on a client! But if you think that you can just buy a tattoo kit online for $50 and start tattooing, then it’s really important that you read the rest of this blog. Tattoo kits sound like a great, inexpensive way to start tattooing, but there are hidden dangers that pose a huge risk to you and your clients! Check out our top 5 hidden dangers of a tattoo kit below and keep yourself and your clients safe! 1. Tattoo Kit Quality The quality of these tattoo kits is absolutely […]
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 […]
April 4, 2018

Guide To Choosing a Tattoo Studio & Tattoo Artist

Choosing the right tattoo studio and tattoo artist can be difficult with how many studios and artists there are out there. With this in mind, not only do you want a tattoo that you are comfortable with, but the right business and artist to give it to you. If you don’t know a tattoo studio that you can trust, here are some things you can consider when trying to find the right place in town!  Ask a friend or relative If you know a friend or relative that has tattoos, ask them where they got them from and whether or […]
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 […]
January 11, 2018

America’s Booming Tattoo Economy: A $1.5 Billion Industry

Tattoos. They’ve developed from many different cultures into what we all know today. They’re used by generations to sculpt identities, experiences, and originality, transforming the body into a work of art and telling a person’s story without a single spoken word.   But what is it exactly that makes the billion dollar tattoo industry that we all know and love work? The tattoo industry is larger and more lucrative than it’s ever been. Read on to learn how the popularity and cultural acceptance of tattoos caused a “boom” for the tattoo industry. Find out how much money a tattoo artist […]
January 11, 2018

The Reasons Parents Choose Apprenticeship Programs Over College

The traditional path tells our kids a four-year college education is a prize worth achieving after high school graduation — to choose anything else, they settle for less than the best. But, as Bob Dylan famously crooned, “the times they are a changin’.” The educational options available to our post-high school students open a world of possibility. Fulfillment, career success, and happiness follow. Technical and trade programs, coder boot camps, apprenticeships (such as Body Art & Soul’s Tattoo Apprenticeship), online marketing certifications… the list goes on. The range of options means your child can access a program which best fits […]