Los Angeles Tattoo School

Tattoo Apprenticeships in LA

Ink Different Tattoo School - 1002 N. Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029

Our Los Angeles Tattoo Apprenticeship is offered at Ink Different, just off Santa Monica Blvd, at the intersection of the Hollywood and Silver Lake neighborhoods. In an inspiring neighborhood filled with indie music venues, trendy bars, diverse eateries, and specialty boutiques, we have been tattoo clients and training tattoo artists in Los Angeles for nearly 10 years.

Los Angeles Tattoo Apprenticeship Program

If you are serious about a career as a professional Tattoo Artist, we will consider mentoring you through your tattoo apprenticeship from start to finish. Our mission is to ensure equal opportunity in the tattoo industry, for artists who are dedicated to becoming great Tattoo Artists and even better humans. And we're looking for artists from all walks of life who want to learn the art of tattooing and the craft of client relationships.

We are proud to offer our Tattoo Apprentices something they can only count on if they complete their apprenticeship at Ink Different:

  • Guaranteed Job Offer

How to Become a Tattoo Artist in LA

Our Los Angeles Tattoo Apprenticeship is only for people who are serious about changing careers, or transforming their lives, and becoming exceptional Tattoo Artists. We are fortunate to have developed a small handful of Tattoo Artists who are willing and able to train future apprentices in a safe, structured environment, that works.

Once in our Los Angeles studio, you’ll be trained to implement impeccable tattoos on clients, while gaining the skills, work experience, and professional development you need to launch your career as a Tattoo Artist. Apprenticeships generally take 1 year to complete.

You’ll be surprised how quickly time flies when you’re working toward a job you love.

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Ready to be inspired? Check out our LA shop's Instagram @bodyartsoul_la to see tattoos from our talented team. Once you explore our feed, we're sure you'll be interested in joining us to start creating your own tattoo portfolio!

Get INKspired by Our Artists' Stories

At the Ink Different Los Angeles studio, we Ink Different® by treating every artist and every client with care and respect. We hope you get inspired to join us after you watch some of our artists' stories.

September 15, 2022

Top 3 Reasons People Are Choosing Apprenticeships Over College 

Making A Living From Your Art Does Not Require 4 Years Of Your Life And A Lifetime Of Debt. Every fall we experience a wind-up of activity and pressure we call “back to school,” yet with the insane cost of a four-year college degree, many artists and their families are asking, “is college worth it?” Choosing apprenticeships over college has started to look like a smart decision for many. For people considering how to become a Tattoo Artist as a way to make a living from their art, choosing a Tattoo Apprenticeship as an alternative to a college education is […]
September 13, 2022

Top 12 Reasons to Become a Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles

Everything You Need To Know About Why You Should Become A Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles   Becoming a Tattoo Artist is one of the most exciting and creatively rewarding experiences a person can have in their professional career. For artists who live in sunny California, and especially Los Angeles, we know just how eager you are to find a tattoo apprenticeship near you and that you have your own reasons to become a Tattoo Artist in Los Angles, like yesterday! Some of you are looking to change careers to become a Tatto Artist, and some of you are fortunate […]
August 25, 2022

Best Top 5 Ways For Los Angeles Parents To Help Their Children Become A Tattoo Artist

Everything Parents In Los Angeles Need To Know When Their Child Wants To Become A Tattoo Artist So you’re a parent of a child who wants to become a Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles. Did you see that coming when they were drawing all over your furniture? Los Angeles is not only known for the Getty Center, Hollywood Boulevard, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall; it is also known for its tattoo artists! There are ways for Los Angeles parents to help their children become a Tattoo Artist in such an amazing place, and while we know Ink Different Tattoo […]
August 17, 2022

How To Define Your Own Success With A Guaranteed Job Offer When Becoming A Tattoo Artist

The Only Guarantee You’ll Ever Need to Become A Tattoo Artist “The Saddest Thing In Life Is Wasted Talent” – Robert DeNiro, A Bronx Tale. We know that becoming a Tattoo Artist and trying to figure out how to become a Tattoo Artist is front-and-center on a lot of people’s minds. We also know that making a career change at any stage in life can be scary. But what’s scarier than a life filled with regrets? Fortunately, you can learn here how to get q Guaranteed Job Offer when becoming a Tattoo Artist. Let’s face it, you were born with […]
July 21, 2022

How Do I Find A Tattoo Apprenticeship Near Me? 

The Search, The Work, And Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Tattoo Apprenticeship.    If you are serious about becoming a tattoo artist, then you need to have the proper training. An apprenticeship with a well-established tattoo studio is crucial when learning to tattoo. The main reason why? You acquire invaluable information, tricks of the trade, and other methods that established artists use daily – stuff you can’t always learn from a quick how-to-video on YouTube. Plus, in most states, an apprenticeship is required to obtain your tattoo artist license and bloodborne certification. The right apprenticeship can be […]
July 8, 2022

Best Top 3 Reasons You Should Change Careers & Become a Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Has Everything You Need To Become A Successful Tattoo Artist – Find A Tattoo School or Tattoo Apprenticeship Right Now    Los Angeles, CA Are you looking for a Tattoo Apprenticeship in Los Angeles? Are you still stuck in that job you hate and thinking about becoming a Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles? Have you considered changing careers and finding a tattoo school or tattoo apprenticeship in Los Angeles to pursue your dream of making a living from your art? If so, congratulations, you find yourself living in the mecca of tattooing! Main Street which served as the […]

Why Become a Tattoo Artist in Los Angeles, California

Are you in Southern California and still stuck in that job you hate? Are you an artist? Then why on earth are you not in pursuit of a career as a Tattoo Artist at Ink Different?

Changing careers can be concerning in such an expensive city, so thankfully we provide a Guaranteed Job Offer once you finish your apprenticeship!  

History of Tattooing In Los Angeles

Main Street which serves as the divide between East and West Los Angeles, was once home base to A-list of tattooers in the early part of the 20th Century. Within a several-block stretch, this talented bunch included Bert Grimm, Ben Corday, Harry V. Lawson, Owen Jensen, the great Sailor Charlie Barrs, and many more. They worked their magic on tattoo clients we guarantee surprised their parents with the newer art form.

The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles County gets extra points for an exhibit called Tattoo, dedicated to the history of tattooing culture both globally and locally.

Silver Lake & Echo Park

Okay, since we were born in Brooklyn, we’re kinda suckers for Silver Lake and Echo Park. People who are generations deep in Los Angeles remember when Echo Park was super shady, yet those days are gone. The shade you can get know is if you have the right seats at Dodger’s Stadium, which is also in Echo Park.

Musicians made Silver Lake famous, and now if you want to catch Hollywood stars in their local element, well forget Beverly Hills! Everyone from Rachel McAdams, to Ryan Gosling to Fred Armistead, lives there. 

For natural beauty, can anyone say "lake!"

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When it comes to music, The Echo in Echo Park is probably your best bet for a place you can actually walk into and find something you enjoy when you’re just local with friends. If you like bars, in this part of town, you can literally knock yourself out.

Los Angeles Arts District 

The Los Angeles street art scene is booming in the downtown arts district, which can give you plenty of inspiration as a tattoo artist. In the mid-’70s the area was full of warehouses and factories, yet as the ’80s approached, the area started to evolve into an arts scene. By the mid-’90s, local artists and activists had the area designated as the “Art District,” so there, no there is no turning back. 

Rivaling the street art near our location in Brooklyn, the arts district is definitely fighting it out for the top spot in California for street art. Check it out!

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Like Soho in Manhattan, the Arts District was first notorious for loft apartments, yet played hosts to parties more like they were in Brooklyn. Today there are, theaters, galleries, and restaurants everywhere, and in unexpected places. 

Venice and Santa Monica Beach

We could pretend, but why try, that the beaches of Los Angeles were not part of why we opened up there. Santa Monica is a nice place to take your family when they are in town, yet if you’re spending time with your art-inclined friends, then we recommend Venice Beach. This part of Los Angeles was developed by Abbot Kinney, which is now a main street full of a bit overpriced shopping, yet full of good restaurants and cafes.

If you’re vegan, Cafe Gratitude is a pretty amazing place, even if you’re not vegan, and there are dozen of exceptional taco places like Teddy’s Red Taco to choose from.

Essentially, as long as you can access a career in the arts, which you no can with Ink Different’s Tattoo Apprenticeship program, LA is a pretty fantastic place to live. If you are serious about a career in the arts and as a tattoo artist, interview with an Advisor ASAP to take advantage of our Guaranteed Job Placement. There is nothing like being happy, living in the sunshine, and making a living from your art.